Varies by event, usually ¥500, also ¥500 for rehearsal studio 1 hr. rental
4 Chome-25-7 Koenjiminami, Suginami, Tokyo
Distance from Station:
2 minutes from JR Koenji Station
03-3318-3569 (English OK)
10:00am - 6:00am (Subject to earlier closing times)
Website: (external link)
English speaking staff available.
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Experience The Underground Scene As a Koenji Local!
[updated August 2022]

This live music space on Koenji Pal Street was actually intended to be a rehearsal studio (in Japan they are the only place for musicians to practice). However, since Koenji is crawling with musicians the need changed the studio to function evenly as both a rehearsal studio and live venue. According to owner Shiraishi-san, “There must be more musicians in Koenji than anywhere else in Tokyo/Japan, so even places that aren’t venues turn into venues!” The studio is big on punk/hardcore gigs of bands like Daybreak (photo) but you’ll find other underground styles and large all-night events are held often. Dom is great for events (about 130 a year) because multiple rooms can be used simultaneously (bands, DJs, etc.) and there is a roof space also usually serving food and drinks. This is the place to experience the real underground scene as a local! Crowd into a studio and get blown away by speakers, drums, and local talent. Dom is also now the oldest music studio in the music town of Koenji.

When no gig is going on at Sound Studio Dom, if you are looking for a place to play music you can go there and rent one of the rehearsal studios for a small hourly fee. (More information is available in our Koenji “Rock Walk” walking guide). Drums are available and guitars can be rented.

We interviewed Shiraishi-san of Studio Dom for our Koenji music documentary, so please check that out if you are interested! Part 1 / Part 2



Writer/Photographer: Greg