While Seoul's clubs have been ricocheting about the Top 100 like pinballs since EDM hit its shores, Japan's — or more specifically Tokyo's — clubs have remained as steady as the sashimi chefs often found in their kitchens. Womb has witnessed a slight climb, whereas Ageha has jumped a single place. The reason for such stability is simple.
While South Korea enjoys a clubbing curve, for Japan's culture vultures high-end clubbing is nothing new. Opened in 2002, it bares its techno teeth with a 36-strong stack of speakers across three rooms — a warehouse space (Box), a live venue (Studio Coast) and an outside poolside stage (Water). Its programming is pretty powerful too, with both coveted underground stars and in-demand EDM big guns combining with Ageha's gadget-savvy residents.