Ageha Nightclub, Shin-Kiba, Japan
ageHa (also as ‘AGH’) is a nightclub and event space in Shin-Kiba, Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan. The venue is also known as Studio Coast. The word Ageha is Japanese for ‘Swallowtail butterfly’. The club’s name has recently been presented in the 3-letter-version ‘AGH’ in capital letters, for instance on the official staff shirts. If the three letters are pronounced separately in the German alphabet, they are pronounced as “ah-ghey-huh”, which is similar to the Japanese pronunciation of the club’s name.
Since its opening in 2002, ageHa has hosted almost all of the biggest names in trance, techno, R&B and house. Tiesto regularly plays here, as do Armin van Buuren and Danny Tenaglia. Located in a giant building in an industrial district a little outside of Tokyo itself, ageHa can be reached by a free shuttle bus that regularly leaves from, and returns to, Shibuya.
The club has a large main dance floor, chill out space, open terrace with pool, an outdoor dance tent. It is on the waterfront in eastern Tokyo’s reclaimed industrial district. The club has a capacity of over a thousand people. The club opened in December, 2003.
The club has hosted DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Deadmau5, Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Markus Schulz Tiësto, Paul van Dyk, John Digweed, Fatboy Slim, Dave Seaman, Xpress 2, Don Patrick, Santos, Space Cowboy, David Guetta and many more.
Japanese DJs who have played there include: Yasutaka Nakata of capsule, Ken Ishii, Tsuyoshi Suzuki (a.k.a. Numanoid), Disco Twins, Ko Kimura, Daishi Dance, and Yoji Biomehanika.
Lounge DJs who have played at Ageha include Japanese event organizer and DJ Shibachoff, and the Irish & Japanese duo Tokyo Sluts.
Entry costs depend on the line-up.
Ageha runs a free bus service at night from near the east exit of Shibuya station in Tokyo. The bus takes 30–45 minutes. There is also a free return bus service. There are also a number of trains that go to Shin-Kiba Station, including the Keiyo Line from Tokyo Station, as well as the Yurakucho Line.
Website : www.ageha.com