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  • P-Vine and King Giddra Anniversary

    Sat May 23, 2015
    It's a double birthday bash at Liquidroom, where indie label P-Vine celebrates four decades in the business together with rap ... More details
  • Takibi Dub #1

    Sat May 23, 2015
    Spend Saturday night bouncing at Enoshima, where beachside joint Oppa-la welcomes the Origami hip-hop crew and dub bigshot ... More details
  • The Release Party

    Sat May 23, 2015
    They're usually hiding in the depths of the internets, but now come out for one night of fresh real-life dance, techno, electro ... More details
  • Little Barrie

    Mon May 25, 2015
    In the business of groovesome blues and heavy funk since 1999, these London Mods broke into the big time with their 2010 album ... More details
  • Kyoto Jazz Sextet

    Mon May 25, 2015
    Brothers Shuya and Yoshihiro Okino are Kyoto Jazz Massive, the fusion-electronica DJ duo who have been spinning for a good two ... More details
  • French Week

    Until Tue May 26, 2015
    Shinjuku's Isetan put on an Italy Week last autumn, and now it's time for neighbouring France to get its seven days in the ... More details
  • French Week

    Until Tue May 26, 2015
    Shinjuku's Isetan put on an Italy Week last autumn, and now it's time for neighbouring France to get its seven days in the ... More details
  • Caretta Shiodome Bar-Hopping

    Tue May 26 - Fri May 29, 2015
    Shiodome's rather uninspiring Caretta complex isn't the first (or even the tenth) place you'd usually consider for a ... More details
  • Shinjuku Derby Go-Round

    Mon May 25 - Sun May 31, 2015
    Always wanted to ride a hot-blooded racehorse at full speed? Well now you can – virtually. Gearing up for the 82nd Japan Derby, ... More details
  • Caretta Shiodome Bar-Hopping

    Tue May 26 - Fri May 29, 2015
    Shiodome's rather uninspiring Caretta complex isn't the first (or even the tenth) place you'd usually consider for a ... More details
  • Shinjuku Derby Go-Round

    Mon May 25 - Sun May 31, 2015
    Always wanted to ride a hot-blooded racehorse at full speed? Well now you can – virtually. Gearing up for the 82nd Japan Derby, ... More details
  • Fujio Akatsuka Café

    Until Sun May 31, 2015
    Pioneering manga artist Fujio Akatsuka, creator of the 'Tensai Bakabon' classic and of quirky characters like the unagi-inu ... More details
  • Owl City

    Thu May 28, 2015
    Adam Young has shown that it’s a pretty short road from your bedroom to Carly Rae Jepsen. In just a few short years, the ... More details
  • Caretta Shiodome Bar-Hopping

    Tue May 26 - Fri May 29, 2015
    Shiodome's rather uninspiring Caretta complex isn't the first (or even the tenth) place you'd usually consider for a ... More details
  • Shinjuku Derby Go-Round

    Mon May 25 - Sun May 31, 2015
    Always wanted to ride a hot-blooded racehorse at full speed? Well now you can – virtually. Gearing up for the 82nd Japan Derby, ... More details

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Outdoor music festivals

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Our spring mag is out!

Cheap eats galore and so much more

Restaurants & Cafés

Five organic restaurants to try

Healthy spots for all tastes

Best food trucks

Where to get your meals on wheels

Dominique Ansel Bakery

The Cronut is landing in Tokyo

Shopping & Style

Randoseru: the new It bag

Yup, it's the traditional Japanese school backpack

100 best shops in Tokyo

Essential boutiques, plus the best book, music and souvenir stores

Harajuku's top 15 vintage stores

From thrift stores to boutiques

Art & Culture

The art of sento

Tokyo's prettiest public baths

Where art meets skateboarding

We investigate the creative crossover

Being a drag queen in Tokyo

Even straight men are getting fancy these days

Travel

See more on a local train

Swap speed for old-fashioned sightseeing

48 hours in Osaka

Western Japan’s largest city offers something entirely different

Cheap flights!

Budget deals for flying within Japan

Major attractions

Robot Restaurant
Restaurants & Cafés

Bikini-clad babes battle with giant ’borgs in this bizarre stage show

Daikanyama Tsutaya Books
Shops

In a perfect world, all bookshops would be like this

Shibuya 109
Shops

This landmark Shibuya store is the domain of the joshikousei

Sanrio Puroland
Museums & Attractions

How much Hello Kitty can you handle? There’s only one way to find out

Ghibli Museum
Art

The anime haven offers a tasteful alternative to Disneyland

Todoroki Valley
Around Town

Find solace amidst a prime slab of greenery in Setagaya Ward

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