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  • Tyondai Braxton

    Thu Jul 2, 2015
    The former frontman of experimental rock band Battles, Tyondai Braxton has been carving an innovative solo path over the past ... More details
  • Katakana Aquarium

    Until Thu Jul 2, 2015
    Decorate your kitchen or living room to look like an aquarium with fun knickknacks from Katakana, the Jiyugaoka and Shibuya ... More details
  • Yuichi Yokoyama: Fashion and Closed Room

    Until Fri Jul 3, 2015
    Taking place simultaneously at Ebisu's Nadiff A/p/a/r/t and at the Arataniurano gallery in Shirokane, 'Fashion and Closed Room' ... More details
  • Free Popcorn Day

    Sun Jul 5, 2015
    Hip hip hurray to free popcorn! Come grab your helping at Doc Popcorn Harajuku's regular event by declaring your popcorn love ... More details
  • 3rd Place vol. 2

    Sun Jul 5, 2015
    Techno, house and electronica come together at the Denryoku label's Sunday afternoon gathering, with minimal whiz Nyolfen, ... More details
  • Election is Art!

    Fri Jul 3 - Sun Jul 5, 2015
    Musician and activist Yohei Miyake may have failed in his quest for a House of Councillors seat in the 2013 election, but his ... More details

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Art & Culture

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Major attractions

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Restaurants & Cafés

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

Daikanyama Tsutaya Books

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Shibuya 109

This landmark Shibuya store is the domain of the joshikousei

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Museums & Attractions

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

Ghibli Museum

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Todoroki Valley
Around Town

Find solace amidst a prime slab of greenery in Setagaya Ward

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