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  • [Cancelled] Theo Parrish

    Mon Aug 25, 2014
    UPDATE: This gig has been cancelled. Please see the venue website for information on ticket refunds. It's been two decades ... More details
  • JR Exhibition

    Until Mon Aug 25, 2014
    Mysterious French artist JR mixes photography and street art, capturing poverty, discrimination and other social ills with his ... More details
  • Mondo-kun Exhibition

    Until Tue Aug 26, 2014
    Not many 10-year-olds get to have their art displayed in a gallery, so it's clear that this kid's got some pretty extraordinary ... More details
  • Mondo-kun Exhibition

    Until Tue Aug 26, 2014
    Not many 10-year-olds get to have their art displayed in a gallery, so it's clear that this kid's got some pretty extraordinary ... More details
  • Kozue Hibino Exhibition

    Until Wed Aug 27, 2014
    Innovative designer and costume artist Kozue Hibino presents her creations at this solo exhibition, which focuses on designs ... More details
  • Sukiyaki Tokyo 2014

    Tue Aug 26 - Thu Aug 28, 2014
    Taking place in Toyama Prefecture every year, Japan's top world music festival Sukiyaki Meets the World has been going strong ... More details
  • Kozue Hibino Exhibition

    Until Wed Aug 27, 2014
    Innovative designer and costume artist Kozue Hibino presents her creations at this solo exhibition, which focuses on designs ... More details
  • Kinshicho Kawachi Ondo Bon Odori

    Wed Aug 27 - Thu Aug 28, 2014
    Kawachi Ondo is a Japanese folk song that originated in what is now the Osaka region and later spread all over the country. The ... More details
  • Sukiyaki Tokyo 2014

    Tue Aug 26 - Thu Aug 28, 2014
    Taking place in Toyama Prefecture every year, Japan's top world music festival Sukiyaki Meets the World has been going strong ... More details
  • Kinshicho Kawachi Ondo Bon Odori

    Wed Aug 27 - Thu Aug 28, 2014
    Kawachi Ondo is a Japanese folk song that originated in what is now the Osaka region and later spread all over the country. The ... More details
  • Sukiyaki Tokyo 2014

    Tue Aug 26 - Thu Aug 28, 2014
    Taking place in Toyama Prefecture every year, Japan's top world music festival Sukiyaki Meets the World has been going strong ... More details
  • American Festival 2014

    Thu Aug 28 - Sun Aug 31, 2014
    Appropriately for a place that already hosts a replica of the Statue of Liberty, Odaiba will be flying the Stars and Stripes in ... More details
  • Sweet Love Shower 2014

    Fri Aug 29 - Sun Aug 31, 2014
    Music channel Space Shower TV is behind this lakeside festival taking place in the shadow of Mount Fuji and featuring a mostly ... More details
  • Babel(words)

    Fri Aug 29 - Sun Aug 31, 2014
    Acclaimed as one of 2010's best by Time Out London, Babel(words) is an award-winning dance performance that explores language ... More details
  • Slow Music Slow Live '14 in Ikegami Honmonji

    Fri Aug 29 - Sun Aug 31, 2014
    Adding to the selection of outdoor music festivals over the summer, Ikegami Honmonji is hosting its annual Slow Music Slow Live ... More details

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Restaurants & Cafés

Yummiest sandwiches

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Best healthy ramen

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Tokyo's best beer gardens 2014

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Shopping & Style

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Art & Culture

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The Tokyo Art Book Fair

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Travel

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Major attractions

Robot Restaurant
Restaurants & Cafés

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

Daikanyama T-Site
Shops

In a perfect world, all bookshops would be like this

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Shops

This landmark Shibuya store is the domain of the joshikousei

Sanrio Puroland
Museums & Attractions

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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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