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  • Swans

    Tue Jan 27, 2015
    The apocalypse never sounded as good as when Swans play it. More than 30 years after they first started out, Michael Gira's ... More details
  • 14th Tokyo International Quilt Festival

    Until Wed Jan 28, 2015
    We never ever would have guessed, but this annual celebration of all things quilted is actually the biggest of its kind in the ... More details
  • Ukiyo-e New Year's Exhibition

    Until Wed Jan 28, 2015
    Opening up again after roughly a month of renovation, Harajuku's Ota Museum celebrates the coming of 2015 with a 'greatest ... More details
  • Kazufumi Kodama

    Thu Jan 29, 2015
    Raised in Fukui Prefecture on a diet of hymns and marching band music, Kazufumi Kodama might not have seemed like the most ... More details
  • Tycho

    Thu Jan 29, 2015
    Garnering worldwide attention with his 2011 album ‘Dive’, Tycho performed in Japan for the first time in 2013. With another ... More details
  • Diamond Fuji (January 2015)

    Until Thu Jan 29, 2015
    The phenomenon known as 'Diamond Fuji' occurs when sunset and sunrise align perfectly with the peak of Japan's highest ... More details
  • House of Liquid (January)

    Sat Jan 31, 2015
    Liquidroom's well-supported House of Liquid parties continue with this night of cutting-edge deep house courtesy of German DJ ... More details
  • Lilith #25

    Sat Jan 31, 2015
    Now in its sixth year, the house- and techno-focused Lilith party found a new home at Daikanyama's Air after the 2013 closing ... More details
  • DFA Night

    Sat Jan 31, 2015
    It's been a couple of years since this NYC-based indie label last put on a showcase night in Tokyo, so fans of James Murphy and ... More details

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Restaurants & Cafés

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Best hot chocolate

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Best healthy ramen

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Shopping & Style

The prettiest hairpins you've ever seen

Now you can wear the cherry blossoms

Harajuku's top 15 vintage stores

From thrift stores to boutiques

Tokyo's best denim shops

Where to shop for long-lasting style

Art & Culture

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B&W selfies plus her groundbreaking look at society

Eastern Tokyo's top galleries

Cutting-edge art in old warehouses, bathhouses and schools

Travel

Hot spring getaways

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Best hikes

Celebrating Japan's new 'mountain holiday'

Soulful escapes

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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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