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  • TDC Exhibition 2015

    Until Tue Apr 28, 2015
    Organised by the Tokyo Type Directors Club, the annual TDC design awards honour the best in international typography, picked ... More details
  • Easter Sweets

    Until Thu Apr 30, 2015
    Cherry blossom season may be in full force throughout the city, but let's not forget Easter is right around the corner too. The ... More details
  • Aquavit Two Starred Nordic Tasting

    Until Thu Apr 30, 2015
    What's collectively known as 'new Nordic cuisine' has been all the rage in Tokyo this winter and spring, with Noma's mother of ... More details
  • Wired Clash

    Tue Apr 28, 2015
    Combining AgeHa regular night Clash and venerable indoor fest Wire into a monstrous one-night celebration of techno, Wired ... More details
  • Stones Throw presents Tuxedo

    Tue Apr 28, 2015
    Back when he was just known as a hip-hop producer and DJ, Mayer Hawthorne started recording his own Motown songs as a way of ... More details
  • TDC Exhibition 2015

    Until Tue Apr 28, 2015
    Organised by the Tokyo Type Directors Club, the annual TDC design awards honour the best in international typography, picked ... More details
  • Toyosu Yaon Carnival

    Wed Apr 29, 2015
    There are already plenty of summer music festivals happening on the waterfront this year, but yet another outdoor celebration ... More details
  • Sunset The Marina: Spring Flavors

    Wed Apr 29, 2015
    The organisers of this small-scale seaside electronic music festival certainly don't lack ambition, as their stated aim is to ... More details
  • Easter Sweets

    Until Thu Apr 30, 2015
    Cherry blossom season may be in full force throughout the city, but let's not forget Easter is right around the corner too. The ... More details
  • Easter Sweets

    Until Thu Apr 30, 2015
    Cherry blossom season may be in full force throughout the city, but let's not forget Easter is right around the corner too. The ... More details
  • Aquavit Two Starred Nordic Tasting

    Until Thu Apr 30, 2015
    What's collectively known as 'new Nordic cuisine' has been all the rage in Tokyo this winter and spring, with Noma's mother of ... More details
  • Sakura Afternoon Tea

    Until Thu Apr 30, 2015
    Cherry blossoms are not only beautiful to look at, but can also be gorgeously delicious when eaten. Sakura jelly, sakura cake ... More details
  • Classics feat. Das EFX

    Fri May 1, 2015
    Fans of Dave Chapelle will be familiar with this hardcore hip-hop duo that made a name for themselves in the early '90s with a ... More details
  • La Folle Journée au Japon 2015

    Fri May 1 - Mon May 4, 2015
    Populist in the best sense of the word, the La Folle Journée festival in Nantes, France has been bringing concise, cheap ... More details
  • Meat and Beer Fair

    Thu Apr 30 - Tue May 5, 2015
    A combo you can never go wrong with, flesh and suds are in focus at Shibuya Tokyu's Golden Week gourmet extravaganza, which ... More details
  • Kohgen 2015

    Sat May 2 - Sun May 3, 2015
    Launched in 2011, this annual event stages around 100 workshops related to traditional Japanese culture and religion, including ... More details
  • La Folle Journée au Japon 2015

    Fri May 1 - Mon May 4, 2015
    Populist in the best sense of the word, the La Folle Journée festival in Nantes, France has been bringing concise, cheap ... More details
  • Haisai Festa 2015

    Sat May 2 - Tue May 5, 2015
    Golden Week is one of Japan's peak periods for travelling, but you can save money on airfares by heading to one of the many ... More details

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Shops

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