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  • French Week

    Wed May 20 - 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

    Until 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

    Until 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

    Until 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

    Until 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

    Until 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

    Until 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
  • Satoshi Tomiie

    Sat May 30, 2015
    He may spend much of his time in New York or touring the globe, but tech-house veteran Satoshi Tomiie still seems to make it to ... More details
  • Shima Jam 2015

    Sat May 30, 2015
    Shima Jam started life last October as a music festival taking place at a number of locations in and around the Seto Inland ... More details
  • Tokyo Island Fair 2015

    Fri May 29 - Sat May 30, 2015
    Representatives of the Izu and Ogasawara island chains bring their best for this annual festa showing off the cuisine, crafts ... 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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