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  • 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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Tokyo's hotel pools 2014

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Restaurants & Cafés

Yummiest sandwiches

Upgrade your lunch hour with one of these delicacies

Best healthy ramen

Stay slim without sacrificing any gourmet pleasures

Tokyo's best beer gardens 2014

Find your favourite and sip in the sun

Shopping & Style

Tokyo's best travel-themed shops

Kit yourself out for the ride at these stylish stores

Tokyo's best denim shops

Where to shop for long-lasting style

Top 15 Kappabashi souvenirs

What to bring back from Tokyo's fun 'Kitchen Town'

Art & Culture

Tokyo Creative Weeks

Welcome autumn with art across the city


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The Tokyo Art Book Fair

Publishers from home and abroad come together at this annual event, which is now in its sixth ...


Soul-rejuvenating escapes

Our 'slow travel' guide for Tokyoites seeking a bit of calm

Four best beaches near Tokyo

Plus bentos for the train journey and B&Bs for overnight stays

Dive into the Philippines

The Philippines is one of the most affordable southeast Asian countries to travel to from ...

Major attractions

Robot Restaurant
Restaurants & Cafés

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

Daikanyama T-Site

In a perfect world, all bookshops would be like this


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

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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