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  • 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
  • Hakuho Cup

    Sun Feb 1, 2015
    Having just passed the legendary Taiho and taken sole possession of sumo's all-time tournament win record, yokozuna Hakuho will ... More details
  • Yokohama Strawberry Festival

    Fri Jan 30 - Sun Feb 1, 2015
    A real crowd-pleaser in both 2013 and last year, Yokohama's berry celebration returns with a bang for the last weekend of ... More details
  • Shimokita Tengu Festival (2015)

    Fri Jan 30 - Sun Feb 1, 2015
    Shimokitazawa is home to one of Tokyo's most novel local variations on the annual ritual of Setsubun. There'll be plenty of ... More details
  • Richard Tuttle: Prints

    Until Mon Feb 2, 2015
    A giant of postminimalist art, American Richard Tuttle was extensively featured in the 2002 documentary Art City 2: Simplicity, ... More details
  • Beluga Bean-Throwing

    Sat Jan 31 - Tue Feb 3, 2015
    If you're not satisfied with just any old bean-throwing ceremony for Setsubun, head down to Yokohama's Hakkeijima Sea Paradise ... More details
  • Winter Hokkaido Fair at Odakyu

    Until Wed Feb 4, 2015
    Always popular with Tokyo foodies, the Odakyu department store's Hokkaido Fair returns for its winter edition with a programme ... More details

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Restaurants & Cafés

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Best hot chocolate

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Shopping & Style

The prettiest hairpins you've ever seen

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Harajuku's top 15 vintage stores

From thrift stores to boutiques

Tokyo's best denim shops

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Art & Culture

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Eastern Tokyo's top galleries

Cutting-edge art in old warehouses, bathhouses and schools

Travel

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Best hikes

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Soulful escapes

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Major attractions

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Restaurants & Cafés

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

Daikanyama Tsutaya Books
Shops

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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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