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  • OL Killer vol.2 

    Fri Apr 25, 2014
    Three-man DJ unit OL Killer's first party at Shibuya's Vision was enough of a success to merit a follow-up, and we certainly ... More details
  • Japan Hobby Show 2014

    Until Sat Apr 26, 2014
    Here's one for all you do-it-yourselfers: the largest handicraft and hobby fair in Asia is back, and features everything from a ... More details
  • Tokyo Art & Antiques

    Until Sat Apr 26, 2014
    Over 70 galleries and art shops in the Kyobashi-Nihonbashi area, well known as for its impressive concentration of art ... More details
  • We Love Pampa

    Sat Apr 26, 2014
    Toshiya Kawasaki's house and disco label Mule Musiq continues its 10th anniversary celebration together with artists from ... More details
  • Japan Hobby Show 2014

    Until Sat Apr 26, 2014
    Here's one for all you do-it-yourselfers: the largest handicraft and hobby fair in Asia is back, and features everything from a ... More details
  • Tokyo Art & Antiques

    Until Sat Apr 26, 2014
    Over 70 galleries and art shops in the Kyobashi-Nihonbashi area, well known as for its impressive concentration of art ... More details
  • 10x10: The Last Baus and Teratotera

    Sun Apr 27, 2014
    Watch 10 short films by contemporary artists from Teratotera, an ongoing art project based in the area between Koenji and ... More details
  • Grande Bière 2014

    Sat Apr 26 - Sun Apr 27, 2014
    Moving to Shibuya's Hikarie for this year's edition, Tokyo's classiest brew celebration treats visitors to 120 varieties of ... More details
  • Organic Life Tokyo

    Until Sun Apr 27, 2014
    Billed as 'the biggest yoga event in Tokyo', Organic Life Tokyo sees 50 instructors giving yoga classes over the course of ... More details
  • Dance Ritual with Louie Vega

    Mon Apr 28, 2014
    House legend 'Little' Louie Vega returns to Japan for the first time in almost two years, and this visit promises to be ... More details
  • Low End Theory Japan

    Mon Apr 28, 2014
    Focusing on experimental hip-hop and a wide variety of electronic music, the weekly Low End Theory night at LA club The ... More details
  • Skrillex

    Mon Apr 28, 2014
    Love him or hate him, California's dubstep mastermind is not only a six-time Grammy winner but also something of an icon for ... More details
  • Kohgen 2014

    Tue Apr 29, 2014
    This annual event stages around 40 workshops related to Buddhism, including yoga and a journey through a 'near-death ... More details
  • Rainbow Disco Club Tokyo

    Tue Apr 29, 2014
    Although its inaugural 2010 edition was very successful, this combo event that unites art and dance music was unfortunately ... More details
  • Yoyogi Flea Market

    Tue Apr 29, 2014
    Unlike Setagaya Boroichi, the Yoyogi Flea Market is relatively youthful, though with approximately 800 vendors taking part, ... More details
  • Jake Bugg

    Wed Apr 30, 2014
    The prodigious Mr Bugg is quickly becoming something of a rock 'n' roll hero for the post-Oasis generation. His 2013 album ... More details
  • Aloha from Hawaii

    Until Wed Apr 30, 2014
    Aloha – the pancake craze is still on. Australian import Bills is celebrating its Honolulu debut and sharing the joy with its ... More details
  • Sakura Afternoon Tea

    Until Wed Apr 30, 2014
    Cherry blossoms are not only beautiful to look at, but can also be gorgeously delicious when eaten. Sakura jelly, sakura ... More details

Things to do

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Shinjuku

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Editor's Pick

Best pizza in Tokyo

Get your fix at the capital’s top 20 pizzerias

Top 20 vintage stores

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Tokyo's top day hikes

Get out and about on Tokyo's well-worn paths

Restaurants & Cafés

Food Nations Meat Fes

Now here's a Golden Week event for every carnivore out there: restaurants from both Japan and ...

Burger Mania, Hiroo

The patties are 100% Japanese beef, but the atmosphere is pure California at this sister shop ...

Tokyo’s top beer gardens

Cocktails, wine and craft beer that you can sip in the sun

Shopping & Style

Hotel Japan

You won't be able to stay the night at this intriguing Gaienmae spot, but the hospitality and ...

Jun Okamoto Daikanyama Store

The best place to indulge in Jun Okamoto’s poetic world of ‘innocent colours and feminine ...

Nail art for otaku

An Akihabara beauty salon turns your nails into anime masterpieces

Art & Culture

Nicolas Buffe: The Dream of Polifilo

Paris-born Tokyoite Nicolas Buffe combines Western art traditions with Japanese and American ...

Tetsuya Ishida - Notes, Evidence of Dreams

Famous for his mocking portrayals of the identity and role of people in modern society, the ...

Shooting the Yakuza

Anton Kusters spent two months photographing the yakuza. He tells Kyoichi Tsuzuki about the ...

Travel

Dive into the Philippines

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

10 things to do in Fukuoka

A relaxed getaway for harried Tokyoites

Visiting Kamikochi

Escaping Tokyo? Simply head for the hills

Major attractions

Robot Restaurant
Restaurants & Cafés

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

Daikanyama T-Site
Shops

In a perfect world, all bookshops would be like this

R2 Supperclub
Restaurants & Cafés

Can the team behind Two Rooms succeed again in Roppongi?

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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