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  • Boris

    Tue Sep 23, 2014
    Heavy-riffin', drone-lovin', shoe-gazin' Tokyo metal trio Boris are currently in the midst of a coast-to-coast US tour, but ... More details
  • Ofunato Sanma Matsuri at Tokyo Tower

    Tue Sep 23, 2014
    Didn't manage to get your hands on free fish at the Meguro Sanma Matsuri? Not to worry – you'll get another chance at Tokyo ... More details
  • Cero & Scha Dara Parr

    Tue Sep 23, 2014
    This year, Liquidroom is celebrating a full decade since its 2004 move from Kabukicho to Ebisu, and now teams up with indie ... More details
  • Throwing Snow

    Fri Sep 26, 2014
    A bright light from the murky electronic underground, London-based producer Throwing Snow veers between moody electronica, ... More details
  • Taylor McFerrin

    Fri Sep 26, 2014
    Funk-hop auteur Taylor McFerrin—yep, he's Bobby's son—recently issued his debut, Early Riser, through Flying Lotus's ... More details
  • Pierre Paulin: Design Forever

    Until Fri Sep 26, 2014
    The work of Pierre Paulin, one of the most representative modern French designers, will finally be exhibited for the first time ... More details
  • Sara Bareilles

    Mon Sep 29, 2014
    Suggesting a well-adjusted Fiona Apple, piano-bashing Californian singer Bareilles hit big in 2007 with bouncy pop hit 'Love ... More details
  • Harvest Country Night

    Mon Sep 29, 2014
    Hotel Nikko in Odaiba is welcoming autumn with an evening of luxurious seasonal food, welcoming chef Tatsuya Kawagoe to work ... More details
  • Tour de Johan

    Until Tue Sep 30, 2014
    With 16 shops around the country, bakery chain Johan is able to offer plenty of variety in its bread and pastries. This ... More details

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Best scenic bicycle routes

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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

Japan’s 10-year-old art prodigy

Meet Mondo-kun, the boy who was born to draw

Bction Encore

See an office building transformed into a work of art


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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