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  • Tokyo Game Show 2014

    Sat Sep 20 - Sun Sep 21, 2014
    Japanese video game giants display their latest big-name creations at this massive yearly extravaganza, the 2014 edition of ... More details
  • Sake Flea

    Sat Sep 20 - Sun Sep 21, 2014
    Expect a boozehound invasion at the UNU farmers' market in Aoyama this weekend, as the Sake Flea market invites seven brewers ... More details
  • Tokyo International Bar Show + Whisky Live

    Sat Sep 20 - Sun Sep 21, 2014
    Expect top-notch cocktails and some ultra-rare tipples at this two-day celebration of the art of bartending. The third Tokyo ... More details
  • RBMA: Night Slugs Label Showcase

    Mon Sep 22, 2014
    Tokyo will play host to this year's edition of the Red Bull Music Academy, a five-week festival of gigs, exhibits, talks and ... More details
  • Lisa Larson Exhibition

    Until Tue Sep 23, 2014
    Swedish ceramic artist and designer Lisa Larson is hugely popular in Japan, not least thanks to her cutesy animal sculptures ... More details
  • Space Expo 2014

    Until Tue Sep 23, 2014
    Study the history and space exploration achievements of America's NASA and Japan's national aerospace agency JAXA at this ... More details
  • 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

Things to do

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Editor's Pick

Burning Japan

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Best scenic bicycle routes

Five rewarding cycling destinations for all fitness levels

Tokyo's hotel pools 2014

Take an extra-fancy staycation here

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

The Tokyo Art Book Fair

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

Travel

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
Shops

In a perfect world, all bookshops would be like this

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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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