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  • Residents' Day events (2014)

    Wed Oct 1, 2014
    Although it hasn't quite made it to national holiday status, Residents’ Day, established more than 60 years ago in an attempt ... More details
  • Shinjuku Art Heaven 2014

    Until Sun Oct 5, 2014
    Built around the Shinjuku Style Collection fashion show and the Heaven Artist Festa, this five-day series of events brings a ... More details
  • Naoki Ishikawa: Makalu

    Until Sun Oct 5, 2014
    Adventurer-turned-photographer Naoki Ishikawa has held several exhibitions of his stunning mountaineering photos in recent ... More details
  • Raster-Noton at Unit 2014

    Sat Oct 4, 2014
    Run by acclaimed German art musician Alva Noto (aka Carsten Nicolai), the Raster-Noton label focuses on stylish minimalism, as ... More details
  • Forest Movie Festival

    Sat Oct 4 - Sun Oct 5, 2014
    Head far out to the Chichibu mountains on an October weekend and watch movies under the night sky at the first Forest Movie ... More details
  • 26th Hokkaido Fair in Yoyogi

    Fri Oct 3 - Sun Oct 5, 2014
    Though the island is home to some of the country's best ski slopes and areas of stunning natural beauty, the first thing on ... More details
  • Tokyo Photo 2014

    Fri Oct 3 - Tue Oct 7, 2014
    Moving to the Tokia Tokyo Building in Marunouchi for this year's edition, the largest photo fair in Asia will rock Tokyo for ... More details
  • Art as a Haven of Happiness

    Until Wed Oct 8, 2014
    This touching exhibition displays paintings, needle works and more, created by artists with Down's syndrome and other ... More details
  • The Rooftop

    Until Fri Oct 10, 2014
    Fashion brand Journal Standard expands into the boozing business every summer with this beer garden, located on the upper ... More details

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Best scenic bicycle routes

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Restaurants & Cafés

Tastiest dessert

Go hunting for creamy custard delights

Yummiest sandwiches

Upgrade your lunch hour with one of these delicacies

Best healthy ramen

Stay slim without sacrificing any gourmet pleasures

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

Around Michel Gondry's World

Shoot your own film in three hours

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


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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