Your ultimate guide to Tokyo

Tokyo’s best restaurants, films, gigs, clubs, things to do and places to see

Transcreating Tokyo: Kabuki, then and now, part 2
Things to do

Transcreating Tokyo: Kabuki, then and now, part 2

How kabuki has managed to stay relevant in 21st-century Japan

Read more

The best of Tokyo

Restaurants
Restaurants

Restaurants

Feast your eyes on the 100 best restaurants in Tokyo, and get ready for the culinary adventure of a lifetime

Read more
Cafés
Restaurants

Cafés

Looking for a relaxing café, the perfect cup of coffee or a superb sweet treat? Look no further

Read more
Shops
Shopping

Shops

Our fully updated guide to the best boutiques, book and music shops, souvenir stores and much more

Read more
Music spots
Music

Music spots

55 of the city's finest music bars, clubs, record stores and gig venues – it's your ultimate guide to music in Tokyo

Read more
Onsen
Health and beauty

Onsen

Where to enjoy a relaxing hot-spring bath in the capital

Read more
Top 10 sushi
Restaurants

Top 10 sushi

Going beyond the obvious picks

Read more

The best events in Tokyo

It’s a Sony
Things to do

It’s a Sony

Good old gadgets and much more at the Sony Building's swansong show

Read more
TOP Collection: Tokyo Tokyo and Tokyo
Art

TOP Collection: Tokyo Tokyo and Tokyo

Representative shots of our dear city from just after the war up to the present

Read more
Shibuya Ao no Dokutsu
Things to do

Shibuya Ao no Dokutsu

The 'Blue Cavern' is back – see Shibuya engulfed in a mysterious glow

Read more
Time Out Tokyo Year-End/Christmas Party
Things to do

Time Out Tokyo Year-End/Christmas Party

It's that time of the year again...

Read more
More upcoming events in Tokyo

Hot new openings

Koe House
Shopping

Koe House

A shop for those dreaming of a guilt-free lifestyle in Jiyugaoka

Read more
Hitachino Brewing Lab Tokyo Station
Bars and pubs

Hitachino Brewing Lab Tokyo Station

Sip superb craft brews and dig into a mackerel sandwich right by Tokyo Station

Read more
Loncafe Stand Nakameguro
Restaurants

Loncafe Stand Nakameguro

Combine your French toast with a glass of bubbly

Read more
Ben’s Cookies
Shopping

Ben’s Cookies

Spreading the natural cookie love to Tokyo

Read more
Samon
Restaurants

Samon

Nagoya's oden specialist sets up shop in Nakameguro

Read more
Del'Immo Mejiro
Restaurants

Del'Immo Mejiro

One for the serious choco-holics out there

Read more

Tokyo area guides

Asakusa
Things to do

Asakusa

There's more to Asakusa than Sensoji and the Skytree

Read more
Ikebukuro
Things to do

Ikebukuro

No longer just the rowdy 'gateway to Saitama'

Read more
Harajuku
Things to do

Harajuku

Where to shop, eat and drink in Tokyo’s ‘kawaii’ capital

Read more
Roppongi
Things to do

Roppongi

101 places to eat, shop and play

Read more
Shibuya
Things to do

Shibuya

The best places to eat, shop and play in Tokyo’s buzziest neighbourhood

Read more
Tokyo
Things to do

Tokyo

88 things to do, from the obscure to the obvious

Read more
See more Tokyo area guides

More popular features

30 essential things to do in Tokyo
Things to do

30 essential things to do in Tokyo

Unmissable city activities, from the best sights and shopping spots to geeky and artsy fun

Read more
Tokyo's best otaku bars
Bars and pubs

Tokyo's best otaku bars

Geek out in these Tokyo bars themed on video games, trains, monsters, science and karaoke

Read more
50 things to do in Yokohama
Things to do

50 things to do in Yokohama

Explore Japan's second city, packed with attractions that'll inject some fun into your day of sightseeing

Read more
Public cats of Tokyo
Things to do

Public cats of Tokyo

The city's business kitties, named, shamed and documented

Read more
Things to do on a rainy day in Tokyo
Things to do

Things to do on a rainy day in Tokyo

Bad weather means a good day at the capital's best museums, cinemas and indoor attractions

Read more
The best ramen in Tokyo
Restaurants

The best ramen in Tokyo

From tonkotsu to tori-paitan – it's your ultimate noodle-slurping guide to Tokyo ramen

Read more

Tokyo’s best hotels

Aman Tokyo
Hotels

Aman Tokyo

Uber-private luxury resort brand Aman is known for attracting celebrities, business high-rollers and others who prefer to keep their whereabouts a secret. In a surprise 2014 move, Tokyo's Otemachi business district saw the opening of Aman's newest branch, an exclusive hotel located on the upper floors of the Otemachi Tower building that marks a new high in urban opulence.

Read more
Andaz Tokyo
Hotels

Andaz Tokyo

The Hyatt group's luxury brand Andaz opened its first Tokyo hotel on the top of the 52-story Toranomon Hills complex in June 2014. The hotel houses 164 guestrooms, a partially open-air penthouse bar, and a whopping 50m² suite, the largest of its kind in all of Tokyo. Conveniently situated close to many embassies and offices of global corporations, this location is a sure draw particularly among business travellers.

Read more
ANA InterContinental Tokyo
Hotels

ANA InterContinental Tokyo

In 2007 owners All Nippon Airways joined forces with the InterContinental chain and rebranded this 37-storey hotel. Its airy lobby has been redone in gleaming marble and cherry wood, with the modern space broken up by cascading waterfalls and artworks. Spacious, well-equipped rooms have all been recently renovated. The hotel provides stunning views on a clear day – you can see Mt Fuji from Japan's largest club lounge on the 35th floor.

Read more
Conrad Tokyo
Hotels

Conrad Tokyo

One of several luxury hotels to set up shop in Tokyo in recent years, the Conrad opened in July 2005 high above the glimmering Shiodome complex. Its 290 rooms – said to be the largest in Tokyo at 48sq m (517sq ft) – feature modern Japanese design and occupy the top ten floors of the 37-storey Tokyo Shiodome Building. No expense has been spared; extras include a 25m swimming pool, ten-room spa, floor-to-ceiling windows, plasma-screen TVs and wireless internet. The Conrad was also home to provocative British chef Gordon Ramsay’s first restaurant in Japan (closed in 2013).

Read more
The Peninsula Tokyo
Hotels

The Peninsula Tokyo

Facing Kokyo Gaien National Garden, and located near Hibiya Park, The Peninsula Tokyo is surrounded by greenery. It’s one of the largest hotels in the city, with 47 suites and 314 guest rooms decorated with a traditional Japanese touch. The suites boast not only top-grade equipment and services, but also views combining the lush surrounds of the Imperial Palace with the dazzling motion of the metropolis. For all-day dining or afternoon tea, head to the Lobby restaurant, while the Hei Fung Terrace on the second floor serves up seriously luscious braised pork. Ginza's shops and the business hub of Marunouchi are right nearby, and there's a direct connection to Hibiya Station and its four major subway lines via the basement floor.

Read more
See more Tokyo hotels