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

Things to do

101 things to do in Tokyo along the Seibu lines

Ride the yellow train around town and all the way up to 'little Edo'

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The best of Tokyo

Bars and pubs

Beer gardens

Find your favourite and sip under the sun

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Restaurants

Open-air restaurants and bars

Plum terrace, waterfront perch or rooftop bar? We've got them all covered

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Restaurants

Cheap eats

The best restaurants and cafés in the capital for great food and good value

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Health and beauty

Onsen

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

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Restaurants

Top 10 sushi

Going beyond the obvious picks

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Shopping

100 best shops

Essential boutiques, plus the best book, music and souvenir stores

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The best events in Tokyo

Restaurants

Matcha Beer Garden

Green tea beer and matcha-flavoured pub grub

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Kids

Yomiuri Land Firefly Evenings

These mysterious creatures are a sure sign of summer

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Music

The Magical World of John Williams

Catch the 'Star Wars' composer's greatest hits live

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Things to do

Koiwa Iris Festival

An annual rainy season highlight out east

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More upcoming events in Tokyo

Hot new openings

Restaurants

Cultico

Super-local is the keyword at this Ogikubo café

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Shopping

Kanda Daruma Ebisu

The classic square taiyaki comes to Ebisu

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Restaurants

Dumpling Meguro

Gyoza becomes a health food here

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Restaurants

Sulbing Harajuku

The Korean kakigori champion comes to town

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Hotels

Hoshinoya Tokyo

A 19-storey luxury onsen ryokan – in Otemachi of all places

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Shopping

Minimal Ginza Bean to Bar Stand

Sample freshly roasted cacao beans and creamy choc

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Tokyo events calendar

Tokyo area guides

Things to do

Ikebukuro

No longer just the rowdy 'gateway to Saitama'

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Ginza

Forgo the obvious boutiques and exorbitantly priced restaurants 

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Harajuku

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

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Roppongi

101 places to eat, shop and play

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Shibuya

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

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Tokyo

88 things to do, from the obscure to the obvious

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Get into the Brazilian spirit in Tokyo

Where to sip caipirinhas, fill up on churrasco and catch a samba gig in the city

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How to catch a cab in Tokyo

Taxi tips you need to know

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Blog

The best Tokyo meeting spots

Six alternative connection spots to help you connect with your friends

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Bars and pubs

The best Tokyo bars

The best places for cocktails, craft beer, wine, sake and more

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Restaurants

The best ramen in Tokyo

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

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Health and beauty

Japan hot spring getaways

Six of the best onsen day trips and weekend breaks

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Tokyo’s best hotels

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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