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Self-isolating at home? Here are the best events, festivals, classes and things to do in Tokyo that are live-streaming now
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Shibuya-based music club Yellow Blank Market has launched an online club to provide live-streams of DJ sets
This music fest is streaming some of the most popular performances from last year
Enjoy your favourite restaurant meal from the comfort of your home – eating in has never tasted so good
From tempura and onigiri to sweet desserts, these recipes make more sense when you have videos to guide you through them
The following department stores in Tokyo will be closed on the weekend of April 4-5
These are washable, reusable masks
The decision was made to help contain the Covid-19 coronavirus and prevent it from spreading
Tokyo has the largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases among Japan’s 47 prefectures
Don't worry, the cherry blossoms will still be here next year
For a good time, make it an on-nomi time
The Tsukiji outer market still has enough sushi and seafood restaurants, food stalls and cafés to keep you well-fed for weeks
Your ultimate guide to finding the best cheap restaurants and good value food in Tokyo – all for ¥1,000 or less
Here are the tastiest, most photogenic sakura desserts and drinks in Tokyo right now
From old-school noodles and tonkotsu classics to soupless tsukemen and spicy favourites – you'll be bowled over by these ramen
A historic alleyway, Omoide Yokocho is a foodie destination with old-world charm, serving up sushi, ramen, yakitori and more
As one of the world's greatest food cities, the choices in Tokyo can be overwhelming. So start these 10 iconic Tokyo-born dishes
Show pubs combine cabaret and burlesque performances on stage with food and drink served to your table – here are our favourites
These bars and restaurants also double up as a gallery of sorts, serving up cool art alongside food and drinks
A laidback drinking experience, music bars are known for their curated playlists and extensive vinyl collections
A new generation of tea houses and bars is taking Japanese tea into a boozy new territory
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Things to do with kids, stay home, quarantine, bored, DIY crafts, origami, paper art
[Update, April 3]: This announcement seems to have caused a lot of confusion, both inside and outside the Time Out Tokyo office. A phone call with Japan Post...
With the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, famously face-mask friendly Japan has been experiencing a serious shortage. Disposable masks have been flying off the...
As the number of new Covid-19 coronavirus cases in Tokyo continues to climb, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on April 1 that it will be extending...
Japan will ban entry from 73 nations and regions starting Friday April 3. The decision was made to help contain the Covid-19 coronavirus and prevent it from...
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We’ve rounded up some of our favourite English-friendly izakaya: the same rowdy fun, but without the language barriers
Whether you prefer hot or cold soba, we've rounded up the best restaurants where you can slurp on these tasty buckwheat noodles
These restaurants serve some of the best deep-fried pork cutlets in Tokyo
Grilled chicken on skewers, or yakitori, is a quintessential Japanese soul food. And these restaurants serve up some of the city's best
Where to savour regional Japanese cuisines in Tokyo, from Hokkaido's grilled lamb to Kyoto's matcha desserts and Osaka's takoyaki
Got a sweet tooth? You've come to the right city as Tokyo offers many decadent Japanese desserts including kakigori, wagashi and more
This cherry blossom season, go beyond Tokyo for these incredible sakura destinations across Japan, from Fukuoka to Sapporo
To see Mt Fuji in all its glory, take a day trip out of Tokyo to these scenic spots in Yamanashi and Kanagawa
With spectacular mountain scenery, soothing onsen and amazing art museums, Hakone makes the perfect short getaway from Tokyo
Day trip idea: taste and learn about your favourite drinks at the source, be it Japanese whisky, wine, beer or sake
Discover the city with our ultimate checklist of the best things to do and things to see in Tokyo, from museums and tours to restaurants and bars
With arts, science, dinosaurs, robots and the opportunity to drive a shinkansen, these Tokyo museums are perfect for the young and old alike
Nightlife in Tokyo is more than just the bars and clubs. Here are some top late-night booze-free activities that don't involve drinking
Where to shop, eat and drink in Tokyo’s ‘kawaii’ capital
Our picks for the best art museums in Tokyo, from traditional Japanese paintings to Renaissance classics and contemporary works
Fancy sleeping in a library? Here are the best library- and bookstore-hotels in the city for book lovers
A new generation of capsule hotels is reinventing the tiny-hotel industry with cool tech and hip designs. Here are Tokyo's top pods
Stay at these Japanese-style inns for a taste of traditional hospitality
Tired of the cookie-cutter hotel rooms? These one-of-a-kind accommodations in Tokyo will give you a reason to stay in
Can’t decide between Japanese or Chinese? You can have both at this new Ebisu restaurant, serving up meals made with traditional Japanese ingredients mixed with Cantonese culinary techniques...
All the cool kids come to hang out at this record and café bar just off the busy streets of Shibuya...
Hidden among the cool restaurants of Shibuya Parco’s Chaos Kitchen, this shitamachi (downtown) izakaya-style restaurant serves only vegan dishes...
With a total of ten ramen restaurants in Tokyo and a Michelin-starred outpost in San Francisco, ramen master Tomoharu Shono opened his newest location in the basement of Shibuya Parco...
This Ikejiri Ohashi-based café & bar serves over 100 different types of craft gin in a relaxed and modern Japanese-style ambience...
Taiwan’s speciality hot pot chain Boiling Pot has finally opened its very first outpost in Japan. While Japanese-style hot pot restaurants let you share a pot between you and your fellow diners...
Where to eat, shop and play in ‘High Touch Town’
From cult art to decadent ramen, it's our guide to Tokyo’s sprawling entertainment centre
There's more to Asakusa than Sensoji and the Skytree
The best places to eat, shop and play in Tokyo’s buzziest neighbourhood