Japan’s only national film organisation is dedicated to the research and preservation of homegrown and international cinema. It is located in front of Kyobashi Station, which screens mostly classic 35mm films. It also has the added draw of a fourth-floor library carrying a collection of about 46,000 film-related books and documents. Screenings are priced at ¥520 for general admission and ¥100 for primary and junior high school students. Do note that the Japanese films do not come with subtitles.
Arthouse cinemas in Tokyo are a thing of beauty. Away from the commercial chains you’ll find some of the loveliest, buzziest and friendliest movie houses. The films on show are often more interesting too, with retro classics, indie gems and the odd documentary offering an alternative to Hollywood’s latest CGI fest. Here are our favourite places in town, all of them guaranteed to reignite your love of a trip to the flicks.
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