Culture

The best of Tokyo culture – art, music, theatre, film, TV and more

Where to see teamLab art for free in Tokyo
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Where to see teamLab art for free in Tokyo

Public artworks from the digital art collective are dotted throughout Tokyo – here’s where to find them

Manga City Tokyo is the most comprehensive exhibition to date on Japanese manga and anime
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Manga City Tokyo is the most comprehensive exhibition to date on Japanese manga and anime

Here are five things you should not miss at this National Art Centre exhibition, including a showcase of anime heroines

Five things to do at the 2020 Yokohama Triennale
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Five things to do at the 2020 Yokohama Triennale

This year's art extravaganza, titled 'Afterglow', features 67 artists from both Japan and overseas

The best Japanese movies and series coming to Netflix in August
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The best Japanese movies and series coming to Netflix in August

A hit samurai film, food-focussed J-drama, a charming series about a road trip for a cat and its owner, and more

Don't miss: Highlights from the Sumida River Sumi-Yume Art Project
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Don't miss: Highlights from the Sumida River Sumi-Yume Art Project

Top picks for the art and culture project taking place over six months along the Sumida River

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'Stay overnight' in a Japanese castle for free – virtually
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'Stay overnight' in a Japanese castle for free – virtually

An actual stay IRL would cost you ¥1 million

You can now visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum via virtual tour
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You can now visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum via virtual tour

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, the museum has launched 3D renderings of its building and artefacts online

Visit Tokyo's Ghibli Museum via virtual tour now
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Visit Tokyo's Ghibli Museum via virtual tour now

Open 24/7 and no tickets required

Visit the top museums in Tokyo and across Japan with these virtual tours
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Visit the top museums in Tokyo and across Japan with these virtual tours

See sand sculptures, Japanese art and more museum exhibitions from your home for free

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The best art in Tokyo

Best art museums in Tokyo
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Best art museums in Tokyo

Our picks for the best art museums in Tokyo, from traditional Japanese paintings to Renaissance classics and contemporary works

Best contemporary art galleries in Tokyo
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Best contemporary art galleries in Tokyo

Art in Tokyo extends beyond the museums. Find art by established and up-and-coming artists at these influential galleries

The top spots to see graffiti and street art in Tokyo
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The top spots to see graffiti and street art in Tokyo

From back-alley walls to building facades, these outdoor spots feature the city’s best street art and graffiti

The best of Yokohama art scene
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The best of Yokohama art scene

The top galleries, art venues and exhibitions spaces you should not miss in Yokohama

Best public art sculptures in Tokyo
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Best public art sculptures in Tokyo

Besides Tokyo's art museums and galleries, the city also boasts many art pieces that are free to see out in the open

Best things to do in Tokyo for photography lovers
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Best things to do in Tokyo for photography lovers

Want to find some photographic inspiration while you’re in Tokyo? Put these galleries, museum, speciality shops and darkroom on your list

Film & TV

Best Japanese movies and series with English subtitles on Netflix
Film

Best Japanese movies and series with English subtitles on Netflix

Binge-worthy, locally produced titles to add to your watch list

The best documentaries about Japanese food
Film

The best documentaries about Japanese food

Learn about the history, flavours and techniques of Japanese cooking with Anthony Bourdain, David Chang, Niki Nakayama, Jiro Ono and more

10 best Studio Ghibli films
Film

10 best Studio Ghibli films

Spoiler: it’s not all about Miyazaki

Best anime of the Heisei era
Film

Best anime of the Heisei era

The Heisei era saw big developments in animation, evolving from hand-drawn works to cutting-edge computer graphics

The best of the Tokyo music scene

Best live music venues in Tokyo
Music

Best live music venues in Tokyo

Tokyo has one of the most exciting local music scenes in the world, with top-notch talents on display any night of the week

Best jazz bars in Tokyo
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Best jazz bars in Tokyo

Tokyo is Asia's jazz capital, with great shows taking place daily in tiny bars and mega-clubs

Best music bars in Tokyo
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Best music bars in Tokyo

A laidback drinking experience, music bars are known for their curated playlists and extensive vinyl collections

Best record stores with bars in Tokyo
Bars and pubs

Best record stores with bars in Tokyo

Vinyl records and good drinks go hand in hand. Here are the best record stores with bars in Tokyo