Things to Do

Your comprehensive guide to the best things to do in Tokyo

Where to see iconic Japanese scenery without leaving Greater Tokyo
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Where to see iconic Japanese scenery without leaving Greater Tokyo

Explore versions of Himeji Castle, Kyoto’s famous torii gate tunnel, a Japanese old town and more in and around Tokyo

Tokyo illuminations 2020-2021
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Tokyo illuminations 2020-2021

Enjoy the city at its most sparkly – when Tokyo switches on its festive lights and illuminations come autumn and winter

Where to see the Tokyo skyline for free
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Where to see the Tokyo skyline for free

Admire the wonders of the Tokyo cityscape – from Mt Fuji to Tokyo Bay – without spending anything

7 best places to watch the sunset in Tokyo
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7 best places to watch the sunset in Tokyo

From rooftops in Shibuya to parks in Odaiba and Meguro, the city is full of free, scenic spots to see the sun go down

Artist Takashi Murakami has added a 10m-tall golden statue to Roppongi Hills
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Artist Takashi Murakami has added a 10m-tall golden statue to Roppongi Hills

It’s part of the Roppongi Hills Takashi Murakami Project, a takeover event featuring the artist’s iconic flowers

What's new in Tokyo

The newly renovated Koganeyu bathhouse in Sumida now features a DJ booth and taproom
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The newly renovated Koganeyu bathhouse in Sumida now features a DJ booth and taproom

A humble, traditional neighbourhood sento is now transformed into one of the trendiest venues in Tokyo

This new Nike sports park in Toyosu is fully accessible and totally free to use
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This new Nike sports park in Toyosu is fully accessible and totally free to use

Tokyo Sports Playground is open until September 2021, with a basketball court, skate park, running track and more

Watch: Yokohama’s life-sized Gundam finally unveiled in full
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Watch: Yokohama’s life-sized Gundam finally unveiled in full

Videos of the robot in action have been released three weeks ahead of opening

The new Haruki Murakami Library at Tokyo's Waseda University will open in 2021
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The new Haruki Murakami Library at Tokyo's Waseda University will open in 2021

The Waseda International House of Literature is a public library designed by Kengo Kuma to house Murakami’s archive

In photos: Japan's top architects and creatives are redesigning Shibuya's public toilets
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In photos: Japan's top architects and creatives are redesigning Shibuya's public toilets

These new loos by Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, Masamichi Katayama and more are in parks all around Shibuya – and they are stunning

Kabutocho in Nihonbashi is named Tokyo’s coolest neighbourhood in 2020
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Kabutocho in Nihonbashi is named Tokyo’s coolest neighbourhood in 2020

The 'former wall street of Tokyo' is reinventing itself with cool, independent restaurants and bars

Things to do outdoors in Tokyo

Best nature escapes in Tokyo
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Best nature escapes in Tokyo

Venture into the great outdoors without leaving Tokyo, from a bamboo forest and nature parks to lush river valleys and more

Best Japanese gardens in Tokyo
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Best Japanese gardens in Tokyo

Japanese landscape gardens don't just showcase seasonal beauty; they also seek to recreate an idealised version of nature

Best rooftop gardens in Tokyo
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Best rooftop gardens in Tokyo

Relax in one of these secret gardens, found way above ground on the city's shopping mall rooftops

Outdoor fitness classes in Tokyo
Sport and fitness

Outdoor fitness classes in Tokyo

Want to get fit without the gym? Join one of the city’s al fresco fitness clubs to try running, dodgeball, acroyoga and more

Best outdoor adventure parks near Tokyo
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Best outdoor adventure parks near Tokyo

Get out and about – escape the city for these family-friendly adventure parks, playgrounds and outdoor attractions

Best things to do in Okutama
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Best things to do in Okutama

Escape the bustling city and unwind in Okutama, a natural paradise in Western Tokyo

Tokyo attractions

Where to get the best views of the Shibuya Crossing
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Where to get the best views of the Shibuya Crossing

The world-famous Shibuya Scramble is a Tokyo landmark. Here's where you can get a bird's-eye view of the busy crossing

Best free museums in Tokyo
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Best free museums in Tokyo

Here are our favourite free museums in Tokyo for art, history and even kids

Best museums in Tokyo for kids and families
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Best museums in Tokyo for kids and families

With arts, science, dinosaurs, robots and the opportunity to drive a shinkansen, these Tokyo museums are perfect for the young and old alike

Best places to see incredible views of the Tokyo skyline
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Best places to see incredible views of the Tokyo skyline

Want to see Tokyo from the top? Visit these observation decks for the best views in the capital

50 things to do in Harajuku
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50 things to do in Harajuku

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

Best indoor theme parks and amusement parks in Tokyo
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Best indoor theme parks and amusement parks in Tokyo

Have fun while staying warm at these indoor attractions: meet Hello Kitty, play Lego all day, explore virtual reality, and more

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Tokyo by neighbourhood

One day in... Kichijoji
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One day in... Kichijoji

Discover the best restaurants, cafés, attractions and things to do in Tokyo's western suburb of Kichijoji

One day in... Sendagaya
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One day in... Sendagaya

A short walk from Harajuku, Sendagaya is home to cool restaurants and some of Tokyo's most innovative fashion brands

One day in... Shimokitazawa
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One day in... Shimokitazawa

The cool neighbourhood of Shimokitazawa is a hub for vintage fashion, vinyl records and independent cafés and restaurants

One day in... Gakugeidaigaku
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One day in... Gakugeidaigaku

This under-the-radar neighbourhood between Nakameguro and Jiyugaoka features many cool restaurants, bars and shops, and it's less pricey too

Sports & Fitness

The most scenic jogging routes in Tokyo
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The most scenic jogging routes in Tokyo

Get in a good run while sightseeing around Tokyo Bay, Imperial Palace, Asakusa and Nakameguro

These public pools in Tokyo are now open for summer
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These public pools in Tokyo are now open for summer

Beat the summer heat at these public pools in Minato, Setagaya, Shibuya, Meguro and more

The best Tokyo onsen and bathhouses
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The best Tokyo onsen and bathhouses

Your complete guide to where and how to go hot-spring bathing in Tokyo

The best spots for working out on the cheap
Sport and fitness

The best spots for working out on the cheap

Where to get into shape without spending big yen