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Your comprehensive guide to the best things to do in Tokyo

The most Instagrammable places in Tokyo
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The most Instagrammable places in Tokyo

Wish you were here? These are the best indoor and outdoor spots in Tokyo to take great Instagram photos and cool selfies

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

Best things to do in Tokyo at night if you're not drinking
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Best things to do in Tokyo at night if you're not drinking

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 admire autumn leaves in Tokyo
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Where to admire autumn leaves in Tokyo

From yellow ginkgo trees to red maple leaves – see the seasonal beauty at Tokyo's gardens, parks and museums

Best foot bath cafés in Tokyo
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Best foot bath cafés in Tokyo

Coffee, tea or... a foot bath? Pamper yourself with all of the above at these relaxing cafés in Tokyo

The best events in Tokyo

China Festival
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China Festival

You'll find numerous booths serving delicious Chinese delicacies, as well as activities like table tennis, and a section called the ‘Panda House’...

Dance Truck Tokyo
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Dance Truck Tokyo

This novel mobile dance project takes place on a cargo truck...

People Dance on This Earth – Folk Dance Festival
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People Dance on This Earth – Folk Dance Festival

Come to Ikebukuro and see some traditional folk dances from around Asia...

Baked & Tea Yokohama
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Baked & Tea Yokohama

There will be artisan bakers selling baked goods and accompaniments such as cheese and jams. Tea artisans will be present, too...

Yebisu Beer Festival
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Yebisu Beer Festival

The festivities ramp up for the long September 20-23 weekend, with a food court, weekend market, and live entertainment...

Samurai Mania!
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Samurai Mania!

In association with Tokyo National Museum This comprehensive exhibition at Tokyo National Museum focuses on one of the most celebrated Japanese icons – the samurai. There will be a variety of head to toe armour from different eras on display, some are actual specimens from the past while others are modern reproductions. The main function of the armour is to protect these elite warriors in battle; however, it also denotes rank amongst the samurai generals. More importantly, these samurai armour are an exquisite work of art that showcases fine craftsmanship. As this is a family show, you can expect kid-friendly description displays. Don’t miss the interactive area on the first floor, where you get to touch an armour and try on a helmet. On Friday and Saturday From July 19 to August 31, you’ll also get to try on a replica armour for ¥1,000. Held from 11am to 4.30pm (registration from 10.50am), this experience is limited to 22 participants per day on a first come, first served basis. There will also be a special session on Sunday August 4 just for children under 18.

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The best things to do in Tokyo

88 things to do in Tokyo
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88 things to do in Tokyo

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

Best things to do in Tokyo for train geeks
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Best things to do in Tokyo for train geeks

Are you a rail fan? You've come to the right city as Tokyo has a host of train-related museums, restaurants and even hotels to satisfy all rail fanatics

Where to get the best views of Mount Fuji
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Where to get the best views of Mount Fuji

To see Mt Fuji in all its glory, take a day trip out of Tokyo to these scenic spots in Yamanashi and Shizuoka

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

Planetariums in Tokyo
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Planetariums in Tokyo

Want to visit the outer reaches of space but still be back in time for hotpot? Then head to one of these planetariums within Tokyo

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

One-day itineraries

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

One day in... Nakameguro
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One day in... Nakameguro

A top cherry blossom viewing spot thanks to the sakura-lined Meguro River, this trendy neighbourhood rewards exploration at any time of year

One day in... Nihonbashi
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One day in... Nihonbashi

Nihonbashi is the centre of Tokyo, it is also the heart of the financial district...

One day in... Shinjuku
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One day in... Shinjuku

A shopping valhalla, a wealth of boozers and a serene park – here's where to head in Tokyo's arguably busiest transport and entertainment hub

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Tokyo for book lovers
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Tokyo for book lovers

Being a literary city that still adores the printed word, Tokyo’s bookish attractions range from book hotels to writers’ bars and private libraries

Seven things you should know before visiting Toyosu Market
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Seven things you should know before visiting Toyosu Market

The new Toyosu Market is very different from its predecessor in terms of setup and visitor experience

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

Best water parks in Tokyo
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Best water parks in Tokyo

Beat the summer heat at these water parks in and around Tokyo. They make a perfect day trip for family with kids as well

Guide to the Mori Building Digital Art Museum Epson teamLab Borderless
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Guide to the Mori Building Digital Art Museum Epson teamLab Borderless

What to expect at the highly anticipated teamLab museum of cutting edge, interactive digital art

Amazing manhole covers in Tokyo
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Amazing manhole covers in Tokyo

Embrace your inner 'drainspotter': To discover some of the most unique sights in Tokyo, all you have to do is look down

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Sports & Fitness

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

Guide to Rugby World Cup 2019
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Guide to Rugby World Cup 2019

Here are the deets on match dates, stadiums and how to get tickets, plus highlights at each of the 12 host cities in Japan

The best spots for working out on the cheap
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The best spots for working out on the cheap

Where to get into shape without spending big yen

Best bouldering gyms in Tokyo
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Best bouldering gyms in Tokyo

Hone your skills at these top indoor rock climbing facilities in Tokyo