Things to Do

Your comprehensive guide to the best things to do in Tokyo

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

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

Best adventurous activities in Tokyo to get your adrenaline pumping
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Best adventurous activities in Tokyo to get your adrenaline pumping

From ninja training to indoor skydiving – here’s how you can get an adrenaline rush without leaving the city

Best day and weekend hikes in and around Tokyo
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Best day and weekend hikes in and around Tokyo

Looking to escape the concrete jungle and into a lush green one? Go trekking through these mountain trails

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

The best events in Tokyo

Autumn Leaves Festival
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Autumn Leaves Festival

Showa Kigen Park is the most beautiful in autumn, with the maple and ginkgo trees blushing in fiery red and yellow...

Yokohama Otomatsuri
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Yokohama Otomatsuri

Enjoy a variety of performances from Japanese classical music to international sounds...

Sense Island – Sarushima Dark Art Island
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Sense Island – Sarushima Dark Art Island

The uninhabited Sarushima Island in Tokyo Bay is transformed into an art site with a myriad of works from Japanese and international artists...

Ghostbusters in the Park
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Ghostbusters in the Park

Revisit your favourite scenes from the film and check out the props used in the 2016 film...

Night Sync Yokohama
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Night Sync Yokohama

A light exhibition directed by Seiichi Saito of Rhizomatiks, an expert of media art and expression through technology...

Exhibition of Miniature Objects
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Exhibition of Miniature Objects

Get an up-close look at retro miniatures from the pre-war period. Roughly 1,500 miniature objects made by craftsmen from the Meiji era will be on show...

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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 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

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

Solo travel in Tokyo: what to do, where to eat, where to stay
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Solo travel in Tokyo: what to do, where to eat, where to stay

Tokyo is one of the safest cities in the world, making it perfect for travellers who like to go at it alone

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... 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

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... 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

More Tokyo attractions

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

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 public art sculptures in Tokyo
Art

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

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
Health and beauty

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
Sport and fitness

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