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Your comprehensive guide to the best things to do in Tokyo

Your ultimate guide to the best winter in Tokyo
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Your ultimate guide to the best winter in Tokyo

Our pick of the seasonal experiences you shouldn't miss between December and March

Tokyo illuminations 2018-19
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Tokyo illuminations 2018-19

The city transforms into a sparkling wonderland after dark with tens of millions of colourful lights

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

Christmas markets in Tokyo
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Christmas markets in Tokyo

Get your gifts and ornaments here – and reward yourself with a pint while you're at it

Five reasons why you should book a local guided tour with Magical Trip
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Five reasons why you should book a local guided tour with Magical Trip

[Sponsored] From city walkabouts to foodie tours, discover Tokyo with Magical Trip’s local tour guides

The best upcoming events in Tokyo

Tokyo Station 104th Anniversary Celebration with 104 Santas
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Tokyo Station 104th Anniversary Celebration with 104 Santas

Make sure you take part in the Santa Claus bingo stamp rally, where you’ll go on a hunt for 100 Santas numbered 1 to 100...

MINGEI – Another Kind of Art
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MINGEI – Another Kind of Art

Mingei literally means ‘arts of the people’ and it refers to handcrafted objects produced by local craftsmen for everyday use...

Art Gift Market
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Art Gift Market

Held at the 8/Court event space in Shibuya Hikarie, the Art Gift Market features 21 young artists and creators, who will be selling a selection of goods that are fit for gifting...

A Tokyo night out in retro Otsuka
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A Tokyo night out in retro Otsuka

Here’s your chance to experience the old-school charm of Otsuka from dusk to dawn with our Time Out nightife event, Otsuka After Dark: 20 things to do after sunset.

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Hotel Chinzanso Autumn Garden Lightup
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Hotel Chinzanso Autumn Garden Lightup

The opulent Hotel Chinzanso in Mejiro opens up its gorgeously decorated garden during the autumn leaves season, lighting up the lush grounds at night to produce one of the city's most beautiful foliage shows. Head over a little bit later in the evening if you want to escape the crowds – the garden stays open until 10pm.

Time Out Tokyo Year-End Party 2018

Time Out Tokyo Year-End Party 2018

Our annual year-end bonenkai party takes over Time Out Café & Diner in Ebisu with a packed programme of tunes, food and booze

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The best things to do in Tokyo

Best things to do with kids in Tokyo
Kids

Best things to do with kids in Tokyo

Top family-friendly events, festivals, restaurants, activities and fun things to do for children 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 heritage museums in Tokyo
Museums

Best heritage museums in Tokyo

Tokyo's history museums are a good portal into the city's glorious past: walk into heritage buildings and discover how life was like back in the Edo period

Tokyo illuminations 2018-19
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Tokyo illuminations 2018-19

Discover the beauty of the wintertime city – it's your guide to the top Tokyo light-ups

The most beautiful buildings in Tokyo
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The most beautiful buildings in Tokyo

These stunning architecture are some of our favourite buildings in Tokyo – from the iconic Prada store to the postmodern Nakagin Capsule Tower and more

Best animal and pet cafés in Tokyo
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Best animal and pet cafés in Tokyo

Because sometimes you just need a furry friend – or an animal you can watch

One-day itineraries

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

One day in... Nakano
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One day in... Nakano

There's more to this chilled neighbourhood than manga and anime

One day in... Tomigaya, Shibuya
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One day in... Tomigaya, Shibuya

Spend your day at the restaurants, cafés, bars and shops around inner Shibuya (Oku-Shibuya), one of central Tokyo's coolest neighbourhoods

One day in... Shin-Okubo
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One day in... Shin-Okubo

Fans of K-pop and Korean cuisine can sing and eat their heart out in Tokyo's Koreatown, but there's even more hidden under the surface

More Tokyo attractions

Free museum days at Tokyo museums
Museums

Free museum days at Tokyo museums

Tokyo is a city of museums; make the most of your visit with these discount and free museum days in the city

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

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

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 night views in Tokyo
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Best night views in Tokyo

Want to gaze out at the mesmerising Tokyo skyline? Check out these great views of the city after dark

Guide to visiting Tokyo's four seasons
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Guide to visiting Tokyo's four seasons

When is the best time to visit Tokyo? Anytime, really – the city is hyper-seasonal, with each season bringing a different set of things to see and do

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Sports & Fitness

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
Sport and fitness

Best bouldering gyms in Tokyo

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

The best indoor sports facilities in Tokyo
Sport and fitness

The best indoor sports facilities in Tokyo

These are the top Tokyo spots for working out whatever the weather

The best Tokyo public pools
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The best Tokyo public pools

Jump into these cool and cheap municipal pools open to all comers