Things to Do

Your comprehensive guide to the best things to do in Tokyo

Best indoor activities in Tokyo
Things to do

Best indoor activities in Tokyo

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you're stuck with nothing to do. Here are the top indoor activities in Tokyo, from museums to bathhouses and more

88 things to do in Tokyo
Things to do

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

Winter 2019 issue out now: shopping in Tokyo plus guides to depachika, Toyosu market and izakaya
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Winter 2019 issue out now: shopping in Tokyo plus guides to depachika, Toyosu market and izakaya

Prepare to shop ‘til you drop – but first, download this issue for FREE

What’s life really like in Tokyo today? Take the Time Out Index survey and tell us your thoughts
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What’s life really like in Tokyo today? Take the Time Out Index survey and tell us your thoughts

How happy are Tokyoites in 2019? Are Tokyoites still the most honest people in the world? Tell us...

Tickets
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Tickets

Buy tickets for Tokyo events, concerts, nightlife and attractions

The best events in Tokyo

Corona Winter Sauna
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Corona Winter Sauna

From January 19 to March 17, the space will host a Finnish sauna tent plus two cold baths...

Stella by Starlight
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Stella by Starlight

Enjoy the illuminations inside the ‘Crystal Dome’ or sample the event-limited menu at the restaurants here

Burials in China: Early White Porcelain: Its Birth and Development
Art

Burials in China: Early White Porcelain: Its Birth and Development

This thematic exhibition features precious works of early white porcelain...

Shibuya Station’s Footbath ‘Genki Hatsuratsu! no Yu’
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Shibuya Station’s Footbath ‘Genki Hatsuratsu! no Yu’

The next time you're travelling on the Yamanote line towards Ebisu Station (on weekends and holidays), don't forget to pop into the event space and relax your tired feet in the one of the two foot baths...

Bizen: From Earth to Fire, Exquisite Forms
Art

Bizen: From Earth to Fire, Exquisite Forms

Bizen Yaki is one of Japan’s most famous pottery art, with a history that goes all the way back to the Heian period (794-1185)...

Atmos Con Vol.6
Shopping

Atmos Con Vol.6

For all you sneakerheads, head over for the ultimate streetwear and sneaker exhibition...

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The best things to do in Tokyo

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

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

Best markets in Tokyo
Shopping

Best markets in Tokyo

Pick up a few choice bargains, hunt for prized antiques, and taste organic farmers’ produce at Tokyo’s top fairs and regular/weekly flea markets

Best animal and pet cafés in Tokyo
Restaurants

Best animal and pet cafés in Tokyo

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

Tokyo's most unusual museums
Museums

Tokyo's most unusual museums

From parasites and love dolls to tattoos, these are some of Tokyo's quirkiest and most bizarre museums

One-day itineraries

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

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... 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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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