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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 tattoo-friendly onsen in Tokyo
Health and beauty

Best tattoo-friendly onsen in Tokyo

Got ink? These welcoming bathhouses won't mind

A permanent poop museum is opening in Tokyo on August 9
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A permanent poop museum is opening in Tokyo on August 9

There's a turd-spitting poop-shaped volcano, and we're not kidding

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

Time Out Tokyo Readers' Survey 2019
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Time Out Tokyo Readers' Survey 2019

Tell us what you think of Tokyo and Japan, and stand to win USD100 Amazon gift cards and exclusive Time Out Tokyo goodie bags

The best events in Tokyo

Ukulele Picnic
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Ukulele Picnic

Swing your hips to the moves of the Hula Tahitian Dance Team, meet famous ukulele makers, shop for goods at the 50 booths, and fuel up on Hawaiian food...

Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition
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Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition

This special 'Star Wars' exhibit will showcase 200 original props, costumes and artworks from the film franchise, plus tons of interactive pieces designed in consultation with neuropsychologists and psychologists...

Ginza Six Rooftop Orchestra ‘The Garden of Sounds’
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Ginza Six Rooftop Orchestra ‘The Garden of Sounds’

Each zone can produce a total of 36 different light and sound combinations, thus turning your visit into an interactive experience...

Picnic Cinema
Film

Picnic Cinema

Films to be screened include long-lasting classics such as 'The Wizard of Oz', as well as more recent favourites like 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'...

Shimokitazawa Ichibangai Awa-Odori
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Shimokitazawa Ichibangai Awa-Odori

Held for the 54th time this year, the Shimokitazawa Awa-Odori sees teams of dancers romp along the neighbourhood's main shopping streets in the evening...

Sumida Street Jazz Festival
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Sumida Street Jazz Festival

The tenth edition of Sumida Ward's weekend jazz summit sees performances spread across 30-odd indoor and outdoor stages in Kinshicho and nearby Oshiage – all of them completely free...

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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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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

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 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

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

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