Things to Do

Your comprehensive guide to the best things to do in Tokyo

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

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

Best museums in Tokyo for kids and families
Museums

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

Best craft workshops in Tokyo
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Best craft workshops in Tokyo

From origami and jewellery to leather goods and washi paper, try making these Japanese crafts at Tokyo's many artisanal workshops and classes

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 dinner? Then head to one of these planetariums within Tokyo

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

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

The best events in Tokyo

Yokohama-France Month
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Yokohama-France Month

For the month of June, Yokohama becomes a Francophile’s paradise, with French art exhibitions, food and wine events, musical performances, film screenings, workshops and much more...

#008 Sony World Photography Awards
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#008 Sony World Photography Awards

As the largest annual photo competition in the world, Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) receives submissions from both professional and amateur photographers...

Tom Sachs Tea Ceremony
Art

Tom Sachs Tea Ceremony

NYC-based artist Tom Sachs puts his own twist on the traditional Japanese tea ceremony in this quirky exhibition...

Short Shorts Film Festival
Film

Short Shorts Film Festival

More than 9,000 films from over 140 countries competed for entry into the main programme and around 250 shorts will be screened during the festival...

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019
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World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

This eye-opening exhibition features some of the most impactful, newsworthy images captured by leading photojournalists from around the world

The Story of Seibei Kajima, the ‘Millionaire Photographer’ in the Meiji Period
Art

The Story of Seibei Kajima, the ‘Millionaire Photographer’ in the Meiji Period

This special exhibition traces the career of Seibei Kajima, one of Meiji era's most influential photographers...

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The best things to do in Tokyo

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

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 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 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 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 free museums in Tokyo
Museums

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... 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

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

50 things to do in Harajuku
Things to do

50 things to do in Harajuku

Where to shop, eat and drink in Tokyo’s ‘kawaii’ capital

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

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

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

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

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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