Best free things to do in Tokyo this weekend

On a budget? Make the most of Tokyo without breaking the bank, thanks to our round-up of free things to do at the weekend
By Time Out Tokyo Editors |

Don't let your budget get in the way of you having a good time. While Tokyo may appear as an expensive city, there are still lots of free things to do in the city; these include events, festivals, exhibitions and more. After all, at the best things in life are free.

Need more recommendations? Check out our list of the best things to do this week, cheap Michelin-starred meals, and free museum days.

Art, Architecture

Tsuyoshi Tane | Archaeology of the Future

icon-location-pin TOTOGallery Ma, Nogizaka

This solo exhibition follows Tsuyoshi Tane, an architect who works in Paris at DGT, a firm which he co-founded with Dan Dorell and Lina Ghotmeh. He rose to fame when DGT won the international competition to design the new Estonian National Museum which opened in 2016. Tane is also known for his collaborations with those outside of the architecture world, including conductor Seiji Ozawa. This time, his works will be displayed in two different exhibitions. Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery will play host to ‘Digging & Building’, a set of large-scale installations, while at the architecture-focused TOTOGallery Ma, visitors can follow Tane’s ‘archaeological research’ methodology.