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January 2017 events in Tokyo

Plan your January in Tokyo with our events calendar of the best things to do, including concerts, winter festivals and art exhibits

January in Tokyo can be cold, dark and dreary – especially once the New Year's holidays are over. On the other hand, the first month of the year is also the time for classic winter festivals, tasty food shows and ice skating under the starry sky, not to mention the Coming of Age celebrations or those rare but hilarious snowy days when this oh-so-orderly city is thrown into disarray. So calm down, take a break from those New Year's resolutions and check out our picks of the best events Tokyo has to offer.

Our January highlights


'David Bowie Is'

Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, Major Tom...David Bowie was known by many names during a career that spanned half a century and cemented his status as both an unstoppable musical innovator and a 20th-century pop-cultural presence unlike, well, any other. This feverishly awaited collection, culled by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London...

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Warehouse Terrada , Tennozu Until Sunday April 9 2017

It’s a Sony

Ginza's Sony Building will turn 50 in March 2017, and to mark the anniversary, they're tearing it down (quite literally). From April, the old building will be demolished and replaced by a new Sony Park, which is set to open by summer 2018. But before all that happens, the famed electronics manufacturer is hosting this exhibition...

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Sony Building , Ginza Until Friday March 31 2017