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January 2018 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


Unreleased Film Zone

Head to Human Trust Cinema in Shibuya to witness films from all over the world which, for various reasons, never got a theatrical release in Japan – until now, that is. Screenings include survival thriller Jungle, which features Dan Radcliffe in what is essentially the least Harry Potter-like role possible...

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Human Trust Cinema Shibuya , Shibuya Until Fri Apr 6

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cafe

Award-winning children’s book illustrator and author Eric Carle's most recognisable character gets its very own pop-up café in Ginza this winter. Make your way to the Marronnier Gate building's Sunday Brunch restaurant for cute, colourful and highly Instagram-friendly eats and drinks...

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Marronnier Gate Ginza , Ginza Until Friday August 31 2018