Rainy day Tokyo

Bad weather means a good day at the capital's best museums, cinemas and indoor attractions

A rainy day in Shibuya | Time Out Tokyo
Rainy days don't have to be boring in Tokyo. Photo by Moyan Brenn

Rainy days aren't exactly rare in Tokyo – the capital sees an average of 105 wet days every year, which is actually just a few short of London. That means there's always plenty to do when the heavens do open, including heading to an art museum, catching a movie, going shopping, or just hiding out at one of the city's many great coffee shops. Take a look at our list of the best things to do on a rainy day in Tokyo below.

Rainy day fun

Visit an art museum
Art

Visit an art museum

Looking for a cultural fix but don't know where to start? Find the Tokyo museum right for you with our quick picks

Climb a wall
Sport and fitness

Climb a wall

Hone your skills at the top bouldering walls in Tokyo

Discover an old-school cinema
Film

Discover an old-school cinema

Double bills, classic films and a Showa-era atmosphere

Head out east for innovative art
Art

Head out east for innovative art

Spot cutting-edge art in old warehouses, bathhouses and schools

Catch a movie on the cheap
News

Catch a movie on the cheap

Here's how to watch five films for under ¥6,000

Explore Roppongi's art galleries
Art

Explore Roppongi's art galleries

Step away from the sleaze and into a world of cutting-edge art

Watch indie fare or the latest Hollywood hit
Film

Watch indie fare or the latest Hollywood hit

Find out what's on at cinemas in Shinjuku, Shibuya and the Yurakucho area

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