1. The Constant Gardeners
    Photo: Keisuke TanigawaThe Constant Gardeners
  2. Masayume
    Photo: Kaneda Kozo‘Masayume’ by contemporary art collective [mé]
  3. Pavilion Tokyo 2021
    Photo: Kisa Toyoshima; Yayoi Kusama / The Obliteration Room 2002-present. © Yayoi Kusama.Pavilion Tokyo 2021: The Obliteration Room
  4. Super Wall Art Tokyo
    Photo: Super Wall Art TokyoMarunouchi Building (left) and Shin-Marunouchi Building (right)
  5. Tokyo Tokyo Festival
    Photo: Kisa ToyoshimaTokyo Real Underground: Walking AR Experience
  6. Tokyo Tokyo Festival
    Photo: BozzoDance Truck Tokyo – Takanawa Performance
  7. Art Brut 2021 Special Exhibition
    Photo: Kisa ToyoshimaInstallation view of Takayuki Ayano's works; Art Brut 2021 Special Exhibition
  8. Tokyo Tokyo Festival
    Photo: Tokyo Tokyo Festival

Your guide to the Tokyo Tokyo Festival

Enjoy art and cultural events online and across Tokyo until September 2021

Written by Time Out. Paid for by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

In anticipation of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has organised the Tokyo Tokyo Festival, a massive spectacle to celebrate the capital as a city of arts and culture.

Until September, you can enjoy a variety of art and cultural events across Tokyo, with installations, performances, exhibitions and works from around the world. Under the theme The Future is Art, the Tokyo Tokyo Festival highlights the power of acceptance and celebrates diversity through art.

Many of the major events are free to enjoy and also available for online streaming, so you can enjoy the festival from anywhere in the world. To help you get started, check out the list of recommended events below. For more information about the Tokyo Tokyo Festival, see this breakdown of all the key details on the event. 

To see the full programme, head to the Tokyo Tokyo Festival official website.