Our comprehensive guide to gift shopping around Tokyo, arranged according to interests
Where to welcome the new year with a bang – Tokyo's best countdown parties, gigs and shows. We've got December 31 2019 sorted
Enjoy the city at its most sparkly – when Tokyo switches on its festive lights and illuminations come autumn and winter
Ditch the department stores and head to these Christmas markets for your gift shopping and festive food
Where traditional Japanese culture meets Tokyo’s vibrant club scene
Some of the world's biggest names in photography are showing in Tokyo right now
Set up along a 800m stretch covering Koen-dori all the way to Yoyogi Park, thousands of blue LEDs reflect off the ground to create an immersive light-up experience...
A galaxy far, far away is now in Marunouchi
This popular and spacious ice-skating rink features designs by Thai illustrator Wisut Ponnimit
The park’s trees are illuminated with golden light so that the brilliant colours of changing leaves can be admired at night
The display includes 100 lit-up balloons, plus thousands of soap bubbles a day...
Warm up from the cold with shabu-shabu, the classic Japanese hotpot dish featuring premium wagyu beef, pork and more
A historic alleyway, Omoide Yokocho is a foodie destination with old-world charm, serving up sushi, ramen, yakitori and more
These restaurants serve the best Japanese dumplings in the city, whether it's pan-fried, boiled or steamed
Looking for the city's best coffee shops? Tokyo cafés range from boutique roasters to drip-coffee specialists and classic kissaten
As one of the world's greatest food cities, the choices in Tokyo can be overwhelming. So start these 10 iconic Tokyo-born dishes
Forget the pricey omakase sushi – try these cheap and cheerful conveyor-belt and standing sushi restaurants instead
Find the top bars in Time Out's ultimate guide to drinking in Tokyo: from craft beer and wine to sake and cocktails
A new generation of tea houses and bars is taking Japanese tea into a boozy new territory
Tokyo is Asia's jazz capital, with great shows taking place daily in tiny bars and mega-clubs
Appreciate a good cup of sake? Here's where you can get your nihonshu fix in the capital
In line with the redevelopment projects (read: the never-ending construction) at Shibuya Station and its surrounding areas, Ginza line’s platforms and...
You don’t need to visit an art museum to find beauty in Japan – you just have to look down and pay attention to the many stunning manhole covers on the...
It’s almost New Year’s, the most popular time for people to make a list of resolutions and embrace lifestyle transitions. We’ve all made far too many drastic...
Gathering music talents from Tokyo and abroad, we at Time Out hosted our first ever Tokyo Unplugged open mic night on November 14 at Time Out Tokyo Café &...
There’s always something new at Shibuya. First, there was the opening of Shibuya Scramble Square and its sensational observation deck Shibuya Sky on November...
Noodles and seafood-loving Japan is slowly changing its ways to accommodate a more diverse set of dietary lifestyles. With the rise of more vegan and...
Why the country known for its gastronomy flocks to Kentucky Fried Chicken for the festive season
Get to know the ins and outs of the fiercely competitive cosplay scene, from handmade costumes to international conventions
There are all sorts of unspoken rules you need to abide by when bathing naked with strangers
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We’ve rounded up some of our favourite English-friendly izakaya: the same rowdy fun, but without the language barriers
Whether you prefer hot or cold soba, we've rounded up the best restaurants where you can slurp on these tasty buckwheat noodles
These restaurants serve some of the best deep-fried pork cutlets in Tokyo
Grilled chicken on skewers, or yakitori, is a quintessential Japanese soul food. And these restaurants serve up some of the city's best
Where to savour regional Japanese cuisines in Tokyo, from Hokkaido's grilled lamb to Kyoto's matcha desserts and Osaka's takoyaki
Got a sweet tooth? You've come to the right city as Tokyo offers many decadent Japanese desserts including kakigori, wagashi and more
Day trip idea: taste and learn about your favourite drinks at the source, be it Japanese whisky, wine, beer or sake
Looking to escape the concrete jungle and into a lush green one? Go trekking through these mountain trails
To see Mt Fuji in all its glory, take a day trip out of Tokyo to these scenic spots in Yamanashi and Kanagawa
With spectacular mountain scenery, soothing onsen and amazing art museums, Hakone makes the perfect short getaway from Tokyo
Discover the city with our ultimate checklist of the best things to do and things to see in Tokyo, from museums and tours to restaurants and bars
With arts, science, dinosaurs, robots and the opportunity to drive a shinkansen, these Tokyo museums are perfect for the young and old alike
Nightlife in Tokyo is more than just the bars and clubs. Here are some top late-night booze-free activities that don't involve drinking
Where to shop, eat and drink in Tokyo’s ‘kawaii’ capital
Our picks for the best art museums in Tokyo, from traditional Japanese paintings to Renaissance classics and contemporary works
Fancy sleeping in a library? Here are the best library- and bookstore-hotels in the city for book lovers
A new generation of capsule hotels is reinventing the tiny-hotel industry with cool tech and hip designs. Here are Tokyo's top pods
Stay at these Japanese-style inns for a taste of traditional hospitality
Tired of the cookie-cutter hotel rooms? These one-of-a-kind accommodations in Tokyo will give you a reason to stay in
As you can infer from its name, Eggslut is all about the humble eggs, but taken to new heights in a series of speciality breakfast sandwiches...
This little take-out stand in Shibuya takes the traditional bento (boxed lunch) to a whole new level...
Shibuya’s new landmark tower Shibuya Scramble Square is home to this cosy eatery focused on whipping up authentic curry dishes...
Yoyogi-Uehara-based French restaurant Sio has just opened its second branch in Marunouchi, bringing the restaurant's signature fusion of French and washoku cuisine...
Yakiniku can be difficult thing to enjoy as a solo diner, but Yakiniku Like makes the process simple with their touch screen menus and individual grills for each and every diner...
Located on the first floor of Omotesando Hills, this new shop and adjoining café space offers a variety of sweets...
Where to eat, shop and play in ‘High Touch Town’
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There's more to Asakusa than Sensoji and the Skytree
The best places to eat, shop and play in Tokyo’s buzziest neighbourhood