Things to do

  • July 31, 2015
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    The Light of Japan at Meguro Gajoen

    Contrary to popular belief, ceremony halls aren’t a creation of bubble-era Japan and the Meguro Gajoen is the proof. Built in the early days of the turbulent 30s, when Tokyo was vying against Shanghai for the “Paris of the East” […]

  • July 24, 2015
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    8 Recommended Resources for Learning Japanese

    Whether you want to learn Japanese without enrolling in a language school, or you want to supplement your Japanese lessons, there’s no shortage of learning resources for you, and here are some of them. Keep in mind, though, that since […]

Things to do in Tokyo

There are plenty of fun and interesting things to do in Tokyo that are either cheap or free – even in the most expensive of neighbourhoods – like a modern architecture tour of Omotesando. And be sure to check out our infamous 101 things to do in tokyo.

There are always events, parties and festivals happening in Tokyo. In summer there are fireworks festivals everywhere and in spring there is hanami – cherry blossom viewing. Almost every weekend (especially during the warm months) there is plenty of free entertainment to be had at Yoyogi Park. Whether you’re living in Tokyo or you’ve timed your visit well, you should check out a Sumo tournament at least once.

To make sure you don’t miss anything, keep an eye out every Thursday for the Cheapo Weekend which gives you the lowdown on free and cheap events for the weekend.

Latest Posts in Things to do

  • July 23, 2015
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    Cheapo Weekend for July 25-26: Summer Rush

    This particular July weekend is both awesome and awful at the same time. Awesome because it’s full to the brim with must-attend cheapo events. Awful because you’re going to have to pick favorites among a list too good to miss.  We […]

  • July 22, 2015
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    Japanese Cinema Discounts Tokyo

    The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better way to escape the heat than in a cool, dark, air-conditioned theater with a frosty drink in hand and some boom bang on the big screen? But movie ticket […]

  • July 21, 2015
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    Summer 2015: Tokyo Pop Culture Events

    Summer is quite the eventful season in Japan. It’s a season of festivals, and we don’t just mean traditional ones with fireworks and Bon dances. If you like pop culture (be it anime, manga, games, cosplay, J-pop, steampunk, or even […]

  • July 17, 2015
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    Terrific Tokyo Area Hikes

    Lace up, and strap on your pedometer (basic ones available at the 100 yen shops)—it’s time to go hiking! Though Tokyo is famous for its go-go lifestyle and concrete & steel neighborhoods, there are plenty of green spots that will […]