Things to do

  • January 23, 2015
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    Akihabara Beyond the Popular Attractions

    Akihabara is largely known for two things: electronics and being an otaku haven, though nowadays, the electronics seem to have become overshadowed by the geeky stuff. The closest English translation for otaku would be geek, although otaku carries a stronger […]

  • January 17, 2015
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    Cooking Classes in Tokyo

    Do you ever find yourself wandering through the aisles of your local supermarket and feeling baffled by the array of jars in front of you, each with text and images more foreign to you than the one before?  Have you […]

  • January 14, 2015
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    Day Trips from Tokyo – Hakone

    Hakone has a lot to offer in a day or weekend trip from Tokyo. Hot springs are of course what the town and its environs are most famous for, but they also have mountains, art museums, and beautiful nature. There […]

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.

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