Things to do

  • September 3, 2015
    Yosakoi dance festival

    Cheapo Weekend for Sep 5-6: What’s Up, Autumn?

    Sure, summer’s over. But that doesn’t mean the fun went with it. This weekend has got a few festivals to help you start the new season off right. First, check out the ASEAN Festival at Yoyogi Park this Saturday and Sunday where you […]

  • August 16, 2015

    Cheap Karaoke in Tokyo

    Karaoke might as well be considered one of Japan’s national pastimes. It’s the answer to a lot of things! Are you planning a get together with friends? Do you want to show off your singing prowess? Are you brokenhearted (nothing […]

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

  • August 27, 2015
    Asakusa samba carnival

    Cheapo Weekend for Aug 29-30: Summer Send Off

    It’s that time again. Summer is drawing to a close. And although that means nothing in terms of weather (since the temperature will remain in the high 20s/low 30s Celsius range well into September), it’s still a subconscious bummer that […]

  • August 20, 2015

    Cheapo Weekend for Aug 22-23: Shake Your Bon-Bon

    This weekend, you can shake your bon-bon at the Roppongi Hills Bon Dance. Join the kimono-clad dancers in this 3-day event starting Friday at 5pm. The specially built and decorated arena serves as the backdrop for regional dance performances and is […]

  • August 13, 2015

    Cheapo Weekend for Aug 15-16: Spray and Play

    Whether your interest lie in all things traditional, cutesy, otaku or artistic, this weekend’s line up has got a little bit of something for everyone. Let’s set off with the Fukagawa Festival on Sat. Aug 15th for those who are more traditionally-inclined. […]

  • August 11, 2015
    beaches in Hayama

    Going Coastal: Beaches in Hayama

    This post by Glen Young was originally published on Tokyo Weekender. A long-time getaway for Tokyo’s upper classes, the beaches of Hayama offer a refined take on the Shonan scene. Hayama is located on the bottom side of the Miura […]