Things to do

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

  • February 19, 2015
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    Cheapo Weekend for Feb 21-22: Chinese New Year

    Yokohama is where it’s AT to celebrate Chinese New Year with the Chinatown Lion Dance. Festivities kick off on Thursday, February 19th with a Lion Dance parade. This martial arts-influenced dance is performed to pray for a good harvest and prosperity…a […]

  • February 16, 2015
    onsen towel

    Jakotsuyu Sento: Bathing with the Downtowners

    I admit it: (a) I’m biased towards the Jakotsuyu Sento because it’s the closest public bath to my home and (b) it’s not really a “cheapo” choice since the prices are fixed by the Tokyo Sento Association at ¥460. But, I’m not […]

  • February 14, 2015

    Say chee-su!

    Who needs a camera in this day and age, right? Weeeeell sort of: there are still some things that normal cameras (you know, the ones that can’t be used as phones) can do and if you happen to be in […]

  • February 14, 2015

    Last-Minute Cheapo Valentine’s Day Ideas

    If you’re not satisfied with the rather restrictive Japanese “tradition” — more like a marketing ploy as far as cynics are concerned — of women giving men chocolates on February 14th, why not make things more romantic? Here are some […]

  • February 12, 2015

    Cheapo Weekend for Feb 14-15: Love and Other Stuff

    Feel the love all weekend long with Valentine’s Day festivities around Tokyo. First up we’ve got the World Valentine’s Festival at Yoyogi Park going down from 10:00 am-7:00 pm on February 14th and 15th. This Yoyogi Park event has got […]