Things to do this week in Tokyo

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Things to do this week in Tokyo

Things to do this week in Tokyo
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Monday 1

Hotel Chinzanso Garden Lightup
Autumn may be officially over, but the foliage is still rather gorgeous in Tokyo. See it today at the opulent Hotel Chinzanso in Mejiro, where the beautifully decorated garden stays open and lit-up until late at night. Read more

Tuesday 2

Explore, Experience: Edo-Tokyo
The excellent Edo-Tokyo museum is renewing its permanent exhibits from today, but you can still get a look at some of the display highlights, shown off as a special exhibition with drastically lowered entrance fees. Read more

Jiro Takamatsu: Mysteries
If avant-garde art tickles your fancy, this retrospective is a can't-miss: featuring the work of Jiro Takamatsu, one of Japan's most influential contemporary artists, it digs deep into more than two decades of creativity. Read more

Wednesday 3

Magnolia Bakery Christmas Collection
Sure, it may be a little early for New York-style Christmas treats, but waiting until the weekend before the big day can also mean frustration in the form of two-hour-plus queues. So, why not stop by for a quick taste today? Read more

Thursday 4

Mr Brainwash Japan Exhibition
Street art enigma Mr Brainwash brings his quirky pop-art corruptions to the unlikely surrounds of Odaiba's Grand Pacific hotel for a solo exhibit – should be a nice opportunity for collectors to make some serious finds. Read more

Cycle/Circle and Recycle
Graphic designer Rikako Nagashima's eco-minded creations, all made with recycled and/or leftover fabric, range from coats to bags and accessories. Pick up a few eco-conscious items of your own at her latest display. Read more

Tenacious D
Kyle Gass and Jack Black's rock duo/comedy act takes on Tokyo a full eight years since The Pick of Destiny first hit theatres and propelled Tenacious D to worldwide notoriety. Expect the stuff of legends. Read more

Friday 5

The Ting Tings
A wildly popular background music choice in Japanese ads and TV shows over the past few years, dishevelled noughties pop duo Jules De Martino and Katie White return to Tokyo tonight for a tasty weekend opener. Read more

Moonlight and Greenery Concert
The Prince Park Tower's garden concert series returns in the form of an early Christmas special, welcoming the Serendipity Saxophone Quartet for a programme of Finnish folk tunes alongside familiar holiday classics. Read more

Maika Leboutet
Celebrating the release of her debut album, French-Japanese singer-songwriter Maika Leboutet shows off her multi-instrumental skills and penchant for audio innovation at Nishi-Azabu's edgy Shinsekai tonight. Read more

Sound Museum Vision 3rd Anniversary
Shibuya club Sound Museum Vision celebrates three years in business with a bang, welcoming electro giant Erol Alkan as a special guest and also featuring appearances by domestic talent like Shinichi Osawa and Yamato. Read more

Saturday 6

New Jewelry 2014
Avant-garde accessories are the name of the game at New Jewelry, a jewellery trade show returning for its fifth incarnation this weekend. If you're looking for Christmas presents, this one should be well worth a visit. Read more

James McNeill Whistler Retrospective
Best known for the iconic 'Whistler's Mother', 19th-century luminary James McNeill Whistler was also heavily influenced by Japanese art, a fact that's highlighted at this extensive three-part retrospective opening today. Read more

Museum Start i-Ueno
Nine museums around Ueno Park team up to attract the young ‘uns with a program that makes doing the rounds an exciting adventure. Use the handy guidebook to find your way and collect badges at each location. Read more

Sunday 7

Time – David Bowie by Masayoshi Sukita
Since discovering the indomitable David Bowie in London way back in 1972, Masayoshi Sukita has kept photographing the rock legend on stage, on the street and in studio, collecting a fascinating portfolio in the process. Read more

Solamachi Christmas Market
Get into the holiday mood under the Skytree, where this German-influenced market offers warm glühwein, traditional confections like waffles and chocolate fudge, and scores of questionable 'holiday accessories'. Read more

National Treasures of Japan
Today's your last chance to see this rare collection of around 120 faith-themed artefacts awarded the coveted title of National Treasure, which indicates a particularly noteworthy artistic and cultural significance. Read more

By Time Out Tokyo Editors
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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