If you’re bored this weekend, then you’re boring. Fuji Rock, that mammoth mountain festival in Niigata kicks off with some heavy duty performances. The Sumidagawa fireworks festival is the biggest and brightest the…

The high humidity and soaring temperatures of summer in Japan can call for creative measures when it comes to keeping cool – from wearing absorbent cotton yukata and guzzling down kakigori (shaved ice)…

Be as hot as you want this weekend. From face-melting fireworks spectaculars to barn-burning music festivals to a Chilean wine fete that promises to be en fuego, embrace the summer heat with plenty of cool events…

Summer festivals are in full swing this weekend, from music to food to Brazilian samba. Escape the air conditioning and hit the parks, shrines and beaches for Odaiba’s gorgeous lantern festival, Yokohama’s…

Walking into Masahiko Matsuo’s candle and perfumery store in Yokohama is kind of like climbing into a box of assorted sweets. The cute space, called Becky Candle, is tucked away on a side street not far…

Revel on another level during a weekend full of festivals. Speaking of the devil, the traditional festival of Tanabata is celebrated across the city in honor of two tragic, star-crossed lovers. Hit up Yoyogi…

Make waves in Odaiba, grab a beer in rooftop luxury or become part of a comedy routine this weekend. While the Odaiba Regatta is the highlighted event, between avant-garde art exhibitions, graphic…

As a pioneer of revolutionary technology, it’s only fitting that Tokyo hosts the world’s first digital art museum. Mori Building in collaboration with digital art collective teamLab have architected an immersive dreamscape,…

If you only do one thing this weekend, make sure it’s watching the 600m-long parade at the Sanno Matsuri. Other festival highlights include the Short Shorts Film Festival, a hydrangea festival, the Okinawa…

As the old saying goes, there are different strokes for different folks, and all of them were on display at the 13th installment of Japan’s Fetish Festival. The biannual event, commonly known as…

Want to explore K-beauty but can’t make it all the way to South Korea? Luckily Tokyo has its very own Korea Town (Shin Okubo) packed with beauty shops where you can hunt…

This weekend, it’s all about cultural inspiration, from the eagerly anticipated exhibition showcasing works from the Louvre to an exhibition offering insight into the intriguing world of contemporary artist Nobuko Tsuchiya. We’ve also…