Metropolis Spring Issue 2023

Metropolis Spring Issue 2023

See what's inside and where to pick up a copy


Our Metropolis Spring Issue 2023 is out now! This season’s theme is centered around cycles, and their importance in both Japan’s rich cultural heritage and its unfolding future. From the sacred rebuilding of Ise Shrine, which honors the cyclical relationship between man and nature, to the revival of the traditional sento thanks to Tokyo’s latest youth trends, this edition invites you to join us in exploring what’s new, what’s old, and what’s wonderfully both. Read this issue’s stories by picking up a magazine copy around Tokyo (locations below) or online.

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Issue highlights:

Surviving Sento | Japan’s youth driving the sento revival

Ise Shrine | Rebuilding the sacred heart of Japan

The 30-Year Cycle of Japanese Homes | Architecture

Kristina Ganea | Based in Japan | The rising trend of sourdough in the city

Tokyo’s Best Donuts | Food Guide

What’s on This Spring | Our Handpicked Event Guide 

The Thorn Puller’s English-Language Debut | Literature 

Where to find a copy of Metropolis: 

Here’s our full list (they go fast, so hurry!)
Or read it online

Some of our favorite spots are:

Book 1st Shinjuku

Books Kinokuniya Tokyo

Junkudo Bookstore Ikebukuro

Kinokuniya Main Store Shinjuku 

Maruzen Bookstore Marunouchi

National Azabu Supermarket Minamiazabu

Nissin World Delicatessen Higashi Azabu

Tower Records Shibuya

Tower Records Shinjuku

HMV Shinjuku EAST

Soul Food House Azabu

Full list

Have a great spring season! Stay tuned for our Summer Issue 2023. 

In the meantime, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Spotify
for all our latest articles and Tokyo news.