Metropolis Summer Issue 2023

Metropolis Summer Issue 2023

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


Our Metropolis Summer Issue 2023 is out now! We asked our writers to dig deep into different local scenes across Tokyo and Japan, to bring you slices of daily life and discovery. Come explore small-town life on Japan’s most active volcano, chow down on Tokyo’s best local food and meet content creators who made Japan their home. Read this issue’s stories by picking up a magazine copy around Tokyo (locations below) or online.

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Issue highlights:

Japan Through the Eyes of Thundercat and Flying Lotus 

Life on Japan’s Most Active Volcano | Tour Sakurajima with Norm Nakamura

Suigian| In conversation with founder, artist and traveler Hideotomo Kimura

Tokyo’s Kakigori | Food Guide

What’s on This Summer| Our Handpicked Event Guide 

SAMMIT | Based in Japan | The Real Tokyo Drift

Sarushima | Hanging out on Tokyo’s Monkey Island

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 summer season! Stay tuned for our Autumn Issue 2023. 

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