Metropolis Summer Issue 2024

Metropolis Summer Issue 2024

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


Credit: Mike Smith, Kimono Mom, Azabudai Hills

Our Metropolis Summer 2024 Issue is out now and the theme is Time Travel!

Journey through time and Tokyo with our Summer Issue. Past and future collide as we meet visionaries transforming akiya houses, YouTubers embracing kimono tradition, and culinary guides spanning from retro flavors to cutting-edge cuisine. Dive into exclusive interviews and a season of stories that transcend time, filling your summer in Japan with things to do, new places to explore and all that’s happening in the city. 

We showcase local businesses here to help international residents, top spots for tourists to visit, trendsetters in the spotlight and much, much more in Metropolis Summer 2024.

Whether you’re a new reader or you’ve been picking up Metropolis since we first launched, we wish you a warm welcome to our Spring Issue and hope you have a wonderful year ahead.

Read this issue’s stories by picking up a magazine copy around Tokyo (locations below) or online.

If all that’s still not enough for you, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for the very latest updates on our articles and Tokyo news. If you’re looking to dive into the music scene here, check out our Spotify, and if you’d ever like to get in touch with us, whether you have a story to share or just have a question, drop us a message at or DM us on Instagram. We always love hearing from you! 

Read Metropolis Summer 2024 Online Here

Metropolis Summer 2024 Issue Highlights

Based in Japan | Anton Wormann – Reviving Abandoned Houses

Image credit: David Lundin (center)

Time Travel | Geisha, YouTuber and Entrepreneur – Kimono Mom

Image Credit: Kimono Mom

Travel | Journey Back in Time to Chichibu

Image credit from left to right: Sean Pavone, Brisana

About Town | Futuristic Events this Summer

Image credit: Sam Maddicott (bottom-left), Courtesy of TREE by NAKED

Time Travel | An 85-year-old Relives Her High School Dreams

Good Eats | Retro Eateries

Image credit from left to right and up to down: Tokyo Whiskey Library (1, 2), Cafe Tomorrow, Courtesy of Shu Group

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 2024. 

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