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    Fri Oct 31

    Tokyo Closet Ball Halloween Party at The Pink Cow

    Roppongi

    See rock music from Raunchy Rock Diva Mana Hardcore, burlesque dancing from Marion Tigre and The Beautiful Nao, and a drag queen competition, hosted by The Fabulous Tatianna and the Girls of the Tokyo Closet Ball. No cover charge, bar [...]

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    Fri Oct 31

    Ruby Room Halloween Party

    Shibuya

    Venture out in Shibuya on All Hallow’s Eve and you are guaranteed to see groups of stunningly costumed revellers. Take in the sights then follow that up with a free party. The Ruby Room, DJ bar/club/live music venue in Shibuya’s [...]

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    Nov 1
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    Nov 2

    Dream Yosacoy Festival

    Marunouchi Odaiba Yurakucho

    Yes, that’s how they spell it.  Dream Yosacoy – as you can tell from the name – is a bit different.  While most outdoor dance festivals are held during the hot summer months, this one is on the cusp of [...]

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    Nov 1
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    Nov 2

    Koenji Festival 2014

    Koenji

    If you are in the vicinity of JR Koenji Station on November 1st and 2nd, you will be able to watch and take part in the Koenji Festival. Unlike the mammoth Awadori Festival in summer, the festival seems to be [...]

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    Oct 25
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    Nov 3

    Kanda Used Book Festival

    Jimbocho

    The Kanda Used Book Festival is one of the largest annual events in the Jinbocho district of Kanda – renowned as a town of used and antique books. The organisers go further to claim it’s the largest event of its [...]

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    Oct 17
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    Nov 3

    Design Touch 2014

    Akasaka Roppongi

    Timed to coincide with pricey events like Tokyo Designers Week and Designtide, Design Touch is completely free and open to all. It’s also on a much smaller scale – although it’s definitely worth a look if you’re in the area. [...]

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    Oct 24
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    Nov 3

    Tokyo Ramen Show 2014

    Komazawa

    It’s what it says on the label – lots and lots of ramen. Entry to the event at Komazawa Olympic Park is free, but tickets which you can exchange for a bowl of ramen cost 850yen each (like many others [...]

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    Mon Nov 3

    Iruma Air Show

    Saitama

    Iruma Air Base opens its gates to the public on November’s Culture Day national holiday. The Japan Air Self-Defence Force will show off a wide range of its finest airplanes, including the F-15, the Ground Self-Defence Force will stage a [...]

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    Oct 30
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    Nov 3

    Akari Park 2014

    Ueno

    Spread throughout Ueno Park, there will be an illumination event from October 30th to November 3rd. Produced by experienced light designer Motoko Ishii, the event features projections, laser performances and various light installation art. The event runs from 1pm until [...]

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    Nov 8
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    Nov 9

    Snow Bank Pay it Forward

    Harajuku

    In the event square at Yoyogi Park on November 16, Saturday, you’ll find Snow Bank Pay it Forward 2013.  Snow will be trucked in and a slope with a rail down the middle for snowboarders constructed.  The event apparently has [...]

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    Nov 8
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    Nov 9

    Farmers and Kids Festa 2014

    Hibiya

    The strangely named Farmers and Kids Festa is an event held at Hibiya Park with the aim of educating the kids that their food doesn’t really come from the supermarket. Farmers will be sharing their knowledge about agriculture with seminars [...]

  • asakusa tori
    Mon Nov 10

    Asakusa Tori-no-ichi Fair Part I

    Asakusa

    Tori-no-ichi is an annual traditional festival held at shrines and temples nationwide on set days (rooster days) in November to wish for good luck and prosperity in business. The festival has been held in the Asakusa area since the Edo [...]

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    Nov 11
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    Nov 12

    Cheese Festa 2014

    Ebisu

    The 11th of November is World Cheese Day. Conveniently timed to coincide, Cheese Festa 2014 is a two day cheese tasting festival taking place at Ebis303 in Ebisu (it has moved from last year’s venue). The festival will include a [...]

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    Nov 15
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    Nov 16

    Hachioji Ginkgo Festival

    Hachioji

    The gingko trees of Hachioji were planted along the streets when the city expanded during the Showa period. The highlight of this festival is a tour of sekisho (old checking stations) complete with vintage pass permits. Additionally, a parade of [...]

  • asakusa tori
    Sat Nov 22

    Asakusa Tori-no-ichi Fair Part II

    Asakusa

    Tori-no-ichi is an annual traditional festival held at shrines and temples nationwide on set days (rooster days) in November to wish for good luck and prosperity in business. The festival has been held in the Asakusa area since the Edo period [...]

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    Nov 1
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    Nov 23

    Tokyo Metropolitan Tourism Chrysanthemum Exhibition

    Hibiya

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Tourism Chrysanthemum Exhibition has been held since 1914 and is known as Japan’s foremost chrysanthemum exhibition for both quality and quantity of flowers. This exhibition will feature approximately 2,000 displays in one building, including ogiku chrysanthemum grown [...]

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    Nov 20
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    Nov 24

    91st Gaigosai Festival

    Tama

    The Tokyo Foreign Studies University (Tokyo Gaigo Daigaku) in Fuchu has their 92nd ‘Gaigosai’ festival from Thursday, November 20 until Monday the 24th. The student organisers promise ‘a tour around the world without the need for a passport’.  Although if [...]

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    Fri Nov 28

    Doburoku Matsuri

    Nihonbashi

    Koami Jinja is one of the few extant shrines that was constructed using wood from the cypress tree in Chuo-ward and is officially registered as a municipal cultural asset. Today’s main hall and kagura hall were constructed in 1942, and the [...]

  • get your freak on
    Nov 29
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    Nov 30

    Tokyo Vegefood Festa 2014

    Harajuku

    If you’re one of the brave souls who has decided to eschew a diet of dead animal or perhaps if you’re even a little veggie-curious, you should head down to the Tokyo Veggie Food Festa in Yoyogi Park.  Held in front of [...]

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    Nov 29
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    Nov 30

    Fiesta de España 2014

    Harajuku Shibuya

    Celebrating 400 years of exchange between Japan and Spain, the  Fiesta de España is a two day event at the Events Square at Yoyogi Park. The fiesta will feature more than 35 food and drink booths as well as lectures [...]