Looking to stay within budget this weekend? Well, you’ve come to the right place—here’s our cheapo events guide just for you!

Akibasan Fire Festival
Akibasan Fire Festival | Photo by Jeremy Eades used under CC

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Chichibu Yomatsuri (Dec 3) − See one of Japan’s biggest nighttime float parades dazzle the Chichibu area. Comes complete with a fireworks display.

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International Robot Exhibition (Dec 2-5) − This event, held every other year, features the latest and greatest in cutting-edge robotic technology. This event is free with preregistry , otherwise you’ll be shelling 1,000 yen at the door.

Thai National Day Festival (Dec 5-6) − Celebrate Thailand’s National Day as well as the king’s birthday at this culture fest with food, a market and entertainment.



Akibasan Fire Festival (Dec 6) − Want to see priests play with fire? They do just that, wielding the hot stuff on sticks and arrows, at Akibasan Fire Festival dating back to the 16th century.

Next week

Tokyo Cheapo Downtown Holiday Drinks (Dec 7) −  Come, chat, and be merry! Celebrate the holidays with the TC team at one of the hottest spots in town, Commune 246.

Sekino Boroichi Market (Dec 9-10) − 300 stalls overflowing with goods from food to antiques and much more. With 80,000 expected visitors, you might want to head there early to get your hands of the best stuff.

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