Tokyo events for Monday, February 5 to Sunday, February 11, 2024.

The weekend before Valentine’s Day is a long one (Monday, February 12 is a holiday!), so spend it wisely at any one of these Tokyo events — including expos dedicated to anime figurines, flower shows, traditional Chinese performances, and art exhibitions.

Keep an eye out for the state of the plum blossoms and early blooming cherry blossoms too — most official sites have live cameras or daily photos of the blooming status.

Candlelight Concert: Magical Movie Soundtracks

A string quartet will take you on a journey through Disney hits such as Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid. Take in the dreamy performances while being surrounded by candles.

Suggested Activity
Shinjuku Nightlife Walking Tour & Golden-Gai Bar Crawl
Sample local cuisine at the best hole-in-the-wall eateries, experience quirky bars in the Golden Gai area and take a stroll (that's all) through the infamous red-light district

Winter Wonder Festival

Figure collectors, this is the event for you! Known as the world’s biggest festival for figures (also known as “garage kits”), Wonder Festival Tokyo is a biannual (twice-a-year) event held at Halls 1-8 of Chiba’s Makuhari Messe. Typically, the winter event is held in February, while the summer event is held in July.

Hamlet at Theatre BONBON

From February 14 to 18, feast your eyes on this riveting Shakespearean classic and see the very best of Tokyo’s international thespians. This rendition of Hamlet will be performed at Theatre BONBON in Nakano in English and feature both contemporary and classical elements.

Chinese Traditional Performances in Yokohama Chinatown

As part of the Chinese Spring Festival celebrations in Yokohama’s Chukagai (Chinatown), there will be a variety of traditional performance art on show. Expect lion dances, dragon dances, other dancing, songs, harps and acrobatics. This year, while there will be free seating in the back, you can also pay for reserved seating at the front.

Rilakkuma Pop-Up Café

The stars of this Rilakkuma pop-up café are the cuddly characters Korilakkuma (the white bear) and Chairoikoguma (the brown bear who smells like honey). Sit down with an afternoon tea set inspired by the two friendly bears — this includes mini pancakes with cute bear head toppings, mini parfaits, cheesecakes, savory tarts, and free refills of tea.

Japan Brewers’ Cup

The Japan Brewers’ Cup is one of the major events on Japan’s craft beer calendar. It’s both a festival and, as the name suggests, a contest between the brewers. This year sees 40 Japanese brewers and craft beer importers pouring more than 300 different beers. With such an amazing array of breweries, it’s difficult to make recommendations, but West Coast Brewing, Totopia, Nomcraft, and Kyoto Brewing will be popular among patrons.

Japan International Orchid and Flower Show

Held over a week, the Japan International Orchid and Flower Show is a mix of exhibitions, contests, and markets. Visitors can experience an array of beautifully arranged floral artwork from the moment they walk in — go through the orchid gate, a display made from 100,000 orchids, and an ideal selfie spot.

Hokusai and the Samurai World Exhibition

Hokusai is one of Japan’s most famous ukiyo-e (traditional Japanese woodblock print) artists. Those interested in Hokusai’s work and Japanese history should visit this special exhibition: Hokusai and the Samurai World. Many of the paintings show Hokusai’s portrayal of battles from history and tales as well as famous samurai.

Plum blossom festivals

Early blooming cherry blossom festivals

  • Miura-kaigan Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival: More than 1,000 Kawazu-zakura line the road from Miura-kaigan station to Komatsugaike Park (until Mar. 3)
  • Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival: Enjoy a perfect and unique view of Mt. Fuji together with the blossoms (until Mar. 3).
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