Tokyo Events This Week: Soba, Sake and Nabe

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Tokyo events for Monday, November 26 to Sunday, December 2, 2018

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Tokyo English Book Exchange #5

Meet up with fellow bibliophiles for Tokyo Cheapo’s 5th English Book Exchange. Come with at least one book to swap, then grab a drink and mingle. Who knows what printed treasure you might find!

 Tokyo English Book Exchange #5

Book Exchange
Dates:27th Nov, 2018
Entry:Free

Doburoku Matsuri

The Doburoku Matsuri is an annual festival celebrating crude, home-brewed sake. Taking place at Koami Shrine, visitors will be offered free sake and can enjoy Shinto performances in the afternoon.

 Doburoku Matsuri

Dates:28th Nov, 2019
Entry:Free

Story Night

Startup Lady Japan is hosting Story Night—a chance to listen to (or tell) women’s stories of struggle and success to inspire others to achieve their goals.



 Story Night

Story Night by Startup Lady Japan
Dates:29th Nov, 2018

Hope Rocks 2018

Hope Rocks is a charity music event at Hobgoblin Roppongi pub. Proceeds go towards the neglected poor in Cambodia, Ethiopia and the Philippines.

 Hope Rocks 2018

Moonshots - Hope Rocks 2018
Dates:29th Nov, 2018
Entry:
Adults:
Advance sales: ¥1,000
On the door: ¥1,500

Nabe Festival

Nabe is a Japanese hot pot dish with meat and veggies. Get your fill of the stuff at Hibiya Park at this three-day festival featuring different variations from across the country.

 Nabe Festival

Dates:Late Nov
~
Early Dec, 2019
Entry:Free

Soba and Sake Festival

A four-day event at Yoyogi Park with myriad food and drinks stalls serving up handmade soba noodles and traditional Japanese rice wine.

 Soba & Sake Festival

Dates:Late Nov
~
Early Dec, 2019
Entry:Free

Museum of Modern Art – Free Admission Day

The MOMAT houses mainly Japanese works of the 20th century including a number deemed ‘Important Cultural Properties’ or masterpieces—see it all for free this Sunday.

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 Museum of Modern Art - Free Admission Day

momat
Dates:2nd Dec, 2018
Entry:Free

Jingugaien Itcho Festival

With colorful autumn leaves ablaze, you’ll want to head to Icho Namiki Avenue where the numerous and intensely yellow gingko trees are star. Plus, tons of food stalls will be set up for your grazing pleasure. For more spots to see some autumn leaves in Tokyo, check out our full fall guide.

 Jingugaien Itcho Festival

Jingu Gaien autumn leaves
Dates:Mid Nov
~
Early Dec, 2019
Entry:Free

Autumn Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

The famously beautiful Edo-period gardens of Rikugien will be illuminated until December 9th from sunset to 9pm daily. The gardens are known as one of the best spots for autumn foliage viewing, so it’s a perfect for an evening stroll.


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 Autumn Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Dates:Mid Nov
~
Early Dec, 2019

Christmas illuminations

Christmas season in Japan is already upon us with light-up festivals galore taking place all over the city. There are plenty to choose from, with some running until February 2018, and some finishing on Christmas Day—so be sure to note the end dates. With new themes, music accompaniments and increasingly impressive displays every year, you’re sure to enjoy what the bright city streets have to offer. Click here for the top 10 Tokyo illuminations.

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Tags: Art, Autumn, Charity, Christmas, Food, Food Festival, Hot Pot, Illuminations, Music, Nabe, Noodles, Soba
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