Cheapo Weekend for June 16-17: Art, Culture and Fireflies

Adriana Paradiso

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A Detective’s Journey to the End of the Night

Looking for a bit of unconventional fun? How about a mad dash through the streets of Tokyo as you evade pursuers and solve creative challenges along the way.

 A Detective's Journey to the End of the Night

Dates:16th Jun, 2018
Entry:Free
fireflies tokyo
Photo by Tsuneaki Hiramatsu used under CC

Fussa Firefly Festival

See one of nature’s most illuminating phenomenon in western Tokyo. Accompanying the fireflies will be food stalls and various traditional performances.

 Fussa Firefly Festival

fireflies tokyo
Dates:
Entry:Free

Join a friendly English-speaking guide on a tour of Japanese bars in Shinjuku and Ebisu—Tokyo's most loved areas for good pub grub and drinks. Enjoy local dishes click here for details
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Photo by titus_jr0

Philippine Expo

A celebration of the Filipino community in Japan with food stalls, dance performances, art, music, a parade and more.

 Philippine Expo

Dates:
Entry:Free

Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia 2018

Sit down for a screening of one or ten of over 250 short films from around the world.

 Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018

Dates:4th Jun–24th Jun, 2018
Entry:Free
Photo by timokefoto used under CC

Ima no Africa

Tokyo celebrates the diversity of Africa with a showcase of food, music, art, fashion and culture. There are kid-friendly activities and the opportunity to meet representatives from 38 African countries.



 Ima no Africa

Dates:16th Jun–17th Jun, 2018
Entry:Free
Japan Media Arts Festival
Photo by régine debatty used under CC

Japan Media Arts Festival

The festival showcases various aspects of popular media art in Japan, including entertainment, manga and animation. See creative works from over 70 countries.

 Japan Media Arts Festival

Dates:13th Jun–24th Jun, 2018
Entry:Free
Photo by Naoki Natsume/ Ishii used under CC

Bunkyo Ajisai Festival

If you like flowers, don’t miss this chance to see 10,000+ hydrangeas in their early summer glory!


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 Bunkyo Ajisai Festival

Dates:
Entry:Free

Mi Casa Es Su Casa Exhibition and Workshop

Coinciding with the rainy season, this exhibition features an interactive installation centered around umbrellas. Visitors can admire the artwork on display, or even create umbrella art of their own!

 Mi Casa Es Su Casa Exhibition and Workshop

Dates:16th Jun–15th Jul, 2018
Entry:Free
Photo by Jean-Marc Bolfing used under CC

Mt. Takao Beer Mount

If you like your beer gardens with a sweet view, try the one atop Mt. Takao—the highest beer garden in Tokyo. Make sure you go hungry and thirsty though, it’s an all-you-can-drink deal (don’t worry, there’s more than beer) accompanied by an all-you-can-eat buffet.

 Mt. Takao Beer Mount

Dates:15th Jun–15th Oct, 2018

For more top Tokyo events happening this month, see our June recommendations.





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