Cheapo Weekend for June 2-3: Food, Film and Fireworks

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Tokyo Cheapo Downtown Drinks – May 31

Join the TC gang and fellow cheapos for a drink (or few) and casual mingling at Commune 2nd. This is our 27th casual meet-up and all are welcome—from readers to travelers to mysterious strangers.

 Downtown Drinks #27

Downtown Drinks 27
Dates:31st May, 2018

Zushi Beach Fireworks Festival – June 1

Kick off your summer with a solid 45-minute fireworks display over Zushi Beach. It’s just over 1.5 hr from central Tokyo, so consider making it a full beach day trip and heading back after the show.

 Zushi Beach Fireworks Festival

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Aloha Tokyo – June 1-3

A three-day festival of all things Hawaiian—music, hula dance performances, Hawaiian food and beer, and all sorts of wares.

 Aloha Tokyo

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Eco Life Fair – June 2-3

This weekend’s event at Yoyogi Park Events Square is the Eco Life Fair as part of World Environment Month festivities. Attendees are in for some organic fare, environmental workshops and idol band entertainment.

 Eco Life Fair 2019


Geometry Geology: An Art Exhibition – May 31-June 3

An exhibition by Franco-American artist Natale Adgnot and that of American artist Julia Dittberner who share an interest in geology and the underlying geometric structures within nature. Their works include drawing, sculpture and collage.

 Geometry Geology: An Art Exhibition

Dates:31st May–3rd Jun, 2018
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Afrikico Djembefola Lessons – June 2-3

Try your hand at djembe drums this weekend in Yokohama. Sessions are 30 minutes and free for beginners.

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 Afrikico Djembefola Lessons

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Dates:2nd Jun–3rd Jun, 2018

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018 – June 4-24

A festival celebrating all things film, SSFF & Asia will be screening over 250 short films from around the world at various venues across the city.

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 Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2019

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Manpaku 2018 – May 17-June 4

A massive food festival in Tachikawa with special sections like beef, deep fried, seafood, sweets, salads, cheese and more to satiate any craving. Plus there’s a beer garden to help you wash it all down.

 Manpaku 2018

Dates:17th May–4th Jun, 2018
Entry:¥400 – ¥800
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Katsushika Iris Festival – June 1-20

In northwest Tokyo, see 14,000 iris flowers at Mizumoto Park and 6,000 more at Hirikiri Shobuen Garden. There will be music performances and other entertainment to accompany your floral stroll—the perfect event for a sunny weekend.

 Katsushika Iris Festival

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