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Downtown Drinks 27
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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.


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.

Suggested Activity
Go Karting with Cosplay through Asakusa & Akihabara (See Skytree)
Don your favourite video game or superhero outfit and drive go-karts through Asakusa and Akihabara — passing Tokyo Skytree! International driving license required.
aloha tokyo
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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.

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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.

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.

Djembe drum
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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.

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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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.

iris festival tokyo
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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.

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