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Hibiya Oktoberfest (Sep 1-10): Beer, sausages and music await you at Hibiya Park. And if you’re not a beer person, there’s wine and non-alcoholic options as well. Just head towards the fountain for all the action.
Neet Spirit – 90s Music Night (Sep 1): Nostalgic for the 90s? Shibuya’s Ruby Room will be playing all the hits of the era—from top 40 pop to grungie alt rock, hip hop, Brit-pop, pop punk and the odd dance track to get you moving! Entry is 1,000 yen and includes 2 drinks.
Tokyo Jazz Festival (Sep 1-3): Calling all jazz lovers! While there are paid performances, there are plenty of free ones at Yoyogi Park Friday through Sunday.
Kitazawa Hachiman Shrine Festival (Sep 2-3): A festive event in Shimokitazawa with omikoshi (shoulder-borne shrines) being jostled through the streets and dashi (wheeled floats) being pulled and pushed.
“The Yosakoi” Oedo Soran Festival (Sep 3): This weekend will see yet another yosakoi (summertime traditional dance) festival, and this time at Kiba Park. There will be 45 dance teams competing—definitely a uniquely Japanese sight to see if you haven’t attended a festival of the kind yet.
Museum of Modern Art – Free Admission Day (Sep 3): The MOMA houses mainly Japanese works of the 20th century including a number deemed ‘Important Cultural Properties’ or masterpieces—see it all for free this Sunday.
Our video guide to the tuna auctions at the shiny new Toyosu Fish Market
Recommended hotels located nearby
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