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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.
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