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 | Photo by Fugu Tabetai used under CC

This weekend, you can shake your bon-bon at the Roppongi Hills Bon Dance. Join the kimono-clad dancers in this 3-day event starting Friday at 5pm. The specially built and decorated arena serves as the backdrop for regional dance performances and is surrounded by food stalls for once you’ve two-stepped an appetite.

Suggested Activity
Origami and Furoshiki Workshop
We've all heard of origami, but what's furoshiki? This workshop will walk you through the classic Japanese art pastime of origami (start folding those cranes!), and also teach you the lesser-known but equally classic art of Japan's all-purpose cloth, the furoshiki. ...

Nearby is the Azabu Juban Noryo Festivalnoryo meaning “cooling evening”. The name of the game at this festival is food sampling. You can try dishes and delicacies from all over Japan, so visit here if you’re just looking to stroll around, people watch and go on a Japanese culinary adventure.

Check out the Hawaiian stylings at the Hikarigaoka Hawaiian Festival—comes complete with hula dances, ukulele players, and typical food and wares.



There are also a few more firework fests going on this Saturday. There’s the Tamagawa Firework Festival (Setagaya’s biggest) on Saturday at 7, and the Chofu City Fireworks Festival, which starts a bit earlier at 6:30 pm.

Last our list is the Pirates of Tokyo Bay bilingual comedy show. It’s 2,000 yen to enter, but you get some guaranteed chuckles and drink in the deal.

Happy Weekend!

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