Welcome to the first weekend of April! We’ve got the cheapo event  lineup that will help you ring in one of Tokyo’s most venerated seasons.

Penis festival
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You may not be surprised by our top event pick: getting turned up hanami-style. Of course the two most awe-inspiring places include the Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival and the Sumida Cherry Blossom Festival. For the I-want-to-enjoy-my-cherry-blossoms-in peace type, then have a look at our full hanami guide for some less-crowded options. If you’re looking to add a bit of spice sakura-wise, you’ll want to view some stunning, nighttime cherry blossom  illuminations or even try unconventional ways to enjoy hanami…how does from way up in a roller coaster sound?!

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Or maybe festivals tickle your fancy? The Yokohama African Festival (Fri, April 3rd to Sun April 5th) will stage traditional drumming and dancing, food and drinks, fashion and a whole bunch more. If good music and good times are your thing, then head to Yokohama and be part of the 20,000+ expected visitors.

There’s also the highly intriguing Kanamara Penis Festival taking place on Sun, April 5th. Things to expect: penis parade, penis food, penis worship—basically all things penis.



And last on our list, you can keep your Sunday (mostly) genital-free by going to the Museum of Modern Art and benefitting from its FREE admission day.

Happy Weekend!

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Adriana's Tokyo favorites are: Mizumoto Park, Gokokuji Temple Tokyo
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