Cheapo Weekend for May 12-13: Cinco de Mayo, Mad Design, a Marathon and More

Carey Finn

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Cinco de Mayo Japan Festival – May 12-13

Come down to Odaiba and commemorate Mexico’s historic Battle of Puebla with a fully international festival featuring a diverse array of music, dance, and food.



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Design Festa: Spring Edition – May 12-13

Also on in Odaiba this weekend is the 47th instalment of Asia’s biggest art event—Design Festa. Expect all things creative, with live performances and a workshop area to boot.

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Tokyo Yamathon – May 12

Take part in a novel fundraising challenge that sees small teams walking or running through the city, checking in at all 29 stations of the JR Yamanote loop line within a 12-hour time limit.

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Thai Festival 2018 – May 12-13

Spring is a great time to visit Yoyogi Park, and this weekend’s Thai Festival is the perfect opportunity. Pop by for authentic Thai cuisine, crafts and music!

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Takao Wakaba Festival – Until May 27

Strap on those hiking boots and head to Mount Takao for a spring celebration that includes music, tea ceremony and dance!

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Danchi Dreams Photography Exhibition – May 12-13

Reimagine the housing projects of Tokyo, and with them a city’s dreams, at a beyond-cool event in an abandoned factory-now-gallery.



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