See these fellas at Tama Zoo
See these fellas at Tama Zoo | Photo by Gideon Davidson used under CC

This whole “cheapo” thing is getting a bit easier starting today. Thanks to Tokyo Citizen’s Day, there are some spots offering free admission on Oct 1st to places that would usually rob you of your precious yen.

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You can stroll in wallet-empty to these three zoos—Ueno Zoo, Tama Zoological Park, and the Inokashira Zoo. Featherful quadrupeds not your thing? Not a problem, the Toyko Sea Life Park is also offering free admission for the day.

Wondering what you should do once Fri rolls around and the above-mentioned freebies are no longer a thing? Try the Hokkaido Fair at Yoyogi Park. It’s a 3-day food festival showing off Japan’s northernmost cuisine.



If Hawaiian styling is more your thing, head to Shiba Park’s Haiwaiian Festival on Sat and Sun for hula, ukeleles, food and a flea market.

Happy Weekend!

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