Cheapo Weekend for Sep 26-27: Matsuri, Moon-viewing and Hangouts

Adriana Paradiso

Ekoda Night Bazaar (Sep 26) – A little festival food, a little street shopping, the Ekoda Bazaar is a great way to spend a lively Saturday night, especially if you have little ones in tow.

Namaste India (Sep 26-27) – Taking place at Yoyogi Park, this fest’s got Indian food, yoga workshops, and cultural and dance performances going from 10 am-10 pm throughout the weekend.

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Shinagawa Shukuba Matsuri
Shinagawa Shukuba Matsuri | Photo by Coal Miki used under CC

Shinagawa Shukuba Matsuri (Sep 26-27) – You’ll see samurai, geisha, courtesans and other historical characters at this  festival celebrating Shinagawa history along “Old Tokaido” street.

Nikkan Festival (Sep 26-27) – The end of this festival is to strengthen Japan-Korean relations. The means include Korean food, Tae Kwon Do displays, traditional dances and K-pop musical performances. Takes place in Hibiya Park.



3rd Tokyo Asia Culture Festival (Sep 26-27) – Another Yoyogi Park-er, this festival celebrates a potpourri of Asian music, food and products.

Walk through the Crystal Universe (until Sep 27) – Be one among the stars at POLA Museum Annex’s “Crystal Universe” exhibit.

Mukojima-Hyakkaen Garden Moon Viewing (Sep 26-28) – Head to this garden for tsukimi (or moon-viewing).  Bring a picnic and enjoy the koto serenades, lantern painting and tea ceremonies.

Tokyo Cheapo Downtown Drinks Meetup (Sep 28) – Free Monday night? Come hang out with the TC crew at the Seibu Ikebukuro roof top for some drinks and casual chills.

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