Tokyo Events This Week: Comedy, Kayaking and Culture Festivals

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Tokyo events for Monday, May 27 to Sunday, June 2, 2019

This week in Tokyo brings comedy shows, outdoor adventure, a prison exhibition, plus art, culture and film festivals.

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Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival 2019

Tokyo Lift-Off is a week-long event celebrating the best that the independent film community in Japan and the rest of the world has to offer.

 Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival 2020

Dates:Late May
~
Early Jun, 2020
Entry:
Adults:
Advance sales: ¥1,500

Aloha Tokyo

A three-day festival of all things Hawaiian—music, hula dance performances, Hawaiian food and beer, and all sorts of wares.



 Aloha Tokyo

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Dates:Late May
~
Early Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

Minakami Outdoor Festival

If you’re in the mood for a mini escape from the city, head to Gunma Prefecture for a taste of Minakami’s outdoor adventure opportunities, like trail running, kayaking, bouldering, rafting, among others, at an affordable price.

 Minakami Outdoor Festival

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Dates:Late May
~
Early Jun, 2020
Entry:¥500 – ¥6,000

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2019

A festival celebrating all things film, SSFF & Asia will be screening 200 short films from around the world at various venues across the city.

 Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2020

Dates:Late May
~
Mid Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

Tokyo Jokeyo

For the comedy lover or the brave comic in you, head to Meguro Tavern for a 2-hour open-mic stand-up show.

 Tokyo Jokeyo

Tokyo Jokeyo Comedy
Dates:30th May, 2019
Entry:Free

Moto Neutral: Bikes, Art & Music

A free, outdoor motorcycle event, featuring a bike show, music performances, live art and food trucks.

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 Moto Neutral: Bikes, Art & Music

Neutral Motorbike Festival
Dates:Early Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

Tokyo Roast Battle #6: A New Era

A full-on comedy war featuring 10 comedians and 5 roast battles on Tokyo’s favorite comedy stage in Shimokitazawa.

 Tokyo Roast Battle #6: A New Era

Tokyo Roast Battle
Dates:2nd Jun, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
Advance sales: ¥1,500
On the door: ¥2,500

Eco Life Fair 2019

The Eco Life Fair is a 2-day event at Yoyogi Park as part of World Environment Month festivities. Attendees are in for some organic fare, environmental workshops and idol band entertainment.

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 Eco Life Fair 2020

Dates:Early Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

Japan Media Arts Festival

The festival showcases various aspects of popular media art in Japan, including entertainment, manga and animation. See creative works from over 70 countries.

 Japan Media Arts Festival

Dates:Early
~
Mid Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

Manpaku 2019

A massive food festival in Tachikawa with different areas specializing in beef, deep fried, seafood, sweets, salads, cheese and more— satiating any and all cravings. Plus there’s a beer garden to help you wash it all down.

 Manpaku 2020

Dates:Mid May
~
Early Jun, 2020
Entry:¥400 – ¥800

Katsushika Iris Festival

In northwest Tokyo, see 14,000 iris flowers at Mizumoto Park and 6,000 more at Hirikiri Shobuen Garden. There will be music performances and other entertainment to accompany your floral stroll—the perfect event for a sunny weekend.

 Katsushika Iris Festival

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Dates:Late May
~
Mid Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

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