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.
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.
A three-day festival of all things Hawaiian—music, hula dance performances, Hawaiian food and beer, and all sorts of wares.
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.
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.
For the comedy lover or the brave comic in you, head to Meguro Tavern for a 2-hour open-mic stand-up show.
Moto Neutral: Bikes, Art & Music
A free, outdoor motorcycle event, featuring a bike show, music performances, live art and food trucks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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