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Tokyo events for Monday, March 4 to Sunday, March 10, 2019
This week brings a regional food festival, a fire festival on Mt. Takao and a washi candle garden in remembrance of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. March 8th is International Women’s Day—read our dedicated round-up for IWD 2019 events in Tokyo.
Bunkyo Plum Blossom Festival
Another plum blossom festival with extracurriculars like shamisen-playing, traditional dance, tea, other Japanese cultural events, and, best of all, nighttime illuminations.
Nerd Nite #31 – Big in Japan
Nerd Nite is “the Discovery Channel with beer”, a worldwide monthly event series that mixes presentations, performances, trivia, demos, music, and of course drinking.
This&That Café Vol.42 “Balance for Better”
One of our favorite events in the city, This&That offers an interdisciplinary evening of art and music—plus good vibes and cold drinks!
Japan Local (Furusato) Food Festival
Eat your way around Japan at this food festival specializing in local (furusato) dishes. Entry is free and it’s right by Yoyogi Park, so you can take your fare and have yourself a picnic too.
“The Best Flea Market” (Yurakucho)
Think second-hand kimonos, ceramics and other small trinkets. This is a good place to find stylish stuff and unusual souvenirs from Japan.
Mt. Takao Hiwatari Festival
If you’ve ever wanted to try walking over hot coals, now is your chance. This fiery festival comes around but once a year as a way to purify and cleanse—as well as to promote world peace, health and prosperity. No need to sign up, just show up and walk the walk!
Washi Candle Garden
The students of Tama Univeristy host the annual Washi Candle Garden at Tokyo Midtown in remembrance of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Each paper lantern has a message of support to the people of the affected area. The event is part of the school’s We Love Japan Project.
National Museum of Western Art – Free Admission Day
Check out the extensive permanent collection at the Museum of Western Art for free. Works includes paintings from the late medieval period through to the 20th century and modern French sculpture. Artists include Ruebens, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Pollock and many more.
Robert Taira Wilson EP Release Party
Robert Taira Wilson is regular on the Tokyo music circuit. This British acoustic guitar player will celebrate his third EP release by gracing the stage of 7th Floor.
There are certain times in the year that can make your visit to Tokyo less than idea.