Tokyo Events This Week: Mt. Takao Fire Festival, Local Food Fest & More

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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.

hiwatari takao fire
|credit| | Photo by David Ishikawa

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.

 Bunkyo Plum Blossom Festival

Dates:Early Feb
~
Early Mar, 2020

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.



 Nerd Nite #31 - Big in Japan

Nerd Nite
Dates:8th Mar, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥1,000

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!

 This&That Café Vol.42 "Balance for Better"

This&That Café Vol.42 "Balance for Better"
Dates:8th Mar, 2019
Entry:Free

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.

 Japan Local (Furusato) Food Festival

Furusato Matsuri NHK
Dates:Early Mar, 2020
Entry:Free

“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.

 "The Best Flea Market" (Yurakucho)

tokyo flea market
Dates:9th Jun, 2019
Entry:Free

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!

 Mt. Takao Hiwatari Festival

Dates:8th Mar, 2020
Entry:Free

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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.

 Washi Candle Garden

washi candle garden toyko
Dates:Early
~
Mid Mar, 2020
Entry:Free

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.

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 National Museum of Western Art - Free Admission Day

Dates:25th May, 2019
Entry:Free

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.

 Robert Taira Wilson EP Release Party

Robert Taira Wilson
Dates:9th Mar, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
Advance sales: ¥3,500

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