Tokyo events for Monday, December 2 to Sunday, December 8, 2019

It will be a challenge deciding which events to attend this week with fireworks, fairs and even a fire festival on the docket. Plus, you’ve got speaker series, art exhibitions and the Tokyo Christmas Market to consider too!

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Chichibu Yomatsuri

See one of Japan’s biggest nighttime float parades dazzle the Chichibu area. The event takes place around the traditional 2,000-year-old Chichibu Shrine and boasts a rare chance to see fireworks in the colder months

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Chromosphere

Chromosphere is the joint exhibition of Canadian artist Sabrina Ratté and Japanese artist Yoshi Sodeoka. It features a series of abstract and illusory videos made by the pair that challenge the major issues of visual media.

Memories of Tsukiji – Tokyo Premiere

Uing photogrammetry technology, three Tokyo-based artists explore what is (or rather isn’t) left of Tsukiji, formerly the world’s largest fish market.

Oji Kumade Ichi Fair

A colorful local festival where visitors can pick up kumade—a beautifully decorated bamboo rake which brings good luck and prosperity to its new owner.

Akibasan Fire Festival

Want to see priests play with fire? They do just that, wielding the hot stuff on sticks and arrows, at the Akibasan Fire Festival. The event dating back to the 16th century.

Workshop: Intro to Stand-Up Comedy

Got some funnies up your sleeve, but need a little push to brave the stage? Try this 3.5-hour stand-up workshop to help initiate you into the Tokyo comedy scene.

Sekino Boroichi Market

This evening winter market is a great spot to peruse stalls, pick up antique souvenirs or just grab some toasty festival food on a chilly night. This market boasts over 300 stalls and over 80,000 visitors.

Treasures From Budapest

Commemorating 150 years of Japan–Hungary friendship, The National Art Center Tokyo along with the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest and the Hungarian National Gallery are presenting a collection of Hungarian and European masterpieces.

Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks

See a grand fireworks show every Saturday night throughout December. The fireworks will go off between Odaiba and the Rainbow Bridge from 7 pm to 7:10 pm.

Tokyo Christmas Market

A Christmas market to beat all Christmas markets in Tokyo. Sample some festive fare—German-style sausage and stews to name a few—and peruse the booths selling decor, gifts and winter gear. Once you’ve wandered through the stalls, grab a hot drink and watch the choir to round out those Christmas feels.

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