Tokyo events for Monday, November 24 to Sunday, December 1, 2019
Comedy nights are aplenty this week, so take your pick of the bunch for some guaranteed laughs. Japan’s biggest Philippines festival is also on, along side a line-up of illumination and art events.
Metronomy Japan Tour
UK band Metronomy is bringing their electro-pop sound to the Tokyo music scene for one night only. Jam out at Ebisu’s Liquidroom.
Good Heavens Comedy Club
A regular Tokyo comedy event at Good Heavens British Bar in the trendy Shimokitazawa area. This week’s show is called ‘What You See Is What You Get’ so expect a mystery line up with guaranteed laughs.
Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School Tokyo
With a drink in one hand and a pencil in the other, you can spend an evening sketching some of Tokyo’s most interesting models.
Tokyo Jokeyo Christmas Edition
For the comedy lover or the brave comic in you, head to Meguro Tavern for a 2-hour open-mic stand-up show.
The Doburoku Matsuri is an annual festival celebrating home-brewed sake. Taking place at Koami Shrine, visitors will be offered free sake and can enjoy Shinto performances in the afternoon.
Drunk Poets See God
Drunk Poets See God is a spoken-word night that features a different theme each time with a mix of performance styles.
Improvazilla Comedy Night
Tokyo’s longest running improv night is filled with games, off-the-cuff creations and plenty of musical performances.
Museum of Modern Art – Free Admission Day
The MOMAT is free this Sunday. The museum houses mainly Japanese works of the 20th century including a number deemed ‘Important Cultural Properties’ or masterpieces.
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Setagaya Koto Cafe Workshop and Concert
Try your hand at the koto, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument, at this one-hour workshop led by internationally renowned koto players Michiyo Yagi and Hiroko Takahashi. Following the workshop is a 30-minute performance, accompanied by a cup of green tea.
Midtown Christmas 2019
A classic Christmas-season staple in the city. Come and see the mesmerizing twinkle of 290,000 digitally controlled LEDs.
Philippine Festival 2019
A huge cultural festival at Yoyogi Park celebrating the food, art, and entertainment of the Philippines.
Roppongi Hills Christmas Market
A quaint German-style Christmas market with classic food and drink, gift and decoration stalls.
Autumn Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens
The famously beautiful Edo-period gardens of Rikugien will be illuminated until December 12th from sunset to 9 pm daily. The gardens are known as one of the best spots for autumn foliage viewing, so it’s a perfect for an evening stroll.
Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market
Just south of the city is a famous Christmas market in Yokohama. Against a backdrop of the area’s beautiful red-brick warehouses, the market features an ice skating rink, stalls and an impressive tree display.
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