Tokyo events for Monday, September 9 to Sunday, September 15, 2019
While still technically summer, Tokyo celebrates autumn with moon viewing events and mikoshi parades. Some of the biggest events in gaming (Tokyo Game Show), fashion (Fashion’s Night Out) and music (Ultra Japan) are also in this week’s calendar.
PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 166
PechaKucha is a guest speaker series where presenters share their creative passions that cover every possible range of subjects.
|At the door: ¥1,000
Mukojima-Hyakkaen Garden Moon Viewing
Moon watching is a time-old autumn tradition (and a great excuse to have a picnic) at the beautiful Mukojima-Hyakkaen Garden in Hikifune. Sit back and listen to the sounds of the koto, or partake in a tea ceremony and lantern painting.
|At the door: ¥150
Fashion’s Night Out Tokyo 2019
Vogue magazine’s international fashion and shopping event is back this fall in Tokyo. Lovers of everything chic and trendy should make their way to Omotesando Hills—Tokyo’s fashion mecca—to catch the festivities.
National Museum of Western Art – Free Admission Day
Check out the extensive permanent collection at the Museum of Western Art in Ueno Park for free. Works include paintings from the late Medieval period through to the 20th century and modern French sculpture.
Tokyo Game Show 2019
The Tokyo Game Show is one of the top gaming events in the world with booths from all the major game publishers, console makers and mobile gaming platforms—side by side with a few indies and international booths.
|Advance sales: ¥2,300
Keyaki Beer Festival
A massive five-day beer festival just north of Tokyo in Saitama Prefecture. There are over 400 different brews from 90 different brewers to choose from.
Kichijoji Autumn Festival 2019
Celebrate fall with Kichijoji residents this weekend. In typical Japanese celebratory fashion, a lively mikoshi (portable shrine) parade will take place throughout the neighborhood streets.
253rd Sakaki Festival
This centuries-old festival will take place around Hiyoshi Shrine and involves the parading around of a Sakaki tree (Japanese evergreen) with strips of paper tied to it. Plus music and drum performances, traditional garb and more.
Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri
A community festival featuring a procession of dashi (traditional floats) accompanied by festival food, music and dancing at Hikawa Shrine.
Ultra Japan is the biggest EDM festival in the country with big-name headliners like Galantis, Afrojack, DJ Snake, Steve Aoki and Pendulum.
Augusta Camp 2019
Augusta Camp is a showcase of top Japanese pop and rock artists, taking place at Fuji Q Highland amusement park.
|Advance sales: ¥8,640
Tokyo Roast Battle 7: Fall Brawl
A full-on comedy war featuring a slew of comedians is back for its first competition of the season. It all goes down on Tokyo’s favorite comedy stage in Shimokitazawa.
|Advance sales: ¥2,000
|At the door: ¥2,500
Tahiti Festa 2019
Enjoy Tahitian culture in Toky with good food, fresh pineapple juice, Tahitian beer, music, dance, and shopping.