Tokyo Events This Week: Autumn Festivals and Tokyo Game Show

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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.

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Kichijoji autumn festival
Kichijoji Autumn Festival | Photo by Chris Kirkland

PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 166

PechaKucha is a guest speaker series where presenters share their creative passions that cover every possible range of subjects.

 PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 166

Pecha Kucha Vol.165
Dates:11th Sep, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
On 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.



 Mukojima-Hyakkaen Garden Moon Viewing

Dates:Mid Sep, 2020

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.

 Fashion's Night Out Tokyo 2020

Dates:Mid Sep, 2020
Entry:Free

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.

 National Museum of Western Art - Free Admission Day

Dates:28th Sep, 2019
Entry:Free

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.

 Tokyo Game Show 2020

Tokyo Game Show
Dates:Mid Sep, 2020
Entry:
Adults:
Advance sales: ¥1,500
On the door: ¥2,000

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.

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 Keyaki Beer Festival

Dates:12th Sep–16th Sep, 2019
Entry:Free

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.

 Kichijoji Autumn Festival 2020

Kichijoji autumn festival
Dates:Mid Sep, 2020
Entry:Free

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.

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 253rd Sakaki Festival

Dates:Mid Sep, 2020
Entry:Free

Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri

A community festival featuring a procession of dashi (traditional floats) accompanied by festival food, music and dancing at Hikawa Shrine.

 Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri

akasaka hikawa matsuri
Dates:Mid Sep, 2020
Entry:Free

Ultra Japan

Ultra Japan is the biggest EDM festival in the country with big-name headliners like Galantis, Afrojack, DJ Snake, Steve Aoki and Pendulum.

 Ultra Japan

Ultra Japan
Dates:Mid Sep, 2020
Entry:¥13,000 – ¥39,000

Augusta Camp 2019

Augusta Camp is a showcase of top Japanese pop and rock artists, taking place at Fuji Q Highland amusement park.

 Augusta Camp 2019

Augusta Camp iFlyer
Dates:15th Sep, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
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.



 Tokyo Roast Battle 7: Fall Brawl

Tokyo Roast Battle Event Submission
Dates:15th Sep, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
Advance sales: ¥2,000
On the door: ¥2,500

Tahiti Festa 2019

Enjoy Tahitian culture in Toky with good food, fresh pineapple juice, Tahitian beer, music, dance, and shopping.

 Tahiti Festa 2019

Dates:14th Sep–16th Sep, 2019
Entry:Free

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