Tokyo events for Monday, December 5 to Sunday, December 11, 2022.

As the temperature drops, we have many events and activities this week that will warm you up; think fine wines, fires, over-the-top dancing, and piping-hot German sausages.

As with the whole of this month, there will be plenty of illuminations and Christmas markets, so make sure to check out our articles on those.

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Akibasan Fire Festival

For the first time in three years, the Akibasan Fire Festival will go ahead. The Akibasan Kongen Yabuse Matsuri takes place at the Akibasan Shrine in the Itabashi district of Odawara City. Robed priests will do a variety of activities with fire, including writing Chinese characters in the air with a flaming stick and firing arrows into a bonfire.

Belgian Beer Weekend Shinjuku

While not the cheapest event on our list, for ¥3,200 (advanced ticket) you get an original Belgian Beer Weekend 2022 glass to keep and the ability to choose from 59 strong Belgian beers.

Mutek Japan

MUTEK Japan is a five-day music festival that combines electronic music, art and technology. The festival features a mix of international and local artists along with chances to see and experience the latest technology.

Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks

This out-of-season fireworks display takes place every Saturday in December (except December 31) at 7 p.m. for five minutes. 2022 sees the fireworks return after a three-year break due to the pandemic.

Tokyo Christmas Market 2022

One of the most Christmassy Christmas markets out there, this event is the real deal. Sponsored by the German Embassy and the German Tourism Association, you can expect plenty of delicious food and German-themed gift ideas, as well as some warming wines

World Wine Festival Winter 2022

In Tokyo Midtown Hibiya (Atrium 1F), get a chance to sample this season’s best wines. All for the lovely price of ¥0. This season’s wine tasting will focus on rare champagne and red wine. A perfect event for wine lovers… or those who like free stuff.

Shibuya Blue Cave Illumination

Originally a Nakameguro event from way back in 2014, the Blue Cave is now a Shibuya highlight each winter. This year’s 800m display will feature around 600,000 LEDs (guess what color) stretching between Shibuya Koen Dori and Yoyogi Park (just south of Yoyogi Park Events Square).

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