Tokyo events for Mon, Feb 10 to Sun, Feb 16, 2020

This week is chock-full of comedy options, flower blossoms, a traditional music concert, and a lecture on love & Shakespeare.

Yoyogi Park Flea Market

Search for hiddens gems among the hundreds of vendors at one of Tokyo’s biggest flea markets.

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Tokyo English Book Exchange #18

Meet up with fellow bibliophiles for Tokyo Cheapo’s 18th English Book Exchange. Come with at least one book to swap, then grab a drink and mingle. Who knows what printed treasure you might find!

CWAJ Presents: A Touch of Love from Shakespeare

The College Women’s Association of Japan is hosting a lecture titled: A Touch of Love from Shakespeare—perfectly timed just ahead of Valentine’s Day. The lecture is presented by Shakespearean expert (and NHK presenter) Stuart Varnam-Atkin.

Craft Beer & Comedy

Good food, great beer and the best of Tokyo’s English stand-up comedy scene. It’s the perfect way to let loose after a long week.

Traditional Japanese Music & Dance Show

Ryugenji Temple will be host to a long-running traditional Japanese music concert showcasing a range of instruments and singers—along with a Kabuki dance show.

Improv Comedy in English & Japanese

Enjoy a night of chuckles at this bilingual improv show put on by the Pirates of Tokyo Bay comedy group.

Miura-kaigan Cherry Blossom Festival

Your chance to catch early-blooming cherry blossoms. Over 1000 Kawazu cherry trees line the path from Miura-kaigan Station to Komatsukeike Park.

Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival

The 360 cherry trees on south side of Mt. Matsuda bloom earlier than almost anywhere else near Tokyo. Plus there are views of Mt. Fuji—springtime perfection!

Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival

This festival takes place at Hanegi Park, which has around 650 plum blossom trees. On weekends the park hosts vendors selling plum-themed food.

Bunkyo Plum Blossom Festival

Another plum blossom festival with extracurriculars like shamisen-playing, traditional dance, tea, other Japanese cultural events, and, best of all, nighttime illuminations.

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Last chance for illuminations

As the winter season comes to an end, so do the illumination events around the city. They’re great spots for Valentine’s Day date—so make the most of the remaining run times.

Caretta Shiodome Winter Illumination – Ends Feb 14, 2020

Marunouchi Illumination – Ends Feb 16, 2020

Ebisu Garden Place Illumination – Feb 24, 2020

Tokyo Dome City Winter Illumination – Ends Feb 26, 2020

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