Tokyo Events This Week: Flower Festivals, Sumo and Fiesta Mexicana

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Tokyo events for Monday, September 16 to Sunday, September 22, 2019

It’s a good week to connect with nature at these autumn flower festivals, check out the Grand Sumo tournament or check out some cultural festivals, like Fiesta Mexicana or the Nezu Shrine Festival.

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Tokyo National Museum – Free Admission Day

Free admission days at Tokyo National Museum come around only twice a year. This Monday is one of those days! See hundreds of artworks in fields of painting, calligraphy, sculpture and archaeology.

 Tokyo National Museum - Free Admission Day

Dates:Mid Sep, 2020
Entry:Free

Tokyo English Book Exchange #14

Meet up with fellow bibliophiles for Tokyo Cheapo’s 14th 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!



 Tokyo English Book Exchange #14

Book Exchange
Dates:18th Sep, 2019
Entry:Free

Perfect Liars Club

Perfect Liars Club is the smash-hit US comedy story interrogation show taking Tokyo by storm. Four people tell a story, and three are completely true. But one person is telling you a lie. Listen, laugh, interrogate, vote. Can you spot the liar?

 Perfect Liars Club

Perfect Liars Club
Dates:19th Sep, 2019
Entry:¥2,000 – ¥2,500

Nezu Shrine Festival

An annual and traditional Japanese festival at the Kyoto-esque Nezu Shrine with a mikoshi (portable shrine) parade and street food stalls.

 Nezu Shrine Festival

Dates:Late Sep, 2020
Entry:Free

Toyokawa Inari Ooka-Echizen Festival

An annual festival at Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Shrine (close to Akasaka-Mitsuke Station) in celebration of the renowned Edo-period samurai, judge and feudal lord Ooka Tadasuke.

 Toyokawa Inari Ooka-Echizen Festival

Dates:22nd Sep, 2020
Entry:Free

September Grand Sumo Tournament

Every September presents an opportunity to see the traditional sport of sumo up close and personal. Read more about ticket info (you can get a seat for as little as ¥3,800).

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 September Grand Sumo Tournament

sumo in tokyo
Dates:Early
~
Late Sep, 2020
Entry:¥3,800 – ¥38,000

Fiesta Mexicana

Festa Mexicana is a three-day festival showcasing Mexican tradition and food culture.

 Fiesta Mexicana

Mexico Festival
Dates:Late Sep, 2020
Entry:Free

Red Spider Lily Festival

One of the more impressive flower festivals, the Red Spider Lily blankets the Kinchakuda fields in Hidaka, Saitama (just a short jaunt outside of Tokyo).


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 Red Spider Lily Festival

Dates:Mid
~
Late Sep, 2020
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥300
Students:
On the door: ¥300

Hagi Festival

Hagi is Japanese for bush clover, a lovely fall flower you can see at the even lovelier Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens.

 Hagi Festival

Dates:Mid Sep
~
Early Oct, 2020
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥150
Over 65s:
On the door: ¥70

Cosmos Flower Festival at Showa Kinen Park

Autumn at Showa Kinen Park holds a special place in our hearts as fields of picturesque cosmos flowers bloom during the season.

 Cosmos Flower Festival at Showa Kinen Park

Dates:14th Sep–27th Oct, 2019

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