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.
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 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!
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?
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.
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.
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).
Festa Mexicana is a three-day festival showcasing Mexican tradition and food culture.
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).
Hagi is Japanese for bush clover, a lovely fall flower you can see at the even lovelier Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens.
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.
The dystopian amusement arcade Anata no Warehouse near Tokyo will close its doors forever on November 17, 2019.