Tokyo events for Monday, September 30 to Sunday, October 6, 2019

This week, try delicious Hokkaido cuisine in the heart of Tokyo, catch the fireworks in Tamagawa or join a horror-themed street race.

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Hokkaido Fair in Yoyogi

You need not leave Tokyo to savor all the gastronomical goodies that Hokkaido—Japan’s northernmost prefecture—has to offer (including crab, salmon roe, Hokkaido-style ramen and much more). The Hokkaido Fair is four-day food fest at Yoyogi Park with cheapo savings if you get there early.

Japanese Tea Party with Koto Performance

A chance to see a live performace of the koto—a traditional stringed Japanese instrument. Takes place in the perfect venue too: a four-decade-old green tea shop and cafe.

Tamagawa Fireworks Festival

This is the biggest fireworks festival in the Setagaya area (west Tokyo). It’s a popular one, so be sure to get there early to snag some prime seat space!

Journey to the End of the Night: Horror Edition

Looking for a bit of unconventional fun? How about a mad dash through the streets of Tokyo as you evade pursuers and solve creative challenges along the way. This edition has a “horror” theme, making it a good primer for Halloween!

Museum of Modern Art – Free Admission Day

The MOMAT is free this Sunday. The museum houses mainly Japanese works of the 20th century including a number deemed ‘Important Cultural Properties’ or masterpieces.

Oedo Beer Festival 2019

Craft beer festival with free entry (unlike most other beer festivals in Tokyo). There will be a selection of international and domestic beer with glasses starting at ¥500 a pop.

“I don’t know the 70s” Art Exhibition

Fifteen illustrators gather and express their unique interpretations of the 70s.

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