Tokyo Events This Week: Hokkaido Fair and Tamagawa Fireworks

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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.

 Hokkaido Fair in Yoyogi

Dates:Early Oct, 2020

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.

 Japanese Tea Party with Koto Performance

Koto Peroformance with tea - hitomi
Dates:23rd Feb, 2020

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!

 Tamagawa Fireworks Festival

tokyo fireworks
Dates:Early Oct, 2020

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!

 Journey to the End of the Night: Horror Edition

Journey to the end of the night
Dates:5th Oct, 2019

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.

 Museum of Modern Art - Free Admission Day

Dates:2nd Feb, 2020

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.

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 Oedo Beer Festival (Autumn)

beer festival
Mid Oct, 2020

“I don’t know the 70s” Art Exhibition

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

 "I don't know the 70s" Art Exhibition

We don't know the 70s art event submission
Dates:3rd Oct–9th Oct, 2019

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