Tokyo events for Monday, June 19 to Sunday, June 25, 2023.

The mood is set this week as lights go off around Tokyo Tower and highballs are the drink of choice in Ueno.

If finding a good bargain gets you going, then check out Tokyo’s weekly markets. Or perhaps you have a penchant for comedy and music — we’ve got you covered there, too.

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Failing in Love Tokyo

A stand-up comedy show in English about failures in relationships and love with Victor Patrascan & Luana Matei. Laugh along as brilliant comedians take you through their life, romantic adventures, dating successes, but mostly failures, and much more…

Candle Night for 1 Million People

No, there won’t be one million people at this event, but rather 1,690 candles will be lit as a symbol to bring these people together. Taking place at Zōjōji Temple on the summer and winter solstice each year, this event calls for all lights to be turned off — including Tokyo Tower — from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Downtown Highball Festival

This is a tachinomi (standing bar) festival, but there will be plenty of space to eat and drink. There will be rows and rows of booths and stalls filled with alcoholic beverages and izakaya food. Stage performances will include singers, taiko drummers, dance groups, DJs, and a lot more.

Takao Beer Mount

Takao Beer Mount is definitely the highest beer garden in Tokyo at 500m on the side of a mountain. With “terrace,” “garden,” and “hall” seats, you can enjoy the views at Mt Takao day or night.

Vamos a Havana

In the heart of Hiroo lies Havana 1950, a venue that perfectly embodies the vibe of the Cuban capital, Caribbean cocktails, and fantastic danceable music. Every month, More than Music brings its great atmosphere to this amazing venue, and as always gives the members free access to it.

The Pirates of Tokyo Bay Bilingual Improv Show

The Pirates of Tokyo Bay is a short-form improv comedy group in Tokyo. A similar style to “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, this show will be in both English and Japanese, so there’s something for everyone.

Akasaka Antique Market in Ark Hills

The Ark Hills antique market is much classier compared to some of Tokyo’s usual fairs. In addition to the amazing finds you can usually dig up at a flea market, like jewelry and home goods, you can also find stylish clothing brands — a great chance to update your wardrobe.

“The Best Flea Market” (Yurakucho)

Think second-hand kimonos, ceramics, and other small trinkets. This is a good place to find stylish stuff and unusual souvenirs from Japan. Try to arrive early as both the market itself and the surrounding Yurakucho area with its many cafes and restaurants can get crowded from lunchtime onwards on the weekend.

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia — last chance!

A festival celebrating all things film, SSFF & Asia will be screening around 200 short films from around the world as they compete in a series of competitions.

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