Tokyo events for Monday, September 25 to Sunday, October 1, 2023.
The moon is big and bright this week, so see if you can spot the man — or rabbit — on the surface.
Apart from spotting things in the sky, you can also take a glance at lanterns, German festivals, and an array of Hokkaidō food. Check out some more ideas on our events page.
Yokohama Oktoberfest is back. Let’s get a bit tipsy at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Event Space. Slosh German pints of beer as you sing along to traditional music played throughout the day. Beers cost between ¥1,200 to ¥1,700 for a 500ml glass.
International Language Meetup in Akihabara
This event offers a fantastic opportunity to practice your language skills and forge new friendships. As the day unfolds, you’ll have ample opportunities to relax and socialize with fellow participants. Share laughter, savor refreshments, and revel in the joy of making new connections.
Ōkunitama Shrine Autumn Festival/Chestnut Festival
The Autumn Festival at Ōkunitama Jinja Shrine is also called the Chestnut Festival because — you guessed it — the region is known for its top-quality chestnuts. Besides eating chestnuts, the highlight is the 260 paper lanterns that light the area.
Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden Moon Viewing
The cool, clear fall air is traditionally the time for tsukimi (moon viewing). It’s really just a good excuse to have a picnic in the evening while the weather is still warm. Tsukimi at the historical Mukōjima-Hyakkaen Garden will include cultural performances such as koto playing, as well as tea ceremonies and lantern painting.
|At the door: ¥150|
Hokkaidō Fair in Yoyogi
The Hokkaidō Fair (also called “The Hokkai Shokudō”) is a 4-day celebration of the food of Japan’s northernmost prefecture. Well known for potatoes, dairy, and meat, the region has enough specialty dishes to keep you busy for days, so make sure you arrive hungry.
Shinjuku Central Park is celebrating diversity with two days of festive fun. With a focus on parasports, there will be various activities in several zones, including a green zone, main zone, kids zone, and sports zone. Along with that, they will have charity games, basketball, VR experiences, and a stage program.
Japan-Korea Exchange Festival
The Nikkan Kōryu Matsuri (Japan-Korea Exchange Festival) is an event held simultaneously in both Tokyo and Seoul. Its aim is to bring Japan and Korea closer together. The festival will feature everything from Korean food products, tae kwon do displays, and traditional dances and music, including performances by K-pop artists.
Ark Hills Music Week
Ark Hills Music Week celebrates the power of music for 11 whole days. As you walk around the town, you are bound to hear music coming from a variety of places. There will be free concerts, interactive experiences, and more.
Moon Art Night Shimokitazawa
Once again, the whole of Shimokitazawa is going moon-mad. You can expect powerful installations, including a gigantic moon and a fluffle of lit-up bunnies.
Get ready for an all-night celebration of disco music, from the glorious 1970s to the present, in the spirit of clubs like Studio 54, Paradise Garage, The Loft, and The Gallery. Expect plenty of disco, funk, boogie, and house tunes.
|At the door: ¥1,000|