Tokyo events for Monday, November 28 to Sunday, December 4, 2022
Open your advent calendars and dust off your decorations — it’s officially December on Thursday! The last month of the year is one of the best for Tokyo events, and this week isn’t any different.
This yomatsuri (night festival) is one of Japan’s big three hikiyama (float) festivals. The large floats, apparently weighing up to 20 tons each, are festooned with countless lanterns and decorated with flowers and spears. Also, this is a rare opportunity to see fireworks in the winter.
Shinjuku Twinkle Park
A fairly small illumination display that’s worth a look if you happen to be in the area. Every evening for a month, Shinjuku Central Park is being lit up with thousands of LED lights, glowing beasties, and other types of installations.
Tori-no-Ichi Fair III
This is the third and last part of the main Tori-no-Ichi festivals in Tokyo. Along with Asakusa, there will also be festivites in Shinjuku and Fuchu. Taiko drumming will signal the start of the event on November 27 at midnight.
A classy and impressive annual display, the Omotesando illuminations are a light-lit walk of just over 1km along Omotesando Avenue. With over 900,000 lights wound around the trees, it’s got a definite winter-wonderland feel.
This festival promises to be Japan’s biggest Philippines event of the year. Taking place in Yoyogi Park, this Philippines Embassy-supported festival will feature domestic entertainers as well as those flown in from the Philippines. Given the large Filipino population in the Kanto area this is sure to be a popular event.
Tokyo Art Tank vol 8. Holiday Exhibition
Head on over to Gallery Conceal Shibuya and dive into Tokyo’s underground art world. This free event gives you the chance to mingle with the city’s most talented creatives while also taking in the surrounding artwork on display.
International Headliner: Kat Nip (Poland)
Kat Nip is a Polish stand-up comedian based in Berlin. She has performed all over the world: Cape Town, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Vienna, and Bangkok to name a city or two. Her energetic, fast-paced storytelling is jam-packed with unexpected punchlines, brutal honesty, and a sprinkle of Eastern European pizzazz.
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FIFA World Cup Public Viewing: Japan VS Spain
Wondering where you can watch the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ in Tokyo? Some of those kick-off times are a killer, but you’ll be surprised to learn that many places will still be showing the games.