Tokyo events for Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12, 2024.

This week is a little quieter than the last, but the following events are ready to spice up your life.

For those who love to shock their taste buds, you can get your kick at either the Thai Festival or Sichuan Festa, or take it easy with flea markets and tea ceremonies.

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Thai Festival

Tokyo’s Thai Festival is back! As one of the largest and most anticipated festivals, the Thai Festival is held in the spring at Yoyogi Park each year. Thousands of people attend, making it one of the biggest Thai festivals held outside of Thailand.

Sichuan Festa

A festival dedicated to the weirdly addictive and mouth-numbing spice from China’s Sichuan district. It’s a great chance to try the most authentic dishes around as some of the city’s high-end restaurants from Ginza, alongside traditional Sichuan chefs, will be there. There will be cultural performances and a lottery.

Shimokitazawa Flea Market

The type of gems you’ll find at Shimokitazawa Flea Market include handmade crafts, secondhand clothes, jewelry, and other items. The focus is on high-quality goods, so prices may reflect that. Of course, you will also find unique items you may not discover anywhere else.

Takao Wakaba Spring Festival

This spring event incorporates a series of performances, concerts, and traditional events. With plenty of performances and concerts held at the Kiyotaki Cable Car Station (a short walk from the train station) and in the grounds of Yakuoin temple. On May 11, there is an outdoor tea ceremony at Fudoin Cable Car Station from 10 a.m.

Kagaya Starry Sky World Exhibition

Around 100 pieces of the photographer’s work, including 32 new ones, will be displayed. Notable works include Starry Sky of the Four Seasons, Sky with the Moon, and Aurora. As well as beautiful photographs, this exhibition will include a powerful new video broadcasted on a 16-meter screen.

Forest Beer Garden

The summertime favorite Forest Beer Garden is back for another year of outdoor drinks and chills. It’s located in Meiji Shrine’s Outer Garden, where you can enjoy a cold one, some grilled grub, and nature all in the heart of the city. You can make online reservations for the all-you-can-eat plan (2 hours).

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