Tokyo events for Monday, August 26 to Sunday, September 1, 2019
Tokyo Night Market: Farmers Market × Appetite
The elusive Tokyo night market has found a home in the Aoyama neighbourhood. The farmers market at UN University shifts into a laid-back after-dark hangout with food, drinks, and one-of-a-kind items. This week, the market has joined forces with Appetite, a foodie event with sake and craft beer pairings.
|Advance sales: ¥3,500
Startup Lady Night
Startup Lady puts on monthly events featuring forward-thinking conversations for female entrepreneurs and their supporters.
Freedom Toast Café: “Taiwan recognizes same-sex marriage”
Special guest speaker Suki Chung—the Amnesty International Regional Campaign Coordinator for East Asia—joins (via Skype) this regular Amnesty International event to discuss how Taiwan recently by passing a law to legalize same-sex marriage—all in a friendy environment.
|At the door: ¥1,000
Downtown Drinks #39
Join the TC gang and fellow cheapos for a drink (or few) and casual mingling. This is our 39th casual meet-up and all are welcome—from readers to travelers to mysterious strangers. Note that we’ve switched venues for this event—so head Ryozan Park rooftop in Otsuka!
Hodogaya Candle Night
Celebrate the “last day” of the season in and around the plum garden at Kanagawa’s Hodogaya Park. There will be thousands of candles lining the pathways and DJs playing ambience-appropriate summer chill-out music.
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.
2019 Asakusa Samba Carnival
The super-fun, uber-attended Asakusa Samba Carnival is back and will be dazzling the streets of Asakusa this Saturday starting at 2 pm and ending at 6 pm. Bring your best moves as you’ll be inclined to join in and jive as you watch the stunning samba dancers parade by.
Tokyo Jazz Festival
Calling all jazz lovers! While there are paid performances around the city, there are plenty of free ones at Yoyogi Park Friday through Sunday.
Good Music Party in Sarushima: 10 Summer Days
Rave to your heart’s content at this summer music party on an uninhabited island in Tokyo Bay.
|Advance sales: ¥4,800
“The Yosakoi” Oedo Soran Festival
This yosakoi (a traditional summertime dance) festival, taking place at Kiba Park, will feature 45 competing dance teams. It’s a uniquely Japanese sight to see if you haven’t attended a festival of the kind yet.
Museum of Modern Art – Free Admission Day
The MOMAT houses mainly Japanese works of the 20th century including a number deemed ‘Important Cultural Properties’ or masterpieces—see it all for free this Sunday.