Tokyo events for Monday, May 20 to Sunday, May 26, 2019
This week in Tokyo brings drink meet-ups, disco dancing, an all-day/all-night art festival, the impressive Edo Fireman Annual Memorial and more.
Startup Lady Night
Startup Lady puts on monthly events featuring forward-thinking conversations for female entrepreneurs and their supporters. This month, join a talk by Maki Nagamori, co-founder and COO of Carry On Inc., to inspire your current journey, or to light that spark to start discovering something new.
Downtown Drinks #38
Join the TC gang and fellow cheapos for a drink (or few) and casual mingling at Commune 2nd. This is our 38th casual meet-up and all are welcome—from readers to travelers to mysterious strangers.
Edo Firemen’s Annual Memorial
A small, but impressive traditional event that is not very well known outside the Asakusa neighborhood. This annual event, honoring firemen who have fallen in the line of duty, will feature Edo Firemen’s Culture Preservation Association members dressed in period clothing as they perform acrobatics on very tall bamboo ladders.
National Museum of Western Art – Free Admission Day
Check out the extensive permanent collection at the Museum of Western Art in Ueno Park for free. Works include paintings from the late Medieval period through to the 20th century and modern French sculpture.
Discodayo: Ain’t No Onsen Hot Enough
A disco dance party in Shibuya playing the best of 70s disco, 80s boogie, 2000s nu disco, funk, soul, and everything in between.
Laos Festival 2019
Don’t know much about Laos culture? We’ll this is the perfect weekend to learn a thing or two. Head over to Yoyogi Park for Laotian music, dance, food and more.
Roppongi Art Night 2019
Join the millions of other art lovers heading to the Roppongi Art Triangle for a full weekend of art installations (interactive and otherwise), video, music and design. The theme for this year’s event is “Night Trip Day Dream”.
YCC Three-day Noh Workshop
Experience Noh, one of Japan’s traditional performing arts, by joining this three-day course where you’ll learn and practice classic Noh songs and dances.
A famous park, a former black market and a whole heap of museums—get to know Ueno:
Beer, sausages and music await you at Hibiya Park. If you’re not a beer person, there’s wine and non-alcoholic options as well. Just head towards the park’s fountain for all the action.
Ekoda Night Bazaar
Some solid family fun to be had at this nighttime market. There will be local shops selling their wares outside, food stalls serving up some sweet and savory treats, and a small samba festival parading through the streets.
Tokyo and Japan have a reputation for the strange and unusual museums.