Tokyo Events This Week: Brazil Day, Fireworks and Handmade in Japan Festival

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Tokyo events for Monday, July 15 to Sunday, July 21, 2019

This week in Tokyo brings many activities—from lantern festivals, cultural events, fireworks, a handmade market, comedy nights and more.

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Marine Day Lantern Festival in Odaiba

Over 50,000 candles will be lit and placed in paper lanterns in honor of Marine Day, a Japanese national holiday.

 Marine Day Lantern Festival in Odaiba

Dates:16th Jul, 2018
Entry:Free

Kawasaki Daishi Fuurin-Ichi

For a bit of culture and tradition, trek out to this festival of wind chimes in Kawasaki. The pretty little chimes are prized in Japan—and are said to provide a soothing, cool sort of feeling in the stifling heat of summer. We’re not sure we agree, but they sound nice anyway.



 Kawasaki Daishi Fuurin-Ichi

Dates:Mid
~
Late Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

AITEN Pub Quiz

A fun quiz night in Shibuya where you can show off your trivia chops, win prizes and support Amnesty International in promoting and protecting human rights.

 AITEN Pub Quiz

AITEN Pub Quiz
Dates:18th Sep, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥1,000

PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 165

PechaKucha is a guest speaker series event where presenters share their creative passions that cover every possible range of subjects. A uniqe experience every time!

 PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 165

Pecha Kucha Vol.165
Dates:17th Jul, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥1,000

Perfect Liars Club – Birthday Edition

Perfect Liars Club is the smash-hit US comedy story interrogation show taking Tokyo by storm. Four people tell a story, and three are completely true. But one person is telling you a lie. Listen, laugh, interrogate, vote. Can you spot the liar?

 Perfect Liars Club - Birthday Edition

Perfect Liars Club
Dates:18th Jul, 2019
Entry:¥2,000 – ¥2,500

Nerd Nite x Stand Up Tokyo: Test Tube

Two of Tokyo’s most popular English-speaking events—Nerd Nite and Stand Up Tokyo—are joining forces to create a new show where they break down science through a comedy lens.

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 Nerd Nite x Stand Up Tokyo: Test Tube

Stand up Tokyo
Dates:20th Jul, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥2,000

Adachi Fireworks Festival

One of Tokyo’s best known fireworks displays takes place this Saturday along the banks of the Arakawa River. Get there early, grab a spot and enjoy the hour-long show of over 13,000 rockets.

 Adachi Fireworks Festival

tokyo fireworks festivals
Dates:Mid Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

Japan Traditional Culture Festa Vol. 10

A chance to enjoy and learn about Japan’s cultural and gastronomic history with summertime favorites, like taiko drums, mikoshi (portable shrines) parades, street food and more. The festival will also have a yokai (monster/other-worldly) theme.

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Brazilian Day Japan 2019

Celebrate Brazilian culture, cuisine and art at this event at Yoyogi Park. There will be samba, capoeira, and musical performances throughout the weekend, plus lots of Brazilian street food, drinks and market stalls.

 Brazilian Day Japan 2020

brazilian day tokyo
Dates:Mid
~
Late Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

Handmade in Japan Festival 2019

Pick up some one-of-a-kind items at this festival where over 3,000 makers will be selling their creations. Products range from accessories, to phone cases, interior design items and more.

 Handmade in Japan Festival 2020

Handmade Japan Festival
Dates:20th Jul–21st Jul, 2020
Entry:¥1,500 – ¥2,500

Improv Comedy in English & Japanese

Enjoy a night of chuckles at this bilingual improv show put on by the Pirates of Tokyo Bay comedy group.

 Improv Comedy in English & Japanese

Pirates of Tokyo Bay Improv
Dates:21st Jul, 2019
Entry:¥1,500 – ¥8,000

Ueno Summer Festival

A five-week summer festival around Ueno Park with different events each day, which in the past have included a paper lantern floating festival, an antiques market and an ice sculpture display. The main parade will be held on Saturday, July 20.



 Ueno Summer Festival

Dates:Mid Jul
~
Mid Aug, 2020
Entry:Free

Mitama Matsuri

This festival is a sight to behold—30,000 lanterns line the walkway up to Yasukuni Shrine to honor the spirits of the dead.

 Mitama Matsuri

Dates:13th Jul–16th Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

Oedo Beer Festival 2019 (Summer)

Craft beer festival with free entry (unlike some other beer festivals in Tokyo). There will be a selection of international and domestic beer with glasses starting at ¥300 a pop.

 Oedo Beer Festival 2020 (Summer)

Dates:Mid
~
Late Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

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