Tokyo events for Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12, 2019

All tuckered out after the generous 10-day Golden Week holiday? Chill out with an outdoorsy river clean-up or a leisurely day at the National Museum of Western Art. If you’ve still got some momentum, challenge yourself with the Tokyo Yamathon, catch the various cultural festivals around town, or go all the way hard at the EDC music festival.

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Tokyo River Clean-Up

A different kind of spring cleaning—join community volunteers to help clean up Arakawa and Edogawa River, participate in a guided eco-tour and wind down with a picnic at a nearby park.

TRUNK(HOTEL) Pride Recovery Party

Celebrate the last day of Pride Week at TRUNK(HOTEL), complete with vogue and drag performances. All special cocktail proceeds go towards HIV/AIDS awareness.



Tokyo Yamathon

Take part in a novel fundraising challenge that sees small teams racing around the city, checking in at all 29 stations of the JR Yamanote loop line within a 12-hour time limit.

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.

Cinco de Mayo Japan Festival

Commemorate Mexico’s historic Battle of Puebla with a fully international festival featuring an array of music, dance and food.

EDC Japan 2019

EDC guarantees a boisterous weekend packed with top-shelf electronic music headliners (like Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Future, Skrillex, Major Lazer and tons more), art and creative performances.

Akabane Baka Festival

Started in 1956, this event was originally an April Fool’s–type festival. Nowadays, however, you can expect the more traditional elements of a local festival: parades, costumes, dance performances, food stalls and a flea market too.

Thai Festival 2019

Spring is a great time to visit Yoyogi Park, and this weekend’s Thai Festival presents the perfect opportunity. Pop by for authentic Thai cuisine, crafts and music.

Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli Exhibition

The highly anticipated new Ghibli exhibition is now open. The exhibition focuses on the vital but lesser-known creator at Studio Ghibli—Toshio Suzuki.

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