Tokyo Events This Week: Fall Leaves and Winter Illuminations

Adriana Paradiso

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Tokyo events for Monday, November 19 to Sunday, November 25, 2018

Makers of Taito: Drawings by Caroline Lavergne

Explore the small workspaces of the many handyworkers of Tokyo’s eastside Taito ward through the ink and watercolor sketches of artist Caroline Lavergne.

 Makers of Taito: Drawings by Caroline Lavergne

Dates:17th Nov–23rd Nov, 2018
Entry:Free

ABC Tokyo Ballet Performs ‘Giselle’

A free performance of the classic ballet Giselle—a haunting romanace of a peasant girl during the Middle Ages.



 ABC Tokyo Ballet Performs 'Giselle'

ABC Ballet
Dates:24th Nov, 2018
Entry:Free

Ajinomoto Stadium BIG Flea Market

One of Tokyo’s biggest flea markets with over 800 stalls for your perusal pleasure.

 Ajinomoto Stadium BIG Flea Market

Ajinomoto Flea Market
Dates:Late Nov, 2020
Entry:¥300 – ¥1,000

Japan Fisherman’s Festival

Graze on some of the country’s best seafood from over 80 stalls at this outdoor event. Try some Japanese specialties like deep-sea tempura and some international options too like paella

 Japan Fisherman's Festival

Grilled Fish Tokyo
Dates:Mid Nov, 2020
Entry:Free

95th Gaigosai Festival

Do some “traveling” this weekend at the 95th Gaigosai Festival at Tokyo Foreign Studies University. The festival features international food stalls, exhibitions, performances and even theater shows performed by students in the foreign language they’re majoring in.

 97th Gaigosai Festival

Dates:Mid
~
Late Nov, 2020
Entry:Free

Iga Ueno Ninja Festival in Ueno Park

A ninja-themed family festival with various performances, including singing, dancing, magic shows, and shuriken throwing-star competitions.

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 Iga Ueno Ninja Festival in Ueno Park

Dates:Mid
~
Late Nov, 2020
Entry:Free

Jingugaien Itcho Festival

With colorful autumn leaves ablaze, you’ll want to head to Icho Namiki Avenue where the numerous and intensely yellow gingko trees are star. Plus, tons of food stalls will be set up for your grazing pleasure. For more spots to see some autumn leaves in Tokyo, check out our full fall guide.

 Jingugaien Itcho Festival

Jingu Gaien autumn leaves
Dates:Mid Nov
~
Early Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

Asakusa Tori-no-ichi Fair III

Taking place in Asakusa, this traditional Edo-period festival celebrates luck in health and business. Take some good luck home with you by buying a kumade—a rake decorated with gold and silver sold by lively vendors around the shrine. This is the third and final Tori-no-Ichi Fair of this year.

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 Asakusa Tori-no-ichi Fair III

Dates:26th Nov, 2020
Entry:Free

Midtown Christmas 2018

A classic Christmas-season staple in the city (yes, Tokyo’s already celebrating—and we love it). Come and see the mesmerizing twinkle of 290,000 digitally controlled LEDs.

 Midtown Christmas 2019

winter illuminations tokyo
Dates:26th Nov–25th Dec, 2019
Entry:Free

Autumn Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

The famously beautiful Edo-period gardens of Rikugien will be illuminated until December 9th from sunset to 9pm daily. The gardens are known as one of the best spots for autumn foliage viewing, so it’s a perfect for an evening stroll.

 Autumn Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Dates:20th Nov–12th Dec, 2019
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Adriana's Tokyo favorites are: Mizumoto Park, Gokokuji Temple Tokyo
Filed under: Events, Things to do
Tags: Autumn, Christmas, Fall Leaves, Illuminations, Matsuri, Seafood, Weekend, Winter
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