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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.
ABC Tokyo Ballet Performs ‘Giselle’
A free performance of the classic ballet Giselle—a haunting romanace of a peasant girl during the Middle Ages.
Ajinomoto Stadium BIG Flea Market
One of Tokyo’s biggest flea markets with over 800 stalls for your perusal pleasure.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A famous park, a former black market and a whole heap of museums—get to know Ueno:
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.
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.
Our video guide to the tuna auctions at the shiny new Toyosu Fish Market