Tokyo events for Monday, June 10 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
This week in Tokyo brings the annual Philippine food and culture expo at Yoyogi Park, the International Tokyo Toy Show, the famous Fussa firefly festival and more.
Tokyo English Book Exchange #11
Meet up with fellow bibliophiles for Tokyo Cheapo’s 11th English Book Exchange. Come with at least one book to swap, then grab a drink and mingle. Who knows what printed treasure you might find!
Nerd Nite #34: Drones N’ Bones
Nerd Nite is “the Discovery Channel with beer”, a worldwide monthly event series that mixes presentations, performances, trivia, demos, music, and of course drinking. The month’s presentations include nature drone videos, dinosaur hunting, and goop.
Perfect Liars Club
A smash-hit comedy story interrogation show where four people tell an incredible story, but only three of them are true. Listen, laugh, suspect, interrogate—then vote. Are you shrewd enough to spot the liar?
More Than Music Takeover
More Than Music Takeover is a 2-day showcase of some of the hottest acts that Tokyo has to offer.
Fussa Firefly Festival
For a classic summer sight, visit Fussa for its 53rd firefly festival.
Philippine Expo 2019
A celebration of the Filipino community in Japan with food stalls, dance performances, art, music, a parade and more.
The Very Last Night of Live From The Kitchen Disco
After 5 years, this is your last chance to rock out at this popular music night at a Shinjuku Indian restaurant—where cold beer and a friendly crowd are always on the menu.
International Tokyo Toy Show
This is no boring trade show—this is the perfect family-friendly event with entertainment for the kids, including appearances from various characters , as well as a “kid’s park” with toys (of course) and activities. Free entry.
Explore Hiroshima — a place known for its haunting history, but its resilience even more so.
Mt. Takao Beer Mount
If you like your beer gardens with a refreshing view, try the one atop Mt. Takao—the highest beer garden in Tokyo. Make sure you go hungry and thirsty though, it’s an all-you-can-drink deal (don’t worry, there’s more than beer) accompanied by an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Sound of Waves
Sound of Waves is a group exhibition featuring both Japanese and European photographers, painters, illustrators and animators. The driving force behind this event is to foster connections in a world of social media and technological isolation.
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2019
A festival celebrating all things film, SSFF & Asia will be screening 200 short films from around the world at various venues across the city.
Japan Media Arts Festival
The festival showcases various aspects of popular media art in Japan, including entertainment, manga and animation. See creative works from over 70 countries.
Katsushika Iris Festival
In northwest Tokyo, see 14,000 iris flowers at Mizumoto Park and 6,000 more at Hirikiri Shobuen Garden. There will be music performances and other entertainment to accompany your floral stroll—the perfect event for a sunny weekend.
Our video guide to the tuna auctions at the shiny new Toyosu Fish Market