Tokyo Events This Week: Fireflies, Philippine Expo and Tokyo Toy Show

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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.

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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!

 Tokyo English Book Exchange #11

Book Swap at the Hive
Dates:12th Jun, 2019
Entry:Free

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.



 Nerd Nite #34: Drones N' Bones

Nerd Nite
Dates:14th Jun, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥1,000

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?

 Perfect Liars Club

Perfect Liars Club
Dates:14th Jun, 2019
Entry:¥2,000 – ¥2,500

More Than Music Takeover

More Than Music Takeover is a 2-day showcase of some of the hottest acts that Tokyo has to offer.

 More Than Music Takeover

More than Music Takeover
Dates:14th Jun–15th Jun, 2019
Entry:¥3,500 – ¥5,000

Fussa Firefly Festival

For a classic summer sight, visit Fussa for its 53rd firefly festival.

 Fussa Firefly Festival

fireflies tokyo
Dates:Mid Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

Philippine Expo 2019

A celebration of the Filipino community in Japan with food stalls, dance performances, art, music, a parade and more.

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 Philippine Expo 2020

Dates:Mid Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

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.

 The Very Last Night of Live From The Kitchen Disco

Live From the Kitchen Disco Christmas
Dates:16th Jun, 2019
Entry:Free

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.



 International Tokyo Toy Show

International Tokyo Toy Show
Dates:Mid Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

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.

 Takao Beer Mount

Dates:15th Jun–15th Oct, 2019

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.

 Sound of Waves

Sound of Waves
Dates:3rd Jun–1st Sep, 2019
Entry:Free

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.

 Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2020

Dates:Late May
~
Mid Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

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.



 Japan Media Arts Festival

Dates:Early
~
Mid Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

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.

 Katsushika Iris Festival

iris festival tokyo
Dates:Late May
~
Mid Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

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