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!

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.

Suggested Activity
Tokyo NRT (Narita) and HND (Haneda) Airport Transfer Low Cost Taxi
This shared taxi service is a cheap option for a door-to-door transfer from the airport. If you're new to Japan, then use this friendly minibus service for a cost-effective and stress-free arrival to the world's most populated city. A standard taxi from Narita airport is usually about $200USD, over four times the price of this shared taxi service! Moreover the ...

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.

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.

Suggested Activity
Tokyo Bar Hopping Tour in Shibuya by MagicalTrip
Explore the underground food scene of Tokyo's coolest nightlife district, with a friendly local guide. Experience Shibuya like you live there, by sharing a table with locals and sampling Japanese beer and pub dishes. This is one of the most highly rated tours in 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.

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