Tokyo Events This Week: I Love Ireland Festival and St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Tokyo events for Monday, March 11 to Sunday, March 17, 2019

This week brings our popular book exchange meet-up, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, a tofu festival and the beginning of cherry blossom–themed events.

Photo by Toru Tazura (Irish Network Japan)

Tokyo English Book Exchange #8

Meet up with fellow bibliophiles for Tokyo Cheapo’s 8th 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 #8

Book Exchange
Dates:12th Mar, 2019

Tom Odell – Solo Piano Performance

British singer-songwriter Tom Odell, whose most famous hits include ‘Another Love’ and ‘If You Wanna Love Somebody’, will be performing live at Shibuya Stream Hall.

 Tom Odell - Solo Piano Performance

Tom Odell
Dates:14th Mar, 2019

“I Love Ireland” Festival and St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Paddy’s Day celebrations will take place this weekend around the Harajuku-Omotesando area. Yoyogi Park will host a themed festival where Irish food and drink will be on offer. At 1pm on Sunday, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place along Omotesando Street.

 "I Love Ireland" Festival and St. Patrick's Day Parade

Dates:Mid Mar, 2020

Tokyo Koenji Awa Odori Experience

Experience the traditional Awa Odori song and dance. Watch a performance, then try it out yourself as the pros show you the moves.

 Tokyo Koenji Awa Odori Experience

Dates:16th Mar, 2019
Advance sales: ¥1,500
On the door: ¥2,000
Advance sales: ¥500
On the door: ¥1,000
Advance sales: ¥1,000
On the door: ¥1,500

The Oedo Antique Market

Japan’s biggest outdoor market is a great spot for finding unique souvenirs, decorating your apartment on a shoestring, or even just strolling around outdoors. The market will be canceled in case of rain through, so keep an eye on the forecast.

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 The Oedo Antique Market

Dates:19th Jan, 2020

Oyama Tofu Festival

A tofu-centric festival sounds about right for Japan, doesn’t it? Just under 1.5 hours from central Tokyo is the Oyama Tofu Festival in Isehara where you’ll find a speed-eating contest, a giant tofu-making machine, and various stalls selling variously prepared tofu dishes.

 Oyama Tofu Festival

tofu oyama
Dates:Mid Mar, 2020

Nihonbashi Sakura Festival: A Digital Gourmet Wonderland

As sakura season gears up, so the cherry blossom events begin. This festival, in Nihonbashi, is for those looking for an eclectic sakura experience. Trade in the real thing for the astonishing variety of cherry blossom-themed installations.

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 Nihonbashi Sakura Festival: A Digital Gourmet Wonderland

Dates:16th Mar–15th Apr, 2018

Washi Candle Garden

The students of Tama Univeristy host the annual Washi Candle Garden at Tokyo Midtown in remembrance of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Each paper lantern has a message of support to the people of the affected area. The event is part of the school’s We Love Japan Project.

 Washi Candle Garden

washi candle garden toyko
Mid Mar, 2020
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Filed under: Events, Things to do
Tags: Awa Odori, Cherry Blossom, Featured, Ireland, Irish, Sakura, St.patrick's Day, Tofu, Tokyo Events, Weekend
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