Tokyo Events This Week: October 15-21, 2018

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Niku Fes Tachikawa

Niku is the Japanese word for “meat”—and a lot of it is what you can expect at this festival. Meat dishes from Japan and abroad will be served up in every form imaginable: kebabs, hot dogs, steak, roast pork, xiaolongbao, and much more.

 Niku Fes Tachikawa

Nikufes Tachikawa
Dates:
Entry:Free

ToCo: ‘Monogatari’ Zine Exhibition

An exhibition featuring 14 artists who’ve worked collaboratively on their second anthology zine Monogatari with the theme of telling stories of inanimate objects in Tokyo.



 ToCo: 'monogatari' Zine Exhibition

ToCo Zine Monogatari Event
Dates:14th Oct–20th Oct, 2018
Entry:Free

CEATEC 2018

Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies—or CEATEC—is a giant electronics show. An event perfect for those interested in staying ahead of the curve in the world of consumer technology.

 CEATEC 2019

Coping with Anxiety

Mental health non-profit TELL presents a series of workshops. The workshops aim to help parents with various challenges, such as Coping with Anxiety

 Coping with Anxiety

coping with anxiety
Dates:16th Oct, 2018
Entry:Free

Hope Quiz Night at Hobgoblin

A night for know-it-alls with a cause! Join the monthly charity pub quiz at Hobgoblin with all entry proceeds going to Hope International Development Agency.

 Hope Quiz Night at Hobgoblin

Hobgoblin Hope Quiz
Dates:17th Oct, 2018
Entry:
Adults:
Advance sales: ¥1,000
On the door: ¥1,500

Japan Robot Week 2018

Witness the latest and greatest in robotic technology during Japan Robot Week, an exhibition focusing on service robots (i.e. support in the medical, agricultural fields).

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Dates:
Entry:Free

Tokyo Decadance Halloween 2018

One of the biggest Halloween events of the year, Tokyo Decadence Halloween has it all: dancers, demons, stilt walkers, cyber rope acts and DJs, including the 83-year-old world-record holder DJ Sumiroc.

 Tokyo Decadance Halloween 2019

Tokyo Decadence Halloween
Dates:
Entry:¥3,000 – ¥4,500

Nihonbashi Ebisu-ko Bettara Market

For a little pre-weekend fun, Takarada Ebisu Shrine will be holding its annual fair where you can graze from 500 food and drink stalls. Try local specialty bettara-zuke, sweet and salty daikon radish pickles—a must-try for any attendee.


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 Nihonbashi Ebisu-ko Bettara Market

Dates:19th Oct–20th Oct, 2019
Entry:Free

Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks Festival 2018

Enoshima is hosting its yearly beachfront fireworks display. While summer is usually fireworks season in Japan, with the weather so mild during the fall, it’s the perfect time of year for such an outing.

 Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks Festival 2019

Dates:
Entry:Free

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2018

This is your chance to take part in a bona-fide Japanese cultural experience. This annual event welcomes both Japanese and foreigners to enjoy a traditional tea ceremony. Don’t speak the language? English ceremonies are held, but get there early to reserve a spot.

 Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2019

Indonesia Japan Friendship Festival

A typical Yoyogi Park cultural festival, so you know what that means: food stalls, music and dance performances, goods and more—all with an Indonesian twist. Head to the event square for all the action.

 Indonesia Japan Friendship Festival

Dates:
Entry:Free

Shitamachi Matsuri

Shitamachi is the name for Tokyo’s traditional “downtown” area—hence why this festival will take place in the traditional Nezu and Sendagi neighborhoods of Tokyo. Expect a little bit of everything, including bands and orchestras, dance, cheerleading, food and craft stalls, a kids area and a flea market to boot.



 Shitamachi Matsuri

Festival at Nezu Shrine
Dates:
Entry:Free

Kawagoe Festival

The liveliest event of the year in Koedo-Kawagoe, and definitely the liveliest event in Tokyo this weekend. There will be festival floats carrying exquisitely crafted dolls as well as a face-off between floats while being cheered on by spectators.

 Kawagoe Festival

Dates:
Entry:Free

Tokyo Vegefood Festa 2018

If you’ve attempted to eat vegetarian/vegan in Tokyo before, you know how near-impossible it is. But luckily there is the Vegefood Festival in Yoyogi Park serving an all-vegan menu, so you can chow down—worry and meat (byproduct) free!

 Tokyo Vegefood Festa 2019

Dates:
Entry:Free

Koto Ward Citizens Festival

Make your way to Kiba Park for an Edo-period inspired festival with a throw-back to the area’s logging history. Back in those days performers would balance on floating semi-milled logs. You can see that and more (tricks on top of ladders and boxes placed on the logs) this weekend. Very impressive!

 Koto Ward Citizens Festival

Dates:
Entry:Free
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Tags: Autumn Festivals, Charity, Fall, Fireworks, Food Festivals, Halloween, Robots
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