Tokyo Events This Week: Solemn Samurai and Market Madness

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Tokyo events for Monday, December 10 to Sunday, December 16, 2018

Recharge with Nature Vol. 2

Join in on a hike in lovely Kanagawa, followed by a meditation session, a lunch stop and a hot-spring footbath.

 Recharge with Nature vol. 2

Hadano Nature Hike
Dates:13th Dec, 2018
Entry:
Adults:
Advance sales: ¥500
On the door: ¥500
Children:
Advance sales: ¥500
On the door: ¥500
Students:
Advance sales: ¥500
On the door: ¥500
Over 65s:
Advance sales: ¥500
On the door: ¥500

Band Night Bonenkai for TELL

Enjoy a stellar line-up of bands perform at What The Dickens pub—all while supporting TELL (Tokyo’s English Life Line).



 Band Night Bonenkai for TELL

Band Night for TELL
Dates:14th Dec, 2018
Entry:Free

The 47 Ronin Winter Festival

A solemn religious and reenactment festival at Sengakuji Temple—the place where the famous 47 loyal samurai took their enemy’s severed head in 1701.

 The 47 Ronin Winter Festival

47 samurai
Dates:14th Dec, 2019
Entry:Free

Seven Stories by Julia Nascimento

The first solo exhibition by illustrator and comics creator Julia Nascimento. Check out her visual stories told through watercolor illustrations, risograph prints, and zines.

 Seven Stories by Julia Nascimento

Seven Stories by Julia Nascimento
Dates:10th Dec–15th Dec, 2018
Entry:Free

Women Entrepreneur Night Vol.8

An event helping create a business network of current and future female entrepreneurs/leader in a friendly, bilingual environment.

 Women Entrepreneur Night Vol.8

Women's entrepreneur's night
Dates:15th Dec, 2018
Entry:¥2,500 – ¥4,000

Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks

See a grand fireworks show every Saturday night throughout December. Makes for a good date night!

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 Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks

Dates:Early
~
Late Dec, 2019
Entry:Free

Boroichi Market II

One of our favorite markets in Tokyo! It only comes around twice a year, but guarantees a fun atmosphere with games, food and drink, a four-century-long history and cheapo deals awaiting you at every stall.

 Boroichi Market II

Dates:15th Dec–16th Dec, 2019
Entry:Free

Bungu Joshi Haku Stationery Festival

The biggest stationery festival in Japan with over 50,000 items to peruse.

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 Bungu Joshi Haku Stationery Festival

Washi Tape
Dates:Mid Dec, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥500

Hanakawado Hakidaore-ichi Shoe Market

If you’re on the hunt for bargains on shoes, bags, wallets, scarves or accessories, head to Hanakawado Park where up to 40 retailers are selling all that and more at discounted prices.

 Hanakawado Hakidaore-ichi Shoe Market

Dates:Mid Dec, 2019

Christmas illuminations

Christmas season in Japan is already upon us with light-up festivals galore taking place all over the city. There are plenty to choose from, with some running until February 2018, and some finishing on Christmas Day—so be sure to note the end dates. With new themes, music accompaniments and increasingly impressive displays every year, you’re sure to enjoy what the bright city streets have to offer. Click here for the top 10 Tokyo illuminations.

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Filed under: Events, Things to do
Tags: 47 Ronin, Boroichi, Christmas, Fireworks, Hike, Holidays, Markets, Mental Health, Nature, Outdoors, Samurai, Stationery, Winter, Women
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