Tokyo Events This Week: Torigoe Matsuri and Vietnam Festival

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Tokyo events for Monday, June 3 to Sunday, June 9, 2019

This week in Tokyo brings the rowdy Torigoe Festival, a Vietnam culture fest, art exhibitions, flower shows and more.

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Iliza Shlesinger Stand-up Show

Iliza Shlesinger—currently one of the hottest acts on the US comedy circuit—is making her way to Tokyo. Enjoy the comedy stylings of an “Elder Millenial” as she explores the ups and downs of Gen Y life.

 Iliza Shlesinger

Iliza Shlesinger
Dates:7th Jun, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
Advance sales: ¥8,000

National Museum of Western Art – Free Admission Day

Check out the extensive permanent collection at the Museum of Western Art in Ueno Park for free. Works include paintings from the late Medieval period through to the 20th century and modern French sculpture.



 National Museum of Western Art - Free Admission Day

Dates:14th 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

Torigoe Matsuri

If you can only visit one day of this highly anticipated festival, go on the Sunday—the day where a 4-ton omikoshi (portable shrine) gets paraded around Torigoe Shrine for good luck. Be ready for large crowds and a long day, the events goes from 6:30am to 9pm.

 Torigoe Matsuri

torigoe matsuri
Dates:Early Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

Vietnam Festival 2019

Back again is this summertime favorite. Head to the Yoyogi Park Event Square for traditional Vietnamese music and folk art performances as well as a tasty food market.

 Vietnam Festival 2020

Dates:Early Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

Bunkyo Ajisai Festival

Although June is the rainy season, it still has plenty to offer on the nature front. One such option is the stunning display of 10,000 hydrangea plants at Hakusan Shrine.

 Bunkyo Ajisai Festival

Dates:Early
~
Mid Jun, 2020
Entry:Free

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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

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.

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 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

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

Firefly nights (throughout June)

There are various festivals around the Tokyo that mark the start of summer by hosting firefly viewing nights. Don’t miss your chance to see this spectacular phenomenon! See our guide for more details.

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Tags: Featured, Flower Festivals, Matsuri, Torigoe, Vietnam
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