Tokyo events for Monday, April 15 to Sunday, April 21, 2019

An event for every taste: this week puts on flower festivals, food and drink events, art exhibitions (including the much-awaited Studio Ghibli exhibition!), yabusame (horseback archery) demonstrations, and more.

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Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival

Nezu Shrine’s 300-year-old garden blooms again—with 3000(!) colorful azalea bushes. In addition, there is a plant fair, an antique fair, and many festive stalls.

Kamakura Matsuri

The annual Kamakura Matsuri festival features a variety of parades and performances and, notably, an impressive display of yabusame (horseback archery).



Kameido Tenjin Wisteria Festival

Another beloved blossom, wisteria is celebrated at Kameido Tenjin Shrine with food stalls, tea ceremonies and ikebana (flower arrangement) displays.

Magner’s International Comedy Festival Presents: Tom Green

Internationally acclaimed comedian Tom Green will be gracing one of Tokyo’s favorite comedy stages.

Tokyo English Book Exchange #9

Meet up with fellow bibliophiles for Tokyo Cheapo’s 9th 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!

Amnesty International Pub Quiz

A classic night of pub trivia and prizes all while helping out a good cause.

Craft Beer Unplugged

A ticketed event that combines craft beer, snacks and live music.

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?

Journey to the End of the Night : Pirate Edition

Looking for a bit of unconventional fun? How about a mad dash through the streets of Tokyo as you evade pursuers and solve creative challenges along the way.

Asakusa Yabusame

One of the few chances to watch yabusame, the impressive Japanese martial art of horse-mounted archery.

Sichuan Festa 2019

Sichaun spice is the honoree at this food festival. Try it in various delicious dishes: steamed buns, spicy noodles, mabo tofu, hotpot and more.

Earth Day Tokyo 2019

Pop by Yoyogi Park for the Earth Day Market—where earth-friendly goods can be found for sale, from organic fruit/veg to fair trade products to handmade crafts. In addition to the market element, there will be music, art and vegetarian food stalls.

Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli Exhibition

The highly anticipated new Ghibli exhibition will be opening up later in the week. The exhibition focuses on the vital but lesser known creator at Studio Ghibli—Toshio Suzuki.

Tokens of Game Zen

An intriguing dive into the world of Japan’s game centers by the very talented Tokyo-based photographer Victor Gonzalez.

Pocko Park: NowHere

An art exhibition where the works of Japanese illustrator Nomoco and German photographer Martin Holtkamp both playfully contrast and complement the other.

Takao Wakaba Festival

A seven-week spring event on Mt. Takao featuring a series of performances, concerts and traditional ceremonies—plus food! Note: Events take place on weekends, there’s not too much happening on weekdays.

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