A Grammy nominated comedian who takes unusual audiences in his stride, Jim Gaffigan is a multi-talented star who’s performed for the pope, sold out Madison Square Garden (one of only 10 comedians to ever manage it) and signed an unprecedented deal with Netflix for his tv specials. If you don’t recognise the name, you might know his face from appearances in Portlandia, Flight of the Conchords, or The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Book-lovers may know his two New York Times best sellers while podcast-fans will be familiar with his top-selling albums (six of the top-ten comedy ones on Itunes). So, whether you’re a die-hard fan already or have never heard of him (but have been convinced already), his friendly, observational comedy about life and fatherhood makes for the perfect night out in Tokyo.
As part of the Quality Time tour, Gaffigan will be performing at Nissho Hall on May 29th. Doors open at 6.30pm and the show is set to begin at 7pm – get your tickets early as it’s sure to be a sell-out!
From October 10th to November 8th, Shinrin Park in Saitama Prefecture will hold a light-up and illumination event called “Halloween Night in the Forest”. Walk through the park at night enjoying the Halloween-themed artworks and installations, which include: a Sogetsu-style […]
The Myoko Mountain Music Festival—aka the M Festival—is Japan’s newest two-day outdoor event. Promoting world-class music, sustainability, art, and outdoor lifestyle, M Festival will bring you closer to nature! The festival takes place at Ikenotaira Ski Resort in Myoko, Niigata […]
Due to COVID-19, the annual Tower Climb has been canceled and replaced with a challenge that you can do anywhere. The Step Up Challenge involves walking 20,169 steps in honor of the 20,169 lives lost last year to suicide. Instead […]
The most famous Halloween parade in all of Japan is the Kawasaki Halloween Parade. The 24th edition of the festivities will take place online in 2020, making it a world-wide event. This year’s theme is “Cyberspace Costumes”. Note: Photos are […]
A rare opportunity to see a Noh (a live classical Japanese musical drama—the one with the masks) with a twist. Gather at Zozoji Temple on Saturday evening to see the performance unfold outdoors and illuminated by firelight. The performance itself starts at […]
The Autumn Festival at Okunitama Jinja Shrine is also called the Chestnut Festival because—you guessed it—the region is known for its top-quality chestnuts. Apparently, they were presented to the Tokugawa Clan during the Edo period because they are that good. […]
The Shinagawa Shukuba Matsuri is a festival celebrating Shinagawa’s history as the first rest stop on the Tokaido heading south. The Tokaido was Japan’s main east-west route linking Edo (Tokyo) with Kyoto during the Edo period. Basically this is a […]
If Red is your favourite color, then mark this event on your calendar. As you’ll probably know from cherry blossom in the Spring and Momiji in the Fall, the Japanese go to 110% on seasonal plant life celebration. The Red […]