The usual parade in which up to 3,000 kids participate in has been canceled for 2020 and replaced with a digital “Halloween mobile walk rally”.
The rally (the name for a Japanese activity in which you collect stamps) is open to costumed children, 12 years or under with a mobile phone. Participants check-in at the six check-in points around Roppongi Hills using a dedicated app. If they get three or more, they receive a pack of sweets.
Held at the end of the architecturally marvelous Osanbashi pier, the Japan Brewers’ Cup is one of the major events on the craft beer calendar. It’s both a festival and as the name suggests, a contest between the brewers. Entrance […]
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As the name suggests, this little market is all about reducing waste and wastefulness—the perfect antidote to Tokyo’s shop-till-you-drop culture. It’s a good place to pick up snazzy secondhand clothes for cheap-cheap, as well as DVDs, CDs (remember those?), books […]
Back in the Edo days, kites were considered lucky charms that help ward off fires, which were rampant at that time. Since then, a Kite Market is held annually on the Days of the Horse where kites are displayed and […]