Casual meetup for Tokyo Cheapo readers and friends at Kaisu—a ryotei (traditional Japanese restaurant) converted into a hostel/cafe in Akasaka. Come chat, be merry and have a drink with the TC team. Whether you’re a Tokyo newbie, old hand or laser cat—all welcome!
Drinks: Pay as you go (alcoholic drinks from 500 yen, coffee from 300 yen)
Food: Snacks and desserts only
A new generation of Tokyo underground artists have redeveloped the foundations of the avant-garde, and for one weekend only their creative works are on display. The art is viewable from the street and from inside the gallery; thus the title […]
Approximately 3,500 fireworks will be launched at Hachioji Shimin Kyujo Ballpark, Fujimori Park. While the show is quite a small one, you can expect a good variety of explosions. It’s a 15-minute walk from Nishi-Hachioji Station on the JR Chuo Line […]
Late July sees the annual Shinjuku Eisa Festival. Eisa is a traditional dance originating in the Okinawan islands. The traditional costumes, dancing and drumming are quite different to what you’re likely to see in other festivals in Japan. The organizers are only expecting […]
This is the biggest summer festival of the year in the trendy neighborhood of Kagurazaka. The first two days of the festival (Wed-Thu) consist of a Hozugi Market (the seeds of the winter cherry are sold for ceremonial purposes at […]
7:00pm – 9:00pm