Welcome to December!
As we edge toward the festive season there’s a lot happening to satisfy your craving for art, theater, music, food, illuminations, markets and festivals. Don’t waste a second – Tokyo is coming alive, even in the face of colder weather.
Start planning now and send through any photos from your weekend escapades to [email protected]. We’d love to feature some of your shots!
This exhibition shows the history of European landscape paintings whose background includes stories of Bible and myths, and gradually became established as an independent genre while being connected with the subjects such as seasonal workings and pastoral lives, from its origin to development.
Billed as Tokyo’s “leading performing arts festival,” Festival Tokyo 2015 has the largest and most eclectic lineup to be found anywhere in the capital. It finishes this weekend!
With an array of activities planned for the 2015 Christmas season, Tokyo Dome City looks to please couples with plenty to choose from. There is a souvenir photo available at the “Big O” Ferris Wheel, more than enough illumination to tide you over for the year, mascots, and many “makeovers” on rides to make them more romantic.
The vibrant colors of the autumn leaves in Rikugien Gardens are impressive during the day, but just wait until you see them lit up at night. This year’s illumination wraps up on Sunday.
Having been nominated for induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame for the 10th time last year, Chic (and Nile Rodgers) has been making hits for almost 40 years. Don’t miss one of the huge shows either tonight or Friday night.
The Control team are back with a huge anniversary bash lined up for Shibuya’s Trump Room. Arriving in town from the UK, friends of the night The Fratellis are back in action offering up a DJ set of indie anthems. Friday night party sorted.
Get into the festive spirit, German-style. Plentiful carols, Christmas ornaments, sausages, beer and warm mulled wine will satiate your cravings for a Christmas fix this season.
The late 19th century was a time of great change in Japan. As the Edo Period gave way to the Meiji Era. Witness the modernization of Japan through the ukiyo-e, paintings and photography of this rich period in history. The exhibition finishes this weekend.
Looking for a little good luck in the New Year? In that case you’ll need to pick up a traditional bamboo rake, or kumade, at Oji shrine’s annual rake fair. All day this Sunday.
23 different artists are coming together for a seven-day exhibition of goldfinches, flamingoes, ducks, chickens, kiwis, toucans, penguins, owls, woodpeckers, ostriches, eagles, seagulls, shoebills and more, re-imagined in a countless number of ways. Starts on Sunday.