Be as hot as you want this weekend. From face-melting fireworks spectaculars to barn-burning music festivals to a Chilean wine fete that promises to be en fuego, embrace the summer heat with plenty of cool events on the weekend docket.
One of the major firework events of the Tokyo matsuri summer, Adachi Fireworks Festival attracts over 600,000 visitors who gather on the banks of the Arakawa River to marvel at the 13,600 fireworks launched into the air.
Now in its eighth year, this Tokyo-based music blowout moved its location to the Odaiba beachside. Over 50 artists will appear on stage over the two days, including ska band BackDropCinderella, J-rockers Saucy Dog, ballad-lovers Cocoroauction and more.
A limited number of guests are invited to enjoy an astounding variety of delicious sake at this homage to Japan’s national drink. From seasonal summer to sparkling, over 100 varieties of sake distilled by 35 groups and breweries will be available to try. If you miss out on tickets, there is always next year.
Every Saturday at the Edo-Tokyo Museum visitors can experience traditional Japanese entertainment from centuries-old magic to acrobatics. Professional performers wow audiences of all ages with interactive demonstrations.
Learn about Chilean wines, which are fast gaining a reputation as some of the best in the world. The seminar features lectures by an American wine specialist who will guide guests through a selection of some of the most innovative wines from the world’s fifth largest wine exporter.
Another night of deception, interrogation and plenty of laughter awaits. The Tokyo edition of the smash hit comedy storytelling-interrogation show continues to deliver a hilarious and wildly entertaining monthly show at Good Heavens Bar.
The ideal opportunity for kids to experience the art of ballet with their parents. Based on the beloved tale of Cinderella, the choreography and performance time are adapted to make it more accessible for the little ones – without sacrificing any of the quality or highlights of the ballet.
A retrospective exhibition of fashion designer Anna Sui, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of her popular cosmetics line. Previously shown at the Fashion & Textiles Museum in London, this acclaimed touring exhibition looks back at the design icon’s legacy and showcases over 100 pieces from her collections since 1991.