It’s looking like mostly nice weather on the horizon this weekend, and we’ve got plenty lined up for you – from lit up nights to food festivals – to enjoy until Sunday night rolls around.

Tokyo Suki Festival

TOKYO “Suki” Festival 2017

The TOKYO “Suki” Festival is back and bigger and better than before! The festival aims to communicate Japanese culture to the world through art, utilizing public space and connecting artists and visitors.

Meguro River Illuminations

Winter Cherry Blossoms light the way along the Meguro river as part of the area’s seasonal illuminations. If you are already longing for spring then at least you can enjoy some winter blossoms which stay pink and shining into the night.

Kebab Grand Prix 2017

In a celebration of Turkish culture the annual KEBA-1 Kebab Grand Prix has become a staple event for fans of the mighty meat dish. Head to Okubo Park nestled away on the edge of Kabukicho to get your kebab fix from a wide selection of vendors and sample some other delicious Turkish cuisine


Take a grim look into a post apocalyptic future at this collaborative exhibition by artists Matt Lock (USA) and Tai Ogawa (Japan).

Tokyo Metro: The Underground Mysteries 2017

Tokyo Metro will take you on an adventurous journey across Tokyo unlike any commute you’ve ever been on. By solving puzzles one by one, you’ll unlock the game’s (and the city’s) mysteries as you use your noggin and your trusty Tokyo Metro 24-hour ticket.

Chrysanthemum Exhibition at Shinjuku Gyoen

Go for a brisk stroll among the ‘mums at the lovely Shinjuku Gyoen.

Winter Illuminations around Tokyo

In addition to the light-up along the Meguro River, there’s plenty more of Tokyo that’s been set a-twinkle. Check out our winter illuminations guide and get enlightened.

Ramesh Headshot for Japan

Ramesh x The Watanabes

Coming all the way from Austin, Texas, American indie pop four-piece Ramesh will be kicking off their two week Japan tour at What The Dickens in Ebisu on Friday November 10. The band will be joined by local folk rocking favorites The Watanabes.

Stargazing Party at NAOJ Mitaka

Make the most of clear skies this Friday and head to NAOJ’s bi-monthly stargazing party, held at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan’s Mitaka campus.


Festival/Tokyo 2017

Last weekend to catch theatrical works, dance, music and more – it’s all a part of Japan’s leading performing arts festival.

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