Tokyo is alive every day of the week. There’s always something to see or do, whether it’s an exhibition, gig, a pop-up shop or a seasonal limited edition item to try. Here are the best events and things to do in Tokyo during this weekend from May 24-26.

Tokyo Festivals and Outdoor Events

Flower Festival 2024 at Showa Kinen Park

May is the perfect time to visit Showa Kinen Park, when it's filled with flowers. The park is stunning all through the spring season, with nanohana, cherry blossoms, tulips, nemophila, chamomile and bouquet gardens. There are also Insta-worthy ice creams and drinks, plus a BBQ offered in the park.
Date & Time UNTIL May 26, 2024・09:30-17:00・Weekends and Holidays 9:00 - 18:00
Price ¥450
Location Showa Kinen Park

Alice's Blooming Carnival at Keisei Rose Garden

The Keisei Rose Garden turns into a rose theme park from mid-April to mid-June. It's the largest rose garden in the Kanto area, with 1,600 varieties of stunning roses, and it transforms into a true wonderland this time of year. A mid-day parade makes the park truly feel like an amusement park, and can be enjoyed by guests of all ages.
Date & Time UNTIL Jun 16, 2024・09:00-18:00
Price ¥1,800
Location Keisei Rose Garden

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Nerima Shiki no Kaori Rose Garden 2024

Carefully managed by dedicated gardeners throughout the year, the Nerima Shiki no Kaori Rose Garden features 337 varieties of roses, including the "Shiki no Kaori" rose, as well as a dedicated fragrant rose garden, featuring scents of damascus and spice. There will also be a "Rose Garden of Color" where a palette of pink and other colored roses bloom, which will be enveloped in a rich fragrance and gorgeous spring roses. This spring, the garden also welcomes Kazutaka Komatsu for a garden concert, as well as rose scent comparison event using roses from the garden.
Date & Time UNTIL May 26, 2024・09:00-17:00・Closed on Tuesdays
Price Free
Location Shiki-no-kaori Rose Garden

Tokyo Live Music and Community Events

MADPIA Live Event with Conna Haraway, more

Local ambient artist Yolabmi has invited Index:Records co-founder and producer Conna Haraway over from Scotland for the inaugural edition of his MADPIA event series. Haraway is joined by Orange Milk Records alum Koeosaeme as well as Yellowuhuru.
Date & Time May 24, 2024・19:00-
Price ¥2000+1D
Location Spread

Tokyo Blossom Market

Japanese entrepreneur community Your Companion in Japan and expat artist community Inspired Tokyo will hold a special collaboration event on May 26 in Ginza.

The event offers opportunities to meet amazing international creators, Japanese artists and local entrepreneurs who want to create something unique and fun, boasting pop-up shops, workshops and performances. The organizer hopes it will be a bridge between the expat and Japanese communities.

Date & Time May 26, 2024・11:00-17:00
Price Free
Location Hair Salon + Artista 4F

Tokyo Vibes Vol 3 - Music & Art

Tokyo Vibes is an event hosted by More Than Music where art, music, and connections come together. The community brings together passionate individuals from across the globe to share, inspire, and revel in live music and creativity. In the event's second iteration, there will be live performances, three DJs, five exhibiting artists and several pop-ups.
Date & Time May 25, 2024・17:00-23:00
Price General Admission ¥2,000 | MTM Members ¥0

House Not House Presents Come Together for Palestine

On Sat 25th May, House Not House (HNH) are back on Arena’s rooftop with an evening of music, food, community and resistance with Come Together for Palestine — a non-profit fundraiser for Palestinian families in need. Expect delicious, home-cooked Palestinian cuisine from Aida Makes and a top-tier lineup of Tokyo’s finest selectas, including heavyweight headliners Mar89 and Mitokon volunteering their beats. Drawing strength from the radical history of house and rave culture, HNH believes that bringing people together on the dance floor can make the world a better place. This is an event where you can let loose, dance to great music and enjoy some banging food; hopefully, you’ll be able to forge meaningful connections that energize and inspire you with a renewed passion to fight against injustice in Palestine and beyond. So bring your beautiful selves down to Arena, dance, eat, chat, connect and come together for Palestine.
Date & Time May 25, 2024・15:00-02:00
Price ¥1500
Location Arena Shimokitazawa
More Info free mezze plate

Nerd Nite Tokyo #58: Taking Care of Business

Every month, Nerd Nite gathers smart speakers and a curious crowd, adds a bar and creates something unique. This month, they’re looking for better, greener ways to run businesses. First, green transition expert Stéfan Le Dû will explain how to spot greenwashing and discern whether a company is truly eco-friendly or just putting on a green facade. Then, tech cooperative member Yasuaki Kudo will talk about how co-ops can bring more democracy, free speech and human rights to the workplace. Drinks (both alcoholic and non-) will be available. Drink, meet and be square-y! Kids are also welcome at Nerd Nite. Find more event information on Facebook and Meetup.
Date & Time May 24, 2024・20:00-・Doors open 19:30
Price ¥1,000
Location World Peace Theatre

Italia, amore mio! Dreams

The ninth edition of "Italia, amore mio!," the largest Italian festival in Japan, will be held on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, 26 in Roppongi Hills. The theme of this edition is "dreams." Get ready for a dreamy two-day event filled with live music, engaging talk shows and mesmerizing performances, featuring a lineup of guests from Italy and Japan. You can also dive into a shopping spree of fine Italian brands and enjoy the best Italian cuisine and drinks.
Date & Time UNTIL May 26, 2024・11:00-20:00
Price Free
Location Roppongi Hills

Tokyo Anime and Manga Events

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Oshi no Ko "Noir Themed" Pop-Up Store

The hit manga Oshi no Ko by Aka Akasaka gets its own pop-up shop in Shibuya. Expect a large line-up of goods featuring B Komachi's Ai Hoshino, Kana Arima and MEMcho dressed up in unique costumes under the theme of "Noir"! For every ¥5,500 spent on eligible products, customers will receive one of three types of illustration cards, randomly chosen, as a gift.
Date & Time UNTIL Jun 16, 2024・11:00-19:00
Price Free
Location Tokyo Anime Center

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Naruto Cafe Pop-Up

Naruto is back in a delicious way. Visit the Animate Cafe Stand Ikebukuro No.4 for a limited time pop up collaboration between the anime merch store and Naruto Shippuden. Expect delicious desserts featuring the tailed beasts Kurama and Shukaku as well as a drink menu inspired by Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi, Gaara, Itachi, Deidara and Sasori. As a bonus for the fans, each item ordered off the collaboration menu will come with a randomized character coaster featuring the event illustration.  
Date & Time UNTIL Jun 24, 2024・11:00-20:00
Price Free
Location Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 4 Shop
More Info Located at the Cafe Stand in the Animate Ikebukuro No. 4 store

Tokyo Exhibitions and Art Shows

Overland_Spillover#1 Exhibition

Based on the phenomenon of "spillover," this exhibition will continue as an ongoing program. The first iteration, "Overland_Spillover#1" will feature one solo artist, one collaborative unit, and one platform: Shuhei Hayashi, MES (Takeru Arai and Kanae Tanikawa), and FAQ? (a platform by Tanikawa and Marina Lisa Komiya).  “Overland” is to be interpreted as the title of the first episode of this project. Exhibition teaser trailer.
Date & Time UNTIL Jun 16, 2024・11:00-19:00・Closed on Tuesdays | Open until 20:00 Wednesdays
Price Free
Location Bug

Photo by Chris Strong

Theaster Gates Solo Exhibition

While Black histories remain relatively little known among the Japanese public, this exhibition demonstrates its growing attention to Black art through the multidimensional practice of Theaster Gates. "Afro-Mingei" will convey the importance of contemporary art that honors craft, ask us to consider questions of race and politics, and celebrate the hybrid possibilities of culture.
Date & Time UNTIL Sep 1, 2024・10:00-22:00・Closes at 17:00 on Tuesday except Aug 13 (22:00) | Admission 30 mins before closing
Price ¥2000

Tokyo Streets Exhibition

The Tokyo Streets exhibition series aims to highlight the myriad of different perspectives on Tokyo and Japan from both local and international photographers, using both film and digital cameras to bring their artistic visions to life. Explore each photographer’s unique viewpoint and gain insights into their creative processes by engaging with them in person at the gallery. There will be an exhibition party on May 25, 19:00-23:00.
Date & Time UNTIL May 26, 2024・11:00-20:00
Price Free
Location Gallery Conceal
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Robin F. Williams, Thirst, 2023. Oil on canvas, 127 x 152.4 cm | 50 x 60 inch. Photo by JSP Art Photography. Courtesy of the Artist, P.P.O.W. and Perrotin

"Undying" Exhibition by Robin F. Williams

In her first exhibition with Perrotin, Robin F. Williams explores the psychological variations of intimacy in film and media. Her paintings, based on film stills, are vibrant and absorbing, and their lush texturing rewards the attentive viewer. Williams engages in a discourse of gendered pleasure and female agency as seen in popular film, tantalizing the viewer with what we hope will be a happy ending.  There will be an opening reception on May 9, from 5–7 p.m.
Date & Time UNTIL Jun 22, 2024・11:00-19:00
Price Free
Location Perrotin Tokyo

© Özgür Kar ©Aneta Grzeszykowska Photo by Ryohei tomita

Yokohama Triennale

Yokohama Triennale enters its 8th edition with the theme “Wild Grass: Our Lives.” Artists from Japan and further afield have joined forces to conclude a wide ranging exhibition across five different areas in Yokohama, including BankArt Kaiko and Yokohama Museum of Art.
Date & Time UNTIL Jun 9, 2024・11:00-・Times vary, see website for details
Price ¥2,300
Location Bank Art Kaiko, Various

Sense of Structure: From Horyuji Temple To The Universe Exhibition

Architects design buildings, but structural engineers make a building possible. "Sense of Structure" is a celebration of materials, knowledge, and creation — looking at how we're able to exist alongside nature, minimise natural disasters, and create masterpieces of architecture using structural design.
Date & Time UNTIL Aug 25, 2024・11:00-18:00
Price ¥1,500
Location What Museum

Animals, Animals, Animals! Exhibition

The city of Tokyo expanded into a sprawling metropolis during the Edo period, around 400 years ago. This exhibition asks: "How did these Tokyoites interact with animals?" A deep dive of all things feathered and furry, 240 works have been selected from the Edo Tokyo Museum collections. The 100 Animal Views From the Edo-Tokyo Museum Collection showcases a diverse representation of animals through picture scrolls, ukiyo-e prints, and folk toys.
Date & Time UNTIL Jun 23, 2024・10:00-18:00・Closed on Mondays (except April 29, May 6, June 17)
Price ¥1,300
Location Tokyo Station Gallery
More Info Exhibits will change between the first exhibition period (April 27 - May 26) and second (May 28 - June 23)

Universal / Remote Exhibition

This March, the National Art Center, Tokyo will be hosting an exhibition entitled "Universal / Remote." This exhibition seeks to examine the various phenomena through contemporary art, such as the way we live and work within it and the state of society in the years following the pandemic. Eight solo artists and one artistic collective have come together to explore traditional themes in contemporary art, such as global capitalism and the digitalization of society. Featuring art from all of the world, from Asia to Scandinavia – including some works never before seen in Japan – viewers are invited to decipher post-pandemic society and the state of the individual.
Date & Time UNTIL Jun 3, 2024・10:00-18:00・Last entry 30 minutes before closing
Price Tickets from ¥1,500. Discounts available for students.
Location The National Art Center
More Info Closed on Tuesdays

MUCA Icons of Urban Art Exhibition

One of the largest museums of urban art in Europe, the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), is bringing its collection to Japan for the first time this spring. With over 60 incredibly valuable works, including a sculptural piece by Banksy, pieces by French street artist Invader, American artist Shepard Fairey and many more, the exhibition will include career-defining works by internationally renown artists.
Date & Time UNTIL Jun 2, 2024・10:00-19:00・10:00-20:00 on Fridays, Saturdays, holidays and days before holidays
Price Tickets from ¥2,400
Location Mori Arts Center Gallery
More Info Discounts available for students

Fragments of the Future: Laboratory of Science and Design Exhibition

Design dreams of possible futures in this exhibition directed by engineer Shunji Yamanaka. Based around the theme of a more beautiful, surprising and engaging world, visitors can see prototypes, robots, and materials made by Yamanaka and others collaboratively. Showing what can emerge from combining design and scientific thinking, it asks, what could the materials of the future look like?
Date & Time UNTIL Aug 12, 2024・11:00-19:00・Closed on Tuesdays
Price ¥1,400
Traveling Peanuts

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Traveling Peanuts Exhibition

Held at the newly refurbished Snoopy Museum Tokyo, the "Traveling Peanuts" exhibition is showcasing original drawings by Charles M. Schulz that depict Snoopy and the Peanuts gang during their travels. There are more than 40 original comic strips borrowed from the Schulz Museum. "Traveling Peanuts" begins on February 1, when the Snoopy Museum Tokyo reopens after being closed for three weeks.  The museum now includes a new Snoopy Wonder Room, featuring various Snoopy goods, and a new light and video presentation in the popular Snoopy Room area, which is known for its approximately 8-meter-long giant statue of  Schulz's most famous character.  The museum's shop, Brown's Store, meanwhile, has added various items that can't be found anywhere else in the world. Adjacent to the museum is the Peanuts Cafe, which now includes terrace seating and a new grand menu. 
Date & Time UNTIL Sep 1, 2024・10:00-18:00・Open until 20:00 between February 1 and 4, 19:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays. Closed on February 20.
Price Advance Ticket ¥1,800 | On the Day ¥2,000
Location Snoopy Museum Tokyo

'On Double-Dealings, Demos & Discontent' Exhibition

The exhibition "On double-dealings, demos & discontent" at Watowa Gallery features works about the notion of protest by the Japanese artist Sacco Fujishima and the Brazilian designer and social activist Pedro Inoue. The exhibition includes works on paper, paintings, sculpture, video installations and a live demonstration on the metaverse, fueled by social media and audience interaction with AI avatars.
Date & Time UNTIL Jul 15, 2024・12:00-19:00・Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Price Free
Location Watowa Gallery / The Box Tokyo

Sashiko stitched tabi socks, c. 1940. Japan Folk Art Museum collection. Photo: Yuki Ogawa

Mingei: The Beauty of Everyday Things

The term “mingei” (folk craft) celebrates the charm to be found in everyday hand-made objects. Coined by designer-philosopher Soetsu Yanagi in 1926, mingei believes that a beautiful life can begin with the objects we use day-to-day. Craft meets philosophy in this visual feast of interior inspiration which brings together over 100 items of clothing, furniture and homewares, including a “future mingei style” room presented by “Mogi” duo Terry Ellis and Keiko Kitamura, owners of Mogi Folk Art in Koenji.
Date & Time UNTIL Jun 30, 2024・10:00-18:00・Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Price ¥1,700
Location Setagaya Art Museum

Amedeo Modigliani, “Reclining Nude with Hair Taken Down”, 1917, Osaka New Art Museum Construction Preparation Room Collection

Trio: Modern Art Collections from Paris, Tokyo and Osaka

The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and the Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka have worked together to foster something truly unique. In a collaborative experiment, the three museums, which have cultivated their own distinct cultures, have selected works that share a commonality to showcase as a trio. With 34 trios from a wide range of mediums and backgrounds, the exhibition explores works from a lens of global interconnectedness and surprising similarities.
Date & Time UNTIL Aug 25, 2024・10:00-17:00・Open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
Price ¥2,200
Location The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Tokyo Afternoon Tea, Food and Drink Events

Special Sober Curious Menu at Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya

Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in the heart of Shibuya, with bespoke mocktails. Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya is offering bookable mocktail experiences, featuring a range of specially designed non-alcoholic beverages.
Date & Time UNTIL May 31, 2024・11:30-・Lunch and dinner options available
Price from ¥6194
Location Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya

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