What to do in Tokyo this week? (June 4- June 10)

If you’re a nature lover, you can go and see the fireflies or the iris. If you’re more of the nostalgic kind why not go to the Shonen Jump exhibition or go play with toys?

2018-06-14   Culture, Festivals & Events, Seasonal, Tokyo,

Fireflies and nebuta evenings (each Fridays, Saturday and Sunday until July 1st)

Fireflies. Source: Official Website


Place: Yomiuri Land

 Yomiuri Land is an amusement park in Inagi (25 mn by train from Shinjuku station).

There is a special area in the park you can access for 500 yen where you can watch fireflies and also an exhibition of nebuta, colorful floats from Aomori. The hours are from 18:00 to 21:00 but the fireflies viewing itself starts at 19:30.

 The event’s official website (Japanese Only):


Access: Keio Yomiuri Land Station

International Tokyo Toy Show 2018 (June 9,10)

Place: Tokyo Big Sight. Try all the newest toys! Source: The Japan Times

 Place: Tokyo Big Sight

A giant event where you can try all the newest toys of all kinds and for all ages! There is also a stage where small children will see their favorite heroes.

Entrance is free.

Official website:


 Access: Kokusai Tenjijo Station (Yurikamome Line)

Koishikawa Korakuen Iris Festival (June 2 – June 17)

The Iris special space at Koishikawa Korakuen. Source: Official Website.

Place : Koishikawa Korakuen Park

Enjoy the blooming of the iris in this delicious Japanese garden.

Entrance costs 300 yen.

 Official website:


 Access : Iidabashi Station

Weekly Shonen Jump Exhibition VOL. 2 The 1990s (Until June 17)

See hand drawings and other arts of your favorites series from the 90s. Source: Official Website.

Place: Mori Arts Center Gallery

If it’s raining, what about going to see another kind of exhibition? The famous manga magazine Shonen Jump celebrates its 50th anniversary. Until June 17,you can see hand drawn illustrations of all its biggest series from the 90s: Dragon Ball, Slam Dunk, Rurouni Kenshin, Yuyu Hakusho and many more!

Official website:


Access: Roppongi station or Azabu-Juban station.

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I’m French but I’ve been living in Tokyo for many years during which I had a lot of meaningful and thrilling experiences. I’m curious and I love learning new things. My hobbies are kick boxing, scuba diving, Japanese traditional painting, etc… As a writer, I’d like to share information about less touristic, more authentic places. I will also write about all the fun and cultural activities unique to Japan.