What to do in Tokyo this Week? (June 18- June 24)

It’s the rainy season right now, so we have made you a selection of indoor activities to enjoy this week!

2018-07-02   Culture, Festivals & Events, Tokyo,

 Yu Yu Hakusho 25th anniversary event (Until July 13)

Source: http://pierrot.jp/yuhaku25/

Place: J-World (Ikebukuro Sunshine City 3F)

J-World is a space organized by Bandai-Namco inside the Ikebukuro Sunshine building. If you are a manga and anime lover, it’s a nice place to go to: you can enjoy games, cosplays, thematic food inspired by the biggest Shonen Jump series such as Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece, etc. Yu Yu Hakusho was a very popular manga/anime in the 90s and to celebrate its 25th anniversary you can win some exclusive goods, and also eat all sorts of Yu Yu Hakusho dishes at the J-World cafe.

 J-World Official website: https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/tp/j-world/en/

Ticket price information: https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/tp/j-world/en/ticket/

The event’s official website (Japanese only): http://event.bandainamco-am.co.jp/j-world/yuyuhakusyo_re/

 Access: – 8 min on foot from Ikebukuro Station (JR Line and Tokyo Metro Lines), or 3 min on foot from Higashi-Ikebukuro Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line)

Graphic Design in Japan 2018  (June 20- July 31 )

This year’s poster

Place: Tokyo Midtown Design Hub

This exhibition will show you the best of Japanese current designs in various fields: spatial design, advertisements, merchandise, etc.

 Official websitehttp://designhub.jp/en/exhibitions/3837/

 Access: Just in front of Roppongi Station Exit 8 (Toei Oedo Line), or direct access from Roppongi Station (Hibiya Line)

Kimokawaii Exhibition  (June 7- July 8)

The event’s official poster

Place: Tokyo Solamachi

‘Kimokawaii’ is a typical Japanese concept; this portmanteau word associates the words ‘kimoi’ (disgusting) and the famous ‘kawaii’ (cute, adorable). It is often used to qualify these animals or things you don’t really know if they are cute or horrible. It can also qualify things that are so horrible that, in a way, they become cute. In this exhibition you can come and meet animals that are usually not under the spotlight, like for example the naked mole-rat (featured on the poster), the poison dart frog or the Turkey vulture.

 Official website (Japanese Only)http://kimokawaiiten.jp/

 Access: Immediately nest to Tokyo Skytree Station (Tobu Skytree Line) or Oshiage (Skytree) Station (Toei Asakusa Line, Keisei Oshiage Line)

Tokyo Tower City Light Fantasia ~ Summer of Japan~  (June 15~September 17 )

Source: Official Website

Place: Tokyo Tower (Main Deck on the 2nd floor)

Enjoy the night view of Tokyo enhanced with some beautiful projection mapping depicting the Japanese summer with its cranes and fireworks. Time may vary depending on the date so make sure to check the official website.

 Official websitehttps://www.tokyotower.co.jp/event/illumination/city-light-fantasia-summer2018/en.html

 Access: 5min on foot from Akabanebashi Station (Toei Oedo Line) or 6min on foot from Onarimon Station (Tokyo Metro Mita Line)


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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.