What to do in Tokyo this Week? (June 25-July 1st)

Here is our little selection of cool things to do in Tokyo next week!

2018-07-02   Festivals & Events, Tokyo,

Takehisa Yumeji Exhibition (until July 1st )

Mai (May), cover illustration from The ladies’ graphic Vol. 3, Issue 5; 1926; Chiyoda City Education Board

Takehisa Yumeji is a very famous illustrator of post-war Japan. The exhibition shows a collection of writings, drawings, woodblock prints. Some original drawings are shown to the public for the first time.

Place: Tokyo Station gallery (closed on Mondays).

Official website: Tokyo Station Gallery

 Access: Outside the ticket gates at JR Tokyo station’s Marunouchi exit. Detailed access from the various metro lines is available here.

Myanmar Festival 2018 (June 30th – July 1st)

Source: Official Facebook Page

Come and meet Burmese culture and cuisine! If you have not done it yet, it is also a good chance to visit Zojoji temple.

Place: Zojoji Temple

Official website (Japanese only): Myanmar Festival

Access: Shiba-Koen Station (Tokyo Metro Mita line), Daimon Station (Tokyo Metro Asakusa Line, Toei Oedo lines), exit A6

Ofuji-san Potted Plants Festival (June 30th, July 1st)

Source: http://e-asakusa.jp/culture-experience/8113

Ofuji-san is the other name of Sengen Shrine. Many flower stalls will be installed around the shrine. Since it is the rainy season, it is sad that plants you buy at this market will grow well. Apparently you might spot the local geishas doing shopping too.

Place: Sengen Shrine

Website: Sengen Shrine website

Access: 10min on foot from Asakusa station (Tokyo Metro Ginza line, Asakusa Line)

The 25th Gujo Odori in Aoyama (June 30th- July 1st)

Source: Ofiicial Website

Gujo Odori is a very traditional summer dance from Gifu prefecture, usually danced for Obon. You can enjoy them in Tokyo too during this weekend’s afternoons.

Place: On the parking lot of Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium

Website (Japanese Only): Aoyama Gaienmae

Access: 3mn on foot from Gaienmae Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza 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.