What to do in Tokyo this week? (July 9th- July 15th)

Here are some summer activities to be enjoyed with children too!

2018-09-04   Festivals & Events,

Jurassic World Cafe (until August 6th)

Dinosaur Egg Cake

Tokyo has a tradition of opening pop-up cafes to celebrate all sorts of pop culture pieces, but we have to admit that this time the menu’s aesthetics seem to be on a whole different level! And who doesn’t love dinosaurs?

Place: THE GUEST cafe&diner (7th floor of Ikebukuro PARCO)

Official website (Japanese Only): Jurassic World Cafe

 Access: 1mn on foot from JR Ikebukuro Station East Exit

Mitama Matsuri (July 13th- July 16th)

Source: Huffington Post

Everyday until 9:30PM, come enjoy the huge festival at Yasukuni Jinja! Beautiful lanterns, food stalls, games, haunted houses, mikoshi, parades… there is everything you need to experience in a summer traditional festival!

Place: Yasukuni Shrine

Official website: Yasukuni Shrine Official Website

 Access: 5mn on foot from Kudanshita Station (Tozai Line, Hanzomon Line, Toei Shinjuku Line) 

ECO EDO Nihonbashi 2018 (until September 24th)

Enjoy the Japanese style summer in Nihonbashi: rent a yukata and get a professional fitter to dress you, go see aquarium art, scoop goldfishes and enjoy the scenery of the traditional lanterns.

Place: Nihonbashi area
Shop for goldfish sweets in a distinctive Japanese atmosphere

Official website (In English): ECO EDO 2018

 Access: Next to Mitsukoshimae Station (Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line)

WakuWaku Water Garden (July 14th- September 2nd)

The big water slide (Source: Tokyo Dome City Twitter account)

This is the perfect place to bring your children on a hot day. This is not a pool, but a place children can enjoy all sorts of water games, so you don’t need to get them a swimsuit, just a pair of sandals. Water slides, fountains, bubbles, adventure course… there is plenty of fun!

For toddlers and primary schoolers only.

Place: Tokyo Dome City

Official website (Japanese Only): Wakuwaku Water Garden 2018

 Access: 5mn on foot from of JR Suidobashi Station

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Writer / Translator

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.