What to do in Tokyo this week? (August 27th- September 2nd)

Say goodbye to the Summer with the last Tokyo yosakoi dances and traditional festivals!

2018-09-05   Festivals & Events, Tokyo,

The Yosakoi Oedo Soran Matsuri 2018 (Sun, September 2nd)

Enjoy the energetic yosakoi dances (Source: https://cococorpo.exblog.jp/27463983/)

In summer seems like there is a yosakoi (summer dance) event every week somewhere in the Tokyo area. However, if you have missed them or if you are a yosakoi maniac, don’t miss the  Yosakoi Oedo Soran Matsuri.  Dozens of dancing teams will try to be the best. The event takes place in Kiba park, a wide park in the East of Tokyo from where you can see the Tokyo Sky Tree – a good opportunity to make cool pictures.

Place: Kiba park

Website (Japanese only): The Yosakoi Osedo Soran Matsuri

Access: 5mn on foor from Kiba station (Tokyo metro Tozai Line)

# Hirohiko Araki Jojo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure (Fri, August 24th- Mon, October 1st)

Come and see exclusive new Jojo art (Source: The exhibition’s official website)

Jojo’s bizarre adventure fans, manga fans or pop art lover, you will surely want to come and see this really cool Jojo exhibition. New art by the manga’a original author Hirohiko Araki, painted on huge panels will be displayed. Guest artists from the worlds of fashion, sculpture and design will also exhibit their art inspired by Jojo.

Place: The National Art Center, Tokyo

Website (information about the tickets in English): Hirohiko Araki Jojo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure

Access: Direct access from exit 6 of Nogizaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)

#Kitazawa Hahichiman Jinja Festival (Sat, September 2nd, Sun, September 3rd)

Come celebrate with the Shimokitazawa locals (Source: the matsuri’s official Facebook Page)

A good way to say goodbye to the summer is to take part in the most lively matsuri in the Shimokitazawa area (a Tokyo hip district). Saturday is the day on which children will participate. You can also hear the music of Japanese drums and other traditional instruments. On Sunday adults will carry several mikoshi (portable shrines) around the streets.

Place: Kitazawa Hachiman Shrine and Shimokitazawa streets

Website: Kitazawa Hachiman Aki Matsuri

Access: The shrine itself is 12mn on foot from Shimokita Station (Odakyu Line, Inokashira Line


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