What to do in Tokyo this week? (November 5th – November 11th)

This week, admire chrysanthemums at Shinjuku Gyoen, get a glimpse of the Japanese farmers’ life, or witness Japanese people creative side.

2018-11-14   Festivals & Events,


Shinjuku Gyoen Chrysanthemum Exhibition (Thu, November 1st- Thu, November 15th)

This annual exhibition that exists since 1929 is a good opportunity to visit Shinjuku Gyoen (even if you have already been there, it’s an awesome place to feel the change of the seasons). Chrysanthemums of all types will be on display, some of them displayed on beautiful structures.

If you go, we also recommend you to read one of our latest articles: Experience the Tea Houses of Shinjuku Gyoen

Place: Shinjuku Gyoen

Access: 5mn en foot from Shinjuku-Gyoemmae Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)

Website (English): Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden 

Design Festa Vol. 48 (Sat, November 10th – Sun, November 11th)

Do not be fooled by its name: the design festa is not only dedicated to design! It’s a huge exhibition of self expression of all sorts (drawing, cooking, performances, everything!) by amateurs and professionals. Established in 1994, the event is not to miss if you’re into creativity in all its forms. The video above presents the exhibition before this one. Click here for ticket information.

Place: Tokyo Big Sight

Access: 5mn on foot from Kokusai Tenjijo Station (Yurikamome Line)

Website (English): International Art Event Design Festa

Farmers and Kids Festa 2018 (Sat, November 10th – Sun, November 11th)

Picture source: http://gooddo.jp/community/580d378fc51cd/

This familial event is made for the little Tokyoites kids to have a glimpse of the farm life and better knowledge of where their food comes from! There they can meets farmers, eat fresh vegetables, get close to farm animals, ride a tractor and participate in many workshops.

Place: Hibiya Park

Access: 5mn on foot from Hibiya Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Chiyoda Line, Mita Line)

Website (Japanese only): Farmers and Kids Festa 2018

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Amelie

Amelie

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.