This valentine’s day, why not send a bag of charity chocolates to your loved one? Free the Children Japan will be selling chocolates for charity for the three consecutive days during Ginza Marronnier Gate’s Valentine’s Day event. The Chocolate Project is run solely by student members form FTCJ’s Philippines team, consisting of elementary, middle, and high school students. The chocolates are designed, packaged, and sold by these students. The chocolates are ￥250 (tax included), and 60% of the profit will be donated to charity for the construction of a school roof in Mindanao, Philippines.
239 m from Yurakucho Station Yurakucho Line (Y18)Yamanote Line (JY30)Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK23) 323 m from Ginza Station Ginza Line (G9)Hibiya Line (H8)Marunouchi Line (M16) 494 m from Kyobashi Station Ginza Line (G10)
At this festival you can experience the incredible culture of India through dance, music, yoga, food and lectures. The event is jointly organized by the Embassy of India and Uchisaiwaicho Hall to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. There will be traditional and contemporary dance performances, classical music form North India, Yoga sessions from the Indian Embassy instructor, plenty of food and lectures on Gandhi, Indian culture and more throughout the day.
234 m from Uchisaiwaichō Station Mita Line (I7) 400 m from Shinbashi Station Ginza Line (G8)Asakusa Line (A10)Yurikamome (U1)Yamanote Line (JY29)Tokaido Line (JT1)Yokosuka Line (JO2)Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK24)Jōban Line (JJ2) 485 m from Hibiya Station Chiyoda Line (C9)Hibiya Line (H7)Mita Line (I8)
A Grammy nominated comedian who takes unusual audiences in his stride, Jim Gaffigan is a multi-talented star who’s performed for the pope, sold out Madison Square Garden (one of only 10 comedians to ever manage it) and signed an unprecedented deal with Netflix for his tv specials. If you don’t recognise the name, you might know his face from appearances in Portlandia, Flight of the Conchords, or The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Book-lovers may know his two New York Times best sellers while podcast-fans will be familiar with his top-selling albums (six of the top-ten comedy ones on Itunes). So, whether you’re a die-hard fan already or have never heard of him (but have been convinced already), his friendly, observational comedy about life and fatherhood makes for the perfect night out in Tokyo.
As part of the Quality Time tour, Gaffigan will be performing at Nissho Hall on May 29th. Doors open at 6.30pm and the show is set to begin at 7pm – get your tickets early as it’s sure to be a sell-out!
Seoul has been the most fast-rising city in the Asian underground dance music scene, and Itaewon definitely is in the center of the scene. Since it’s opening in March 2017, Contra instantly became the representative club of Itaewon underground house music scene.
FFAN, whose Boiler Room debut became so sensational in Seoul, and now is a mascot of Itaewon club scene, has been throwing a regular party named “The Monkey Business” at Contra. With so many great guest DJs like Eric Duncan, Justin Van Der Volgen, Manfredas, Discos Capablanca, Chida, The Backwoods, Max Essa, Gonno, Butch, “The Monkey Business” instantly gained its popularity and became the No.1 party at Contra, that cannot be missed. Now, “The Monkey Business” is throwing parties out of Korea, and the first one will be in Tokyo, Japan.
For this The Monkey Business Tokyo Special Party, Komodo, the boss of Akamady Records and a succesful composer & DJ based in Jakarta, will appear as a very special guest.
Also in country, Chida, the pioneer who connects Tokyo and overseas underground house music scene, and Butch, the member of Huit Etoiles, which is considered as a landmark crew of Japan Nu Disco scene, will be joining too.
Early bargain-hunters get the worm. | Photo by Phad Pichetbovornkul used under CC
An easily accessible, sheltered flea market surrounded by ramen restaurants and other eateries—making for a relaxed and enjoyable day out in Tokyo.
Chock-full of everything from used clothing to kitchen utensils and electronics, partly sheltered in case of inclement weather (so it happens even on rainy days), and surrounded by a slew of restaurants, you could describe it as random or as colorful, depending on your outlook on things. You might walk away with a beautiful new vintage dress and matching hair pins, or with an antique tea set, or with some cheap kitchen utensils. Junk and treasures are both ample here.
While close to the station, the market can be a bit hard to find at first, so follow the crowds that look like other flea market patrons if in doubt.
This market takes place on most Sundays throughout the year.