A relatively small but regular antique fair, this event has around 25-30 stalls and is on almost every Sunday (aside from those with festivals or bad weather). Roughly translated as Hanazono Shrine Blue Sky Antique Fair, it definitely gives a hint about the preferred weather conditions. It runs from sunrise to sunset, but most stalls close around 3pm.
Focusing on smaller items, it does extend to small pieces of furniture and has a less intense vibe than the bigger markets. Check the calendar to confirm before attending (in Japanese, but Google Translate on Chrome will work).
342 m from Shinjuku-sanchōme Station Fukutoshin Line (C13)Marunouchi Line (M9)Shinjuku Line (S2) 0.5 km from Seibushinjuku Station Seibu Shinjuku Line (SS1) 0.5 km from Higashi-shinjuku Station Fukutoshin Line (C12)Oedo Line (E2)
The home of the most famous cherry blossom spot in Tokyo, Nakameguro canal is a blossom wonderland in spring. The canal is lined with shops and stalls especially for the occasion serving festival food and spring-themed treats including plenty of pink champagne. The trees are illuminated in the evening and it looks best as the sunsets, with lanterns naming local people and businesses. Take note that the date sof this festival are sometimes changed slightly to match the blossoms, so keep an eye on the homepage.
After getting rave reviews for the performance during the Winter Olympic games in South Korea, this dance troupe have decided to bring the production back to its cultural home. Mixing traditional Noh and Kabuki style performances with modern styles of dance, the IZANAMI project’s [MIYABI] looks to awe the viewers that come to see the performance!
Since being performed on the same day as the Opening Ceremony of the Pyongchang Winter Olympics, the production has been scaled up to nearly double the amount of performers, as well as adding new parts to the performance!
The tickets are being offered via crowdfunding in order to give people the opportunity to buy tickets (as well as get special selected seating tickets) and get various goods at a reduced price! Tickets cost ¥4,800 via Japankuru Funding and the event will be held at Nihonbashi Auditorium.
The National Museum of Western Art was set up in 1959 to provide the Japanese public with a chance to view Western art. Its collection includes paintings from the late medieval period through to the 20th Century and modern French sculpture. Artists include Ruebens, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Pollock and many more—the museum has added to its collection every year since it opened. The permanent collection is free to view on both the second and fourth Saturdays of every month.
361 m from Ueno Station Ginza Line (G16)Hibiya Line (H17)Yamanote Line (JY5)Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK18)Jōban Line (JJ4) 0.5 km from Keisei-ueno Station Keisei Main Line (KS1) 0.6 km from Uguisudani Station Yamanote Line (JY6)Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK17)
Celebrate the beginning of Spring with our latest get-together at the ever-wonderful Commune 2nd! This will be our 36th Downtown Drinks so pop in for a tipple or two and try some of the delicious street food on offer. We’ll be welcoming travelers, lifers and everyone in-between, so pop by and say hello!
British rock music festival Download comes to Japan for the very first time in March 2019 bringing with it rock legends Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer and Anthrax. Ozzy Osbourne and Slayer are reportedly on their last-ever world tour.
In addition to the 70s and 80s legends, Sum 41 (of 90s/early 2000s vintage), Arch Enemy, Halestorm, Man with a Mission, Amaranthe and Like a Storm are also along for the ride.