Event List in Tokyo This Week (December 25 to 31, 2023)

The best events, activities, and exhibitions held this week in Tokyo

Event List in Tokyo This Week2

Tokyo in Japan offers endless activities for local and tourist people. There are many happening in various cities from sports events, art exhibitions, theatrical performances, and musical concerts to cultural festivals and seasonal food-related events. People can enjoy the annual celebration of all seasons in Japan particularly in Tokyo from the historic temples to the modern technologies.

Tokyo is the largest city and one of Japan’s most famous tourist destinations. It is a dynamic and bustling metropolis getaway where you can experience unique events and modern attractions like the famous tourist spot Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea, the Tokyo Tower, Skytree, and the historical temples of Asakusa. The other attractions in major cities in Tokyo have not yet been mentioned such as Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ginza, Roppongi, Ueno, Odaiba, and many more, which show different aspects of Tokyo from traditional to modern culture and technology.

Truly the most lively city in Japan where many big events are held here. And if you are looking for things to do in Tokyo when visiting Japan, here you will read about some events happening in various cities in Tokyo. In this article, I will share 10 events in Tokyo during this week and I hope this will help you find some interesting events in Tokyo that you can enjoy.

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Winter culture in Japan

Before going to the list, let me explain to you a little bit about winter events in Japan. When we talk about winter, we usually refer to December through February. Winter is the season that ends the year and at the same time opens up the new year.

In Japanese culture, it is very important to finish up the current year and welcome the new year in a correct manner. This involves many different personal and family-related activities. For example, on a personal level, many people like to clean up their house before welcoming the new year (this is not a regular clean up, but a thorough clean up). Then it is common to decorate your house with things like Kadomatsu (門松) and Shimenawa (しめ縄) which are decorations that have their roots in Shintoism.

There are also many foods that come into play during new years such as Toshikoshi Soba (年越し蕎麦) which you eat before the new year, and then Mochi (お餅) after welcoming the new year. Soba is a type of needle that breaks down relatively easily, representing that all bad things from this year won’t continue on to the new year.

Now that you know a little bit about winter-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Tokyo this week (December 25 to 31, 2023).

1. Lucky Cat & Strawberry Afternoon Tea Buffet

Lucky Cat & Strawberry Afternoon Tea Buffet-min
©2023 Hyatt Corporation

Event Period: December 26, 2023 to February 29, 2024

Location: Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Official Website: https://www.tokyo.grand.hyatt.co.jp/

2. Tokyo Mega Illumination 2023 – 2023

Tokyo Mega Illumination 2023 - 2023-min

Event Period: November 11, 2023 – January 8, 2024

Location: Oi Racecourse (Tokyo City Keiba)

Official Website: https://www.tokyomegaillumi.jp/

For more information about the Illumination event in Tokyo, check out the following article!

Tokyo Winter Illumination Guide 2023-2024

3. Futakotamagawa Rise Skate Garden

Futakotamagawa Rise Skate Garden-min

Event Period: December 2, 2023 to March 3, 2024

Location: Futakotamagawa Rise

Official Website: https://www.rise.sc/eventnews/detail/?cd=000753

4. SPY x FAMILY CODE: White (Movie Version)

SPY x FAMILY CODE White (Movie Version)-min
© 2023「劇場版 SPY×FAMILY」製作委員会 © 遠藤達哉/集英社

Event Period: December 15, 2023 to January 28, 2024

Location: Sunshine City

Official Website: https://spyf-sunshinecity.com/

5. Winter Terrace in Marunouchi House

Winter Terrace in Marunouchi House-min
©2023 (marunouchi) HOUSE | 丸の内ハウス*

Event Period: December 1, 2023 to February 18, 2024

Location: Marunouchi House

Official Website: https://www.marunouchi-house.com/event/2023/11/19823/

6. Meguro River Minna no Illumination 2023

Meguro River Minna no Illumination 2023-min
Copyright © 目黒川みんなのイルミネーション実行委員会

Event Period: November 10, 2023 to January 8, 2024

Location: Gotanda Fureai Waterside Plaza

Official Website: https://www.minna-no-illumi.com/

For more information about the Illumination event in Tokyo, check out the following article!

Tokyo Winter Illumination Guide 2023-2024

7. Chikawa and Hoshifuru Sky Tree

Chikawa and Hoshifuru Sky Tree -min

Event Period: October 17, 2023 to January 16, 2024

Location: Tokyo Skytree

Official Website: https://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/event/special/chiikawa/

8. Kuromi Cafe Winter Party

Kuromi Cafe Winter Party-min

Event Period: December 14, 2023 to February 12, 2024

Location: BOX Cafe&Space Lumine Est Shinjuku Store

Official Website: https://kuromi-winterparty.theme-cafe.jp/

9. Yebisu Garden Place Illumination 2023

Yebisu Garden Place Illumination 2023-min

Event Period: November 11, 2023 to January 8, 2024

Location: Ebisu Garden Place Clock Square

Official Website: https://gardenplace.jp/special/2023baccarat/

For more information about the Illumination event in Tokyo, check out the following article!

Tokyo Winter Illumination Guide 2023-2024

10. Odaiba Illumination YAKEI

Odaiba Illumination YAKEI-min
©DECKS Tokyo Beach.

Event Period: November 15, 2023 to February 14, 2024

Location: Daiba (DECKS Tokyo Beach, 3F Seaside Deck)

Official Website: https://www.odaiba-decks.com/en/yakei/

For more information about the Illumination event in Tokyo, check out the following article!

Tokyo Winter Illumination Guide 2023-2024

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I hope you enjoyed this article about events in Tokyo this week. As I previously mentioned, it can be difficult to keep track of every festival, exhibition, and other event happening in Tokyo, so hopefully, this article serves as a reference for you to find things to do in Tokyo.

There’s also an article about events in Tokyo during the weekend. Check out the link below!

▶Event List in Tokyo This Weekend (December 30 and 31, 2023)

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