Event List in Tokyo This Week (February 27 to March 5, 2023)

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

Event List in Tokyo This Week

In Japan, people tend to say autumn is the perfect season to get in touch with culture such as literature, art, food, etc. Because of this, it is also a season when you’ll see many cultural events across Japan, especially, in Tokyo.

Tokyo, being such a large city, has many events happening simultaneously. Because of this, it might be difficult to keep track of events that you’d be interested in. From art exhibitions, theatrical performances, and musical concerts to cultural festivals and seasonal food-related events. And some of these events are just a couple of days long.

That’s where this article will hopefully come in handy. I have created a list of events for this week in Tokyo. If you live in Tokyo and have some free time, or if you happen to be visiting Tokyo during this week, then I hope at least one of these events will interest you to check it out.

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 (February 27 to March 5, 2023).

1. JAPAN SHOP 2023

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Event Period:  February 28 to March 3, 2023

Location: Tokyo Big Sight

Official Website: https://messe.nikkei.co.jp/en/js/

2. Conrad Tokyo Yozakura High Tea

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Event Period: March 1 to May 7, 2023

Location: CONRAD Tokyo

Official Website: https://conrad-tokyo.hiltonjapan.co.jp/plans/restaurants/afternoontea/twentyeight-hightea-sakura

3. A Large-Scale Exhibition of Egon Schiele


Event Period: Until April 9, 2023

Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Official Website: https://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/2022_egonschiele.html

4. Sumikko Gurashi Cafe


Event Period: February 23 to April 16, 2023

Location: BOX cafe&space Tokyo Solamachi

Official Website: https://www.san-x.co.jp/blog/sumikko/2023/02/sg-3.html

5. Chainsaw Man Cafe

Chainsaw Man Cafe in February 2023
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Event Period: February 2 to April 2, 2023

Location: BOX cafe & space GEMS Shibuya

Official Website: https://csm-cafe.jp/

For more information about this event, check out the following article!

6. Hotel Gajoen Tokyo Medetadukushi x Hyakudan Kaidan Exhibition

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Event Period: January 1 to March 12, 2023

Location: Hotel Gajoen Tokyo

Official Website: https://www.hotelgajoen-tokyo.com/100event/medetazukushi

7. The Polyphony of Function and Decoration at Tokyo Metropolitan Teine Art Museum

Copyright © Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum all rights reserved.

Event Period: Until March 5, 2023

Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum 5-21-9, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Official Website: https://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/

8. Tokyo Dome City X Chainsaw Man

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Event Period: Until March 19, 2023

Location: Tokyo Dome City

Official Website: https://at-raku.com/event/tdca_chainsawman/

9. We Are All Alive! Animals in the Museum Forest:
Selections from the Setagaya Art Museum Collection


Event Period: February 18 to April 9, 2023

Location: Setagaya Art Museum, 1st Floor Gallery

Official Website: https://www.setagayaartmuseum.or.jp/en/exhibition/special/detail.php?id=sp00212

10. Bulgari Serpenti 75th Anniversary Illumination


Event Period: February 9 to March 31, 2023

Location: Bulgari GINZA Tower Store

Official Website: https://bulgari-serpenti.4dv.teamlab.art/app.html

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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 (March 4 and 5, 2023).

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