Event List in Tokyo This Week ( March 13 to 19, 2023)
The best events, activities, and exhibitions held this week in Tokyo
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.
Spring culture in Japan
Before going to the list, let me explain to you a little bit about Spring events in Japan. When we talk about Spring, we usually refer to mid-March through mid-June. Spring is when outdoor events start to increase in numbers as the temperature increases and it becomes pleasant to go out.
The first month of spring, March is known in Japan as Yayoi (弥生), which means “plants and trees growing”. Just as this shows, March is when nature starts to grow and flowers start to bloom.
When it comes to Japanese traditional events, there is Hinamatsuri (ひな祭り) and Shunbun no Hi (春分の日) in March. And there is also Golden week which takes place between late April and early May. Golden week is a combination of holidays such as Showa no Hi (昭和の日), Constitution day (憲法記念日), Greenery Day (みどりの日), and Children’s day (こどもの日).
Lesser known events include white day (March 14) which is similar to valentines day, but it is the day people who received chocolates in valentines day gift back to their loved ones. In general, girls gift chocolates on valentines day, and boys gift chocolates on white day.
April is the month of new beginnings. The new scholar year begins as well as newly graduated will start their first jobs. New encounters, new challenges.
Now that you know a little bit about Spring-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Tokyo this week (March 13 to 19, 2023).
1. Yoshiiku and Yoshitoshi – Two Great Rivals under Kuniyoshi’s Disciples
Event Period: February 25 to April 9, 2023
Location: Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum
Official Website: https://mimt.jp/ex/yoshiyoshi/
|Access||3 minutes walk from Hibiya Station.|
2. Premium Strawberry AfterMOON Tea (THE SUN & THE MOON)
Event Period: February 27 to the End of April 2023.
Location: Museum Cafe & Restaurant THE SUN & THE MOON
Official Website: https://thesun-themoon.com/moon/news/?p=2766
|Access||6 minutes walk from Roppongi Station.|
3. Spring Festival 2023
Event Period: March 17 to April 9, 2023
Location: The National of Modern Art Tokyo
Official Website: https://www.momat.go.jp/extra/2023/springfest/
|Access||2 minutes walk from Takebashi Station.|
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
|Access||2 minutes walk from Oshiage Station. (SKYTREE)|
Event Period: February 2 to April 2, 2023
Location: BOX cafe & space GEMS Shibuya
Official Website: https://csm-cafe.jp/
|Access||5 minutes walk from Omote-sando Station.|
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6. RILAKKUMA 20th ANNIVERSARY CAFE
Event Period: March 9 to April 16, 2023
Location: BOX cafe&space Omotesando Store
Official Website: https://rilakkuma20th-cafe.jp/
|Access||5 minutes walk from Omote-sando Station|
7. Art Aquarium Ginza Sakura Special
Event Period: March 3 to April 25, 2023
Location: Art Aquarium Museum Ginza A
Official Website: https://artaquarium.jp/news/detail/20230303676/
|Access||1 minute walk from Ginza Station.|
8. MIDTOWN BLOSSOM 2023
Event Period: March 15 to April 16, 2023
Location: Tokyo Midtown Garden
Official Website: https://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/news/6427/
|Access||6 minutes walk from Roppongi Station|
9. Tokyo Sakura Garden Spring Festival 2023
Event Period: March 17 to April 9, 2023
Official Website: https://www.happo-en.com/event/springfestival2023/
|Access||2 minutes walk from Shirokanedai Station.|
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
|Access||1 minute walk from GINZA Station.|
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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.
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