Event List in Tokyo This Week ( March 20 to 26, 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.

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.

Here are some articles about things to do during spring in Japan.

▶Spring in Japan: 10 Best Things to Do in 2023
▶10 Best Things to Do in Tokyo in Spring
▶10 Best Things to Do in Kyoto in Spring
▶10 Best Things to Do in Osaka in Spring

Now that you know a little bit about Spring-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Tokyo this week (March 20 to 26, 2023).

1. Sunshine Aquarium Special Exhibition of Poisonous Creatures

Ⓒ Sunshine City Corporation All rights reserved.

Event Period:  March 17 to November 5, 2023

Location: Sunshine City Ikebukuro

Official Website: https://sunshinecity.jp/file/aquarium/moudoku_remix/

2. Premium Strawberry AfterMOON Tea (THE SUN & THE MOON)

© 2021 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

3. Spring Festival 2023

Copyright@The National of Modern Art Tokyo

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/

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
© 藤本タツキ/集英社・MAPPA

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!


© 2023 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: March 9 to April 16, 2023

Location: BOX cafe&space Omotesando Store

Official Website: https://rilakkuma20th-cafe.jp/

7. Art Aquarium Ginza Sakura Special

Copyright © Amuseum Parks Inc. All rights reserved.

Event Period: March 3 to April 25, 2023

Location: Art Aquarium Museum Ginza A

Official Website: https://artaquarium.jp/news/detail/20230303676/


Copyright © Tokyo Midtown Management Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: March 15 to April 16, 2023

Location: Tokyo Midtown Garden

Official Website: https://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/news/6427/

9. Tokyo Sakura Garden Spring Festival 2023

Copyright © HAPPO-EN All rights reserved

Event Period: March 17 to April 9, 2023

Location: Happo-en

Official Website: https://www.happo-en.com/event/springfestival2023/

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

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 25 and 26, 2023).

And if you want more information about things to do in Tokyo, be sure to check out our other related articles from the links below!

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