Event List in Tokyo This Week ( March 6 to 12, 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 6 to 12, 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 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. 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
|Access||10 minutes walk from Ueno 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. The 20th International Auto Aftermarket EXPO 2023
Event Period: March 7 to 9, 2023
Location: Tokyo Big Sight West Hall
Official Website: http://www.auto-mobi-expo.jp/
|Access||8 minutes walk from Tokyo Big Sight Station.|
8. Tokyo Dome City X Chainsaw Man
Event Period: Until March 19, 2023
Location: Tokyo Dome City
Official Website: https://at-raku.com/event/tdca_chainsawman/
|Access||1 minute walk from Suidobashi Station.|
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
|Access||26 minutes by Bus from Setagaya Station. (24 (Odakyu Bus) bound for Seijogakuenmae Station West Exit) Sanbonsugi Stop then 10 minutes walk to Setagaya Museum.|
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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