Event List in Tokyo This Week (May 1 to 7, 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.
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 (May 1 to 7, 2023).
1. 2023 Mother’s Day at Quil Fait Bon
Event Period: May 1 to 15, 2023
Location: Quil Fait Bon Shops
Official Website: https://www.quil-fait-bon.com/mtr/2023_md.php
2. Red Rose Garden Special Month
Event Period: April 29 to June 4, 2023
Location: Hotel New Otani Tokyo
Official Website: https://www.newotani.co.jp/checkin/en/20210910/content04.html
|Access||7 minutes walk from Yotsuya Station.|
3. Detective Conan Cafe 2023
Event Period: April 6 to July 17, 2023
Location: BOX cafe&space Shinjuku, Solamachi and Ikebukuro
Official Website: https://conan-cafe.jp/
For more information about this event, check out the following article!
4. Boys Over Flowers Exhibition
Event Period: April 19 to May 8, 2023
Location: Matsuya Ginza 8F Event Square
Official Website: https://hanadan-ten.com/
|Access||1 minute walk from Ginza Station.|
5. NAKED FLOWER AQUARIUM -Bring You Happiness-
Event Period: April 29 to June 18, 2023
Location: Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa
Official Website: https://naked.co.jp/works/18277/
|Access||4 minutes walk from Shinagawa Station.|
6. Mango Afternoon Tea
Event Period: April 10 to May 31, 2023
Location: Hotel Gajoen Tokyo
Official Website: https://www.hotelgajoen-tokyo.com/archives/71973
|Access||3 minutes walk from Meguro Station.|
7. Wisteria Festival 2023
Event Period: April 15 to May 5, 2023
Location: Kameido Tenjin Shrine
Official Website: http://kameidotenjin.or.jp/gallery/fuji/
|Access||10 minutes walk from Kinshicho Station.|
8. Oedo Beer Festival 2023 Spring
Event Period: April 26 to May 7, 2023
Location: Ariake Garden sports entertainment square
Official Website: https://oedo-beer-festival.jp/
|Access||3 minutes walk from Ariake-Sho-Chu-Gakko Station.|
9. World Gourmet Fair 2023
Event Period: April 1 to May 31, 2023
Location: Tokyo Dome Hotel
Official Website: https://www.tokyodome-hotels.co.jp/restaurants/fair/rilassa-world/
|Access||3 minutes walk from Suidobashi Station.|
10. Melon Afternoon Tea
Event Period: April 1 to August 31, 2023
Location: Century Southern Tower
Official Website: https://www.southerntower.co.jp/restaurant_lounge/southcourt/menu/
|Access||1 minute walk from Shinjuku 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.
There’s also an article about events in Tokyo during the weekend. Check out the link below!
▶Event List in Tokyo This Weekend (May 6 and 7, 2023)
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