Event List in Tokyo This Week (November 28 to December 4, 2022)

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

Event List in Tokyo This Week

Autumn is such a pleasant season when it comes to going out and enjoying different events. It is neither too hot nor too cold outside, making it the perfect time to go out and participate in an event or visit an exhibition.

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.

Autumn for Culture

Before going to the list, I’d like to explain the phrase Bunka no Aki (文化の秋) which means “autumn for culture”. As I mentioned in the introduction of this article, autumn is a season where Japanese people, traditionally speaking, deliberately spend time getting in touch with culture.

In Japan, there are these phrases related to autumn: Supo-tsu no aki (スポーツの秋), Dokusho no aki (読書の秋), Shokuyoku no aki (食欲の秋), Shukaku no aki (収穫の秋), and Geijutsu no aki (芸術の秋). These mean “Autumn for sports”, “Autumn for reading”, “Autumn for hunger”, “Autumn for harvest”, and “Autumn for art” respectively. All of these words have a different origin story, but in the end, all these are phrases you’ll hear people say once the temperature outside starts to chill down.

“Autumn for Sports” comes from the fact that the Tokyo Olympics of 1964 were held in October. “Autumn for reading” became popular after Japanese writer Natsume Soseki (夏目漱石) referenced an old poem stating that autumn is the best season for reading because of the temperature. “Autumn of hunger” is said because there are so many delicious seasonal foods such as chestnuts, sweet potatoes, persimmon, and pacific saury among others.

Now that you know a little bit about autumn-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Tokyo this week (November 28 to December 4, 2022).

1. SPY×FAMILY and Sweets Paradise Collaboration Cafe 2022

SPY×FAMILY and Sweets Paradise

Event Period: November 12 to mid-December, 2022

Location: Sweets Paradise Ikebukuro

Official Website: https://www.sweets-paradise.jp/collaboration/spyfamily

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

2. NAKED STAR AQUARIUM Christmas Event 2022


Event Period: November 3 to December 25, 2022

Location: Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa

Official Website: http://www.aqua-park.jp/en/aqua/index.html

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

3. Picasso and His Time

picasso and his time
©2020 The National Museum of Western Art.

Event Period: October 8, 2022, to January 22, 2023

Location: The National Museum of Western Art

Official Website: https://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/exhibitions/2022picasso.html

4. Shibuya Miyashita Park Christmas Illumination 2022

Miyashita Christmas Park 

Event Period: November 12 to December 25, 2022

Location: Shibuya Miyashita Park

Official Website: https://www.miyashita-park.tokyo/

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


Arte y Solera

Event Period: December 2 and 3, 2022

Location: Yomiuri Otemachi Hall

Official Website: http://arte-y-solera.com/new/9403/

6. Takaosan Momiji Festival

Takaosan Momiji Faestival
Copyright(c) Hachioji Visitors & Convention Association

Event Period: October 29 to December 4, 2022

Location: Mt Takao

Official Website: https://www.hkc.or.jp/momiji_fes/

7. Tokyo National Museum: Its History and National Treasures

Event Period: October 18 to December 11, 2022

Location: Tokyo National Museum

Official Website: https://tohaku150th.jp/

8. Kanda Curry Grand Prix

Kanda Curry Grand Prix
Copyright © 神田カレー街活性化委員会

Event Period: Until December 15, 2022

Location: Various restaurants in Kanda

Official Website: https://kanda-curry.com/

9. Odaiba Winter illumination 2022

Odaiba Winter illumination

Event Period: November 25 to December 25, 2022

Location: Various locations within Odaiba

Official Website: https://www.tokyo-odaiba.net/illumination2022/

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

10. Starbucks Japan Christmas Tumbler and Mug 2022

Starbucks Japan Christmas
©2022 Starbucks Coffee Company

Event Period: starting on November 4, 2022

Location: Starbucks shops nationwide (Japan) and Starbucks online store.

Official Website: https://product.starbucks.co.jp/tumblermug/?nid=wh_00_pc

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

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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 (December 3 & 4, 2022)

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