Event List in Tokyo This Week (October 17 to 23, 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 (October 17 to October 23, 2022).

1. Chainsaw Man Animate Cafe in Tokyo and Osaka 2022

Chainsaw Man Animate Cafe

Event Period: October 12 to November 14, 2022

Location: Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 2

Official Website: https://cafe.animate.co.jp/event/chainsawman2210/

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

2. Shinjuku Park Cinema Festival

Shijunku park cinema festival
© Shinjuku Convention & Visitors Bureau

Event Period: October 19 to October 21, 2022

Location: Shinjuku Central Park

Official Website: https://www.kanko-shinjuku.jp.e.xm.hp.transer.com/event/history/article_3380.html

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. Starbucks Japan x Peanuts First Collaboration Goods

Starbucks Peanuts2
©2022 Starbucks Coffee Company.

Event Period: starting on September 28, 2002

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

Official Website: https://www.starbucks.co.jp/peanuts2022/

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

5. Kyu-Furukawa Gardens Autumn Rose Festival

Kyu furukawa teienEvent Period: October 8 to November 11, 2022

Location: Kyu-Furukawa Gardens

Official Website: https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/event/50736.html

6. Star Wars Jump to Hyperspace

Star Wars Jump to Hyperspace

Event Period: September 3 to October 30, 2022

Location: Ichigo Jingumae Building 1F

Official Website: http://hottoys-store.jp/starwars-jth/

7. Geidai Arts in Marunouhi 2022

Geidai arts
Copyright cGEIDAI ARTS in Marunouchi2022

Event Period: October 17 to October 23, 2022

Location: Marunouchi Building

Official Website: https://www.marunouchi.com/lp/geidaiarts2022/

8. GU x Kirby Collection Autumn 2022

Kirby GU

Event Period: starting on October 7, 2022

Location: GU stores nationwide (Japan) and GU online store.

Official Website: https://www.gu-global.com/jp/ja/feature/cms/kirby-collab/all/

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

9. Tsukiji Autumn Festival 2022

Tsukiji Autumn Festival 2022
Copyright © NPO築地食のまちづくり協議会 築地場外市場商店街振興組合

Event Period: October 11 to October 23, 2022

Location: Tsukiji Market

Official Website: https://www.tsukiji.or.jp/english/

10. Ryugu Festival

Ryugu festival

Event Period: July 1 to October 23, 2022

Location: Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa

Official Website: http://www.aqua-park.jp/special/ryugufestival2022/

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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 (October 22 & 23, 2022)

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