Event List in Tokyo This Week (October 3 to 9, 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 where you’ll see many cultural events across Japan, especially, in Tokyo.

Tokyo, being such a large city, has many events happening at the same time. 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 3 to October 9, 2022).

1. Jujutsu Kaisen Cafe in Japan 2022

Jujutsu Kaisen Cafe 2022
© Gege Akutami/Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Committee

A Jujutsu Kaisen-themed Cafe located in Harajuku. This is the third Jujutsu Kaisen-themed cafe after the success of the previous two collaboration cafes in previous years.

Event Period: August 10 to October 10, 2022

Location: BOX cafe&space Harajuku ALTA store (Tokyo venue)

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

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

2. Ark Hills Music Week 2022

Ark Hills Music Week
© Copyright Mori Building Co., Ltd. 2022

11 days of quality music that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. This is the 12th time this event takes place and concerts are held in 14 different venues within the area.

Event Period: September 30 to October 10, 2022

Location: ARK Hills ARK Karajan Place, SUNTORY HALL, etc.

Official Website: https://www.arkhills.com/en/events/2022/09/0025.html

3. Finn Juhl and Danish Chairs

Finn Juhl and Danish Chairs

An exhibition in Ueno about Danish architect and furniture designer, Finn Juhl. Get to know more about the master of Nordic design.

Event Period: July 23 to October 9, 2022

Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Official Website: https://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/2022_finnjuhl.html

4. Starbucks Japan x Peanuts First Collaboration Goods

Starbucks Peanuts
©2022 Starbucks Coffee Company.

Collaboration goods between Starbucks Japan and Peanuts.

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. Drum Tao 2022

Drum TAO

Live musical performance in Shinjuku by Japanese taiko drumming group “Drum Tao”.

Event Period: September 23 to October 9, 2022

Location: Shinjuku Lumine Zero

Official Website: https://www.drum-tao.com/lumine/

6. Star Wars Jump to Hyperspace

Star Wars Jump to Hyperspace

An event to commemorate the new TV series “Andor”. There’s an exhibition of wardrobes used for the making of the series as well as 1/6-sized action figures. There’s also a shop where you can find limited edition merchandise.

Event Period: September 3 to October 30, 2022

Location: Ichigo Jingumae Building 1F

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

7. Takaosan Beer Mount

Takaosan Beer Mount
© Takaotozan Railway

A restaurant located 500m from sea level, with space for 400 customers. You can order beer from all major Japanese beer producers.

Event Period: June 15 to October 15, 2022

Location: Mt Takao (mid area)

Official Website: https://takaosan-beermount.com/

You can check more about Mt Takao from the following link.

Mt Takao: Best Hiking Spot in Tokyo!

8. GU x Kirby Collection Autumn 2022

GU Kirby

Collaboration gear between GU and Kirby. You’ll find a variety of clothes; from sweat hoodies and sweat pullovers to slippers and boxer pants.

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. Railway Festival in Hibiya Park 2022

Railway Festival in Hibiya Park 2022
Copyright© 2008 MLIT Japan.

Yearly event held by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Hibiya park. This year’s event will be smaller in comparison to other years due to the pandemic.

Event Period: October 8 and 9, 2022

Location: Hibiya Park

Official Website: https://www.mlit.go.jp/tetudo/tetudo_tk1_000004.html

10. Ryugu Festival

Ryugu Festival

A collaboration event between Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa and Tokyo Girls Collection.

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 any 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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