Event List in Tokyo This Weekend (December 31, 2022 & January 1, 2023)

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

Event List in Tokyo This Weekend

Tokyo is such a massive city, there are always things to do or events happening everywhere, all the time. From art exhibitions, theatrical performances, and musical concerts to cultural festivals and seasonal food-related events. This is good in the sense that you can actively look for something to do, and whatever that is that you’re looking for, there’s a good chance you’ll find it.

However, because there are so many events happening at the same time, many of these can pass by without you noticing, even if it’s an event you’d be very interested in. This is especially true during the weekends when there are more events than usual.

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.

Events during Winter in Japan

One thing you will notice if you live in Japan for a while is that there are going to be a lot of illumination events throughout winter in Japan. Many of these illumination events have to do with Christmas, but not necessarily all of them. This has become a thing in Japan because of the way Christmas is perceived in Japan.

In Japan, Christmas has very little connotations with Christianity or religion, but it is more of a special day to spend with that special person in your life. It has a similar vibe to that of valentines day, but with more decorations and illuminations. Therefore, you will see many Christmas markets around Tokyo as well as Christmas trees decorated in plazas or in shopping malls. The idea of decorating your house with Christmas-related things and buying presents for your partner (or friends and family) is what makes it popular here. And outdoor illuminations are a part of this.

These outdoor illuminations can be seen in many places across Tokyo, and they seem to get bigger and fancier every year. So if you are in Tokyo during this season, this is something you should definitely check out!

Now that you know a little bit about winter-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Tokyo this weekend (December 31, 2022, & January 1, 2023).

1. Hanayashiki Countdown 2022-2023

©HANAYASHIKI Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: December 31, 2022

Location: Asakusa Hanayashiki

Official Website: https://hanayashiki-event.com/info/2581

2. WOMB Present New Year’s Countdown 2023


Event Period: December 31, 2022

Location: WOMB

Official Website: https://www.womb.co.jp/en/event/2022/12/31/new-year-countdown-to-2023/

3. Geikosai New Year’s Festival

Copyright(c)2010 Takaosan Yakuouin. All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: January 1, 2023

Location: Mount Takao, Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo

Official Website: https://www.takaosan.or.jp/english/events.html


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Event Period: December 30 to 31, 2022

Location: Tokyo Big Sight

Official Website: https://www.comiket.co.jp/info-a/CatalogShop.html

5. Hibiya Winter Illumination 2022

HIBIYA Magic Time Illumination 2022
Copyright © Tokyo Midtown Management Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: November 17, 2022 – February 14, 2023

Location: Hibiya area (Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, Hibiya Nakadori Avenue, Hibiya Chante)

Official Website: https://www.hibiya.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/event/5874/

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

6. 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

7.  Liquidroom New year party 2023

Copyright© LIQUIDROOM All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: December 31, 2022

Location:  Liquidroom Shibuya-Ku

Official Website: https://www.liquidroom.net/schedule/newyearparty2023_20221231

8. SEVENTEEN The City Tokyo Skytree


Event Period: November 22 to December 31, 2022

Location: Tokyo Skytree  Tembo Galleria Floor 450

Official Website: https://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/event/info/seventeen

9. Okamoto Taro: A Retrospective

Okamoto Taro: A Retrospective
©NHK, NHK Promotions Inc.

Event Period: October 18 to December 28, 2022

Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

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

10. Plan special for New Year holidays! New Year’s present gacha holding

Copyright Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co., Ltd.

Event Period: December 23, 2022 to January 3, 2023

Location: Diver City Tokyo Plaza

Official Website: https://mitsui-shopping-park.com.e.act.hp.transer.com/divercity-tokyo/event/2338678.html

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I hope you enjoyed this article about events in Tokyo this weekend. 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 week. Check out the link below!

▶Event List in Tokyo This Week (December 26, 2022, to January 1, 2023)

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