Event List in Tokyo This Weekend (February 18 & 19, 2023)
The best events, activities, and exhibitions held this weekend in Tokyo
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 (February 18 & 19, 2023).
1. Wendelin van Oldenburg Soft Stage
Event Period: Until February 19, 2023
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Official Website: https://www.mot-art-museum.jp/en/exhibitions/Wendelien_van_Oldenborgh/
|Access||10 minutes walk from Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station.|
2. Special Exhibition “Yumeji’s heart-thumping flowers and life”
Event Period: January 6 to March 26, 2023
Location: Takehisa Yumeji Museum
Official Website: https://www.yayoi-yumeji-museum.jp/yumeji/exhibition/next.html
|Access||7 Minutes walk from Nezu Station.|
3. Marunouchi Illumination
Event Period: Until February 19, 2023
Location: Marunouchi Nakadori
Official Website: https://www.marunouchi.com/event/detail/33119/
|Access||1 minute walk from Otemachi Station.|
4. SAKURA STREAM
Event Period: February 17 to 25, 2023
Location: Shibuya River Street
Official Website: https://shibuyastream.jp/event/eventdetail.php?id=430
|Access||2 minutes walk from Shibuya Station.|
5. TV anime “Tokyo Revengers” in NAMJATOWN
Event Period: February 2 to March 12, 2023
Official Website: https://event.bandainamco-am.co.jp/namja/toman-anime2/
|Access||7 minutes walk from Higashi-Ikebukuro Station.|
6. Strawberry Afternoon Tea
Event Period: 2023/1/6 (Fri) – 2/9 (Thu), 2/15 (Wed) – 3/16 (Thu)
Location: Hotel Gajoen Tokyo
Official Website: https://www.hotelgajoen-tokyo.com/archives/59170
|Access||3 Minutes walk from Meguro Station.|
7. Aman Tokyo Strawberry Delight Afternoon Tea
Event Period: January 15 to April 14, 2023
Location: AMAN Tokyo
|Access||1 Minute walk from Otemachi Station.|
8. Kameido Plum Festival 2023
Event Period: February 4 to March 5, 2023
Location: Kameido Tenjin Shrine
Official Website: http://kameidotenjin.or.jp/
|Access||10 minutes walk from Kinshio Station.|
9. Emile Galle and the Doom Brothers
Event Period: February 16 to 27, 2023
Location: Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Main Building 7th Floor Exhibition Hall
Official Website: https://www.mistore.jp/shopping/event/nihombashi_e/galle_daum_50
|Access||1minute walk from Mitsukoshimae Station.|
Event Period: February 2 to April 2, 2023
Location: BOX cafe & space GEMS Shibuya
Official Website: https://csm-cafe.jp/
|Access||5 minutes walk from Omote-sando Station.|
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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!
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