Event List in Tokyo This Weekend (January 14 & 15, 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 (January 14 & 15, 2023).

1. International Jewelry Exhibition (IJT) Japan’s largest Jewelry Festival

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Event Period: January 11 to 14, 2023


Official Website: https://www.ijt.jp/

2. Special Exhibition “Yumeji’s heart-thumping flowers and life”

Copyright (C) 2014 Yayoi Museum & Takehisa Yumeji Museum. All rights reserved.

Event Period: January 6 to March 26, 2023

Location: Takehisa Yumeji Museum

Official Website: https://www.yayoi-yumeji-museum.jp/yumeji/exhibition/next.html

3. The 58th Original Famous Ekiben and All-Japan Delicious Food Tournament

Copyright© Keio Department Store Co.,Ltd.

Event Period: January 7 to 22, 2023

Location: Keio Department Store Shinjuku 7th Floor Event Hall

Official Website: https://www.keionet.com/info/shinjuku/ekiben2023/

4. Shibuya New Ekiden 2023

Copyright (c) 一般社団法人 渋谷区体育協会 All rights reserved.

Event Period: January 15, 2023

Location: Yoyogi Park Cycling Course and Olympic Center

Official Website: https://shibutai.com/project/shibuya-new-ekiden/

5. Harajuku Yoyogi Park Event Square Flea Market

Event Period: January 15, 2023

Location: Event Square

Official Website: http://www.frma.jp/

6. A collection of tastes from all over Japan!
Ginza Nichome Ramen Alley

Copyrights (C) THE LOFT CO.,LTD. All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: December 26, 2022 to January 15, 2023

Location: Ginza Loft 1st Floor Special Venue

Official Website: https://www.loft.co.jp/shop_list/info.php?shop_id=407&info_id=430953

7. Sumida Classical Music Concert #12

© 2023 New Japan Philharmonic,

Event Period: January 13 and 14, 2023

Location: Sumida Triphony Hall

Official Website: https://www.njp.or.jp/en/concerts/230113

8. Contemporary Japanese Literature Repackaged for the Anglosphere and Beyond

Event Period: Until March 26, 2023

Location: Waseda University, Waseda Campus

Official Website: https://www.waseda.jp/culture/wihl/other-en/3110

9. The Oedo Antique Market

Event Period: January 15, 2023

Location: Tokyo International Forum

Official Website: https://www.antique-market.jp/english/

10. 11th  International Cosmetic Exhibition Tokyo

Copyright © RX Japan Ltd.

Event Period: January 11 to 13, 2023

Location: Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Hall

Official Website: https://www.cosme-week.jp/

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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 (January 9 to 15, 2023)

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