Event List in Tokyo This Weekend (January 21 & 22, 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 (January 21 & 22, 2023).
1. Handmade in Japan Festival 2023
Event Period: January 21 to 22, 2023
Location: TOKYO BIG SIGHT
Official Website: https://hmj-fes.jp/
|Access||1 Minute walk from Tokyo Big Sight 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. The 58th Original Famous Ekiben and All-Japan Delicious Food Tournament
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/
|Access||1 Minute walk from Shinjuku Station.|
4. New Year Giant Series 2023
Event Period: January 2, 3, and 22, 2023
Location: Korakuen Hall, 1-3 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Official Website: http://www.all-japan.co.jp/
|Access||5 Minutes walk from Korakuen Station.|
5. Michiyoshi Inoue: “A Way from Surrender” op.４
Event Period: January 21 and 23, 2023
Location: Sumida Triphony Hall and Suntory Hall
Official Website: https://www.njp.or.jp/en/concerts/230123
6. Furusato Festival Tokyo
Event Period: January 13 to 22, 2023
Location: Tokyo Dome
Official Website: https://www.event-td.com/furusato/2023/
|Access||2 Minutes walk from Suidōbashi Station.|
7. 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.|
8. Aman Tokyo Strawberry Delight Afternoon Tea
Event Period: January 15 to April 14, 2023
Location: AMAN Tokyo
Official Website: https://www.aman.com/hotels/aman-tokyo/dining/strawberry-delight-afternoon-tea
|Access||1 Minute walk from Otemachi Station.|
9. Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament
Event Period: January 8 to 22, 2023
Location: Ryogoku Kokugikan
Official Website: https://www.sumo.or.jp/En/
|Access||1 Minute walk from Ryogoku Station.|
10. Junzaburo Nishiwaki 40th Anniversary Exhibition “Flora’s Journey”
Event Period: January 16 to March 17, 2023
Location: Keio University Art Center (Mita Campus South Annex 1F Art Space)
Official Website: https://kemco.keio.ac.jp/all-post/20221226/
|Access||8 Minutes walk from Tamachi 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!
▶Event List in Tokyo This Week (January 16 to 22, 2023)
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