Event List in Tokyo This Weekend (January 28 & 29, 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 28 & 29, 2023).

1. Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival

tengu matsuri

Event Period: January 27 to 29, 2023

Location: Shimokitazawa

Official Website: https://www.shimokita-tengu.com/

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. Oi Racecourse Tokyo City Flea Market

Copyright(C) TokyoRecycle All Rights Reserved.

Event Period: January 28 and 29, 2023

Location: Oi Racecourse

Official Website: https://trx.jp/consumersMarkets.xhtml

4. Winter Festival in Yoyogi (Local Sake & Dishes 2023)

© 2023, 冬祭!地酒&地肴2023 in 代々木

Event Period: January 27-29, 2023

Location: Yoyogi Park B area Event site

Official Website: https://fuyumatsuri-japan.com/

5. Factory Innovation Week 2023

Copyright © RX Japan Ltd.

Event Period: January 25-27, 2023

Location: Tokyo Big Sight

Official Website: https://www.fiweek.jp/tokyo/en-gb.html

6. Strawberry Afternoon Tea

Copyright© K.K.Meguro Gajoen. All Rights Reserved.

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

7. Aman Tokyo Strawberry Delight Afternoon Tea

Copyright 2022, Aman Group S.a.r.l.

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

8. Mensore Okinawa Festival

Copyright@Ariake Garden

Event Period: January 27 to February 6, 2023

Location: Ariake Garden Mall 2F Central Atrium Square

Official Website: https://www.shopping-sumitomo-rd.com/ariake/event/detail/1149/

9. Junzaburo Nishiwaki 40th Anniversary Exhibition “Flora’s         Journey”

©2021 Keio Museum Commons

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/

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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 23 to 29, 2023)

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