Event List in Tokyo This Weekend (January 7 & 8, 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 7 & 8, 2023).

1. BE: FIRST 1st One Man Tour 2022-2023


Event Period: January 7 to 8, 2023

Location:  Tokyo Garden Theater

Official Website: https://befirst.tokyo/tour/be1/

2. Sakuragaoka Park “SATOYAMA Outdoor Life” (held in January)

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Event Period: January 8, 2023

Location: Metropolitan Sakuragaoka Park playground

Official Website: https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/event/51665.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. SMBC Presents Fuchu New Year Family Concert

© 2022 New Japan Philharmonic,

Event Period: January 7, 2023

Location: Fuchu no Mori Arts Theater Dream Hall

Official Website: https://www.njp.or.jp/concerts/230107

5. 2023 3rd Ariake Antique World

2020 – 株式会社骨董市

Event Period: January 6, 7, and 8, 2023

Location: Tokyo Big Sight

Official Website: https://kottouichi.com/

6. Oyster Festival

© 2022 Kaki fes Committee. All rights reserved

Event Period: January 7, 8 and 9, 2023

Location: Ueno Park

Official Website: https://kaki-fes.com/

7. Yoyogi Park Giant Flea Market

Event Period: January 8, 2023

Location: Yoyogi Park Event Square

Official Website: https://www.yoyogikoen.info/flea-market-2023/

8. Masami Yanagida exhibition: Let’s swing 2023


Event Period: January 1 to 9, 2023

Location: Omotesando Hills

Official Website: https://www.omotesandohills.com/events/event/2022/008123.html

9. Torikoe Shrine Tondoyaki 2023

Event Period: January 8, 2023

Location: Torikoe Shrine

Official Website: https://ja-jp.facebook.com/torikoej/

10. OPULENCE Japan’s Greatest International Drag Show

Copyright(c) EAGLE TOKYO

Event Period: January 7, 2023

Location: Zepp Diver City Tokyo

Official Website: https://eagletokyo.com/opulence/

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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 2 to 8, 2023)

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