Event List in Tokyo This Week (February 19 to 25, 2024)

The best events, activities, and exhibitions held this week in Tokyo

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Tokyo in Japan offers endless activities for local and tourist people. There are many happening in various cities from sports events, art exhibitions, theatrical performances, and musical concerts to cultural festivals and seasonal food-related events. People can enjoy the annual celebration of all seasons in Japan particularly in Tokyo from the historic temples to the modern technologies.

Tokyo is the largest city and one of Japan’s most famous tourist destinations. It is a dynamic and bustling metropolis getaway where you can experience unique events and modern attractions like the famous tourist spot Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea, the Tokyo Tower, Skytree, and the historical temples of Asakusa. The other attractions in major cities in Tokyo have not yet been mentioned such as Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ginza, Roppongi, Ueno, Odaiba, and many more, which show different aspects of Tokyo from traditional to modern culture and technology.

Truly the most lively city in Japan where many big events are held here. And if you are looking for things to do in Tokyo when visiting Japan, here you will read about some events happening in various cities in Tokyo. In this article, I will share 10 events in Tokyo during this week and I hope this will help you find some interesting events in Tokyo that you can enjoy.

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Winter culture in Japan

Before going to the list, let me explain to you a little bit about winter events in Japan. When we talk about winter, we usually refer to December through February. Winter is the season that ends the year and at the same time opens up the new year.

In Japanese culture, it is very important to finish up the current year and correctly welcome the new year. This involves many different personal and family-related activities. For example, on a personal level, many people like to clean up their house before welcoming the new year (this is not a regular clean up, but a thorough clean up). Then it is common to decorate your house with things like Kadomatsu (門松) and Shimenawa (しめ縄) which are decorations that have their roots in Shintoism.

Many foods come into play during New years such as Toshikoshi Soba (年越し蕎麦) which you eat before the new year, and then Mochi (お餅) after welcoming the new year. Soba is a type of needle that breaks down relatively easily, representing that all bad things from this year won’t continue to the new year.

Now that you know a little bit about winter-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Tokyo this week (February 19 to 25, 2024).

1. Setagaya Plum Festival

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It is one of Tokyo’s many best places for plum blossom viewing. There are 650 trees including 270 red plums and 380 white plums. And this year the 45th Setagaya plum festival will be held at Hanegi Park.

Event Period: February 10 to March 3, 2024

Location: Hanegi Park

Official Website: https://setagaya-umematsuri.com/

2. Disney Pal-Palooza “Minnie’s Funderland”

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Tokyo Disneyland offers a special Disney Pal-Palooza event series “Minnie’s Funderland” where you can enjoy the whole theme park filled with Minnie Mouse cute designs pink heart polka-dots, entertainment, shows, and activities such as a parade with Minnie Mouse and friends characters, and other goods, foods, and souvenirs.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy this fun event at Tokyo Disneyland with the event period from January 10 to March 19, 2024. Opens from Monday to Sunday 9:00 to 21:00 (Operating hours will change on some days check before visiting).

Event Period: January 10 to March 19, 2024

Location: Tokyo Disneyland

Official Website: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/treasure/minniesfunderland/

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3. Van Gogh Alive

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This is an immersive exhibition event of Van Gogh’s world-class masterpiece. Here, you can experience the exhibition with all the senses with nearly 3000 Van Gogh’s pictures projected everywhere.

Event Period: January 6 to March 31, 2024

Location: Warehouse TERADA G Building

Official Website: https://goghalivejp.com/tokyo/

4. TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN ICE SKATING PARK

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Ice Skating is a fun activity this winter that you can also experience in various places in Tokyo. The popular Tokyo Skytree is offering a special ice skating event for adults and children with various activities and shows as well. There are professional skaters to teach and guide for the beginners.

The event is held from January 4 to March 10, 2024, at the Skytree Town Sky Arena. Opens Monday to Thursday 11:00-20:00 and Friday to Sunday/Holidays 11:00-21:00.

Event Period: January 4 to March 10, 2024

Location: Tokyo Skytree Town 4th Floor Sky Arena

Official Website: https://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/

5. Lucky Cat and Strawberry Afternoon Tea Buffet

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Enjoy the strawberry feast at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo “The Lucky Cat and Strawberry Afternoon Tea Buffet”. This afternoon tea buffet offers a variety of strawberry desserts and delicacies. The event period is from December 26, 2023, to February 29, 2024.

Event Period: December 26, 2023 to February 29, 2024

Location: Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Official Website: https://www.tokyo.grand.hyatt.co.jp/

6. 30th Anniversary Detective Conan Exhibition

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The popular anime series Detective Conan will hold a special event to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The Detective Conan Exhibition 30th Anniversary will be held in Ikebukuro Sunshine City from January 12 to February 25, 2024. This event contains Detective Conan activities from its history over the past 30 years, exhibits, and materials prepared for everyone.

The exhibition will start with an introduction, before entering the world of Detective Conan such as mysteries and justice. And a special opportunity to meet and greet the original author of Detective Conan, Professor Gosho Aoyama.

Event Period: January 12 to February 25, 2024

Location: Ikebukuro Sunshine City Exhibition Hall A

Official Website: https://www.conanten-30th.jp/

Check out the following article for more information!

▶Detective Conan 30th Anniversary Exhibition in Japan 2024 

7. Asakusa Modern Afternoon Tea

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Asakusa View Hotel offers a retro-modern afternoon tea event for refreshments while looking out at the beauty of the city from the rooftop of the hotel before and after exploring the city. The Asakusa Modern Afternoon Tea served afternoon sweets in Japanese and modern style available from January 1 to February 29, 2024.

Event Period: January 1 to February 29, 2024

Location: Asakusa View Hotel

Official Website: https://www.viewhotels.co.jp/asakusa/afternoontea_lp/

8. Pochacco Cafe (Tokyo)

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In celebration of the 35th anniversary of one of Sanrio’s many characters Pochacco. The Pochacco Cafe is now available in Tokyo and Osaka, featuring unique anniversary menus with exclusive cafe art.

Event Period: February 2 to March 10, 2024

Location: BOX cafe&space Q Plaza Harajuku store

Official Website: https://pochacco-35th.theme-cafe.jp/information/tokyo/

9. Strawberry Sweets Buffet with Kuppy Ramune

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The strawberry is well-known for being delicious in Japan, especially during winter and spring. Many hotels and restaurants offer buffets of various strawberry desserts and some drinks. The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo offers a special strawberry sweets buffet with the collaboration of Kuppy Ramune from January 6 to February 29, 2024.

Event Period: January 6 to February 29, 2024

Location: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

Official Website: https://www.keioplaza.co.jp/event/strawberry-sweets/

10. Muttoni World Karakuri Theater V

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A unique type of entertainment show where the performers are the artist himself. The artist known as box theater used different effects, designs, and characters made from clay and the audience will witness meaningful visual storytelling.

Event Period: February 3 to March 24, 2024

Location: Hachioji City Dream Museum

Official Website: https://www.yumebi.com/


I hope you enjoyed this article about events in Tokyo this week. 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 weekend. Check out the link below!

▶Event List in Tokyo This Weekend (February 24 and 25, 2024)

And for more information about things to do in Tokyo in 2024, check out the following article!

▶Best Things to Do in Tokyo 2024

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