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This Week in Tokyo August 24 – 30, 2015

Every Monday we post our picks of upcoming events in Tokyo. If you would like your event listed here, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

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August is ending. Summer is ending. Summer vacation is ending. But don’t despair! Finish strong with some of these events taking place This Week In Tokyo. If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed.

The Genesis of Ultraman 1966-1980

ultraman

  • Date: Until Sunday, August 30th
  • Time: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Location: Yokosuka Museum of Art, 4-1 Kamoi, Yokosuka, Kanagawa
  • Admission: ¥1000

Celebrate the origins of Japan’s most iconic superhero in this special exhibition. The props, prototypes, and sketches that built Ultraman will all be on display along with the toys, magazines, and collectibles the show has spawned.

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Dino World 2015

dinoworld

  • Date: Until Monday, August 31st
  • Time: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Location: Pacifico Yokohama, 1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama
  • Admission: ¥1,800, student discounts available

Don’t let Hollywood blockbusters scare you off; this trip to the world of dinosaurs can’t possibly go wrong. At Pacifico Yokohama’s Dino World 2015 you’ll see more than 200 dinosaur fossils, including the world premiere of a complete Torvosaurus skeleton. Be one of the first to one of biggest predators from the Jurassic period, with no risk of it escaping and causing havoc.

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Udon Tenkaichi Tournament 2015

udon

  • Date: Friday, August 28th to Sunday, August 30th
  • Time: Sat: 12:00 – 18:00 Sun: 10:00-20:00
  • Location: Yoyogi Park Event Plaza
  • Admission: ~¥500 per serving

Have years in Japan refined your palate for udon? Then make haste to Yoyogi park this weekend, as you are invited to judge the All-Japan Udon Championship. You can sample goods from the 20 participants, and vote for which you think deserves the title of Japan’s best bowl of noodles.

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Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi

genki-festival

  • Date: Saturday, August 29th to Sunday, August 30th
  • Time: 10:00 – 20:00 Sun: 10:00 – 17:30
  • Location: Ometesando, Harajuku, and Yoyogi Park
  • Admission: Free

This huge folk-dancing festival originated in Shikoku, but has participants from all over Japan. See over 5,000 dancers in 100 crews perform throughout the weekend.

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34th Annual Asakusa Samba Carnival

samba

  • Date: Saturday, August 29th
  • Time: 13:00 – 18:00
  • Location: Sensoji Temple, 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
  • Admission: Free

Japan and Brazil have a long history of cultural exchange, and one of the most beautiful forms it takes is the annual Asakusa Samba Festival. You’ll see 20 local samba troops will participate in this bright, lively, and fascinating festival.

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DEEP Cage Impact/JEWELS9

deep

  • Date: Saturday, August 29th
  • Time: 13:30 open / 14:00 start
  • Location: Differ Ariake, 1 Chome-3-25 Ariake, Koto
  • Admission: Tickets start at ¥5,500

Japanese Mixed Martial Arts promotion DEEP will be hosting a massive double header this Saturday in Ariake. First will be an all men’s show headlined by a featherweight bout between Kazunori Yokota (23-5-3) Kenjiro Takahashi (8-3-0). In the evening, the women of the cage take over as veteran Takayo Hashi (15-5-1) faces unbeaten Ji Yeon Kim (3-0-2) in a rematch from their previous bout which ended in a draw.

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Koenji Awa Odori

koenji

  • Date: Saturday, August 29th to Sunday, August 30th
  • Time: 17:00 – 20:00
  • Location: Near JR Koenji Station
  • Admission: Free

The Koenji are will also be serving up some traditional dance Saturday and Sunday evening. You’ll also enjoy lots of food, music, and shopping.

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J-League Soccer

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  • Date: Saturday, August 29th
  • Time: 18:30
  • Location: Nissan Stadium, 3300 Kozukuecho, Kohoku Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
  • Admission: Tickets start at ¥2500 for adults and ¥1000 for children under 15

Things are heating up in the J-League this summer. You can be there live as the Yokohama F. Marinos take on the Urawa Reds at Nissan Stadium this Saturday.

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Tokyo Noize

tokyo-noize

  • Date: Saturday, August 29th
  • Time: 23:00 – 05:00
  • Location: Trump Room, 301, 1-12-14, Shibuya
  • Admission: ¥1500 advance / ¥2500 door

You can wave “goodbye” to the season with the official Trump Room summer closing party. 16 DJs on two floors will be playing the latest house, techno and bass jams. Free shots will also be a part of the festivities.

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Shinjuku Sky Pool

pool

  • Date: Until September 13
  • Time: 09:00 – 20:00
  • Location: Keio Plaza Hotel 7F 2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
  • Admission: Various prices for adults and children

Take a break from the concrete jungle of Shinjuku for a swim in a relaxing pool. Prices vary by the hour but the best time is to come after 17:00. Ladies get half off and a free mini bottle of body lotion from L’Occitane every Tuesday (except for Aug 11).

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Japan Wildlife Film Festival

film-festival

  • Date: August 28 – 31
  • Time: Screening times vary
  • Location: National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku
  • Admission: Free

The Japan Wildlife Film Festival returns for its 12th showing. The festival features 48 films, all free as well as lectures from festival judges and guests. Children can look forward to a fun fossil dig for as part of National Geographic’s dinosaur special.

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