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This Week in Tokyo June 29 – July 5, 2015

Every week 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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As the summer heats up, get active this week with Capoeira, running, dancing, or pub crawling 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.

Beginner’s Capoeira Class


  • Date: Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday
  • Time: Monday 20:00, Thursday 20:00, Saturday 14:45
  • Location: Gotanda Bunka Center, 6-5-1 Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa
  • Admission: ¥500 adults, ¥200 students

Learn the exhilarating Brazilian martial art of Capoeira. This class is designed to introduce beginners to the dance, music, and acrobatics of Capoeira.

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Opening of Mount Fuji


  • Date: Tuesday, June 30th
  • Time: 15:00
  • Location: Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine, 5558 Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi
  • Admission: Free

Yama-biraki is a traditional Shinto ceremony that marks the beginning of Mr. Fuji climbing season. Take a trip to Yamanashi prefecture to see this beautiful ceremony at the serene Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen shrine.

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Run Around Imperial Castle


  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Kanda Station South Gate
  • Admission: Free

Want to find some running buddies and take in some royal scenery? Every Thursday a group runs around the imperial palace, and enjoys an onsen and drinks afterwards.

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4th of July Pub Crawl


  • Date: Friday, July 3rd
  • Time: 19:30 – 23:45
  • Location: Tonight Bar, 3-13-8 Roppongi, Minato
  • Admission: ¥2500 men / ¥2000 women

Just because you’re in Japan that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate America! You can visit 3 bars, meet people, and reminisce about the US of A this Friday during the Tokyo Pub Crawl. Tickets include entrance to all locations and drink discounts.

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Monochrome Exhibition at HHH Gallery


  • Date: Every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday, July 12th
  • Time: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Location: HHH Gallery
  • Admission: Free

HHH is a new artist-owned gallery running weekends in Tokyo. Their current exhibition feature illustrations from eight artists who “transform pure, untouched white canvases and paper into detailed and complex monochrome landscapes.” This will be the first Japanese exhibition for Aaron Horkey and Mike Giant.

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terminus at Club Air


  • Date: Saturday, July 4th
  • Time: 22:00 – 09:00
  • Location: Club Air, Hikawa Building, B1/F-B2/F, 2-11 Sarugaku, Shibuya
  • Admission: ¥3500 – ¥1000

Sandrien is one of Amsterdam’s most renowned DJ’s, and she’ll be making her return to Tokyo for Air’s new ‘terminus.’ event. Multi-genre sensation DJ Nobu will also be performing an extended set for this special event.

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Japan Shoegazer Festival


  • Date: Sunday, July 5th
  • Time: Open 14:00 Start 14:30
  • Location: Club Seata
  • Admission: Advance ¥3500 Door ¥4000

Japan’s shoegaze revival continues with this Sunday’s Shoegaze fest. See headliners and PLASTIC GIRL IN A CLOSET, along with DJ’s and special guest non-shoegaze bands bulb and Umbrella.

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Yukata Boat Party


  • Date: Saturday, July 4th
  • Time: 19:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Takehisba Pier, Tokyo Bay
  • Admission: ¥3200

Break out your yukata and enjoy a two hour party cruise Tokyo Bay this Saturday. Take in the night light of Tokyo while enjoying DJ’s, dancers, and all you can drink beer and wine.

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