Culture

This Week in Tokyo October 19 – 25, 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.

By 5 min read

We’re back from our two-week vacation! We didn’t bring you any omiyage, but we do have plenty things for you to do 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.

ARK Animal Adoption Fair

Animal Rescue Kansai is a wonderful organization that finds new homes for stray, abandoned, and abused animals. You can meet and play with some of the wonderful animals of Tokyo ARK this Sunday. Even if you can’t foster an animal, the dogs and cats would love to see you!

When & Where
Sunday, Oct. 25th
13:00 - 16:00
DOGSIGN, 2-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya
Free
More Info

Nihonbashi Bettara-Ichi 2015

Nihon Bettara-Ichi, also known as the “Pickle Fair,” celebrates sweet but salty daikon radish pickles. It’s no small event though: almost 500 festival stalls will be open, along with the requisite lanterns, mikoshi, and parades.

When & Where
Monday, Oct. 19th and Tuesday, Oct. 20th
12:00 - 21:00
Takarada Ebisu Shrine, 3-10-11 Nihonbashi-Honcho, Chuo-ku
Free
More Info

Tokyo Midtown Design Touch 2015

Whether it’s through art, cars, or food, the various exhibitions at Tokyo Midtown’s Design Touch will help you “become connected to design.” Featured attractions a massive wooden art installation by architect Kengo Kuma and an open-air classes design school featuring ”special, unique lessons by leading creators of Japan.”

When & Where
Until November 11th
Various
Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Free
More Info

Tokyo NFL Fans Meetup

Are you ready for some football? Enjoy craft beer, 100 yen wings, and Week 6 football with fellow NFL fans at the Two Dogs Taproom on Monday night.

When & Where
Monday, Oct. 19th
19:00
Two Dogs Taproom, Aries Bld. 2F, 3-15-24 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Free
More Info

Yoyogi Park Beginner’s Kickboxing

All are welcome to try out the sport of kickboxing this Saturday in Yoyogi. A teacher with seven years’ experience will cover the basics for two hours in this beginner’s class.

When & Where
Saturday, Oct. 24th
09:30 - 12:00
Yoyogi Park, Meetup at Harajuku Station Side
¥1500
More Info

Earth Garden Autumn Craft Fair

This weekend’s Yoyogi festival celebrates a country called Earth. Peruse eco-friendly crafts, organic foods, and workshops promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles. There will are also be three stages of musical and artistic performances.

When & Where
Saturday, Oct. 24th and Sunday, Oct. 25th
Sat. 10:00 - 19:00, Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Yoyogi Park
Free
More Info

Free Noh performance for non-Japanese residents and tourists

Foreign residents of Japan and tourists can see a free showing of the Noh plays Kagekiyo and Kazuraki this Saturday.

When & Where
Saturday, Oct. 24th
12:00 open / 13:00 start
Umewaka Noh Theater, 2-6-14, Higashinakano, Nakanoku
Free
More Info

Gaf y la estrella de la muerte Live

Mutant psychedelic space rock band Gaf y la estrella de la muerte were voted the best live band in Spain. You have a rare opportunity to see them for yourself this Saturday, for just ¥1000. UK based dream pop act Umez and Tokyo metal outfit Looprider will be the openers.

When & Where
Saturday, Oct. 24th
20:00
Koenji StudioDOM, 3F Gomeido Ekimae Building, 4-25-7 Koenji-Minami, Suginami
¥1000
More Info

Wired Clash featuring Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin is a legend. For decades he has been regarded as one of the world’s best and most innovative DJ’s and producers. He’ll be returning to Tokyo this Saturday at Ageha, along with Radio Slave, Joel Mull, and Citizen. Ken Ishii and Takkyu Ishino will also be playing a special back to back set.

When & Where
Saturday, Oct. 24th
23:00
Ageha, 2-2-20 Shin-kiba, Koto
¥5000
More Info

DDT Pro Wrestling

See the bizarre side of wrestling this Sunday at Dramatic Dream Team Special 2015. DDT has put on matches in condemned buildings, tiny apartments, and camp grounds, but this Saturday they’ll be safely indoors at Korakuen Hall. While DDT is famous for having inanimate objects like ladders and blow up dolls as champions, this Sunday’s main event is between two humans: high-flyer Kota Ibushi and MMA grappler Yukio Sakaguchi.

When & Where
Sunday, Oct.25th
11:00 open / 12:00 start
Korakuen Hall, 1 Chome-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo
Tickets start at ¥3,000
More Info

47 Noodle Market

Learn about, buy, and eat noodles from each of Japan’s prefectures. The d47 museum is currently showcasing a type of noodle from all 47 prefectures, with details about their origin and importance to each region.

When & Where
Until Sunday, Oct. 25th
11:00 - 20:00
d47 Museum, 8F Shibuya Hikarie, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya
Free
More Info

The Pirates of Tokyo Bay Bilingual Comedy Show

The Pirates of Tokyo Bay are Tokyo’s only bilingual improv comedy troupe, so their fun, innovative, and hilarious shows have something for everyone! Enjoy their one-of-a-kind, all-improvised event this Sunday night at What The Dickens bar.

When & Where
Sunday, Oct. 25th
19:00 open / 19:30 start
What the Dickens, 4F Roob 6 Bldg, 1-13-3 Ebisu Nishi, Shibuya
¥2,000
More Info

Topics:

Related

Explore

Five Great Pizza Restaurants in Tokyo

Try one of these five restaurants to enjoy a delicious pizza in Tokyo.

By 6 min read

Live

Working in Japan as a Military Spouse

There seems to be a myth around the military bases that it’s impossible to find work here. Fear not: It isn’t.

By 6 min read

Explore

My First Time in Ota City

Discover the hidden charms of Tokyo's largest ward.

By 6 min read