This Week in Tokyo October 19 – 25, 2015

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On October 19, 2015
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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.

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.

Date
Monday, Oct. 19th and Tuesday, Oct. 20th
Time
12:00 - 21:00
Location
Takarada Ebisu Shrine, 3-10-11 Nihonbashi-Honcho, Chuo-ku
Fee
Free

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.”

Date
Until November 11th
Time
Various
Location
Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Fee
Free

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.

Date
Monday, Oct. 19th
Time
19:00
Location
Two Dogs Taproom, Aries Bld. 2F, 3-15-24 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Fee
Free

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.

Date
Saturday, Oct. 24th
Time
09:30 - 12:00
Location
Yoyogi Park, Meetup at Harajuku Station Side
Fee
¥1500

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.

Date
Saturday, Oct. 24th and Sunday, Oct. 25th
Time
Sat. 10:00 - 19:00, Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Location
Yoyogi Park
Fee
Free

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.

Date
Saturday, Oct. 24th
Time
12:00 open / 13:00 start
Location
Umewaka Noh Theater, 2-6-14, Higashinakano, Nakanoku
Fee
Free

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.

Date
Saturday, Oct. 24th
Time
20:00
Location
Koenji StudioDOM, 3F Gomeido Ekimae Building, 4-25-7 Koenji-Minami, Suginami
Fee
¥1000

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.

Date
Saturday, Oct. 24th
Time
23:00
Location
Ageha, 2-2-20 Shin-kiba, Koto
Fee
¥5000

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.

Date
Sunday, Oct.25th
Time
11:00 open / 12:00 start
Location
Korakuen Hall, 1 Chome-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo
Fee
Tickets start at ¥3,000

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.

Date
Until Sunday, Oct. 25th
Time
11:00 - 20:00
Location
d47 Museum, 8F Shibuya Hikarie, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya
Fee
Free

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.

Date
Sunday, Oct. 25th
Time
19:00 open / 19:30 start
Location
What the Dickens, 4F Roob 6 Bldg, 1-13-3 Ebisu Nishi, Shibuya
Fee
¥2,000
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