This Week in Tokyo For Aug. 15 – 21, 2016

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This Week In Tokyo features big music festivals, big fireworks displays and even bigger monsters. Enjoy! If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed.

Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri

This annual event is one of the three best summer festivals in Tokyo. Traditional music, dance and performances are scheduled along with parades. The highlight is the "Mizukake" matsuri where heaps of water is splashed on shrine bearers.

Date
Monday, Aug. 15
Time
11 am
Location
1-20-3 Tomioka, Koto-ku
Fee
Free

Standup Comedy at The Hobgoblin

The standup comedy night at the Hobgoblin in Shibuya is an all-standup show held on the third Thursday of every month. It features comedians with a variety of styles, performing in English so you can unwind and relax after work.

Date
Thursday, Aug. 18
Time
9 p.m.
Location
The Hobgoblin, 3F Ichiban Bldg. 1-3-11, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
Fee
Free with one drink purchase

London After Midnight's Endless Summer

August is time for London After Midnight's Endless Summer Nights at DJ Bar Bridge with a series of fresh new faces spinning choice tunes to hit that perfect beat. John Flanagan, Tatsuhiko and Miki play alongside regulars DJ Nori and Dirty Munoz at this beach party with 6 DJs on the 10th floor.

Date
Friday, Aug. 19
Time
8 p.m. til late
Location
DJ Bar Bridge, Park Side Kyoudou Bldg. 10F, 1-25-6 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
Fee
¥1,000

Respect Jamaican Festival

The Respect Jamaican Festival celebrates the long history of Japan’s appreciation for reggae music and Jamaican culture. Authentic Jamaican food, live performances, cultural booths and more will fill Hibiya Park during this event.

Date
Saturday, Aug. 20 & Sunday, Aug. 21
Time
Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location
Hibiya Park
Fee
Free
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