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This Week in Tokyo for Dec 26, 2016 – Jan 1, 2017

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

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We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and are now ready for even more fun this week in Tokyo! We’ll be back with a special New Year’s Eve edition in a few days, but in the meantime, there are plenty of things to do before the countdown parties. If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed.

Monday: Not-so-blue Christmas

Boxing Day Pub Night & Open Mic

Get out of the house after Christmas for some relaxing times — and music if you want, too.If you'd like some open mic time, drop us a line at cowmail@thepinkcow.com. Everyone welcome. Great burritos and à la carte menu, as always.

When & Where
Mon, Dec. 26
7 p.m.
The Pink Cow, Roi Building B1F, 5-5-1 Roppongi, Minato
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Until Thursday: Light up

Tokyo Michiterasu 2016

The recently renovated Tokyo station is having it’s own brilliant illumination show this winter. See thousands of custom, interactive light installations dotting the building’s exterior. A special app allows you to interact with the display.

When & Where
Until Thu, Dec. 29
8 a.m.-midnight
Tokyo station, west side
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Thursday: Manga fest or game battle


Comic Market, better known as Comiket, is a massive gathering for lovers of manga, anime and video games. The winter edition takes place this week at Tokyo Big Sight. See thousands of exhibitors hawking comic goods and original, independent manga. There’ll also be lots of top notch cosplayers to meet and photograph.

When & Where
Thu, Dec. 29-Sat, Dec. 31
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tokyo Big Sight, 3-11-1, Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0063
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Smash Brothers Tournament

Have you been spending time improving your Nintendo skills? Test your might against Tokyo’s International Smash community this Thursday.

When & Where
Thu, Dec. 29
See link
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Thu & Sat: Fight night

Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016

Though the promotions have changed through the years, mixed martial arts have been a holiday tradition in Japan for more than a decade. This year, new company Rizin is running a two-night Grand Prix — with the Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic facing Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in the main event.

When & Where
Thu, Dec. 29 and Sat, Dec. 31
3 p.m.
Saitama Super Arena, Shintoshin 8, Chuo-ku, Saitama
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Saturday: Printing press

Introduction to 3D Printing

Missing something from your Christmas list? What if you could just print it? Get involved in the exciting world of 3D printing at this meet-up. Ask questions during a guided discussion and try your hand at 3D printing for the first time.

When & Where
Sat, Dec. 31
4:30 p.m.
Fab Café Shibuya, Dogenzaka Pia 1F, 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya
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Until Sunday: Soup’s on

TCK Ramen Festival

A hot bowl of ramen is a great way to warm up from a winter chill. Eight shops from around the country will gather in Tokyo City Keiba for the TCK Ramen Festival.

When & Where
Until Sun, Jan. 1
2:15-9 p.m.
Tokyo City Keiba, 2-1-2, Katsushima, Shinagawa
Free entrance, ¥800 ramen
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