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This Week in Tokyo For July 18 – 24, 2016

Every Monday 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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Summer is definitely here, and there are numerous ways to celebrate. Music festivals, craft shows, and fireworks await in and around Tokyo this week. If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed.

Handmade in Japan

HandMade in Japan Fes is the largest craft festival in the country. Over 5,000 artists will be selling their one-of-a-kind goods during the event. There will also be dozens of workshops held to teach you how to make traditional Japanese crafts in multiple mediums. There will also be live concerts and artistic performances.

When & Where
July 23 - July 24
11:00 - 19:00
Tokyo Big Sight
Advance tickets ¥1,200 at gate ¥1,500
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Wonder Festival 2016

Hobbyist and model enthusiasts, rejoice! There’s a show just for you. Wonder Festival will feature hundreds of vendors with exclusive vehicle and character model kits.

When & Where
Sunday, July 24th
10:00 - 17:00
Makuhari Messe, Inc., 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city
¥2500
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Kamakura Fireworks Festival

You can enjoy the wonders of Yuigahama Beach by day, then enjoy one of Japan’s best fireworks shows in the evening. Over 2500 fireworks will be set off over 50 minutes this Thursday night.

When & Where
Thursday, July 23rd
9:20 - 20:10
Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura
Free
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Fuji Rock Festival ‘16

Summer is here and that means it’s time for another Fuji Rock Festival! International headliners Sigur Ros, Beck, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers share the stage with Japan’s Babymetal, The Bawdies and more. See top bands from around the world play for three days straight.

When & Where
Friday, July 22nd to Sunday, July 24th
09:00 - 05:00
Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-cho, Niigata Prefecture
1 Day Ticket:¥19,000 / 3 Day Ticket:¥43,000
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POTB Bilingual Improv 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, July 24th
19:00 open / 19:30 start
What the Dickens, 4F Roob 6 Bldg, 1-13-3 Ebisu Nishi, Shibuya
¥2,000
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ARK Adoption Event

Dog Life Design has made its spacious salon available for adoption events since April 2007.
Come and enjoy meeting both dogs and cats. This is a great opportunity to come and not just see, but also play with our animals in a relaxed environment. Come and meet our animals or support ARK by purchasing books or original items.

When & Where
Saturday, July 24th
13:00 - 16:00
Dog Life Design, 5-24-5 Komazawa, Setagaya-ku
Free
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Touch Rugby

Enjoy a friendly game of tackle-free rugby this Sunday at Aoyama Park.

When & Where
Sunday, July 24th
10:30 - 12:30
Aoyama Park, Nogizaka Station, Minato-ku
Free
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