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This Week in Tokyo For June 13 – 19, 2016

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Summer’s heating up! Keep it cool with some great events 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.


Travel Tottori Evening with GaijinPot

GaijinPot is hosting a special evening to promote travel in Tottori. If you’re interested in learning about all of the cool things there are to do in Tottori, as well as sampling some regional food and drink, grab a friend or two and come join us. The free event will include a short presentation, followed by dinner and drinks featuring Tottori regional specialities like seafood, wagyu beef, nashi pears and local sake.

When & Where
Thursday, June 16
7-9 p.m.
Shimbashi Center Place 1−11−7, Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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Yndi Haldi and December Live

British post-rock heroes Yndi Haldi will team up their Japanese contemporaries December for a show this Wednesday at Fever. Soaring guitars and endless, ethereal jams await all-comers.

When & Where
Wednesday, June 15
7:30 p.m.
Fever, 1F, Shindaita Bldg. 1-1-14 Hanegi, Setagaya-ku
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Krav Maga Self-defense For Women

Krav Maga is a form of self-defense that combines aikido, boxing, wrestling and judo. It’s designed for real life situations and women can learn this distinct and efficient form of combat this Thursday in Meguro.

When & Where
Thursday, June 16
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
TODA Building 3F, 2-12-11, Kami Meguro, Meguro-ku
¥2,000 (women only)
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London After Midnight with DJ Lovefingers

Summer has arrived and DJ Bar Bridge is about to get very hot with a special version of London After Midnight! June will see its first international guest—Lovefingers! Co-founder of the label ESP Institute, Lovefingers will bring an eclectic blend of stylish disco and house treats. A former guest DJ for precursor event London Calling, it's exciting to welcome the amazing Lovefingers perform at the swankiest bar in Tokyo, DJ Bar Bridge!

When & Where
Friday, June 17
8 p.m.-late
DJ Bar Bridge, Park Side Kyoudou Bldg. 10F, 1-25-6 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
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Sanno Festival

The Sanno Festival is one of the three largest festivals in Japan, with roots dating back to the Edo period. Numerous events involving traditional dance and music will be held throughout the 11-day celebration. Of special note is Saturday’s Nagoshi Children’s Festival, where adorable youth perform a ceremony while dressed in feudal costumes.

When & Where
Until Friday, June 17
Hie Jinja Shrine, 2-10-5 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku
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Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival

Over 3,000 hydrangea plants are in bloom right now at Hakusan Park. From now until Sunday you can enjoy the beautiful flowers and even take some home. This weekend there will also be a parade and a Jazz concert.

When & Where
Until Sunday, June 19
Jazz concert 1 - 7 p.m.
Hakusan Shrine, 5-31-26 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku
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Katsushika Iris Festival

The Iris flowers of Mizumoto Park have been an attraction since Edo times and have inspired numerous major artists with their beauty. You can see over 14,000 Irises of 200 varieties in bloom until June 25..

When & Where
Saturday, June 25
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Horikiri Shobuen, Mizumoto Park, Katsushika-ku
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