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February 18 & 19, 2017 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Here are our top recommended February 18 & 19, 2017 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities. Venture out by visiting some of our favorite Tokyo Day Trips; “Little Edo” in KawagoeGALA Yuzawa Snow ResortThe Railway Museum in Omiya, Kamakura and Strawberry Picking OR check out our activities lists by ages  – Baby & ToddlersKindy & ElementaryTweens & Teens. Laugh, Learn and Live!~ Lauren & Sandra

World Valentine Festival (Yoyogi Park) 
–  We have never attended this event, but it is going to be great weather this weekend, so a trip to Yoyogi park sounds good. The World Valentine Festival will include lots of festival food and drink, but also Valentine-themed treats and music. Walk or bike on over to Yoyogi Park this Sunday to see what the World Valentine Festival is all about.

World Valentine Festival Details

Date & Time: Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:00 – 18:00
Address: Yoyogi Park Event Plaza 2-1, Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Cost: free
Website: http://www.yoyogipark.info/2017/world-valentine-festival-2017/

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Skytree and Soramachi, Best Living JapanFun Full Day at Sky Tree and Soramachi, Sumida-ku – Winter is the best time of year to visit the Skytree because the skies are usually clear and blue. The view from the top of the Skytree is an amazing experience. The best time to visit the Skytree is when it first opens at 9:00, peak hours are noon to 16:00 and are super busy. There is a special ticket desk for foreigners on the 4th floor that has English speakers and materials. If you have a wait before your Skytree appointed time you can spend 60 mins at the Sumida Aquarium right next door, or the Kodomonoyu Playcenter in Soramachi.

Address: 1 Chome-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-Ku, Tōkyō-to 131-0045
Phone: 05-7055-0634
Business hours: 08:00~22:00 daily
Access: Oshiage Station (Sky Tree)
Website: http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/

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Tokyo Antique & Flea MarketsGo Antique Hunting
Enjoy three great markets in town this weekend; O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho), Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo), and Takahata Fudo Antique Fair (Hino, Tokyo). 
If traveling out of Tokyo visit two additional markets in Kanagawa; Yamato Antique Fair (Yamato, Kanagawa) and Ryukoji Temple Antique Fair (Tatsunokuchi near Enoshima, Kanagawa Prefecture). February 2017 Antique & Flea Markets.


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 Top Tokyo Parks to See Plum Blossoms this Weekend🌸🌸🌸🌸Plum Blooms February 11 & 12, 2017 Tokyo Weekend

Plum Blooms @ Koganei Park (Koganei) – You do not need to wait until April to see beautiful blooms. Plum blossoms will be at peak over the next two weeks in Tokyo. One of the best places to visit is Koganei Park. There are over 100 plum trees bursting in whites and pinks this weekend. The park will be alive with volunteers to guide you if needed, traditional Japanese music performances and an open-air tea ceremony (extra 500 yen). Also located in the park is the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Park, which is a great collection of old houses that have been saved from destruction in central Tokyo and move to the Park. Great place to spend half a day. There is a large parking lot in the park, so driving is quite easy.

Plum Blossom Tour Dates & Time: February 13 – 21 11:00 and 15:00 (30 minutes) An open-air tea service is available for 500 yen between 11:00 and 15:30 and a mini koto-concert at 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00.
Address: 1-13-1 Sekinomachi, Koganei-shi, Tokyo

Phone: 042-385-5611
Access: 5 minute bus ride from Musashi-Koganei Station on the JR Chuo Line (take the Seibu bus from platform #2 or #3 near the north exit of Musashi-Koganei Station get off at “Koganei-koen Nishi guchi and walk 5 mins); or 5 min bus ride from Hana-Koganei Station on the Seibu-Shinjuku Line (take the Seibu bus for Musashi-Koganei Station get off at “Koganei-koen Nishi guchi and walk five mins).

🌸Koishikawa Korakuen Plum Blossom Festival (Bunkyo-ku) – From February 11 to March 5 you can visit the park to see over 90 plum blossom trees in 30 varieties blossoming. This weekend there will be performances of traditional music and Edo street arts on Saturday (10:30 & 11:00) and Sunday (noon & 13:30).

Koishikawa 2017 plum blossom dates: late February 11th – March 5th, 2017
Admission: 300 yen adults, free for children
Address: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004
Access: 8-minute walk from Iidabashi or Korakuen Station
Website: http://teien.tokyo-park.or.jp/en/koishikawa/

🌸Setagaya Ume Plum Festival (Setagaya) – A huge display of plum blossoms on 650 plum trees (270 red plum and 280 white plum). You can enjoy various activities this weekend including Japanese harp performances (Koto), tea ceremonies and rice pounding. Fun for the entire family!

Setagaya Ume Plum Festival Details
Event Date: February 11 – March 5th, 2017
Address: Hanegi Park, 4-38-52 Daita, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 min walk from Umegaoka Station on the Odakyu Line, or 7 min walk from Higashimatsubara Station on the Keio Inokashira Line, Bus stop is Daita Yonchome on the Tokyu bus line.



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