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Swedish Embassy Bazaar, November 26 & 27, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities

November 26 & 27, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities

Here are our recommendations for your November 26 & 27, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities.  Looks like a cold weekend so bundle-up, keep warm and have fun! The city illuminations are in full swing so take a walk or bike around to enjoy the glow of the holidays. Here is our 2016 Holiday Guide with helpful information to enjoy and prepare for the holidays in Japan. We will be adding more information over the next few weeks so check back to find new helpful & free family info. Wishing you a great weekend.  – Sandra and Lauren

November 26 & 27, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities

1. Spain Festival Fiesta de Espana 2016 (Yoyogi Park, Tokyo)Do you have a craving for paella and tapas? This weekend that craving will Spain Festival Fiesta de Espana 2016
be easy to fill at the Fiesta de España 2016 at Yoyogi Park.  The Fiesta will have over 40 booths selling delicious Spanish food and drink, and lots of live entertainment. Make sure to catch the flamenco dancing from 15:30-16:30 each day, as well as, guitar and violin artists.  This is sure to be a lively and yummy Fiesta so don’t miss.
Fiesta de Espana 2016 Event Details
Date and Time: Sat and Sunday, November 26 & 27, 2016; 10:00-19:00
Address: Yoyogi Park, 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizounocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Admission: free
 http://spainfes.com
note: kids, stroller and wheelchair friendly

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Swedish Christmas Bazaar 2. Swedish Christmas Bazaar (Roppongi, Tokyo)
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It’s time for SWEA Japan’s annual outdoor Swedish
Christmas Bazaar at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo!  Baby and I attended last year and except for the 30-minute wait to enter had a great time. We loved hearing and seeing the beautiful children’s choir. Enjoy Swedish traditional food and drinks like pepparkaka (gingerbread) and glögg (Swedish mulled wine), buy Swedish handicrafts, listen to Swedish folk music, and watch the special performance by Lucia – the Queen of Light. They also have a very popular raffle with outstanding prizes!  The purpose of the bazaar is to raise money to support the rebuilding of the Tohoku area.

●Please Note
For the safety and enjoyment of all, there will be a limited number of tickets sold and prams will not be permitted on the premises. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

【schedule】
12.00 Doors open
13.00 Mr Magnus Robach, Ambassador, Welcome speech
13.20 Lucia, children’s choir performance
14.00 Swedish Folkdance show
15.00 The Grand raffle draw
16.00 Bazaar closes

Swedish Christmas Bazaar Event Details
Date and Time: Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016; 12:00-16:00
Address: Embassy of Sweden, 1-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Admission: 1,000 yen ( (including raffle ticket※free for children under 6 years of age)
Website: http://japan.swea.org/2016/christmas-bazaar-2/
Access: 5 min walk from Kamiyacho station on the Hibiya Line

 

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November 26 & 27, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities3.  Design Festa vol44 (Big Site, Ariake, Tokyo)
– If you are into design and art, this is a great event to attend. The place is packed with people who live and eat design and art. You can just feel the creativity all around you. Attendees are a good mix of pros and amateurs. The events has vendor booths and exhibitions that cover everything from CG and 3D design to handmade crafts. There are also many booths focused on blogging and social media (Line, etc.). Great place to learn about the latest trends in design and art. If your elementary and older kids love art, please take them this weekend!

Design Festa Details
Date and Time: Saturday and Sunday, November 26 & 27, 2016; 11:00 – 19:00
Address: Tokyo Big Site, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Cost: Adult one day ticket 1,000 yen, two day 1,800 yen, Elementary and below free
Access: 7 min walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line; 3 min walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station on the Yurikamome
Website: http://designfesta.com/en/http://www.bigsight.jp/english/(website in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean)
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head_0014. Myanmar Festival 2016 (Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo) – Learn about the country of Myanmar this weekend at Zojoji Temple in Shiba Koen. You can enjoy traditional dance and song, food and crafts. Myanmar is a great country which is easy to travel to from Japan. Learn and plan your future adventure.

Myanmar Festival 2016 Details
Date and Time: Saturday and Sunday, November 26 & 27, 2016;  Saturday  11:00-18:00, Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
Address: Zojoji Temple, 4-7-35 Shiba-koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Admission: free
Access: 3 min walk from Daimon and Onorimon stations
Note: kids, stroller and wheelchair friendly
Website: http://myanmarfestival.org/

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Mikan wreath, November 26 & 27, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities5. Make a Mikan Wreath for Home of a Gift – With four kids and a dog, I have a lot of people to thank this year. I think this 100 yen store craft – mikan wreath –  is a healthy alternative to cookies and candies. Love the colours and the fact that the mikans (clementines or tangerines) are in season now and available everywhere.   This mikan wreath project cost about 800 yen, but I still have plenty of ribbon and clear wrapping paper for other wreaths. Think I will make a few more for the neighbours.  Give it a try.  It’s easy and economical. Instructions here. 

 

 

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November 19 & 20, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family ActivitiesSeasonal Bonus:  Go Dig Sweet Potatoes (our top locations)

Sweet potato digging is an autumn tradition that all Japanese kindergarten and early elementary kids partake in October through December. In Japanese sweet potatoes are called “satsumaimo”. Enjoy a nice autumn day outside central Tokyo and go sweet potato digging. Below are five recommended locations to go Japanese sweet potato digging. Also, don’t forget to take boots and light weight gloves for digging. It`s fun but messy. Here are our favorite places in Kanto to dig for sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes are extremely popular in Japan and can be found being peddled around your neighbourhood during the autumn and winter months, and in all types of Japanese dishes in homes and restaurants. If you hear a person outside calling “Yaaaaa-kiiiii-moe, iiiiiiishii yaaaa-kiii-mooooe.”, grab some coins and run outside to buy a red-hot imo from an ishi-yakiimo seller.  If you go digging or shopping here are some great Japanese sweet potato recipes to enjoy with your family!

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