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October 15 & 16, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities

October 15 & 16, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities

October 15 & 16, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities will be enjoyed under clear skies and cool winds.  This will be a great weekend to get out and about so we have selected five outdoor activities and events to enjoy in Tokyo with the family. Laugh, Learn and Love!

October 15 & 16, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities

1. Nishimachi International Food Fair 2016 (Moto Azabu, Tokyo) – One of my favorite Tokyo international community events of the year is the Nishimachi International Food Fair. This year’s Nishimachi Food Fair will take place on Saturday, October Nishimachi International Food Fair 2016,October 15 & 16, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities15th. The Fair is open to the public for free. You can enjoy various beers, food from over 15 countries, and great homemade desserts. You will not go home hungry! You and the kids will also be entertained by the kids festival games (located on the main building’s roof playground), arts & crafts and live performances. Kids and adults of all ages will have a great time, and all the funds go to support the students.

10月15日(土)10:00〜15:00今年で50周年を迎えるフードフェアが開催されます!(雨天決行) 今年も世界各国を代表する数々のブースにて、各国自慢のフード、ドリンク、ゲーム、アクティビティを多数ご用意し、ご家族の皆様方でお楽しみいただけるようおもてなしいたします。入場無料!チケットは100円。是非この楽しい機会をお見逃しなく!皆様のご来場を心よりお待ち申し上げております。

Nishimachi International School Food Fair Details
Date and Time: October 15, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 – 15:00 (rain or shine)
Address: Nishimachi International School, 2-14-7 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.nishimachi.ac.jp
Access: 12 min walk from Azabu Juban station on the Oedo and Namboku Lines, or 13 min walk from Hiroo Station on the Hibiya Line

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Swedish Kids Week Tokyo, October 15 & 16, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities2. Swedish Kids Weekend (Roppongi, Tokyo) – Looks like a fun event where kids can learn and be entertained. Draw on a Volvo car, learn how to play in nature and enjoy a large Brio table. There will also be toy, technology, and fashion products from Sweden on display and for purchase. The Swedish Embassy events are popular so go early!

Swedish Kids Weekend Details
Date and Time: October 15th & 16th (Sat & Sun) 10:00 – 17:00, 2016
Address: Embassy of Sweden, 1-10-3, Roppongi , Minato-ku, Tokyo
Admission: free
Access: 10 min walk from Kamiyacho station on the Hibiya Line
Website: http://www.swedenkidsweek.com/

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October 15 & 16, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities3. Enjoy a Grand Tea Ceremony at Hama-rikyu Gardens (Hamamatsucho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) – This Saturday and Sunday families can enjoy learning about the Japanese tea ceremony in English. There will be a variety of learning options from the ceremony in the Nakajima-no-ochya in the garden as well as classes in English.  great value for only 3oo JPY. Enjoy the garden but also Japanese tea. A variety of events featuring traditional culture and entertainment will be held. Details on Hamarikyu Garden. 

Event Date and Time: Sat and Sun, October 15 & 16th, 2016; 9:30-16:10
Tickets: 300 JPY
Event website in English: http://tokyo-grand-tea-ceremony.jp/eng/hamarikyu_onshiteien/nodate/index.html
Address: 1-1, Hama Rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0046Hamarikyu Garden, Japanese garden
Access: 7 min walk from Shiodome Station on the Oedo Line (Exit 19) 10 min walk from Shimbashi station on the Ginza or Asakusa Lines (Exit G-08 or A-10) 10 min walk from Hamatsucho Station on the Yamanote Line
Also conveniently located on the water bus route that runs from Asakusa- Hamarikyo – to Sambashi

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4. Kawagoe Festival (Kawagoe, Saitama) – One of my favorite places outside of Tokyo is holding their annual festival this weekend – yeah!! If you have not taken a day trip to Kawagoe, this is a great weekend to go!  My personal Kawagoe Festivalfavorite time to attend and see the floats all lit up is between 18:00 -20:00. I recommend heading up to Kawagoe on the train early in the afternoon and enjoying an early dinner, shopping and enjoying the festival.  The two-tiered floats are amazing to view each having a unique story. Here is some background information on the floats.  Kawagoe Festival’s biggest highlight is then several floats intersect each other at a crossing and competed with each other jostling to the Hayashi performance (a traditional Japanese orchestra comprised of flutes, drums, bells and dancing). When two or more floats meet and compete, it is called ‘Hikkawase’ and is an incredibly high energy event to see 1st hand.

Kawagoe Festival Details
Event Time and Dates: Saturday, October 15th (10:00 -22:00) – Sunday, October 16th (10:00 – 22:00), 2016
Address: Main Kawagoe sightseeing area, Kawagoe City, Saitama
Admission: free entrance
Access: Easy to reach from Tokyo; options include 30 mins from Ikebukuro on the Tobu Tojo Line, or 50 mins from Shinjuku on the JR Saikyo Line
Event Website: www.kawagoematsuri.jp

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5.  TOKYO-MANILA JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL 2016 (Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo) – Expose the kids to great Jazz in the beautiful setting of Zojoji.  TheOctober 15 & 16, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities event runs all day on Sunday, October 16th, 2016. Highlights include the 12:45~ JAZZ’n KIZZ with Jazz trio with the Global Families, 13:40~ Japanese “Koto” performance, 14:10~ “Tate (Sword)” & “Nichibu”(Japanese Dance) and 14:30~ “Shakuhachi” performance with Jazz piano. There will also be a variety of Japanese Cultural experience workshops, Asian food & Japanese sweets.

Event Date and Time: Sunday, October 16th, 2016; 11:00 – 20:00
Cost: Free admission, food and premium concert extra
Address:  Zojoji, 4-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-0011
Event Site: https://www.facebook.com/tmjaf/

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October 15 & 16, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities


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