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October 29 & 30, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities

October 29 & 30, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities

Big Halloween weekend in Tokyo – October 29 & 30, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities. Here is a list of great Halloween events around town. Looks like no rain this weekend but temperatures are dropping so layer up.   To celebrate Autumn, we have published our top ten list of family activities and trips for this season.  Have a great weekend and start planning your Autumn. Wishing you a great weekend.  – Sandra and Lauren

October 29 & 30, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities

***Give back and consider attending one of the great Charity Events in Tokyo this Fall.

  1. Tokyo Vegefood FestaTokyo Vegefood Festa (Yoyogi, Tokyo) – Tokyo Vegefood Festa is a food court style annual event with around 100 food stands and shops etc., providing various vegefood related foods and goods including environmentally friendly products. You will find a variety of stalls at Tokyo Vegefood Festa . As well as well-known macrobiotic cafes, we will have vendors offering organic vegetables, vegan food, raw food, and natural and fair trade variety goods, among other things. Have a chat with stall owners and find your favorite vegan food. In addition to all the stalls on offer, the event will feature workshops, stage talk shows, and other fun attractions. With something too for the kids, Tokyo Vegefood Festa in Yoyogi Park is the perfect place to take the family.

Tokyo Vegafood Festa Details
Event Time and Dates: Saturday, October 17th (10:00 -17:00) – Sunday, October 18th (10:00 – 17:00)
Address: Yoyogi Park Event Space, 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizounocho, Shibuya-ku
Cost: free entrance, food and beverage fee based
Access: 5 min walk from Harajuku station on the Yamanote line
Event Website: http://tokyo-vegefest.com/
Stoller and wheelchair friendly.

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2.  Tamagawa Halloween Festival 2016 X Sesame Street Tamagawa Halloween Festival 2016(Futatamagawa) – If you child wants to dress up, play in the park and walk around with other young children dressed-up, this event is an easy one.   On Saturday and Sunday this weekend you and your child can partake in the Halloween Stamp Rally. With every purchase over 1,000 yen, your child can get stamps that can be redeemed for candy. If you have shopping to do, try our Futatamagawa. Also this weeked between 10:00 – 17:00 Elmo and his friends will be walking around various areas of the shopping plaza at Futatamagawa, including South Plaza 1st floor and Takashima 5F. Baby loves Elmo, so we might be shopping this Sunday! While in Futatamagawa try having lunch at 100 Spoons and defiantly checkout the great DYI Factory to get your hands dirty. For all our Halloween recommendations check here.

 Tamagawa Halloween Festival 2016 X Sesame Street Details
Date: Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 30
Time: Friday 14:00-18:00; Saturday & Sunday 9:00-17:00
Location: From Aoyama Itchome Station to Aoyama Gakuin University between Omotesando and Shibuya stations.
Website: http://www.aoyamasai.com/

 

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Winter Cherry Illumination3. Winter Cherry Illumination, Ueno Park – The first major illuminations of the year have begun –  Ueno Park’s winter cherry illuminations. You can walk down the main path in the park amongst over 100 cherry trees what have strung with over 100,000 LED lights. Great place for a lovely stroll with the family after a visit to the National Museum of Nature and Science or Ueno Zoo. If you are looking for a special Japanese dinner, reserve a spot at Insyoutei which is one of my favorite Ueno spots.

Winter Cherry Illumination Details
Address: Ueno Park, 1-2 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Date of Illuminations: October 21, 2016 – January 15th, 2017
Time of illuminations: 17:00 – 20:00 every night
Website: http://ueno.or.jp/illumi/index.html

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4.  Yumenoshima 2016 Halloween Pumpkin Month, Koto-ku – This is the Last weekend to enjoy the huge pumpkins in the park. Your tropical greenhouse Yumenoshima pumpkinskids can play with the 50+ giant pumpkins displayed on the lawn and dress up and take photos in Halloween wardrobe indoors. Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome is a botanical garden featuring 1,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants. At only 250 yen per adult (kids under 12 yrs old are free!) take a tour of their greenhouse which includes fruit bearing trees such as durian, coconut, mango, pineapples, guava, etc.; see and walk under a mini waterfall, search for the spot where you can hear your echo, and scale the stairs to the highest point of the garden.

Event Date and Hours: September 21 – October 30, 2016; Closed Monday, Tuesday – Sunday  9:30 – 17:00 (Last entry 16:00)
Cost: Fees: Adults 250 yen, Ages 65 and older 120 yen, Ages 13 – 15 100 yen
Under 12 FREE!
Address: 2-1-2 Yumenoshima, Koto-ku
Tel: 03-3522-0281
Website: http://www.yumenoshima.jp/event.php?mode=detail&no=1244 (only Japanese language)
Access: 10 min walk from Shin-Kiba Station, which is 10 minutes from Tokyo Station on the Keiyo Line and also accessible on the Yurakucho Line.

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5. Aoyama Matsuri ( Aoyama, Tokyo) 青山まつり –  The Aoyama Matsuri organized by the local merchants and organizations is incredibly well run and beautiful. The event lasts for two days (Saturday and Sunday), and the festival area is all along Aoyama Dori between Aoyama 1-chome area to Aoyama University (past Omotesando station on your way to Shibuya). Enjoy the parade on Saturday from 13:45 along Aoyama Dori on Saturday a.m. and also the many locations for food and beverages. The ginkgo trees in Aoyama are just changing colors so a great time to visit the neighborhood. Some of my favorite photos came from this festival last year.

Aoyama Matsuri Event Details
Event Dates: Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30, 2016
Times: 11:00 – 20:00 Saturday, 11:00 – 17:00 Sunday
Address: Aoyama Dori between Aoyama 1-chome and Aoyama University
Access: accessible from Aoyama, GaienMae and Omotesando Stations
Website: http://aoyama-matsuri.jp/ (Japanese only)
Toilets: public available in eating area
Child friendly: very kid friendly and stroller friendly

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