Here are the recommended Tokyo family activities for the weekend of April 25 & 26, 2015. If you have active kids, try the Active Kids Festa in Ariake, and while there how about the Hobby and Cooking Fair at the Tokyo Big Site? If you are more interested in shopping and eating, try the Akasaka Flea Market in ARK HILLS or the International School of the Sacred Heart Family Festival. And last, but not least, show some support at the Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2015 Week Festival and Parade. Great selection of events this weekend. Enjoy!
Top 5 Recommended Tokyo Family Activities for the Weekend of April 25 & 26, 2015
#1. Active Kids Festa (Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo) – This two-day event (Sat and Sun) looks like a lot of fun for kids 3-8 years of age. This weekend is the second annual Active Kids Festa, which is supported by many sports companies. You and your children can view and participation in many new sports and activities such as running bikes, skate boards, bungee, paddle boards, etc. All actives are outside near the Tokyo Big Site. Three is also a mini bike race, but applications are now closed. If you have an active kid, give it a try. Review the website for more info or to see pictures from last year (Japanese language only). Address: 3-Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Hours; Sat and Sun 9:00 – 17:00. Access: 3 min walk from Kokusai Tenjijo Mae Station on the Rinaki Line or 3 min walk from the Ariake Station on the Yurikamome Station.
#2. International School of the Sacred Heart Family Festival (Hiroo, Shibuya-ku) — Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 – 16:00 (rain or shine!) – A great festival which is open to the public. This festival has it all – raffle, international food and drink, activities and music and entertainment. Easy to access from Hiroo station. 4-3-1 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku (Exit 3 Hiroo station on Hibuya line)
#3 2015 Japan Hobby Show and Hobby Cooking Fair (Ariake, Koto-ku) – On Saturday, April 25th you can experience both the Japan Hobby Show and the Hobby Cooking Fair at Tokyo Big Site (both shows run 4/23-25th). Both shows are in the East wing of Tokyo Big Site. If you are a crafty person, you will enjoy spending 1/2 a day at Tokyo Big Site to experience both.
This will be the 39th Japan Hobby Show and over 680 exhibitors, and retailers are in attendance including: knit, beads, scrapbooking, painting vendors. On Saturday, there will also be kids craft workshops including accessory making and wooden toy construction. Details: Tokyo Big Site, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo; 10:00 – 17:00; 1,200 yen entry for adults, kids under high school free. Japan Hobby Show website in English.
At the same time and place, the 8th Hobby Cooking Fair is running. You can access both shows with one ticket. The cooking fair is focused on delicious and beautiful food preparation and will include many demonstrations and vendors.
#4. Akasaka Flea Market in ARK HILLS – This Sunday visit the upscale and vintage flea market. The market will showcase products from over 80 independent retailers and collectors. The theme of this years Flea Market is “L’ Art et Vivre” (ra e vivu) which means “we create life” in French, and the overall market should communicate a very European feeling. Antique home goods, clothing, jewelry and art will be sold. There will also be a selection of food trucks at the Flea Market. If it rains the market will continue, but if it “storms” it will be canceled. For other Temple Antique Markets this weekend, check here.
Akasaka Flea Market in ARK HILLS Details
Address: ARK Karajan Place, ARK Hills, Akasaka
Date and Time: Sunday, April 26th; 10:00 – 18:00
Access: – From Tokyo Metro Namboku Line “Roppongi-Itchome Station” Exit 3 a 1-minute walk
– From Tokyo Metro Ginza Line “Tameike-Sanno Station” Exit 13 a 1-minute walk
– From Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line “Kamiyacho Station” Exit 4 an 8-minute walk
– From Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line “Akasaka Station” Exit 5 a 9-minute walk
– From Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line “Diet building station square” Exit 3 a 10-minute walk
Website: http://www.arkhills.com/event/3320. html
#5. Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2015 Week Festival and Parade (Yoyogi/Harajuku) – Tokyo Rainbow Week celebration will be in full-swing this week (April 25 – May 6th) with a fun festival in Yoyogi Park and parade on Sunday. More than 10,000 people are expected to participate in the parade that includes marching bands and floats. The parade, scheduled for April 26, begins in Yoyogi Park and winds its way through the neighborhoods of Shibuya and Harajuku. The parade runs from 13:00 – 15:00 and will take place rain or shine. A variety of art, clothing, and food booths will also be opened in Yoyogi Park by LGBT-friendly companies and artists on the day. To see the week’s entire program view tokyorainbowpride.com.
Recommended Tokyo Family Activities for the Weekend of April 25 & 26, 2015
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