Here are our recommended Tokyo Family Weekend: September 10 & 11, 2016 activities and events. Welcome Autumn, the season of arts and food in Japan. 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
Tokyo Weekend September 10 & 11, 2016 Family Activities and Events
- Kichijoji Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival) – If you have not gotten enough festival fun this past summer welcome to one of the first “Autumn Festivals”. All the same fun and food, but with slightly (hopefully) lower temperatures.
Event Date and Time: Saturday, September 10 & 11, 2016; Daily 10:30-18:00
Address: Musashino Hachimangu Shrine, Kichijoji, Tokyo
Access: JR Chuo Line or Keio Inokashira Line to Kichijoji Station.
2. Experience a Short-Act Kabuki Show (Ginza) – In all my years in Japan I have attended Kabuki once and have to admit I found the four hours+ show a tad long for my attention. However, I did love the experience. I recommend it to all visitors and residents that they should see Kabuki, but try a short act first which is both economical in yen and time. Every day the Kabukiza Theater in Ginza sells one act or short act tickets which range between 18 – 45 mins in viewing time and cost 600-2,000 yen. Details here.
3. Arabian Festival 2016（TOKYO) – The summer has been filled with European, Latin American and Asia festivals which were great fun. However, the Arabian festival that educates and communicates the culture of the Arab world takes place this weekend. Great food and performing arts. Join in the fun and experience something new.
Event Date and Time: Saturday and Sunday, September 10 – 11, 2016: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Address: Yoyogi Park Event Area, 2-1, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0041
Website: http://arafes.jp/ (Japanese language only)
Access: 5 min walk from Harajuku station on the Yamanote line
4. Last Chance to Enjoy One of 2016 Summer Exhibits for Kids – Many of the summer exhibits at museums will be closing between this Sunday and early October. If you were not able to attend this summer, this weekend will be one your last chances. Check our 2016 Summer Exhibits for Kids here.
5. Hibiya Octoberfest – The Hibiya Octoberfest is a great place to enjoy the afternoon with your family. Have some beer, and the kids will enjoy the sausages and other great German food being served. After enjoying your feast head over to check out some shopping at the large Muji Store, Takumi or Itoya in Ginza. If you are in exercise mood, not shopping, and it is Sunday, try borrowing bikes and enjoy the park. The festival is 1.5 weeks so enjoy!
Event Date and Time: Saturday, September 9 – Monday, September & 19, 2016; Daily Mon-Thurs 16:00 – 22:00; Fri/Sat/Sun 11:00-22:00
Address: Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access: Kasumigaseki Station Exit B2, Uchisaiwaicho Station Exit A7, or Hibiya Station A14 on the Hiroo Line
6. Support the charity Mother Link – Japan by attending their event in Shibuya. The NonProfit Organization Motherlink・Japan, located in Rikuzen-Takata City, Iwate Pref. The organization supports single parent families and has started a special school for the children who can’t attend their school because of their ongoing PTSD. The school is presently in a temporary location and they are trying to raise funds to build a permanent school. The early evening dinner buffet with include a talk by the Founder or Mother Link and Jazz performances by various artists. More details : https://www.facebook.com/events/537624029760919/ to Motherlink’s web site : http://www.motherlink-japan.org. Other great charity events this Autumn are located here.
Event Date and Time; Saturday, September 10th; doors open 15:45
Address: Shibuya Bel Mare Cafe, 23-21 Shibuya, Tokyo
Cost: 10,000 yen per person (includes buffet dinner and one drink)
Dress code: Casual
Access: 5 min walk from Shibuya Station
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