Great three day weekend coming up – Monday is Respect for the Aged Day. Here are our recommended Tokyo Family Weekend: September 17 & 18, 2016 activities and events. Some activities also run on Monday, September the 19th. 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
***Give back and consider attending one of the great Charity Events in Tokyo this Fall.
Tokyo Weekend September 17 & 18, 2016 Family Activities and Events
- 40th Meguro Citizen’s Festival – Fun local festival where the merchant association will be giving away 5,000 grilled Sanma (pike) from 10:00 while supplies last. There will also be live performances, food stalls, and games for kids. This festival follows the Sanma Festival that took place two weeks ago on the other side of Meguro Station. Meguro is famous for Sanma because according to an Edo Period tale there was daimyo (feudal lord) who loved the grilled Sanma fish served to him from the people of Meguro.
40th Meguro Citizen`s Festival
Event Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Hours: 10:00 – 15:30
Address: 2-4-36 Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (東京都目黒区目黒2-4-36)
Access: A 10 minute walk from Meguro Station
2. Tokyo Game Show 2016 (Makuhari Messe, Chiba) – The Tokyo Game Show is one of the largest game shows in the world. Saturday and Sunday are public days and are perfect for folks who just want to game. The Tokyo Game Show is huge with over 600 global game publisher and hardware manufactures attending. There is also a special area where kids aged 3-6 can have a fun time.
Tokyo Game Show 2016
Event Date: Thursday – Sunday, September 15 – 18th, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 17:00
Cost: Adults: On-the-day Ticket 1,200 yen per day, Children (elementary school age and under): Free of charge
Place: Makuhari Messe, 2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba
3. Mexican Fiesta in Odaiba – The annual Mexican Fiesta is always a great family event. We attended last year, and the food, music and pro-wrestling kept the kids very entertained. Bands rotate every 30 mins all day. A great family outing to the Odaiba area. Take your bikes over the rainbow bridge or the water shuttle. Make a day of it and visit the Miraikan, the Legoland Discovery Center or one of the other recommend family friendly activities in Odaiba.
Mexican Fiesta in Odaiba Details
Dates: Saturday, September 17 – Monday, September 19, 2016
Cost: Entrance Fre
Location: Odaiba Area, West Promenade Park, 1-1 Aomi, Koto-Ku, Tokyo
Hours: 11:00 – 19:00
Access: Daiba on the Yurikamome Line and Tokyo Teleport on the JR Rinkai Line.
4. Heiwajima Antique Show, Ota-ku – A huge three-day inside antique fair. Not to be missed. There are over 280 vendors that have a huge selection of Japanese, Asian and western antiques. This show only happens a few times a year, and the good stuff sells quickly.
Event Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 16 – 18th, 2016
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (closes at 16:00 on last day; last time to enter each day is 15:00)
What is for sale: 280+ antique sellers
Access: Ryutsu-Center station on the Tokyo Monorail from JR Hamamatsu-cho station
Address: 6-1-1 Heiwajima, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5985-5101 (organiser Takeshi Antiques)
Bonus: Hibiya Octoberfest – This is the last weekend to celebrate the Hibiya Octoberfest. 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.
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
Bonus: Nezu Shrine Festival Details
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 17 – 18, 2016
Address: 1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.nedujinja.or.jp/maturi/g.html (Japanese language only)
Access: Nezu Station or Sendagi Station (Chiyoda line), Todaimae Station (Namboku line)
*************Tokyo Weekend September 17 & 18, 2016 Family Activities and Events
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