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Tokyo Area Family Friendly Events and Activities – October 1 & 2, 2016

Don’t let the forecasted drizzly weekend get you down, venture out and enjoy some fun Tokyo Area Family Friendly Events and Activities – October 1 & 2, 2016.   Great line-up of events this Tokyo weekend October 1 & 2 from the free museum and park entry on Saturday, to celebrating the culture and products of Hokkaido and the Czech. Venture out and have fun.  Laugh, Learn and Live!  – Lauren & Sandra

***For those attending the ShineOn! Charity event this Saturday night – thank you for helping a great cause. There are many other great 2016 Autumn charity events and volunteer activities to get involved with this fall. Get involved.

Tokyo Area Family Friendly Events and Activities – October 1 & 2, 2016

Resident Day free museums1, Residents Day Free Park and Museum Entry (across Tokyo) – October 1st is Resident’s Day in Tokyo. It is not a national holiday, but it was created over 60 years ago to increase community spirit. We all benefit on October 1st because most Tokyo museums and parks managed by the government are free to visitors on Residents Day. Although there will be larger than normal crowds free is always good for families. Visit one or more of these great museums and parks this Saturday, October 1st.  Free locations this Saturday include some of our favorites: Edo -Tokyo Museum, Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum, Hamarikyu Garden, Inokashira Nature and Culture Park, Kiyosumi Garden, Koishikawa Korakoen, Kyu Furukawa Garden,  Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden, Tama Zoo, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo Sea Life Park, Ueno Zoo and Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome.

 

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Tokyo Czech Festival 2016

2, Czech Festival 2016 (Marunouchi, Tokyo) – There are very few Eastern European festivals in Tokyo, so I am very excited to take the kids to the 1st Czech Festival and learn about Czech food and products.  There will be Czech beer and wine, food, anime goods from the Czech Republic, cosmetics and more.  You can also enjoy Czech music, Moravian folk songs, and folk dance. There will also be a demonstration of Marionette production and a parent-child workshop of Amalia.  Come, learn and experience the charm and culture of Central Europe – the Czech Republic.

Event Time and Dates: Wednesday, September 28 – Sunday, October 2: 10:00 -18:00
Address: JP Tower KITTE Building B1,  2-7-2, Marunochi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Cost: free entrance, food and beverage fee based
Access: 5 min walk from Tokyo Station and Marunouchi Station
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1681780555375784/

 

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Tera De Marché Handmade Crafts and Food, Tokyo Area Family Friendly Events and Activities - October 1 & 2, 20163. Tera De Marché Handmade Crafts and Food (Ueno, Tokyo) – This market which takes place about four times a year is fun to visit for 1-2 hours. There are over 50 stalls selling handmade crafts and food. Many of the booths also have hands -on activities and crafts for kids. Combine some shopping at Tera De Marche with a side trip to Ameyokocho, the Shitamachi Museum or the Ueno Park museums which are mostly free on October 1st (per #1 above).

Tera De Marché Handmade Crafts and Food
Event Time and Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, 2016; 10:30 – 17:00
Address: Sounin Temple, 4-1-12 Higashi Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Cost: free entrance, food and beverage fee based
Access: 5 min walk from Inaricho Station on the Ginza line or 10 mins walk from Ueno Station
Website: http://terademarche.jimdo.com

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28th Hokkaido Fair, Tokyo Area Family Friendly Events and Activities - October 1 & 2, 20164. 28th Hokkaido Fair (Yoyogi Park) – If you love Hokkaido fresh crab, sea urchin, ramen, ice cream and fruits you will want to visit the Hokkaido Fair this weekend. Over 100 booths are set up and ready to serve you! Kids will love all the flavors and parents can also enjoy Hokkaido brews.

28th Hokkaido Fair Details28th Hokkaido Fair, Tokyo Area Family Friendly Events and Activities - October 1 & 2, 2016
Event Time and Dates: Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2: 10:00 -18:00

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
Website:  www.hokkai-syokudo.co.jp
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hokkai.syokudo
Stoller and wheelchair friendly. You can also take your dog, but keep on a short leash.

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5. “The NINJA” Miraikan (Odaiba, Tokyo) – Ends October 10, 2016 – Only two weekends to see the the Ninja x exhibit. My kids favourite summer exhibit. Unravel the mystery of “the True “The NINJA” Miraikan , Tokyo Kids Exhibits, September 3 & 4, 2016Ninja” through historical records, science and experience! – Ninja are loved all over the world in a myriad forms, including films, anime and many more. Who exactly were the Ninja is still shrouded in mystery but, thanks to academic research carried out by Mie University and others, the truth is now being uncovered. The Ninja were people with comprehensive abilities in terms of “mind, skills and body” and ninjutsu was an accumulation of practical knowledge concerning nature and society. This exhibition offers you the opportunity to train yourself in throwing shuriken, improving your jumping power, and introduces skills like memory enhancing techniques, sending secret messages, and special breathing techniques necessary for successful completion of a mission. By studying old ninjutsu manuscripts, and with the help of modern science, we can get close to the “True Ninja” and find hints that may help us to survive in the coming future.

Special Exhibition “The NINJA” Details
Exhibit Dates: July 2  – October 10, 2016
Hours:  10:00  – 17:00
Address: Miraikan (The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation), 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Admission Cost: Adults: 1,600 yen, 18 years old and under: 1,000 yen  junior high to 18 years old. 3 – elementary 500 yen *Free admission for 0-2.
Event Website:http://www.fujitv.co.jp/events/ninjaten/
Website: http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/spexhibition/ninjya/
Access: Tokyo Waterfront New Transit YURIKAMOME: 5 minute walk from “Fune-no Kagakukan station” /4 minute walk from “Telecom Center station”

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Bonus: College Women’s Association of Japan Print Show: CWAJ will hold Intimate Dimensions, a special print exhibition and sale at the Frederick Harris Gallery, Tokyo American Club, from September 27 to October 16, 2016.

This special exhibition features 80 contemporary Japanese prints by 35 acclaimed artists, ranging from 24-year-old Printmaker Award winner Hiroyuki Omori to the 103-year-old abstract calligrapher Toko Shinoda. Their works encompass a wide range of styles, themes and techniques such as woodblock, etching, lithograph and silkscreen.
All proceeds will go to CWAJ Scholarships and Fukushima Relief Projects.

CWAJ Print Show Details
Date: September 27 to October 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 – 19:00 (17:00 on weekends)
Place: Tokyo American Club B1 Frederick Hariis Gallery, 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Cost: Open to the public. Free
Website: http://www.cwaj.org/ 

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