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Tokyo Area Family Friendly Events and Activities – September 26-27, 2015

Don’t let the forecasted drizzly weekend get your down, venture out and enjoy some fun Tokyo Area Family Friendly Events and Activities – September 26-27, 2015.   Great line-up of events this Tokyo weekend September 26 & 27th from ECO life, colorful art, moving science, spicy life, and coffee! Venture out and have fun.  Laugh, Learn and Live!  – Lauren & Sandra

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

Tokyo Area Family Friendly Events and Activities – September 26-27, 2015

1. Namaste India 2015  –ナマステ・インディア2015 (Yoyogi Park, Tokyo) – Enjoy the 23rd Namaste India festival in Yoyogi Park this weekend. This festival the largest annual India Festival in Japan. The festival takes place on both Saturday and Sunday, and over 200,000 people are expected to attend to enjoy amazing Indian food, drink, music and dance. There will also be booths were Indian spices, clothing, crafts and art will be sold.Namaste India Festival 2015

Namaste India 2015 Details
Event Dates and Times: Saturday, September 26 (10:00 – 20:00) & Sunday, September 27 (10:00 – 19:30) 2015
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:  http://www.indofestival.com/shutten/shuttenE.html
Stoller and wheelchair friendly. You can also take your dog, but keep on a short leash.

2. LOHAS Festa -ロハスフェスタ  (Hikarigaoka, Tokyo) – If you are ECO or just want to learn more, I would recommend attending the LOHAS Festa Tokyo6th Annual LOHAS Festa. The festival will run both Saturday and Sunday in Hikarigaoka Park. Feel free to bring your dog along too!  There will be over 250 booths presenting ECO methods, healthy eating and fitness workshops, crafts and live entertainment. Aoba International School will also provide English language support at their booth if you need help.  Just in case you did not know LOHAS means Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability and is a demographic defining a particular market segment related to sustainable living, “green” ecological initiatives, and generally composed of a relatively upscale and well-educated population segment.
LOHAS Festa Details
Event Date and Times:Saturday, September 26 (9:00 – 17:30) & Sunday, September 27 (9:00 – 16:30) 2015
Cost: Entrance fee is 350 yen for over elementary age
Address: Hikarigaoka Park, 4-1-1 Hikarigaoka, Nerima, Tokyo
Website: hhttp://tokyo6th.citylife-new.com/(Japanese language)
Access: 8 min walk from Hikarigaoka on the Oedo Line
3. 55th Hobby Show (Tokyo Big Site, Ariake, Taito-ku) – This is the place to be this weekend if your family has JP hobby showa pro-model or radio control vehicle fan. There will be over 80 vendors showing their products this weekend from model trains to airplanes. There are also hands-on trial racing and kit making. If you are geeked out about pro models, this will be a dreamy event.  If you can not make it out to Ariake, you can also check out the Tamiya Plamodel store near Toranomon/Shimbashi.

55th Hobby Show Details

Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27, 2015
Time: Saturday, 9:30 – 19:30, Sunday 9:30 -16:30
Address: Tokyo Big Site, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Cost: Adult one day ticket 1,000 yen,  Elementary and JP hobby showbelow free
Access: 7 min walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line; 3 min walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station on the Yurikamome
Website:  http://hobbyshow.co.jp (website in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean)
Note: Parking available at BigSight for 250 yen per 30 mins. Strollers not advised due to crowds.

 

4. 21-21 Design Sight ‘Motion Science’ Exhibit (Roppongi/Midtown) – This is the last weekend to see the Motion Science exhibit before it closes. It is one of the best designed hands-on exhibits I have seen in Tokyo this year. Great for all ages. The show is explained on the website as such: the Motion Science exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to touch and observe the power of expressions that “movements” bring about.   The exhibits are great, kids from 3 up IMG_9960_2will enjoy for 60-90 mins. See how air pressure makes garbage bags breath with life and balances balls. Learn how noisy ping pong balls can be in a tower made of cardboard boxes. So many hands-on exhibits to learn the impact of motion. More details and photos on the exhibit here.
21-21 Design Sight Details
Address:9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3475-2121
Open days and hours: Motion exhibit closes September 27th, 2015; Open Wednesday – Monday (closed Tuesday); 10:00 – 19:00 (LO 18:30)
Cost: Adults 1,100 yen, university student 800 yen, high and junior high school student 500 yen, ages 12 and under free
Access: 5 min walk from Roppongi station (exit 6) on the Toei Oedo Line, and  Nogizaka station (exit 3) on the Chiyoda Line
Website:http://www.2121designsight.jp/en/
5. Niki de Saint Phalle exhibit at the The National Art Center (Roppongi, Tokyo) – Great exhibit by the imgresFrench artist Niki de Saint Phalle (ニキ・ド・サンファル) -December 14 (Mon.), 2015. The exhibit features approximately 150 examples from Saint Phalle’s early to late work, including shooting paintings and sculptures as well as drawings and prints. Children will enjoy this show due to the lively subjects and bright colors. You can also color a costume on this printout and take to the museum to you byimgres-1 end of this weekend to be entered into a contest. 

Exhibit Details

Exhibit open September 18 – December 14, 2015
Address: The National Art Center, Tokyo, 7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open hours and days: 10:00 -18:00, Open Wednesday – Monday; Closed Tuesdays
Cost: Adults 1,600 yen, College and High School students 1,200yen, Junior High and below free
Access: 3 min walk from Nogizaka station (Exit 6) on the Chiyoda Line; 5 min walk from Roppongi station (Exit 4A) on the Hibiya Line; 4 min walk from Roppongi station (Exit 7) on the Oedo Line.
Website: http://www.niki2015.jp/english/index.html

 

6.TOKYO COFFEE FESTIVAL 2015 @ the UN Farmers Market (Omotesando, Tokyo) – This one is for you parents. What is better than some great coffee on a rainy weekend. Over 30 coffee houses and roasters will attend and be TOKYO COFFEE FESTIVAL 2015brewing their hearts out for you! Savour some great coffee, while shopping for your weekly veggies.

TOKYO COFFEE FESTIVAL 2015 Details
Event Date and Time: Saturday & Sunday September 26 & 27th, 10:00 – 17:00TOKYO COFFEE FESTIVAL 2015
Address: UN University, 5-53-70 JinguMae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://farmersmarkets.jp/coffeefes2015/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/466768823503717/

 

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Tokyo Area Family Friendly Events and Activities – September 26-27, 2015

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