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Tokyo Family Weekend: September 24 & 25, 2016

Tokyo Family Weekend: September 24 & 25, 2016 Activities and Events

Coffee, culture, books, and games all lined up this weekend – Tokyo Family Weekend: September 24 & 25, 2016 Activities and Events. Something for everyone rain or shine. Enjoy the last days of silver week and the first weekend of Autumn. Also, check out our recommended activities for the next few months. Have fun! Lauren and Sandra

Tokyo Family Weekend: September 24 & 25, 2016

  1. Disaster Awareness Day at TAC (Azabudai, Minato-ku) – Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 25th which is the Disaster Awareness Day at the Tokyo American Club. The free Disaster Awareness Day event is open to the public and is a great community event to teach your kids about how to plan for, and survive a disaster.
    Disaster Awareness DayDisaster Awareness Day There are simulators and experts on hand to give you tips on survival. The event is attended by the Azabu Juban Fire Department and will feature a fire truck, earthquake simulator, smoke house and fire extinguishers. My older boys have attended from about three years in age and found it very memorable and educational. The ideal age is 3-12 years, although the young at heart will enjoy. Visiting this two-hour free family-oriented event will leave participants equipped to deal with a disaster. Also check out our prep list to prepare for emergencies. Quick Reference Guide for English Emergency Support in Japan

Disaster Awareness Day at TAC Details
Event day and time: Sunday,  September 25, 2016, 14:30 – 16:30
Cost:  Free, open to the public
Address: Tokyo American Club, 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: The Club is conveniently located a short walk from three Tokyo Metro stations:

  • Kamiyacho Station on the Hibiya Line (Exit 2)
  • Azabu Juban Station on the Namboku Line (Exit 3) or Oedo Line (Exit 6)
  • Akabanebashi Station on the Oedo Line (Nakanohashi Exit)

Website: https://tokyoamericanclub.org/index.php/en/event-calendar-top/event/6180-disaster-awareness-day


2. 56th Hobby Show (Tokyo Big Site, Ariake, Taito-ku) – This is the place to be this weekend if your family has
Tokyo Family Weekend: September 24 & 25, 2016
a 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.

56th Hobby Show Details
Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2016JP hobby show, Tokyo Family Weekend: September 24 & 25, 2016
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
below 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.


Kumamoto Earthquake Charity & Earthquake Preparedness 3. Kumamoto Earthquake Charity & Earthquake Preparedness Workshop (Daikanyama, Shibuya-ku) – WaNavi Japan, in collaboration with Keio University`s SFC BOSAI Lab., is holding a family-friendly event in Daikanyama with fun games and activities for children to learn about earthquakes and how to protect themselves. Participants will learn the mechanism of earthquake and tsunamis, how to shop for emergency kits, how to react in different emergency situations, how to watch & listen for information and alerts in Japanese and more!Sign up and register for the free event! Donations will go to help support the victims of the Kumamoto Earthquake.

Kumamoto Earthquake Charity & Earthquake Preparedness Workshop Details
Event Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Workshop hours: 
14:00 – 16:30
Free of charge, please donate any amount, and WaNavi will donate to Kumamoto City International Center that supports international residents affected by the Kumamoto Earthquake
Daikanyama Club Hillside Salon: 30-2 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Hillside Terrace Annex B 2F
Access: A 4 minute walk from Daikanyama Station
Website: http://www.wanavi.org/
For Registration:  http://bit.ly/wanavieq20160924


Meguro Kids Festival めぐろわくわく子どもまつり 4. Meguro Kids Festival めぐろわくわく子どもまつり (Chuo-cho, Meguro-ku) – This Meguro Kids Festival is run by the Meguro government to provide a safe and fun day of entertainment for kids and families. There will be music and acting performances,  games, art and building workshops, homemade meals and more. A fun outing for 1-2 hours.


Meguro Kids Festival めぐろわくわく子どもまつり
Event Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016
10:00 – 14:30
Free of charge
Takaban Elementary School 1-20-26 Chuo-cho, Meguro-ku (鷹番小学校(目黒区中央町1丁目20番26号)
Access: A 5 minute walk from Gakugeidaigaku Station
Website: https://www.city.meguro.tokyo.jp/event/moyooshi/event4.html (Japanese language only)


Namaste India 2016 –ナマステ・インディア2016, Tokyo Family Weekend: September 24 & 25, 20165. Namaste India 2016  –ナマステ・インディア2016 (Yoyogi Park, Tokyo) – Enjoy the 24th 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 2016 Details
Event Dates and Times: Saturday, September 24 (10:00 – 20:00) & Sunday, September 25 (10:00 – 19:30) 2016
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.


Bonus for the coffee loving, always tired parent (me:-) – Tokyo Coffee Festival 2016 @ the UN Farmers Market (Omotesando, Tokyo) – This one is for you parents. What is better than some great coffee on a rainy Tokyo Coffee Festival weekend. Over 30 coffee houses and roasters will attend and be
brewing their hearts out for you! Savour some great coffee, while shopping for your weekly veggies. Details here.

Tokyo Coffee Festival 2016 Details
Event Date and Time: Saturday & Sunday September 23 & 24th, 10:00 – 17:00
Website: http://farmersmarkets.jp (in Japanese only)


23nd Tokyo International Book FairBonus for older kids and adults  – 23nd Tokyo International Book Fair – Tokyo International Book Fair (TIBF) is Asia’s leading trade show for the publishing industry. This year there is also a new area called Children’s Learning where exhibitors are showing intellectual training apps and toys, craft kits, musical instruments, educational books and class lessons.

23nd Tokyo International Book Fair Details
Event Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25th, 2016
Workshop hours: 
10:00 – 18:00
1,200 yen per adult
Tokyo Big Sight, 3-11-1, Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
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://www.bookfair.jp/en/

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