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Tokyo Family Weekend: September 3 & 4, 2016 Activities and Events

Tokyo Family Weekend: September 3 & 4, 2016 Activities and Events

Here are our recommended Tokyo Family Weekend: September 3 & 4, 2016 activities and Events. This weekend is typically quite since it is the last weekend before Japanese schools resume. Parents are busy finishing up homework or taking last minute trips. With the forecasted rain we are recommending that you hit some of the exhibitions and attractions that you may have stayed away from in August due to the masses.  Wishing you a great weekend.  – Sandra and Lauren

Tokyo Family Weekend: September 3 & 4, 2016 Activities and Events

imagesMeguro Sanma Matsuri (Meguro, Tokyo) – One of my favourite things about Japan is the local community festivals. This Sunday the Meguro Sanma Matsuri is held from 10:00 a.m. right outside Meguro Station. If you love grilled fish and want to join in celebrating the beginning of the Sanma season, then this is just the place. Over 6,000 fish will be grilled up and served with slices of lime. The smell is amazing. My kids love grilled Sanma and the other matsuri activities in the block make for many smiles and adventures. While you are in the neighbourhood, walk down the street and take a beautiful stroll through the Nature Park where you will forget you are even in downtown Tokyo.

Meguro Sanma Matsuri Details
Date: Sun, September 4th, 2016
Time: 10:00 – 14:00
Address: Meguro station area
Cost: free
Access: right outside the Meguro station on the JR Yamanote Line and Namboku Line, Mita Line, Meguro Line
Website: http://sunfest.emeguro.com/ (Japanese only)
Note: will be very crowded so I do not advise on strollers

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Children International Festival, September 3 & 4, 2016Children International Festival (Ebisu, Tokyo) – Saturday you can enjoy a small children’s festival in Ebisu. There will be children dancing, a kids fashion show and  workshops and activities. Although everything is in Japanese it is a fun event to let your children watch and engage in some kids only activities. Address: YEBISU GARDEN PLACE, 4-20, Ebisu , Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013 Cost: Free
Website: http://www.somos-festa.com/ Japanese only

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“The NINJA” Miraikan (Odaiba, Tokyo) – Ends October 10, 2016 – 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;  (closed 7/5、7/12、9/6、9/13、9/20、9/27、10/4)
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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The Farmers Market at the UN University The Farmers Market at the UN University (Omotesando)  is a great place to visit in the autumn as Japanese Pears Nashi, Persimmons, mushrooms and other bounty are in season and oh so, so yummy. My kids love biking to the Farmers Market and buying their special vegetable and fruit treats.

Address: 5-53-70 Jingue Mae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5459-4934
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
Cost: free admission
Access: 5 min walk from Omotesando station or 7 min walk from Shibuya station
Website: http://farmersmarkets.jp (in Japanese only)
Toilets: No toilets
Child friendly: Stroller friendly, lots of samples for kids to nibble, also wheelchair friendly

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IMG_8843Day Trip to Odaiba – This weekend is forecasted for light rain, so a trip to Odaiba for shopping and to enjoy the various activities sounds perfect. Easy to get to with public transport, walk over with your bike via the Rainbow Bridge or take a Water Bus (boat). Great attractions for families include the Miraikan (Science and Technology museum), Legoland, SonyExploraScience,  Aneby Trimpark Playcenter or the Oedo Monogatari Onsen.

 

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Tokyo Dome Rollerskating, Kōrakuen – If you are looking for half day indoor activity, I highly recommend the Tokyo Dome Rollerskating Area. Great exercise in a very family friendly environment. The Tokyo Dome Rollerskating Arena in Kōrakuen is one of the largest indoor roller-skate rinks in Tokyo, and there is also a smaller rink for the little kids.

Tokyo Dome Rollerskating

Tokyo Dome RollerSkating 東京ドーム ローラースケートアリーナ
Address: Yellow Building Tokyo Dome Complex, 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004
Phone: 03-3817-6196
Hours: Open everyday: M-F 11:00 – 22:00, Sat 10:00 – 22:00 and Sun/Holidays 10:00 – 21:00
Cost: Two hour rollerskating. *A valid school ID is required. ※Children must be together with adults. More details here. 

Tokyo Dome Rollerskating

Access: 5 min walk from Suidobashi Station on the JR Chuo-Soba, or Mita Line. 10 minute walk from Korakuen Station on the Marunouchi or Namboku Lines, 8 mins walk from Kasuga Station on the Oedo Line. Tokyo Dome also has parking – ask for your discount ticket when you leave the Rollerskating Rink.
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