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Top 5 Tokyo Weekend Events April 22 & 23, 2016

Looking for some fun this weekend in Tokyo for your family? Starting tomorrow, Friday April 22nd, the spring temps are forecasted to rise. Just in time for a fun filled weekend of International School, Sports and Music Festivals. Here are our recommendations for the Top 5 Tokyo Weekend Events for April 22 & 23, 2016.  Enjoy the awesome Spring weather and renewal of nature.  Lauren and Sandra

Top 5 Tokyo Weekend Events April 22 & 23, 2016

  1. Tokyo International School Cherry Blossom Fair (Minami Azabu, Minato-ku) – Saturday, April 23rd from 11:00 – 15:00 (rain or shine!)  – There will be over 11 countries foods represented, many music and performing arts, a great flea Tokyo International School, Cherry Blossom Fair, Best Living Japanmarket with
    TIS Cherry Blossom Fair Schedule
    TIS Cherry Blossom Fair Schedule

    kids and adult clothing and raffle. Raffle prizes include designer bags (Prada and Coach), airline flights to Hong Kong and much, much more. Proceeds will support projects for children in Tohoku as well as enrich the learning environment of TIS students. I attended this fair last year and found my favourite foods and great toddler clothes for Baby.  Easy to access on the bus from Shinagawa or Shibuya and also a 5 min walk from Shirogane-Takanawadai station, or 10 mins from Azabu Juban.  Tokyo International School 2-13-6 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047. For more info check here.

    Aoba International Spring Carnival

    2. Aoba International Spring Carnival (Hikarigaoka, Nerima) – Saturday, April 23rd  from 11:00 – 15:00 (rain or shine!)  – Join Aoba Intl for the 16th annual Spring Carnival! Enjoy a variety of games and activities at different booths, sample food and drink from around the world, and enter to win fabulous prizes! For more info click here. 7-5-1 Hikarigaoka, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 179-0072.


Tokyo Earth Day, Tokyo Weekend April 22, Best Living Japan3. Earth Day Tokyo Spring 2016 Earth Day Tokyo is a fun family event.  Over 200 booths sell and display products and services that are eco and crafty. Very fun, and impossible to walk way empty-handed. Lots of good food and drink. There is also a good music line-up to keep you dancing and warm. Kids will definitely enjoy a few hours wandering the stalls with parents. Also, if you visit at night, the candle-lit stalls are very pretty to view. If the weather is nice, enjoy a good weekend walk to Yoyogi Park and enjoy the Earth Day Tokyo event this weekend.

Address: Yoyogi Park, 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizounocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Dates and Open hours: April 23-24, Sat 10:00-19:30, Sun 10:00 – 18:30
Cost: Free
Access: Harajuku Station (Yamanote line), Yoyogi-Koen Station (Chiyoda line), Yoyogi-Hachiman station (Odakyu line)
Website: http://www.earthday-tokyo.org/ (Japanese language only

4. recommended Tokyo family activities for the weekend BesLivingJapanActive Kids Festa (Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo) – This two-day event (Sat and Sun) looks like a lot of fun for kids 3-8 years of age. This weekend is the second annual Active Kids Festa, which is supported by many sports companies. You and your children can view and participation in many new sports and activities such as running bikes, skate boards, bungee, paddle boards, etc. All actives are outside near the Tokyo Big Site. Three is also a mini bike race, but applications are now closed. If you have an active kid, Tokyo Weekend April 22, Best Living Japangive it a try. Review the website for more info or to see pictures from last year (Japanese language only). Address: 3-Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Hours; Sat and Sun 9:00 – 17:00. Access: 3 min walk from Kokusai Tenjijo Mae Station on the Rinaki Line or 3 min walk from the Ariake Station on the Yurikamome Station.

Tokyo Weekend April 22, Best Living Japan, Family Concert 2016

5. Family Concert 2016 sponsored by House Foods, Bunkamura, Shibuya (ハウス食品グループファミリーコンサート2016) –  This Saturday, April 23rd at 14:30 there will be a rare family orchestra concert at Bunkamura. The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra will play anime and classic children’s music including Bambie and Fantasia. Children of any age are welcome; children four and above need a ticket. This is a rare opportunity to expose your children to a professional orchestra in a beautiful concert hall in Japan.  Tickets are still available on Bunkamura’s ticket website. Ticket prices are 1,000-3,000 yen depending on seats. Tickets may also be available on site: Bunkamura Orchestra Hall, 2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku.


2016 Chikura Music Festival for Charity  – If you are up for a bit of a road trip and would like to get to the country side for a day or two I recommend this festival in Chiba.  On Sunday, April 24th there will be great music – blues, country rock, Americana, jazz and much more – at Nanbo Kokusai Mura, Chikura, on Sunday, April 2016 Chikura Music Festival 24. An incredible afternoon of entertainment by local musicians and bands from Tokyo and beyond.  Great food and drink – hamburgers and hot dog BBQ, Myanmar and Thai food, desserts, beer and wine, juice, and soft drinks.  A community event, free admission, games and activities for children, great weather, ALL proceeds (100%) go to local charities to help the children in the Chikura and Minami Boso area. All musicians and helpers are donating their time and talents to make this a truly special event for all. Please help us raise money by buying food and drink and by making donations.   Contact info@discoverjapan.co.jp or call David at 090-7716-0102 for more information. Chikura is located on the Boso Peninsula in Chiba know for its great beaches, awesome surf, and delicious seafood. Here is a great itinerary for the Boso Peninsula. 

2016 Chikura Music Festival Details
Event Date and Time: Sunday, April 24th from 11:30 – 16:45
Address: Discover Japan – Nanbo Kokusai Mura, 2899-1 Seto Chikura-cho, Minamiboso, Chiba
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1577905522531408/

Visit Nezu Shrine (根津神社) and enjoy the beautiful Azalea flowers – The cherry blossoms have passed but do not fret you can still get your flower fix as the Azaleas bloom in full force. Nezu is a wonderful shrine with over 3,000 azalea bushes. The annual Azalea Festival began today and runs through Golden Week when it Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival will be very crowded. The next two weeks will be a calm time to visit.

Established in 1705, is a Shinto shrine located in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan. The shrine established over 1,900 years ago was transferred to Nezu to commemorate the fifth shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa’s choosing of his successor. Thisshrine is designated as an Important Cultural Property. Dating from 1706, Nezu Shrine is an excellent example of large-scale Edo-era shrine architecture. The vibrant vermilion and gold lacquered ‘gongen-zukuri’ style buildings are a pleasure to view and make great photos.Nezu FestivalTori gates at nezu, best Living Japan

Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival 
Dates:Thursday, April 14th – Sunday, May 5th, 2016
Address:   1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3822-0753
Hours: Daily 9:00-16.30 (closed Mondays)
Cost: free
Website:  http://www.nedujinja.or.jp/tutuji/t.html (Japanese language only)
Access: Nezu Station or Sendagi Station (Chiyoda line), Todaimae Station (Namboku line)

 Top 5 Tokyo Weekend Events April 22 & 23, 2016


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