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Tokyo Weekend January 14 - 15, 2017 Family Activities

Tokyo Weekend January 14 – 15, 2017 Family Activities

Here are our top recommended January 13 – 15th, 2017 Tokyo Family Events and Activities. Get out and play!  Laugh, Learn & Live! Sandra and Lauren

Tokyo Weekend January 14 – 15, 2017 Family Activities

Nordic Family Days 20171. Nordic Family Days 2017 (Futako-Tamagawa) – This Friday and Saturday head over to Futako-Tamagawa Rise shopping center to enjoy a fun line-up of “Nordic” crafts and workshops for families. There will be various stage performances as well to enjoy. Nordic Family Days 2017 (Futago-Tamagawa)Here are some of the workshops being offered.

Lego Block Programing: Friday and Saturday  11:00 – 11:50, 13:00 -13:50, 14:40 -15:30
Wool craft: Friday and Saturday 11:00 – 16:00
Nordic Walking: Friday 13:00-13:45 and Saturday  10:30 -11:15
Candle Holder Making; Friday 14:00 – 17:00

Nordic Family Days 2017 (Futago-Tamagawa)Event Dates and Times: Friday and Saturday, Janaury 13 & 14; 10:00 – 17:00
Address: Futako-Tamagawa Rise, 1-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Access: Futako-Tamagawa Station (Tokyu Den-en-toshi, Oimachi lines)
Website: http://nordic-f.com

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2. Antique Jamboree (Tokyo Big Site) – Is the largest Japanese, European and American antique and toy collectables show in Japan with over 500 dealers. This show is held twice a year in January and August. There are also antique repair experts at the show who can fix your treasures from ceramics to furniture. This show is a three-day event, but if you want to attend the first day (January 13th) you need to purchase an early bird ticket.

If you head over to the Tokyo Big Site, add on a side trip to the Gas Science Museum in Toyosu, or check out some great family fun in Odaiba at the Miraikan Museum, Legoland or relax at the Oedo Onsen Monogatari

Date: Saturday & Sunday, January 14 & 15th, 2017
Time: 10:00-17:00
Price: 1,000 yen day ticket/800 yen advance purchase; 3,000 yen early buyer day/2,000 yen early buyer advanced purchase – tickets for sale at Ticket Pia, Lawson Ticket, Circle K and Sunkus
Access: 7 minutes from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line, or 3 minutes walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station on the Yurikamome line
Address: Tokyo Big Site exhibition hall 1E, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 135-0063
Phone: 03-5530-1111 (Tokyo Big Site number)
Website: http://home.att.ne.jp/sun/jambokun/antique/e.html

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Japan Folk Craft Museum Best Living Japan

3. The Japan Folk Crafts Museum new Exhibit – This museum is a must see in Tokyo not only due to the crafts it houses but the buildings themselves. A new exhibit began January 8th titled “Soetsu Yanagi and Artist-Craftsmen of the Mingei Movement commemorating the 80th anniversary of the foundation”. On display in this exhibition The Japan Folk Crafts Museum new Exhibitare works from artists who promoted the Mingei Movement with Soetsu Yanagi, calligraphy and scripts of Yanagi, related books, as well as art inspired by the work of Mingei. The Japan Folk Craft Museum is of Mingei style and was completed in 1936 built by carpenters from Tochigi prefecture. There are over 17,000 craft items in the museum mainly ceramics, dyed and woven textiles, wood and lacquer, stone and bamboo. There is little explanation in English or Japanese since the founder Yanagi wanted people to appreciate the crafts with no prejudices or knowledge. The building has beautiful wood floors, large rooms with high ceilings and an eloquent double staircase. There is also a lovely gift shop on the 1st floor.

Address: 4-3-33 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo The Japan Folk Craft Museum BestLivingJapan
Phone: 03-3467-4527
Open hours: 10:00-17:00 every day except Mondays
Cost: adult 1,000 JPY, university and high school students 600 JPY, jr high and elementary 200 JPY
Access: 7 min walk from the west gate of Komaba Todai-mae station on the Keio Inokashira Line (2 stops from Shibuya)
Website: www.mingeikan.co.jhttp://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/exhibition/

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4.  Go Strawberry Picking

strawberryIt is peak season for strawberry picking in Japan. Strawberry picking is in greenhouses so you can stay toasty warm! Here is our updated list of top strawberry picking gardens you can enjoy in the Tokyo area on a half-day or one-day trip. Many of these gardens run through May, but best strawberries are January through February. The cost of picking decreases at most gardens as the picking become less ideal.

 

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5. Furusato Matsuri (Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku) –  This is the last weekend to experience Japanese food from all around the country.  furusatoPrefectures from around Japan participate in the Furusato Matsuri serving their food, drink and local festivals to the hungry and curious public. The highlights are donburi from around Japan, a sweets street, and local meats, seafood and sake. There will also be showings of the famous Aomori Nebuta festival (11 – 15) as well as the Akita Kanto Matsuri (12 – 15).  Fun indoor weekend this cold January, but not good if you are on a diet.  Weekend tickets are 1600 JPY at the door or in advance for 1400 JPY. Weekday tickets are 1300 JPY. Afternoon tickets (1100 JPY, entry after 16:00) inviting you to swing by casually after work.

Furusato Matsuri Event Details
Date of event: Till Sunday, January 15, 2017
Time: open everyday from 10:00, closes between 18:00 – 21:00 depending on the day (check event website for details)
Address: Tokyo Dome, 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 minute walk from Kasuga Station exit A1 on the Oedo lines1; 8 min walk from Korakuen Station exit 2 on the Marunouchi and Namboku lines); and 8 min walk from the Suidobashi Station on the Chuo-Sobu and Mita lines
Website: http://furusato-matsuri.net/

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6. Make NikuJaga to Enjoy All Weekend – Nikujaga (肉じゃが) is one pot comfort food in Japan. Nikujaga means meat and potatoes.  If you grew up with a favorite family beef stew or mac & cheese, this would be the JapanesNikuJaga, Tokyo Weekend - Family Activitiese equivalent. Every family has their own recipe and slightly different flavour, but it is a simple recipe to make that comforts all. Any type of meat can be used pork, beef or chicken.  I made a big batch this past weekend that the family enjoyed for dinner, midnight snack and breakfast. NikujagaSimple and economical.

Nikujaga Recipe

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7. Setagaya Boroichi – Flea Market (Setagaya) – Over 700 stalls selling everything and the kitchen sink.  Get off at Setagaya station and walk Boroichi Dori to Kamimachi Station. Plan for 2-3 hours to see the entire street. Very crowded so not recommend for children. This event only happens twice a year December and January.
Date: Sunday and Monday, January 15-16th, 2017
Time: 9:00 – 21:00
Address: 1-15 to 1-27 Setagaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Access: Kamimachi Station (Tokyu Setagaya line)

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