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Tokyo Weekend January 7 – 9, 2017 Family Activities

Here are our top five recommended January 7 – 9th, 2017 Tokyo Family Events and Activities. This weekend is a three day break due to the national holiday of Coming of Age Day on Monday. Enjoy Japanese food, culture and art at some great events this weekend.  Laugh, Learn & Live! Sandra and Lauren

1. Furusato Matsuri (Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku) –  This event starts furusatoSaturday and runs through January 15th. If you want to experience Japanese food from all around the country then the Furusato Matsuri is a good gourmet solution.  Prefectures 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 Hirosaki Neputa festival (7 – 10), 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: Saturday, January 7, 2017 – 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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2. The 22nd Yokohama Kimono Ichi (Yokohama)
– If you are a fabric, kimono or accessory lover you should attend this three-day event at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouses.  There are close to 100 vendors selling recycled kimonos and accessories. Make a day trip and visit the Cup Noodles Museum and the Overseas Migration Museum, which are very close to the Red Brick Warehouse.
Date: Friday, January 6, 2017 – Sunday, January 8, 2017
Time: 11:00 – 18:00 (till 17:00 on Sunday, January 8)
Phone: 042-789-6142
Website: http://www.kottou-roman.jp/kimono/

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3. Fun Full Day at Sky Tree and Soramachi, Sumida-ku – Winter is the best time of year to visit the Skytree Skytree and Soramachi, Best Living Japanbecause the skies are usually clear and blue. The view from the top of the Skytree is an amazing experience. The best time to visit the Skytree is when it first opens at 9:00, peak hours are noon to 16:00 and are super busy. There is a special ticket desk for foreigners on the 4th floor that has English speakers and materials. If you have a wait before your Skytree appointed time you can spend 60 mins at the Sumida Aquarium right next door, or the Kodomonoyu Playcenter in Soramachi. Soramachi also has a Starbucks and any kind of food you desire. This weekend the stores are running great sales so have fun!

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4. Ebisu Garden Place New Year`s Marche – Enjoy the New Year`s Marche shopping for ceramics, organic goods, children`s clothing and food. They have outdoor tables to take a break on while munching on New Year`s goodies, as well as a number of family friendly restaurants in the area. Let your little ones burn off energy at the Kageoka Playground and shop at the Mitsukoshi department store for branded goods. If visiting with baby stop by the B1 level with toys, baby items, play area and nursing room.

Ebisu Garden Place New Year`s Marche Details:

Date: Till Monday, January 9, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 20:00
Address: 4-20-7 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (東京都渋谷区恵比寿4-20-7)
Phone: 03-5423-7111
Access: 5 minutes from Ebisu Station.
Website: http://gardenplace.jp/index.html

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5. Go Ice Skating (Various locations around Tokyo metro areas) – Looking for some fun and cool family entertainment in Tokyo, try ice skating.  Do you have wonderful memories of ice skating at the local pond or rink? Tokyo ice skatingWell, share those memories with your significant other, or kids at one of the Tokyo ice skating rinks. You can easily access one of the year-round rinks or one of the seasonal rinks that are now opening around the Tokyo area. Bundle up and hit the ice! Some great iceskating rinks for 2016.



Tokyo Weekend January 7 – 9, 2017 Family Activities

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