Here are our recommended April 20 & 21, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities. International School Spring Fairs, Urban Lifestyle Markets, Earth Day Tokyo and Azaleas. Venture out and enjoy the festivities. ~Best Living Japan Moms
1. Tokyo International School (Minami Azabu, Minato) – will be hosting their 2019 Cherry Blossom Fair on Saturday, April 20th from 11:00-16:00. This is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the Sakura season while experiencing cultures from around the world. There will be international cuisine, music, games, and entertainment, as well as a raffle. All are welcome, and admission is free. So please come and enjoy the festivities!
Date & Time: Saturday, April 20th from 11:00-16:00 (rain or shine!)
Address: 2-13-6 Minami Azabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 106-0047
Access: Easy to access on the bus from Shinagawa or Shibuya and also a 5 minute walk from Shirokane Takanawa station.
2. Aoba Japan International School, Nerima-ku, Tokyo (April 20th) – Will hold their annual Spring Festival on Saturday, April 2oth, 2019 from 9:30 – 15:00 (rain or shine!) – Enjoy a variety of games and performances, sample food and drink from around the world, shop at their bazaar and enter a raffle to win fabulous prizes!
Date & Time: Saturday, April 20th from 9:30 – 15:00 (rain or shine!)
Address: 7-5-1 Hikarigaoka, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 179-007
Access: 10 minutes on foot from Hikarigaoka Station
3. Hello Weekend is a market offering handmade, sustainable lifestyle products and accessories. Stop in and support local businesses selling homemade bakery goods, natural skincare, handcrafted accessories, baby & kids t-shirts, handmade soft toys & baby goods, and more. There will also have a small baby & kids play area and a diaper changing room, too.
Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, April 20th & 21st from 11:00 – 18:00 (rain or shine!)
Address: 4-15-2, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Urasando Garden 2F
Access: 5 minutes on foot from Omotesando Station
4. Earth Day Tokyo 2019 (Yoyogi Park) Over 100,000 visitors attend this 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. 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
Event Dates and Times: April 20 & 21, 2019 10:00 – 19:00
Access: Harajuku Station (Yamanote line), Yoyogi-Koen Station (Chiyoda line), Yoyogi-Hachiman station (Odakyu line)
Website: http://www.earthday-tokyo.org/ (Japanese language only)
5. This is the last weekend to attend the 61st annual Kamakura Festival, Kanagawa–ken. Now until – 21st –
The entire town of Kamikura transforms into a festival area with parades and mikoshi to celebrate the the height of Kamakura power during the Medieval Period. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is a historic shrine and a symbol of Kamakura. You can also see Yabusame, the art of shooting arrows on horseback. I highly recommend you take the train due to large crowds. This is a super fun festival to attend and visit Kamakura. Here is our one day itinerary for Kamakura.
6. Nezu Shrine Annual Azalea Festival, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Late-April to early May) – Nezu Shrine Azalea Festival from mid-April till the end of Golden Week (1st week of May) is a beautiful landscape of ancient Japanese temple buildings, bright orange gates and thousands and thousands of azalea bushes in every color possible.
Event: Late April to early May
Location: 1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyō, Tokyo 113-0031 (google map)
7. Plant an Urban garden – This weekend is perfect timing to plant your own urban garden with veggies, herbs, and flowers. The rain and warmer weather this time of year make all seeds and seedlings grow super fast. You do not need a lot of space nor materials (PET bottles work just as well as planters). Visit your local home centre (D2 and Viva Home are great options) to buy seeds and start your own garden this weekend.
April 20 & 21, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities
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