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April 6 & 7, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Here are our recommended April 6 & 7, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities. Forecast calls for a sunny and warm weekend! Venture out and check out our favorite spots for Cherry Blossom picnics, boat rides and strolls, and Tokyo and Kyoto`s night Sakura illuminations. Happy Hanami! ~Lauren & Sandra

1. Outdoor Day Japan 2019, Yoyogi Koen – This weekend is the Outdoor Day in Yoyogi event space (between the NHK studios and the Park). Take your kids and explore camping tents, a climbing tower, live performances, RVs and lots of other fun outdoor activities and workshops. This event will definitely get you thinking about where to go camping this summer in Japan.

Event Date and Time: Saturday and Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2019 (10:00 -17:00)
Address: 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizounocho, Tokyo Yoyogi Park Event Plaza / Keyaki Tree-lined Tree
Website: http://outdoorday.jp/tokyo/exhibition.html

2. The 12th African Festival (Yokohama) –  “A festival organized to bridge the cultural difference between Africa and Japan” is being held at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse this weekend. Experience traditional cultural drumming and dancing, an African games corner, a musical instrument workshop, African cuisine & drink, and the African art and crafts market. While in the area I recommend you visit some of our families favorites in Yokohama – CupNoodle Museum, Cosmo World Amusement ParkOverseas Migration MuseumOrbi Indoor Wildlife & Digital WorldZoorasiaKodomo no Kuni, or the Anpanman Museum.

African Festival 2019, Yokohama Details:
Event dates and times: Friday, April 5th – Sunday, April 7th 2019 11:00 – 19:00 (ends at 17:00 on Sunday)
Fees: Free
Address: 1-1-1, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama No.1 Bld. 
Phone: 045-227-2002
Access: 10 min walk from JR Keihin Tohoku Negishi Line, or Nihon Odori Station on the Minato Mirai Line
Website: http://africanfestyokohama.com/

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Tokyo Junk Show, Antiques and collectibles3. 61st Annual Junk Show (Chiyoda-ku) – Over 100 global vendors set up their stalls at the Japan Science Museum near the Imperial Palace. The merchandise is probably the most diverse I have seen in Japan from toys to home goods. If you are a toy collector, this is a good place to shop. Cost is 1,000 JPY for adult entry (sr. high and above). For other antique markets this weekend check here.
Date & Time: Saturday, April 7 (11:00 – 17:00) – Sunday, April 8 (10:00 – 16:00)
What is for sale: 100 global vendors, heavily oriented to toys and collectibles
Parking: no
Access: 7 min walk from three stations – Takebashi Station on the Tozai Line, Kudanshita Station on the Tozai Line or Kudanshita Station on the Hanzomon Line & Toei Shinjuku Line
Address: Japan Science Museum, 1 & 3 halls http://www.jsf.or.jp/eng/map/ . 2-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0091
Website: http://www.toyshow.co.jp/

4. Visit Showa Memorial Park, Tachikawa, Tokyo  – late March through June for all types of flowers – Showa Memorial Park has more than 1,500 cherry trees, including 200 or so Somei Yoshina cherry trees, 220,000 tulips of 13 varieties, 1.8 million poppies, and dainty blue nemophila flowers blossom in the Spring. You can spend the entire day at the park so pack a lunch and all your sports equipment. Check out the Top 10 Reasons our Kids Recommend visiting Showa Memorial Park. Located about 60 mins from downtown Tokyo (google map). Paid public parking available.

Showa Kinen Park 昭和記念公園 Details
Flower Festival Dates: Now until Sun, May 26, 2019
Address: Midoricho 3173, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo  国営昭和記念公園 (〒190-0014 東京都立川市緑町3173) 
Telephone: 042- 524-1516 (Japanese language only)
Hours: March 1 – October 31: 9:30 – 17:00; November 1 – February end: 9:30 – 16:30
Website: http://www.showakinen-koen.jp/guide-english/schedule-english/ 
Cost to enter park: Adults (15 – 64) 450 JPY,  seniors (65+) 210 JPY, JHS Students and under FREE
Access: 2 min walk from Nishi Tachikawa Station, 14 min walk from Tachikawa station. I recommend you take eh Chuo Line from Shinjuku directly to Nishi Tachikawa station which is a good spot to get a rental bike. There is a also a large parking lot at the Nishi Tachikawa park side (near the station)

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5Roppongi Hills Spring Festival 2019, Minato-ku, Tokyo (April 5 – 7th) –  Enjoy cherry blooms, rent a kimono, live performance, childrens` crafts, entertainment and food. The annual Roppongi Hills Spring festival is always family friendly!

Date & Time: Friday, April 5 – 7th, 2019
April 5 (Fri) 17:00-20:00
April 6 (Sat) 12:00 to 18:00
April 7th (Sun) 12:00-18:00
Address: Roppongi Hills Arena
Website: https://www.roppongihills.com/events/2019/04/004999.html

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6. The Tokyo American Clubs Women’s group is holding their annual Nearly New Sales (flea market) on Friday, April 5th. Also, the Women’s Group will be accepting donations of clean clothes and other good-quality household items to support the Salvation Army’s mission of helping families in need in the Tokyo area. Donated items will be sold at the Salvation Army Charity Bazaar. Friday, April 5, 9–11:30am & 2–3:30pm B1 Parking Area. More Details –>


Kanamara Matsuri at Kawasaki7. Kanamara Matsuri,  Kanagawa-ken (Sunday, April 7th)  – Aka the Penis Festival (sorry parents) – Kanamara Matsuri is translated as the “Festival of the Steel Phallus”, aka the penis festival. The Shrine the festival is held at is well known to pray for prosperity, easy childbirth, solid marriages, and fertility.
Event: Sunday, April 7th, 2019; 10:00 – 17:00
Location: Kanayama Jinja, 2-13-16 Daishi Ekimae, Kawasaki, Kanagawa (google maps)

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Tokyo Weekend January 21 - 22, 2017 Family Activities8. Tokyo Antique Fairs – Enjoy seven great markets this weekend; Asagaya Garakuta Ichi Antique Fair (Suginami-ku, Tokyo), Kasai Shrine Antique Fair (Katsushika-ku, Tokyo), Junk Show – April 6 & 7 (Kitamaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku), Arai Yakushi Antique Fair (Nakano-ku, Tokyo), -Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho, Tokyo), Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Koto-ku, Tokyo), Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo). Details found on our April 2019 Antique & Flea Markets list.

April 6 & 7, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

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