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December 8 & 9, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Here are our recommended December 8 & 9, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities. It is definitely starting to feel like the holidays with the end of year parties, school events and folks jetting off for family adventures. This weekend the forecast is for cold & crisp but with clear skies! A wonderful weekend to take in the 2018 – 2019 illuminations, go ice skating, visit a Christmas Market and do some holiday shopping. If you have a late start to the holidays visit our 2018 Holiday Guide. We`ve listed everything you need to get a start to the holiday season. Whatever your plans stay warm and healthy! ~Best Living Japan Moms

1. Run for the Cure / Walk for Life 2018 – December 8th, 2018 –  5K/10K Run and 3K Walk  – It’s a great fun time outdoors, so come join us with family, friends, and co-workers to help raise awareness about breast cancer in Japan. We can make a difference together! Special note for this year: Registration has closed, but you can still come cheer on the participants. Also Please note that this fun event will also include street crossings along the course. In this light, we will not be able to monitor race times, so are unable to reward anyone based on the faster times to cross the finish line as in years past. Our staff will be making sure that guards and volunteers are monitoring the course for the safety of all participants.

All proceeds raised will go towards the Foundation’s community outreach programs including The Lemon Project seminars and publication of PiNK, our quarterly bilingual magazine for women’s health.our programs are all developed and carried out free-of-charge to improve the QOL of breast cancer patients and survivors, as well as to raise greater awareness in Japan – both in the Japanese speaking and international communities.

Run for the Cure / Walk for Life 2018
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. *Time may change*
Place: Hibiya Park / around the Park and nearby areas
Participation fee:5,000JPY (adults) / 2,500JPY (children 6-12 year-old) / Free (children 5 and below)
To volunteer to work: https://runforthecure.org/en/volunteer/

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2. Winterfest at the American School in Japan (Chofu, Tokyo) – Saturday, December 8, 2018 – The ASIJ Winterfest is open to all, and is awesome so don’t miss! Why would you attend if you don’t have kids at ASIJ? Let me tell you all the reasons – a HUGE used clothing sale with an amazing selection of kids and adult clothing, over 60 vendors selling their arts, crafts and treasures, food from a dozen countries, and games, performances and SANTA!! Please note there is no car parking.


Event Date and Time: 10:00 – 15:00, Saturday, December 8th, 2018 (google map)

Locations: The American Schools in Japan 1-1-1 Chofu, Tokyo 182-0031

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3. Mega Clothes Swap for Women-only – (Tokyo Midtown) – This is the 11th annual clothing swap. It`s a great opportunity to bring clothing and accessories you no longer want or need, and take the goods you love. All Shapes and Sizes welcome! The more diversity the better the swapping! BRING as much or as little as you want. TAKE as much or as little as you want. Bring nothing, take nothing, just join to have fun. Get two drinks as part of the entry, there is also kid’s and men’s clothing area. This is a very popular event and maxes out at 100 people so sign-up at the link below.*

Mega Clothes Swap Details
Date & Time: Saturday, December 8th, 2018 14:00-17:00  *Registration starts at 13:30. Swap starts at 14:00
Place: Oakwood Premier, Tokyo Midtown
Facebook: Mega Clothes Swap 

Cost per swapper: 2,000 JPY (with 2 glasses of wine)

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4. Heiwajima Antique Show (Ota-ku) – A huge three-day inside antique fair.  Not to be missed. There are over 280 vendors that have a huge selection of Japanese, Asian and  western antiques. This show only happens a few times a year, and the good stuff sells quickly. Great show just in time for holiday shopping.

Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, December 7th – 9th,  2018
Times: 10:00 – 17:00 (closes at 16:00 on last day; last time to enter each day is 15:00)
What is for sale: 280 antique sellersParking: no
Access: Ryutsu-Center station on the Tokyo Monorail from JR Hamamatsu-cho station
Address: 6-1-1 Heiwajima, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5985-5101 (organiser Takeshi Antiques)
Website: http://www.kottouichi.com/heiwajima/ENGLISH.html

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Tokyo Embassy Choir Best Living Japan, Weekend Tokyo Area Family Events and Activities5. The Tokyo Embassy Choir and Tokyo International Children’s Choir  (Omotesando, Tokyo) –  The Tokyo Embassy Choir will hold their “Family Christmas” concert this Sunday in Omotesando at the Tokyo Union Church. This is a great family activity. Everyone is welcome and singing along to the carols is encouraged – they will even print the words for you!  FREE ENTRY, however, donations and free-will offerings are gratefully accepted for Tokyo Union Church’s Mission For Our Homeless Neighbor.

Tokyo Embassy Choir  “Family Christmas” Details
Event Date and Time: Sunday, December 9th at 14:30 (doors 14:00) – first performance featuring Tokyo International Children’s Choir and at 17:00 (doors 16:30) – second performance
Cost: Free, but donations encourage to support the Tokyo Union Church’s Mission for Our Homeless Neighbours
Location:  Tokyo Union Church5-7-7 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, (03) 3400-0047
Tokyo Embassy Choir Website: ac/en/
Tokyo Embassy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TokyoEmbassyChoir/?fref=nf
Access: 5 min walk from Omotesando station on the Hanzomon or Ginza Lines

6. O-Edo Antique Market (Yoyogi, Tokyo) – Not to be mistaken for the O-Edo market held at the International Forum in Yurakucho. This market is managed by the same organizer but in Yoyogi. Not only will you find a nice selection of antiques but also crafts and other homewares. Enjoy some wonderful shopping and then have a great lunch in Harajuku at Little Bird Restaurant or visit the Farmers Market over near Omotesando.
Date: Sunday, December 9th, 2018
Times: 9:00 – 16:00
What is for sale: about 100 sellers of Japanese antiques and and crafts
Parking: public paid parking on the street
Access: Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote or Chiyoda Lines

Address: Yoyogi Park
Website: www.antique-market.jp/english

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