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February 6 – 7, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Activities

Here are our top 5 February 6 – 7, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Activities for families. Hope everyone is calm after that shaker this morning. Make sure your family has an earthquake plan! This weekend will be cold but clear, so head out to enjoy activities and events from disaster preparation to flowers and strawberries. Bundle up and have fun! Lauren and Sandra

Top 5 February 6 – 7, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Activities

Frank Gehry 21-21 Design1. Last weekend to see the Frank Gehry Exhibit at 21-21 Design Site (Roppongi, Tokyo) – The Frank Gehry exhibit titled “I Have an Idea” has been running since October 2015 but will end this Sunday, February 7th.  If you love architecture or just like to build, then you will enjoy this exhibit. I took my third son (12) since he loves to build unique houses out of wood and cardboard and he found it fascinating. The exhibit shows how Gehry takes an idea and step by step transforms the idea into a building. A very visual and inspiring view of Gehry’s thought process.
21-21 Design Sight Details
Address:9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3475-2121
Open days and hours: Open Wednesday – Monday (closed Tuesday); 11:00 – 20:00 (Entrance until 19:30)
Cost: Adults 1,000 yen, university student 800 yen, high and junior high school student 500 yen, ages 12 and under free
Access: 5 min walk from Roppongi station (exit 6) on the Toei Oedo Line, and  Nogizaka station (exit 3) on the Chiyoda Line


2.  Yokohama Strawberry Festival – The Yokohama Strawberry Festival begins tomorrow and will run through yokohama strawberriesSunday, Feb 14th at the Red Brick Warehouse. This popular event draws strawberry lovers from near and far so if you want to score some good free sample get their early – opens at 11:00. There will be strawberry tasting, workshops and art projects for the kids.  While in the area I recommend you visit some of our families favourites in Yokohama – CupNoodle Museum, Overseas Migration Museum or the Anpaman Museum. Chinese New Year also kicks off on Sunday, February 7th so head over to Yokohama Chinatown for some early New Year energy.

Red Brick Warehouse Details
Event dates and times: Saturday, February 6 – Sunday, February 14; 11:00 -18:00
Address: 1-1-2, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Access: 10 min walk from JR Keihin Tohoku Negishi Line, or Nihon Odori Station on the Minato Mirai Line
Website: http://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp/en/


多文化共生フェスタ新宿20113. Multicultural Disaster Prevention Festa Shinjuku 2016 – Were you shaken awake this morning? Best to be prepared for an earthquake since we live in a volatile area. Tomorrow there is a free event in Shinjuku Okubo Park from 10:00 am – 15:00 pm that the entire family may enjoy. There will be a disaster prevention corner (an earthquake simulation truck, fire engine display, fire-extinguishing practice, emergency first-aid/rescue drills and more), foods from various countries, and multicultural stage performances. Learn about how to be prepared and survive a natural disaster. There will be fire trucks and shake simulators to see and ride.  Interpreters will also be available. If you do not have an earthquake family plan make one this weekend. 

Multicultural Disaster Prevention Festa Shinjuku 2016
Event Date and Time: Saturday, February 6th; 10:00 -15:00
Address: Okubo Park, 2-43, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.city.shinjuku.lg.jp/foreign/english/oshirase/160110/160110_4.html
Access: 10 min walk from Shinjuku Station

4. Flower Dream 2016 in Tokyo Big Sight – Tired of the cold weather and need some sign of spring? Head over to the Flower Dream 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight. My daughter loves flowers, so we plan to visit on Sunday.  Flower dream is Flower Dream 2016an event for consumers to enjoy various flower cultures. The two-day show is expected to draw Flower Dream 2016over 40,000 people from the general public to wholesalers, florists, floral material suppliers and flower schools. You will be able to see the latest flower products, new varieties, flower gifts, flower design techniques, flower related materials. Also, various flower design competitions and exhibition of Ikebana are held..

Flower Dream 2016 Details
Dates and times: February 6th (Sat.) and 7th (Sun.), 2016; Sat 13:00 – 19:00; Sun 10:00 – 18:00
Cost: 1,500 yen
Address:Tokyo Big Sight, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo [http://www.bigsight.jp/english/] Website: http://www.flowerdream-tokyo.net/pdf/english_overview.pdf


 Tokyo ice skating5. Last month to go ice skating outside – Many outdoor skating rinks shut down for the season this month so this weekend is a great time to go skating before it is too late. Here are our top skating picks for the Tokyo-Kanto area.  Bundle up and hit the ice! Some great ice skating rinks for 2016. Some great iceskating rinks for 2016.




Top 5 February 6 – 7, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Activities


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  1. These weekend listings,would be SO much more useful if we didn’t get them as late as Saturday morning. By then, we’ve alrwady made our weekend plans.

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