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January 19 – 20th, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Here are our January 19 – 20th, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities. Bundle up and enjoy the crisp air at the antique markets, food festivals and strawberry gardens that are lined up this month or venture out and explore new neighborhoods with our Tokyo One Day Itineraries for families. By the way, Best Living Japan`s courses start next week! We are partnering with passionate instructors who have years of expertise in each course area of study. What is your new year resolution? Learn to cook, improve your home or just be more organized? We have you covered. Register today to secure your space! Learn, Laugh and Live!
1. Meguro Gajoen Hina Doll Exhibit – Meguro Gajoen’s celebration of Hinamatsuri dolls (雛祭り) is absolutely beautiful. Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day) is celebrated at homes across Japan which has a daughter on March 3rd. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形 hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period. Not only will the dolls impress you, but the rooms they are displayed in are very ornate. Learn about Girls’ Day and the art of Hinamatsuri Dolls this year.
Address: Meguro Gajoen, 1-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3468-2933
Dates and Times: Friday, January 18 – Sunday, March 10, 2019; 10:00 – 17:00 (no admission after 16:30)
Cost: Adults 1,500 JPY (advance 1,200 JPY), junior high school – college students 800 JPY, children elementary and under free
Access: 10 minutes from Meguro Station; Yamanote, Tokyu Meguro, Namboku, Mita lines
Website: http://www.hotelgajoen-tokyo.com/hinamatsuri/
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2. Earth Garden Winter 2019 – The Earth Garden Craft Fair takes place four times a year. The earthy folk of Tokyo converge on Yoyogi Park to enjoy discovering eco products, organic foods and music. There are over 200 booths that will be displaying products and services to this eco and crafty group. Very fun, and impossible to walk way empty-handed. There is also a good music line-up to keep you dancing and warm. Kids will definitely enjoy participating in the baby and kids activities as well as wandering the stalls with parents.

Earth Garden Winter 2019 Details
Dates and Times: Saturday & Sunday, January 19 & 20, 2019, 10:00 – 16:00
Address: Yoyogi Park, 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizounocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5468-3282
Cost: Free
Access: Harajuku Station (Yamanote line), Yoyogi-Koen Station (Chiyoda line), Yoyogi-Hachiman station (Odakyu line)
Website: http://www.earth-garden.jp/feature/fes_calendar/

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3. Japanese Nabe Festival (Yokohama) –  Nabe (Japanese hot pot) is a staple in our family from November – February. If you have not figured out what your favorite nabe is then this event is a great chance to try nabe recipes from all over Japan. You can also enjoy sample over 100 kinds of Japanese sake from breweries nationwide. Warm up with Sake and Nabe this weekend!

Event Date and Time: Friday, January 17 – Sunday, January 27, 2019 (Mon – Fri 12:30 – 21:30; Sat & Sun 11:00 – 21:30)
Address: 1-1-2, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Cost: Free (pay as you eat)
Access: 10 min walk from JR Keihin Tohoku Negishi Line, or Nihon Odori Station on the Minato Mirai Line
Website: https://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp/nabegoya/
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4. Furusato Matsuri (Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku) –  This event runs through January 20th. 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, local meats, seafood, sake and “Traditional Performances” (festivals assembled from all over Japan). Fun indoor weekend in January, but not good if you are on a diet.

Furusato Matsuri Event Details

Date of event: Now until Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: open everyday from 10:00 – 21:00 (1/20 closes at 18:00)
Address: Tokyo Dome, 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 minute walk from Kasuga Station exit A1 on the Oedo lines; 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://furusatomatsuritokyo.com/

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5 . Strawberry Picking Strawberry Picking tokyo - Day Trips from Tokyo BestLivingJapanJanuary to late March is a great time for a family trip for strawberry picking in the Tokyo area. Here is our updated 2018-2019 list of top strawberry picking gardens you can enjoy in the Tokyo area on a half-day or one-day trip. We have chosen four gardens; two in Chiba, one in Saitama and one in Kanagawa. Many of these gardens run through May, but best strawberries are January through February, cost of picking decreases at most gardens as the picking become less ideal. https://bestlivingjapan.com/strawberry-picking-tokyo-area/

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Tokyo antique markets6. Antique Hunting:  There are five great markets this weekend; Yamato Antique Fair (Yamato, Kanagawa), Ryukoji Temple Antique Fair (Tatsunokuchi near Enoshima, Kanagawa Prefecture), O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho), Takahata Fudo Antique Fair (Hino, Tokyo), and Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo). Venture out and treasure on! Details found on our January 2019 Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets.


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7. 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? Well, 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 2019.

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8. Hit the slopes this weekend. Here are our Top Recommended 2018-2019 Ski / Snowboard Day Trips from Tokyo. Great for families, many resorts offer lessons for kids and they are easily accessible.

January 19 – 20th, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities


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