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July 14 – 16, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Here are our recommended July 14 – 16, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities. This weekend is a long weekend to celebrate the Japanese national holiday of Sea Day 海の日 on Monday, July 18th. It will be sunny and filled with mega festivals so get dressed in your Yukata and have fun. While you`re out visit some great Tokyo kids parksWading Pools and Splash PondsTokyo PoolsTop Theme Parks or beat the heat at these Top Tokyo Indoor playcentersFamily Friendly Museum Summer Exhibits or spend the day in Odaiba. Escape the city for a day trip to the Enoshima Islands and Caves, Yomiuriland Amusement Park, or relax at your home oasis with these recommended products. – Best Living Japan Moms

July 14 – 16, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

July 14 - 16, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and ActivitiesMitama Matsuri (Kudansita, Chiyoda-ku) – One of the most attended festivals in Tokyo. Around 300,000 visitors flock to Yasukuni Shrine during the Mitama Matsuri. This festival is to honor the dead each year, and over 30,000 lanterns are displayed. This festival does not offer food or drink but has a great line-up of traditional dances, music performances.

Address: Yasukuni Shrine,3-1-1 Kudan-kitaChiyoda, Tokyo
Date: Friday, July 13 – Monday, July 16, 2018
Time: 18:00 – 21:30 (Lanterns will light up during this time)
Access: Kudanshita Station Metro (Hanzomon Line, Shinjuku Line and Tozai Line) then a 10 min walk
Websitehttp://www.yasukuni.or.jp/news_detail.html?id=2 (Japanese Link)

Ueno Summer Festival 2018 (Ueno) – From July 14th – August 12th the annual Ueno Park Summer festival will take place. The festival is throughout the park and includes music, food booths, plant sales and all kinds of antiques for sale. You can also enjoy the beautiful lanterns that are set a float on Shinobazu Pond. Put on your Yukata one summer day and enjoy.

Ueno Summer Festival 2018
Event Date & Time: Saturday, July 14  to Sunday, August 12, 2018; everyday 9:00 – 20:00
Address: Shinobazu Pond area, 2-Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3833-0030
Cost: Free
Website: www.city.taito.lg.jp/index/event/kanko/uenonathumathuri.html
Access: 5 min walk from Ueno Station (Park Exit) on the JR Line, Ginza Line and Hibiya Line

July 14 - 16, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Brazil Festival 2018 (Yoyogi) –  If you want a high energy, hot and sexy weekend then head to Yoyogi to enjoy one of the biggest festivals of the year. You will be treated to amazing Brazilian stage performances from leading Brazilian pop stars and musicians. Enjoy your churrasco BBQ and acai smoothies!

Brazilian Festival 2015Brazilian Festival Details
Event Dates and Times: Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15, 2018; 11:00  – 20:00
Address: Yoyogi Park Event Area, 2-1, Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Cost: Free, food and drink extra
Access: 5 min walk from Harajuku Station not the JR Yamanote
Website: http://www.festivalbrasil.jp/


July 14 - 16, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and ActivitiesNew Bon Odori (Ikebukuro) – This festival is where one wears a yukata and dances or learns to dance. Everyone is encouraged to jump right in and enjoy the evenings. Not for the shy at heart, but a total blast to dance the night away Japanese Obon style. Here is a great video to get you in the mood!
Address: 1-8-26 Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshiba-ku, Tokyo
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018
Time: starting at 17:30 running until about 22:00
Access: 2 min walk from Ikebukuro Station (West Exit)  on the Yamanote, Saikyo, Seibu, Marunouchi and Fukutoshin lines
Website: https://www.owlspot.jp/events/performance/post_55.html

July 14 – 16, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

July 14 - 16, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and ActivitiesYutenji Temple Matsuri (Yutenji) – Yutenji Temple is holding their annual Yutenji Mitama Matsuri (祐天寺み魂まつり)  from Monday, July 16 – 18, 2018. Parents and children from the neighbouring school, Yutenji kindergarten, participate by dancing in colourful yukatas every year. Stop by the grounds late afternoon to learn about the eight different Temple structures and buildings then stay late for the dance festival, food and games. All ages will enjoy. Don a yukata and join in the fun!

Address: 5-24-53 Nakameguro, Meguro, Tokyo (東京都目黒区中目黒5丁目24-53)
Phone: 03-3712-0819
Hours: Temple open year round. Free entry.
Access: 5 minutes on foot from Yutenji Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line
Website: http://www.yutenji.or.jp/ (in Japanese)

Tokyo Antique Shrine and Flea MarketsAntique Hunting:  There are five great markets this weekend. Please check directly with the planners about cancellations. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo), Gokokuji Antique Fair (Otsuka, Tokyo), O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho), Ryukoji Temple Antique Fair (Tatsunokuchi near Enoshima, Kanagawa Prefecture), and the Takahata Fudo Antique Fair (Hino, Tokyo). Details on our July 2018 Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets. If you do head out remember to apply mosquito repellent and sun protection, and also drink lots of water. Good luck and treasure on!

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July 14 – 16, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

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