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June 10 & 11, 2017 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Here are our recommended June 10 & 11, 2017 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities. It looks like it is going to be a warmer and sunny weekend. A great time to venture out and explore the numerous festivals and take time to enjoy the hydrangeas and irises in bloom. Laugh, Learn and Live. ~Best Living Japan Moms

June 10 & 11, 2017 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities1. Fure Ai Matsurida Shiba Chiku 2017 (Shiba Koen, Minato-ku) – Looking for something to do this Saturday with the kids? The 12th annual Shiba Fureai Festival will take place this Saturday, June 10th at Shiba Park. There will be games, stamp rally, Shiba Region’s official mascots and pony, panel exhibitions, food stalls, concert and dance performances. We recommend having an early breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien, visit the festival and let your kids burn off energy at the Shiba Park Playground then head home.

Date & Time of Event: Saturday, June 10th, 2017; 10:00 – 15:00
Address: Shiba Koen (Park), Shibakoen 4-8-4, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: 1 min walk from Shiba Koen Park on the Mita and Oedo Lines,  or 3 min walk from Onarimon Station on the Mita Line
Official website: http://www.city.minato.tokyo.jp/kouhou/kuse/koho/minato2017/201706/20170601top/19.html

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Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri 20162. View the beautiful hydrangea at the Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri 2017 (Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku) – Rainy season has begun, which means the blooming of hydrangeas (Ajisai in Japanese). The most magnificent display of Ajisai in Tokyo is at Hakusan Shrine. You`ll have a wonderful time viewing the flowers, listening to the live entertainment and kids will enjoy the various crafts offered. The Shrine has about 3,000 Ajisai plants which when in full bloom are a sea of blue. Hakusan Shrine is also one of the most important shrines in Tokyo having Bunko ku ajisai festivalbeen built in the 8th century to pray for a remedy for smallpox. The path leading up to the shrine is very charming with many small food booths and stone lanterns. The shrine is now a designated Important Cultural Property by the Metropolitan Government of Tokyo. Even if your kids are not big fans of flower viewing, they will be impressed by the sheer number!

Bunkyo-ku Ajisai Festival 2017 Details
Event dates & time: Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 18, 2017   09:00 – 17:00
Address: Hakusan Shrine, 5-31-26 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (東京都文京区白山5-31-26)
Phone: 03-3812-7111
Access: A 3-minute walk from Hakusan Shrine on the Toei Mita Subway Line; A 5-minute walk from Honkomagome station on the Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line
Website: http://www.city.bunkyo.lg.jp/ajisai.html

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June 10 & 11, 2017 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities3. Vietnam Festival 2017 (Yoyogi/Harajuku) – There have been some great festivals in Yoyogi the last two months from Laos to Jamaica. This weekend you can eat, drink and learn all about Vietnam. I personally think the traditional dance and music performances are amazing. Go and grab a bowl of noodles, a beer and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Vietnam.

Vietnam Festival Details
Date & Time of Event: Saturday, June 10  11:00 – 20:00; Sunday, June 11, 2017  10:00 – 20:00
Address: Yoyogi Park Event Space, 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizounocho, Shibuya-ku
Cost: free entrance
Access: 5 min walk from Harajuku station on the Yamanote line
Website: http://www.vietnamfes.net/(Japanese and Vietnamese language only)

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2017 Tokyo Summer Festivals - Best Japanese Festivals - 夏祭り4. Torikoe Jinja Annual Festival (Torikoe, Taito-ku) We attend this festival every year and LOVE it. The energy and size are staggering. For two days straight neighborhood 2017 Tokyo Summer Festivals - Best Japanese Festivals - 夏祭りgroups carry huge portable shrines through the streets singing and chanting. At night the mikoshi are hung with lanterns which add to the magic.

Address: 2-4-1 Torikoe, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Date: June 10 – June 11, 2017
Acces: 5 min walk from Kuramae station on the Asakusa Line
Website: http://www.city.taito.lg.jp/index/event/kanko/torikoematsuri.html

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June 10 & 11, 2017 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities5. Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park (Hibiya) – This is the last weekend to celebrate Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park. Parents can enjoy the beverages while little ones enjoy the sausages pretzels, German dancing and performances. Hibiya Park also is filled with beautiful flowers this time of year so take time to smell the Spring blooms and visit the oldest Western designed garden in Japan.
Dates and Time of Event: Daily till June 11, 2017; Mon-Fri 16:00 – 22:00, Sat & Sun 11:00 – 22:00 (L.O. 21:30)
Address: 1-6 Hibiya Koen, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Cost: Free entry, pay as you eat and drink
Access: 2 min walk from Hibiya Station on the Marunouchi, Hibiya, and Chiyoda Lines
Website: http://www.oktober-fest.jp/hibiya_spring/

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Tokyo Antique & Flea Markets6. Antique Hunting: Four great markets this weekend; the Gokokuji Antique Fair (Otsuka, Tokyo), Fussa Shichifukujin Antique Fair (Fussa, Tokyo), Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) and Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo). Details can be found on our June 2017 Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets. Happy Hunting!

 

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Japanese Iris, Best Living Japan7. Meiji Jingu Irises in the Inner Garden – June is a wonderful month to enjoy Tokyo Iries in full blooms. Check out the beautiful garden at Meiji Jingu near Harajuku station. There are about 150 different types of Iris in the “Iris Garden”. Their blossoms are counted daily by the staff. Current count 1500 Iris plants. It does crowded so I recommend going early. If you want to see Irises and also escape into a nature sanctuary you can also visit the Shirogane Nature Park which is also in full bloom. Enjoy!

 

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