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June 8 & 9, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

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Special Event for Foreigners at the Edo-Tokyo Museum – This Saturday, June 8th there will be a special show on Wazuma. Wazuma is traditional magic that has been handed down from 400 years ago. This magic was extremely popular among the masses in the Edo period. An instructor will explain the brief history of wazuma while providing you the opportunity to try it out. The Edo-Tokyo Museum is one of my families` favorite museums in Japan. You can understand Tokyo history from the start until today. A must visit.

Event Date and Time: Sat, June 8 & 29th, 2019; ①12:30~13:00、②14:00~14:30、③16:00~16:30
Address: Edo-Tokyo Museum 5F permanent exhibition area, 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Cost: ※Admission fee is charged for permanent exhibition
Access: 1 min walk from the Ryogkoku Stations on the Oedo subway line or 3 min walk from the Ryogoku station (West Exit) on the JR Sobu Line
Webpage: http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/en/event

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Moomin: The Art and the Story at the Mori Art Museum (Roppongi Hills) –  (now until June 16, 2019)
The Moomin family and their friends continue to captivate the hearts of fans around the world. This exhibition will offer visitors the chance to experience the true wonder of creator Tove Jansson’s colorful artwork and thoughtful storytelling via around 500 Moomin exhibits: a carefully-curated selection from the world’s only Moomin museum, and Jansson’s own personal collection.
Exhibit Dates: 2019.4.9 – Sunday, June 16, 2019; Open everyday
Address: Roppongi Hills, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Everyday 10:00 – 22:00 (Tuesday closes at 17:00)
Cost: 1,800 JPY Adults, University / High School student 1,400 JPY, Child (Age 4 up to Junior high school student) 800 JPY,  Senior (Ages 65 & over) 1,500 JPY

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Vietnam Festival 2019 (Yoyogi Park) – Japan’s largest Vietnamese event held in Yoyogi Park. Eat, drink and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of  Vietnam.

Vietnam Festival Details
Date & Time of Event: Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2019 (1o: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)
Stroller and wheelchair friendly. You can also take your dog, but keep on a short leash.

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Hie Jinja Sanno MatsuriSanno Festival (Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku) – This multi-day festival that goes back hundreds of years kicks off the beginning of summer. The key highlight we recommend is to see the adorable kids dressed for the children’s Matsuri on Sunday, June 9th between 12:00 – 14:00.

Address: Hie Jinja Shrine, 2-10-5 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Date: Friday, June 7 – Monday, June 17, 2019
Access: 5-min walk from Exit 5 of Kokkai-gijido-mae Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, 3-min walk from Exit 7 of Tameike-Sanno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Namboku Line
Website: http://www.hiejinja.net/en/
Festival Site: http://www.tenkamatsuri.jp/

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Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri 2016Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri 2019 (Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku) – The most magnificent display of Ajisai in Tokyo is at Hakusan Shrine. We attended last year and had a wonderful time viewing the flowers, listening to the live entertainment and kids crafts. The Shrine has over 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 2019 Details
Event Time & Dates: Saturday, June 8 – Sunday, June 16, 2019 (10:00 – 16:00)
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

June 8 & 9, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

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