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March 9th & 10th, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

It looks like we`ll get some respite from the rain! Venture out and Explore! ~Best Living Japan Moms

Furusato Food Festival (Yoyogi Park) – This local food festival will showcase food from Hokkaido to Kyushu. Proceeds from the festival will support reconstruction projects in areas affected from the East Japan earthquake.
Event Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10, 2018 10:00 – 16:00
Location: NHK Hall, 2-2-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 12 minutes from Harajuku Station; 12 minutes from Yoyogi Park Station
Admission: Free
Website: https://www.nhk.or.jp/event/furushoku/gaiyou.html

Mt. Takao Hiwatari Festival (Hachioji, Tokyo) — Sunday, March 10th – from 13:00 – 17:00–  The fire-walking festival is an annual event held at Yakuoin Temple. Believers attend the festival to pray for the safety of their family. The yamabushi (Shugendo practicing monks) first walk barefoot over thimg_9140-200x133e sacred fire that is smoldering and still partially burning. It is quit exciting to see the chanting monks walk over the still burning embers. You can also walk barefoot once the fire has been put out. By the time the public can participate the path is warm but will not burn your feet. Remember to bring a wet towel to wash your feet when done.   The Yakuoin Temple is a short walk from the Takaosanguchi station.  I would recommend you also climb Mt. Takao and have a nice lunch for a great day!

Hiwatari Festival Information
Dates: March 10th, 2019 (held annually the second Sunday of March)
Times of event: starts 13:00, ends 17:00
Cost: free
Website: http://www.takaosan.or.jp/english/asceticism.html
Address: Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo
Access: 5 min walk from Takaosanguchi station on the Keio Line from Shinjuku

Peace On Earth 2019 (Hibiya Park, Hibiya) – This free event is to commemorate the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on 8 years ago on March 11th, 2011. The event will be held on Monday, March 11th and will have a number of speakers, performers, and solar sharing dome. Additional information at their link below.
Event Date & Time: Monday, March 11, 2017 12:00 – 20:00. *silent prayer at 14:46 on March 11th.
Location: Hibiya park, 1-6 Hibiya Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access: Hibiya Station, Hibiya Park exit (Marunouchi, Hibiya, Chiyoda lines)
Admission: Free
Website: http://peaceonearth.jp/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peaceonearth.jp/?fref=nf

tokyo antique markets

 

There are 5 great markets this weekend; Gokokuji Antique Fair (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo), Fuda Tenjin Shrine Antique Fair (Chofu), Fussa Shichifukujin Antique Fair (Fussa, Tokyo), Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo), Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo). Visit our March 2019 Tokyo Antique & Flea Markets List

 

 

“Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition featuring Piña-Seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics” which will be open for viewing from March 10th – April 7, 2019, 10:00am-5:00pm (weekdays only) at the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, 5-15-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8537.

The travelling exhibition highlights piña as a traditional and unique source of Philippine fiber cloth. Piña meaning cloth woven from pineapple fiber is one of the traditional Filipino textiles. The exhibition will be able to present processes involved in piña and piña-seda weaving and embroidery.

The following activities will require registration due to limited space.
Maximum of 25 participants.
Kindly email cultural@philembassy.net for registration on or before March 10, 2019:

1) March 11, 2019 (Monday) there will be a piña weaving demonstration and piña embroidery workshop at the venue. Visitors will be able to see how piña textiles are made and experience first hand on how to do Philippine traditional embroidery.

2) March 12-13,  2019 (TuesdayWednesday), the weavers and embroiderers will interact with visitors and guide them through the exhibit.

Address: Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, 5-15-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8537.

🌸🌸Visit Plum Blossom Festivals 🌸🌸

Plum Blooms February 11 & 12, 2017 Tokyo WeekendPlum Blooms @ Koganei Park (Koganei)– You do not need to wait until April to see beautiful blooms. Plum blossoms are starting to bloom all over Tokyo. One of the best places to visit is Koganei Park. There are over 100 plum trees bursting in whites and pinks. The park will be alive with volunteers to guide you if needed, traditional Japanese music performances and an open-air tea ceremony (extra 500 yen). Also located in the park is the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Park, which is a great collection of old houses that have been saved from destruction in central Tokyo and move to the Park. Great place to spend half a day. There is a large parking lot in the park, so driving is quite easy.

Address: 1-13-1 Sekinomachi, Koganei-shi, Tokyo
Phone: 042-385-5611
Access: 5 minute bus ride from Musashi-Koganei Station on the JR Chuo Line (take the Seibu bus from platform #2 or #3 near the north exit of Musashi-Koganei Station get off at “Koganei-koen Nishi guchi and walk 5 mins); or 5 min bus ride from Hana-Koganei Station on the Seibu-Shinjuku Line (take the Seibu bus for Musashi-Koganei Station get off at “Koganei-koen Nishi guchi and walk five mins).

🌸Koishikawa Korakuen Plum Blossom Festival (Bunkyo-ku) – From now until March 4 you can visit the park to see over 90 plum blossom trees in 30 varieties blossoming.

Admission: 300 yen adults, free for children
Address: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004
Access: 8-minute walk from Iidabashi or Korakuen Station
Website: http://teien.tokyo-park.or.jp/en/koishikawa/

🌸Setagaya Ume Plum Festival (Setagaya) – A huge display of plum blossoms on 650 plum trees (270 red plum and 280 white plum). You can enjoy various activities this weekend including a Japanese performances and matcha tea ceremony. While you’re there visit Hanegi Park for three super fun experiences in one. Hanegi Park is what we call a mud and free experiential park with climb ons, wood building and even kids learning to light fires. Fun for the entire family!

Setagaya Ume Plum Festival DetailsSetagaya Ume Plum
Event Date: Now until March 3rd, 2019  10:00-16:00
Address: Hanegi Park, 4-38-52 Daita, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 min walk from Umegaoka Station on the Odakyu Line, or 7 min walk from Higashimatsubara Station on the Keio Inokashira Line, Bus stop is Daita Yonchome on the Tokyu bus line.

🌸Koishikawa Korakuen Plum Blossom FestivalTop 10 Things to do in Tokyo in March 2017 (Bunkyo-ku) – Until March 5 you can visit the park to see over 90 plum blossom trees in 30 varieties blossoming. This weekend there will be performances of traditional music and Edo street arts on Saturday (10:30 & 11:00) and Sunday (noon & 13:30).
Admission: 300 yen adults, free for children
Address: 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0004
Access: 8-minute walk from Iidabashi or Korakuen Station
Website: http://teien.tokyo-park.or.jp/en/koishikawa/

🌸Setagaya Ume Plum Festival (Setagaya) – Until March 5 you can see a huge display of plum blossoms on 650 plum trees (270 red plum and 280 white plum). You can enjoy various activities this weekend including Japanese harp performances (Koto), tea ceremonies and rice pounding. Fun for the entire family!
Address:Hanegi Park, 4-38-52 Daita, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 min walk from Umegaoka Station on the Odakyu Line, or 7 min walk from Higashimatsubara Station on the Keio Inokashira Line, Bus stop is Daita Yonchome on the Tokyu bus line.

BONUS: Learn a new skill at the Best Living Japan studio. We have partnered with passionate instructors who have years of expertise in each course area of study. Learn to cook, create beautiful Japanese crafts or just be more organized? We have you covered with the Best Living Japan courses. Select from one or more classes. Hope to see you!

MON. March 11
1:00pm-2:30pm
How to Make Kombucha –  Make and TakeLauren
TUES. March 12
9:00am-12:30pm
Japanese Arts and Crafts – Indigo Dying ScarfVandy & Akiko
THUR. March 14
9:30am-12:00pm
Organization – i Quit Kitchen ClutterNathalie
THURS. March 14
1:00pm-4:00pm
Japanese Arts and Crafts – Washi ChabakoVandy & Akiko
FRI. March 15
9:00am-12:15pm
Japanese Cooking – Fish: Learn how to grill 4 types of FishYuki
SUN. March 31
5:00 – 7:00pm
Spring Macrobiotic Workshop – Macrobiotic Concepts & LunchKatheryn & Tomoko
MON. April 1
11:00 – 1:00
Spring Macrobiotic Workshop – Macrobiotic Concepts & LunchKatheryn & Tomoko
TUES. April 2 & TUES, April 9
9:00am-12:30pm
Japanese Arts and Crafts – Indigo Dying and Sewing – Koi Nobori Two SessionsVandy & Akiko
WED. April 3
4:00 pm-7:30pm
Kids Cooking  –  Yaki Soba and Taco YakiLauren
THUR. April 4
9:30am-12:00pm
Organization – i Quit Family Home ClutterNathalie
THURS. April 4
1:00pm-3:30pm
Japanese Arts and Crafts – Ikkanbari Basket MakingVandy & Akiko
SUN. April 7
2:30pm-5:00pm
Japanese Arts and Crafts – Kids Easter Egg and Basket ClassVandy & Akiko
MON. April 8
9:30 – 12:00pm
Kintsugi –  Kintsugi Bowl, Cup or Plate Making Class*** THIS CLASS IS FULL ***Lauren
WED. April 10
4:00 pm-7:30pm
Kids Cooking  –  Handmade PastaVarious

March 9th & 10th, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

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