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May 19 & 20, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Here are our recommended May 19 & 20, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities. The weather will be beautiful this weekend! Venture out and learn about Japanese culture at one of the three exciting festivals; the Sanja Matsuri in Asakusa, the Shibuya Ohara Festival in Shibuya or the Vietnam Festival in Yoyogi. Laugh, Learn and Live! ~Lauren & Sandra

1. American Embassy Housing Compound Sidewalk Sale (Roppongi, Tokyo) – This annual sidewalk sale is a fun one-day event to shop for American goods which include used books, clothing, and household items. Great place to find a bargain. Open to the public but bring photo-IDs to enter.  Since this event is at the American Embassy compound, there are some rules to attend. Please note:
・Only GREW GATE ENTRANCE will be opened.imgres
・All bags will be inspected when entering.
・Photo-ID required for admittance. (Children 12 and above should have photo ID)
・Please be considerate of our neighbors, strictly no parking!
・No Parking is available.
・No Pets Allowed.
・No Smoking inside the compound.

American Embassy Housing Compound Sidewalk Sale Details 
Event Date: Saturday, May 19th  10:00-14:00
Admission: free
Address: US embassy staff quarters, 2-1-1, Roppongi , Minato-ku, Tokyo
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2. Nishimachi International School (Moto Azabu, Minato-ku)  – Nishimachi International School is holding their annual Nishimachi Community Service Flea Market Saturday, May 19, 2018  9:00 – 16:30.  If you are looking for home items, kids clothing, toys or books, this is the place to shop. Some great end-of-school-year sale items!

Date & Time: Saturday, May 19, 2018  9:00 – 16:30 (rain or shine!)
Address: 2-14-7 Motoazabu, Minato, Tokyo
Website: http://www.nishimachi.ac.jp/page.cfm?p=1
Access: 14 minutes on foot from Hiroo Station or 11 minutes on foot from Azabu Juban Station

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May 27 & 28, 2017 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities3. Earth Day Market (Yoyogi Park) – Earth Day Tokyo is a fun family event. Over 50 booths selling a huge variety of organically grown fruits & vegetables, homemade breads, fair trade goods, and handmade crafts. The arts and crafts boots are lots of fun. Couple with the Vietnam Festival in Yoyogi park this weekend. Details below.

Address: Yoyogi Park, 2, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Dates and Open hours: Sunday, May 20, 2018,  10:00 – 14:00
Cost: Free
Access: Harajuku Station (Yamanote line), Yoyogi-Koen Station (Chiyoda line), Yoyogi-Hachiman station (Odakyu line)
Website: http://www.earthdaymarket.com/ (Japanese language only)

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4. Vietnam Festival 2018 (Yoyogi/Harajuku) – Eat, drink and learn all about Vietnam at the Yoyogi Park Event Space. We 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 & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 2018 (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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Sanja matsuri, Best Living Japan5. Tokyo: Sanja Matsuri Details (Asakusa, Tokyo)  – Don’t miss one of Tokyo’s biggest festivals of the year which over one million people attend over the three-day period (Friday – Sunday). Each day has parades, dancing, music, and food. However, the biggest day is Sunday when three huge mikoshi (portable shrines) are carried through the neighborhoods as men fight for a chance to pull their weight.  The Sanja Matsuri (festival) takes place at the Asakusa Shrine right next to Sensoji Temple. The festival reportedly started over 700 years ago to celebrate the three deities of the local.

Sanja matsuri, Best Living Japan

Event Date and Times: Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th, 2018 (Fri 13:00 – 13:30, Sat 10:00 – 17:00 and Sun 6:00 – 18:00)
Address: Asakusa Jinja Shrine, 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Admission: Free
Access: 8 minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Ginza, Asakusa, and Tobu Isesaki lines
Website: http://www.asakusajinja.jp/sanjamatsuri/

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6. Shibuya Ohara Festival (Shibuya Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku) – Every year in Autumn, there is a two-day Shibuya De Ohara Festival BestLivingJapanfestival in Kagoshima city which is celebrated. Since not all of us will have a chance to go to Kagoshima, the festival is brought to Shibuya each May. This one day festival on Sunday takes over the Shibuya area from the station up Dogenzaka. The highlight is the parade that begins at 12:50. A wonderful parade with dancing and music. Great Japan photo opportunity!  The festival runs from 11:00 so get there early and enjoy some Kyushu delicacies sold at food stations. Great Sunday event if you are looking for something really Japanese!

Shibuya Ohara Festival Details
Event Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday May 19 & 20, 2018;  11:00 -18:00; parade starts at 12:50 on Sunday, May 20th
Address: Shibuya Dogenzaka and Bunkamura areas
Cost: free
Access: 2 min walk from Shibuya station around Dogenzaka area
Website: www.shibuyadeohara.jp (Japanese language only)

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