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November 10 & 11, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Asian Furniture Sale @ Tokyo Union Church

1. The annual Tokyo Union Church Asian Furniture Sale is scheduled for today, Friday, Nov 9th – Saturday, Nov 10, 2018. On sale will be a selection of beautifully crafted Asian furniture from China, Korea, and Japan. A great place to find a gift or a personal piece just for your home. You can also find hand-sewn Christmas decorations by Ah-Sew! If you have a sweet tooth, on Friday, Nov. 9 the Women’s Fellowship will be offering delicious home-baked goods for sale.

The Women’s Fellowship of Tokyo Union Church puts on two major fundraisers during the year – the Flea Market in the Spring and the Asian Furniture Sale in the Fall. These fundraisers are the main source of income to support the MOHN (Mission for Our Homeless Neighbors) onigiri project.

Asian Furniture Sale @ Tokyo Union Church

  • Friday, November 9 – 10:00 – 17:00, including bake sale!
  • Saturday, November 10 – 10:00 – 17:00

Address: Tokyo Union Church,  5-7-7 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001 (on the main Omotesando street)

2. Farmers & Kids Festa (Hibiya Park, Tokyo) –  The Farmers and Kids Festa will showcase large collection of agricultural products and some livestock from farmers throughout Japan. Visit the food booths, participate in workshops to learn about agriculture and food, and stay for the singers, dancers and Tokyo Fire Department Brass Band. There will also be a special Anpanman show on Saturday (10:30-11:30 & 13:00-14:00) and Wan Wan Show on Sunday (10:30-11:00 & 13:45-14:15) for little ones. There is also an old playground that still can amuse little ones for a short break.

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2018
Times: 10:00 – 16:00
Address: Hibiya Park, 1-6 Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Cost: free admission
Access: 3 min walk from Kasumigaseki Station on the Marunouchi Line, or Hibiya Station on the Chiyoda Line.
Website: http://farmerskids.jp/ (in Japanese)

3. Snow Bank Tokyo Snow Festival 2018 (Yoyogi Park, Tokyo) –  Snowboard at Yoyogi Park! A slope of snow will be brought into the park with a rail running down the middle for snowboarders to show off their best tricks. The goal of this annual event is to increase interest in snowboarding and raise awareness of becoming a bone marrow donor. Watch the snowboarders, grab a bite and stay for the entertainment. 

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2018  9:00 – 16:30
Address: Yoyogi Park Yoyogi Park Outdoor Stage, 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizounocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Cost: free admission
Access: 5 min walk from Harajuku Station (Yamanote line)
Website: http://sbpif.net/ (in Japanese)

4. Design Festa vol 48 (Big Site, Ariake, Tokyo) – If you are into design and art, this is a great event to attend. The place is packed with people who live and eat design and art. You can just feel the creativity all around you. Attendees are a good mix of pros and amateurs. The event has vendor booths and exhibitions that cover everything from CG and 3D design to handmade crafts. There are also many booths focused on blogging and social media (Line, etc.). Great place to learn about the latest trends in design and art. If your elementary and older kids love art, please take them!

Design Festa Details
Date and Time: Saturday and Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2018; 11:00 – 19:00
Address: Tokyo Big Site, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Cost: One day ticket 1,000 yen, Kids aged 12 and below free. Advanced tickets 800 yen. Visit the ticket website for info.
Access: 7 min walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line; 3 min walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station on the Yurikamome
Website: http://designfesta.com/en/ (website in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean)
Note: Parking available at BigSight for 250 yen per 30 mins. Strollers not advised due to crowds.

Tokyo Antique & Flea Markets5. Gokokuji Antique Fair  (Otsuka, Tokyo) – The Gokokuji Antique Fair is held every month on the second Saturday.  The Gokokuji Temple was built at the wish of Keishoin, the mother of the fifth shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi in 1681. Its main hall is the oldest wooden temple building in Tokyo, that survived the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and W.W.II. Gokokuji is lovely neighborhood and temple to visit. The market used to be very busy, however, the past year it seems to have really dropped in the number vendors and shoppers. Easy to get to and a nice Temple to see, but a little chancy on the line-up.
Dates: Saturday, November 10th, 2018
Time: 9:00 – 16:00
What is for sale: 25-40 sellers of predominately Japanese products
Parking: no
Access: Gokokuji Station on Subway Yurakucho Line
Address: 5-40-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku
Phone: 03-3941-0764 (Shrine #, Japanese language only)
Website: www.gokokuji.or.jp (Shrine website; Japanese language only)

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6. Fussa Shichifukujin Antique Fair (Fussa, Tokyo) –  The Fussa Antique Fair takes place at Kumagawa Shrine in Fussa every second Sunday. Kumagawa Shrine is located about an hour outside of downtown Tokyo. The Shrine has a history of 1,200 years, and its main hall which is believed to have been built-in 1597 is a designated tangible cultural asset of Tokyo.You can also see stone statues of all the seven gods of Shichifukujin (Seven Deities of Good Fortunes) inside the shrine compound.

Date: Sunday, November 11th, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 15:00
What is for sale: 35 sellers of Japanese household items and crafts
Parking: no
Access: 10 min walk from Kumagawa Station on JR Itsukaichi Line from Haijima
Address: Kumagawa Shrine, 658-1 Kumagawa, Fussa, Tokyo 197-0003
Phone: 042-551-0720 (Kumagawa Shrine – Japanese language only)

 

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