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October 20 & 21, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Here are our recommended October 20 & 21, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities. It looks like cool, clear weather this weekend – a great time to explore our Tokyo One Day ItinerariesTop Playground Parks, Best Tokyo Parks for Kids` bicycling, cultural events and antique markets. Venture out and have fun! Laugh, Learn & Live!

tokyo with kids1. The 29th annual Hiroo street fair will be held on the main Hiroo shopping street this Sunday from 13:00-16:00. The shopping street will closed to cars, and over 150 local establishments spill out into the street. There will be music, food and dancing, amusements for the younger ones including the popular mini SL electric train ride, balloons and clowns. Great chance to try the local establishments food and drink. The Hiroo street fair is a fun, free Autumn event if the weather is nice.

While you are there checkout Jade-5 NihonboCity Bakery, and more of our favorite shops & cafes in Hiroo. Hope to see you at the Hiroo Street Fair!

Hiroo Street Fair Event

Location: Hiroo Shopping street (Hiroo station on Hibiya line)
Date & Time: Sunday, October 22nd, 13:00-16:00
Event website: http://www.hiroo.info/?p=4676
Notes: We recommend a carrier for your baby as it will be hard in a stroller due to crowds.

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2. Nakameguro Halloween (Tokyo) – Local Preschool and elementary school aged kids sign up to walk down the Nakameguro shopping street visiting participating stores to receive candy and treats. Tickets limited to the first 500 guests. While you`re there visit our Nakameguro Itinerary with Kids.

Date: Saturday, October 21st.  If rain the event will be held on Saturday, October 27.
Time: 15:00 – 18:00 (registration begins at 14:00)
Place: Nakameguro Shopping Street
Who can participate: Preschool & Elementary school aged children. Registration is limited to the first 500 guests. Register at the Nakameguro Shopping street office.
Website: http://www.e-nakameguro.com/event/halloween2018.htm

Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities3. Tokyo Vegefood Festa (Yoyogi, Tokyo) – Tokyo Vegefood Festa is a food court style annual event with around 100 food stands and shops etc., providing various vegefood related foods and goods including environmentally friendly products. You will find a variety of stalls at Tokyo Vegefood Festa. As well as well-known macrobiotic cafes, we will have vendors offering organic vegetables, vegan food, raw food, and natural and fair trade variety goods, among other things. Have a chat with stall owners and find your favorite vegan food. In addition to all the stalls on offer, the event will feature workshops, stage talk shows, and other fun attractions. With something too for the kids, Tokyo Vegefood Festa in Yoyogi Park is the perfect place to take the family.

Tokyo Vegafood Festa Details
Event Time and Dates: Saturday, October 21 (10:00 -18:00) – Sunday, October 22 (10:00 – 17:00)
Address: Yoyogi Park Event Space, 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizounocho, Shibuya-ku
Cost: free entrance, food and beverage fee based
Access: 5 min walk from Harajuku station on the Yamanote line
Event Website: http://tokyo-vegefest.com/
Stroller and wheelchair friendly.

Kawagoe Festival

4. Kawagoe Festival (Kawagoe, Saitama) – One of my favorite places outside of Tokyo! If you have not taken a day trip to Kawagoe the October 20th weekend is a great weekend to go!  My personal favorite time to attend and see the floats all lit up is between 18:00 -20:00. I recommend heading up to Kawagoe on the train early in the afternoon and enjoying an early dinner, shopping and enjoying the festival.  The two-tiered floats are amazing to view each having a unique story. Here is some background information on the floats.  Kawagoe Festival’s biggest highlight is then several floats intersect each other at a crossing and competed with each other jostling to the Hayashi performance (a traditional Japanese orchestra comprised of flutes, drums, bells and dancing). When two or more floats meet and compete, it is called ‘Hikkawase’ and is an incredibly high energy event to see 1st hand.

Kawagoe Festival Details
Event Time and Dates: Saturday, October 20th & 21st (10:00 -22:00), 2018
Address: Main Kawagoe sightseeing area, Kawagoe City, Saitama
Admission: free entrance
Access: Easy to reach from Tokyo; options include 30 mins from Ikebukuro on the Tobu Tojo Line, or 50 mins from Shinjuku on the JR Saikyo Line
Event Website: www.kawagoematsuri.jp

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5. Hibiya Gardening Show 2018 (Hibiya, Tokyo) –  We love flowers and gardening, so this is one of our favorite events in the autumn. Approximately 180 gardeners present their artwork in this annual show. You can see beautiful displays of cosmos, roses and chrysanthemums.  We love wandering the gardens discovering new plants and creative displays. Hibiya Park was the first western garden in Japan, so it is also a great place to visit and wander. There is an old playground that still can amuse little ones for a short break.

Hibiya Gardening Show 2018 Details
Event Time and Dates: Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, October 28, 2018 (10:00 -16:00)
Address: Hibiya Park, 1-6 Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Cost: free entrance
Access: 2-5 min walk from Kasumigaseki Station on the Marunouchi Line, or Hibiya Station on the Chiyoda Line
Website: www.hibiya-gardening-show.com
Notes: Stroller and wheelchair friendly.

6. The 9th Japanese-Indonesian Friendship Festival 2018 (Yoyogi Park) – Visit the 9th annual festival for delicious Indonesian food, drink and live entertainment. While you`re out visit the Yoyogi Park ponies, with a fun visit to the Bike Park in Yoyogi Park and playing in the Mud Park.

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday October 20 & 21; 11:00 – 19:00
Location: Yoyogi Park Event Plaza, Zelkova Trees
Website: http://indonesia-festival.com/

December 2017 Tokyo Antique & Flea Markets

7. Yamato Antique Fair (Yamato, Kanagawa) – The fair probably is the largest of its kind in the Kanto district. Yamato Promenade Antique Market was first introduced in 1998 to promote businesses of the city’s commercial district, and the event has been supported by Yamato City and the chamber of commerce. Due to the size of the market and proximity to Yokohama this is a very popular market.
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 to 16:00
What is for sale: 200 sellers
Parking: no
Access: 1 minute from Yamato Station on Odakyu Enoshima Line and Sotetsu Line
Address: Yamato Promenade, Kanagawa
Phone: 090-8856-9108 (headquarter)/ 090-2314-3646(Koshuya) Japanese language only
Website: n/a

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Tokyo Antique Markets8. O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho) – Held twice a month; 1st and 3rd Sundays. Is said to be the largest outdoor Antique market in Japan. Super central and convenient for people who live in downtown Tokyo. This is one of my favourites.
Date: Sunday, October 21st, 2018
Time: 9:00 to 16:00
What is for sale: 250 sellers: 2/3 Japanese antiques and crafts and 1/3 other
Parking: plenty of parking available
Access: 1 min walk from Yurakucho Sta., 5 mins walk from Tokyo Sta.
Address: 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo
Website: www.antique-market.jp/eng/index.shtml

 

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