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October 6-8, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

This beautiful three-day weekend offers super fun – October 6 – 8, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Activities. Monday, October 8th is Sports Day, a Japanese National Holiday. Many Tokyo museums and attractions usually closed on Monday will open, but will be closed on Tuesday. Festivals abound so venture out and have fun. Laugh, Learn and Live! – Lauren & Sandra

1. 30th Hokkaido Fair (Yoyogi Park) – If you love Hokkaido fresh crab, sea urchin, ramen, ice cream and fruits you will want to visit the Hokkaido Fair this weekend. Over 100 booths are set up and ready to serve you! Kids will love all the flavors and parents can also enjoy Hokkaido brews.

30th Hokkaido Fair Details28th Hokkaido Fair, Tokyo Area Family Friendly Events and Activities - October 1 & 2, 2016
Event Time and Dates: Friday, October 5th – Monday, October 8: 10:00 -19:00
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
Website:  http://www.hokkai-syokudo.jp/yoyogi/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hokkai.syokudo
Stroller and wheelchair friendly. You can also take your dog, but keep on a short leash.

2. Ebisu Bunkasai 2018 – Enjoy the three day Ebisu Culture festival`s dance and musical performances, special film screening, activities for kids, food and fun. While you`re out visit our Tokyo One Day Itinerary in Ebisu with Kids.

Ebisu Bunkasai 2018 Details
Date & Time: Saturday – Monday, October 6 – 8th; 13:00 – 18:00
Place: Yebisu Garden Place, 4-20 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Cost: Open to the public. Free
Access: 5 min walk from Ebisu Station east exit Yamanote;  or Hibiya line exit 1
Website: https://gardenplace.jp/special/1810bunkasai/

3. Tokyo Yosakoi (Ikebukuro, Tokyo) –  Yosakoi is a unique style of dance that originated in Japan in 1954, as a modern rendition of Awa Odori, a traditional summer dance. Yosakoi-style dancing has spread throughout much of Japan. The style of dance is highly energetic, combining traditional Japanese dance movements with modern music. This Saturday and Sunday you can see a huge competition of over 100 dance teams challenging to be crowded the best Yosakoi dance troupe. It is a huge festival with bright colors, loud music, and incredible energy. Any age person will have a great time!

Tokyo Yosakoi Details
Event date and time: Saturday, October 6th  – Sunday, October 7th; 11:00 – 20:00
Where: Ikebukuro station area
Website: http://www.yosakoitokyo.gr.jp (in Japanese only)
Access: 1 min walk from Ikebukuro Station on the JR Yamanote, Seibu Ikebukuro Line and the Tobu Tojo Lines.

4. 25th Train Festival – 25th 鉄道フェスティバル (Hibiya) – This is a great event to take your train loving kids. Ride a mini SL train, join family crafts and activities, and watch fun live shows.

Event Date and Time: Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7, 2018 10:00-16:30
Address: 1 Hibiyakoen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Cost: Free admission; food and drink extra
Access: 2 min walk from Hibiya Station on the Marunouchi, Hibiya, and Chiyoda Lines
Website: http://www.mlit.go.jp/tetudo/tetudo_tk1_000004.html (Japanese language)

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5. 15th Annual Daikanyama 2018 Sarugaku Festival (Daikanyama, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) – Enjoy your Sunday or Monday Sports Day at this lively local festival. This festival is very international sporting food booths with wine and cheese, and western desserts; workshops on table manners and how to make butter; as well as, a stamp rally and fun crafts for the kids.

Daikanyama 2018 Sarugaku Festival 
Event Time and Dates: Sunday, October 7th (10:00 -17:00) – Monday, October 8th (10:00 – 17:00)
Address: Daikanyama Hillside Terrance complex, 29-18 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku , Tokyosarugakumatsuri_top_06
Cost: free entrance, food and beverage fee based
Access: 3 min walk from Daikanyama Station on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line
Event Website:  http://sarugakumatsuri.com
Stroller and wheelchair friendly.

6. Shimokitazawa Curry Festival 2018 Curry Land – This is the 7th year of the popular Shimokitazawa Curry Festival. This year there will be  150 vendors of curry, stamp rally (stamp collection event), and entertainment during this 10-day event.

Date & Time: Friday, Oct 5th – Saturday, Oct 14th  11: 00 – 20: 00
Address: Shimokitazawa Station 2-23 Kitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo 155-0031
Website: https://curryfes.pw/

7. World Festival Yokohama – This is the 24th annual world festival in Yokohama. Enjoy food from around the world, ethnic music, dance performances and crafts. While in the area I recommend you visit some of our families favorites in Yokohama – CupNoodle MuseumOverseas Migration MuseumZoorasiaKodomo no Kuni or the Anpanman Museum.

World Festival Yokohama 2018 Details
Date & Time: Saturday, October 6th 10:00 – 19:00 & Sunday, October 7th 10:00 – 17:00
Address: 1-1-1, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Cost: Open to the public. Free
Access: 10 min walk from JR Keihin Tohoku Negishi Line, or Nihon Odori Station on the Minato Mirai Line
Website: http://www.yokohama-cci.or.jp/event/worldfesta/

8. The Setagaya Bread Festival 2018 – 140 stores will participate in this popular event. Bakeries from all over the country will sell their breads, food and drink at Setagaya Park. Sales of the limited Mitsukushi three-color bread will take place as well! There will be live performances, bread university/classes, stamp rally and sales of limited goods. Picnic and play at the popular Setagaya Play Park or spend the day there with our Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Setagaya Park Area with Kids.

Date & Time: Sunday & Monday, October 7 & 8, 2018 11: 00 – 17: 00 (Setagaya Park till 16:00)

Address: IID Setagaya Monozukuri School, Setagaya Park, Ikemori Elementary School 2nd Gymnasium, Mitsukyu Shinkansen Shopping Federation Member Store, Tsuya Kaya and Kan.
Cost: Free entrance. Pay for food and drink.
Website: http://setagaya-panmatsuri.com/
Access: Tokyu Denentoshi Line Ikejiri Ohashi Station 10-minute walk
Tokyu Den-en-Miyaki Line, Setagaya Line Sangenjaya Station 13 minutes on foot

Tokyo Antique Shrine and Flea Markets9. Antique Hunting: There are 5 fairs to visit in Tokyo this weekend; Kasai Shrine Antique Fair (Katsushika-ku), Asagaya Garakuta Ichi Antique Fair (Suginami-ku), Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa), Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku), and the Arai Yakushi Antique Fair (Arai). Details can be found on our October 2018 Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets list. Happy Hunting!

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October 6-8, 2018 Tokyo Family Weekend Events & Activities

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