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September 1 & 2, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Here are our recommended September 1 & 2, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities. Welcome Autumn, the season of arts and food in Japan. Learn and explore with these fun cultural exhibits and festivals. While you`re out visit some great Tokyo kids parksWading Pools and Splash PondsTokyo PoolsTop Theme Parks, Top Tokyo Indoor playcenters or take the family out with one of these great activities outside Tokyo for a day. Have a fun weekend! – Best Living Japan Moms

December 9 & 10, 2017 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

The Great British Weekend at Roppongi Hills Arena – The Great British Weekend is back by popular demand after a successful event last December. The Great British Weekend, a celebration of all things British, will run this weekend in Roppongi Hills featuring British sports, music, fashion, kids workshops, rugby talk shows, food and drink. Come and celebrate with Tokyo`s British Community.

Date & Time: Saturday, September 1 (11:00am – 21:00pm) – Sunday, September 2nd (11:00am-18:00pm)
Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Roppongi Hills Arena
Cost: Free entry
Website: http://www.thegreatbritishweekend.com/
Access: 1 minute from Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line or 5 minutes from the Toei Subway Oedo Line; 5 minutes from Azabu-juban Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line; 8 minutes from Azabu-juban Station on the  Tokyo Metro Namboku Line.

Malaysian Makan Festival, Yokohama – If you love Malaysian food (nasi gorengnasi ayam (chicken rice), roti flatbread, etc), beverages, music, dancing and hospitality you will have a great time a this indoor festival. Make a day trip and visit numerous other family fun favorites located in the area; the CupNoodles Museum, the Japanese Overseas Migrations Museum, the Red Brick Warehouse, the Yokohama Art MuseumMark IS Shopping MallAnpanman Museum, Orbi Wildlife and Digital World and the Mitsubishi Science Museum. Have fun!

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, September 1 & 2, 2018  11:00 – 17:00
Address: Zou-no-Hana Terrace, Kaigan-dori 1-Chome, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi
Website: https://malaysianfood.org/malaysiamakanfest2018/ (in Japanese only)
Access: 3 minute walk from Nihon-Odori Station Exit 1 on the Minatomirai line.

Tokyo Antique Markets Tokyo Antique & Flea Markets

Machida Tenmangu Antique Fair (Machida)  Machida Tenmangu Garakuta Kotto-ichi  (Antique Fair at Machida Tenmangu Shrine) is held on the first of every month (exception in January and November to accommodate festivals). This is a large fair with over 120 sellers operating from dawn to dusk, also a hearty bunch since the Fair is outside but not cancelled due to rain.
Date: Saturday, September 1st, 2018
Time: 7:00am – 16:00pm
What is for sale: 120 sellers with all genre of antiques
Access: Machida Station on JR Yokohama Line and Odakyu Line (35 minutes by express train from Shinjuku Station)
Address: 1-21-5 Haramachida, Machida-shi, Tokyo
Phone: 042-722-2325  (Shrine # Japanese language only)
Website: https://kanagawa-antique-market.crayonsite.net/p/5/

Eco Edo Nihonbashi (Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku)

Image: flickr/fafire

Want to see what happens when tradition meets technology? That’s that the Eco Edo Nihonbashi Art Aquarium is all about. Projection mapping and bright lights put a 21st century spin on traditional goldfish bowls featuring more than 8,000 goldfish on display. Visit in the daytime with kids to be mesmerized by the fantastic visuals. Then visit again at night with your partner or friends for after-hour fun at the Night Aquarium, a stylish adults-only event featuring live music, DJs and even a geisha show.

Event: Now until Monday, September 24 (Art Aquarium 11:00 – 19:00 pm; Night Aquarium 19:00 pm – 21:00)
Address: 2-2-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3270-2590
Website: http://artaquarium.jp/en/
Access: 3 minute walk from Mitsukoshimae Station on the Ginza and Hanzomon Lines

Snoopy Museum Tokyo, Best Living Japan 

Visit some of these great Family Friendly Museum Exhibits through September 
1. Mori Art Museum (Roppongi Hills) – Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation (now until September 17, 2018)
2. 21-21 DESIGN SIGHT “AUDIO ARCHITECTURE” – Now until October 14, 2018)
3. MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM teamLab Borderless (Odaiba)
4. Snoopy Museum Tokyo (Roppongi) –  Final Exhibition – Until September 24th, 2018
5. Michelangelo and the Ideal Body @ The National Museum of Western Art – Now until Monday, September 24, 2018
6. Monet’s Legacy @ Yokohama Museum of Art – Now until September 14th, 2018

Visit our Tokyo Family Friendly Summer Museum Exhibits for Details

Tokyo Farmers Markets are a great place to visit in the autumn as Japanese Pears Nashi, Persimmons, mushrooms and other bounty are in season and oh so, so yummy. My kids love biking to the Farmers Market and buying their special vegetable and fruit treats.

The Farmers Market at the UN University (Omotesando) Details
Address: 5-53-70 Jingue Mae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5459-4934
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
Cost: free admission
Access: 5 min walk from Omotesando station or 7 min walk from Shibuya station
Website: http://farmersmarkets.jp (in Japanese only)

Hills Marche (Ark Hills) Farmers Markets Details
When: Every Saturday 10:00 – 14:00
Cost: free admission
Website: http://www.arkhills.com/marche (in Japanese only)
Access: Roppongi 1-chome Station Exit 3 (Nanboku Lines); Tameike-Sanno Station Exit 13 (Ginza Lines)

Explore Tokyo neighborhoods with these One Day Itineraries:

Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Odaiba with Kids

Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Daikanyama with Kids

Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Setagaya Park Area with Kids

Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Nakameguro with Kids

September 1 & 2, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

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