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September 2018 Tokyo Family Activities and Events

School begins for international school and Japanese schools resume. Take the stress out of planning with these family friendly activities and events. Whether you live in Japan or are visiting, these are the must attend September 2018 Tokyo Activities and Events for families. Great family friendly activities to enjoy together – Learn, Laugh and Live! Hope to see you at one or more these events. – Lauren & Sandra

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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.

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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 MuseumOrbi 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.

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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/

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tokyo family activities & eventsKichijoji Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival) – If you have not gotten enough festival fun this past summer welcome to one of the first “Autumn Festivals”. All the same fun and food, but with slightly (hopefully) lower temperatures.

Event Date and Time: Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2018; 11:00 – 17:30
Address: Musashino Hachimangu Shrine, Kichijoji, Tokyo
Website: http://www.kichijouji.jp/event/akimaturi/
Access: JR Chuo Line or Keio Inokashira Line to Kichijoji Station.

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Philippine Festival 2018 (Hibiya Park) – This will be the largest Philippine Festival in Japan featuring dancing, cultural activities, and over 50 booths selling food and drink and promoting tourism.

Philippine Festival 2018 Details
Event Date and Time: Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2018 9:00 – 17:00
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: https://www.facebook.com/philippinefestivaljapan

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September 2017 Tokyo Top 10 Activities and Events23rd Meguro Sanma Matsuri (Meguro, Tokyo) – One of my favorite things about Japan is the local community festivals. The Meguro Sanma Matsuri is held from 10:00 a.m. right outside Meguro Station. If you love grilled fish and want to join in celebrating the beginning of the Sanma season, then this is just the place. Over 7,000 fish will be grilled up and served with slices of lime. The smell is amazing. My kids love grilled Sanma and the other matsuri activities in the block make for many smiles and adventures. While you are in the neighborhood, walk down the street and take a beautiful stroll through the Nature Park where you will forget you are even in downtown Tokyo.

23rd Meguro Sanma Matsuri Details
Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 14:00
Address: Meguro station area
Cost: free
Access: Right outside the Meguro station on the JR Yamanote Line and Namboku Line, Mita Line, Meguro Line
Website: http://www.owarai.to/meguro/ (Japanese only)
Note: It will be very crowded. I do not advise taking strollers.

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Heiwajima antique show

Heiwajima Antique Show, Ota-ku – A huge three-day indoor antique fair. Not to be missed. There are over 280 vendors that have a huge selection of Japanese, Asian and Western antiques. This show only happens a few times a year, and the good stuff sells quickly.

Event Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 14 – 16th, 2018
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (closes at 16:00 on last day; last time to enter each day is 15:00)
What is for sale: 280+ antique sellers
Parking: no
Access: Ryutsu-Center station on the Tokyo Monorail from JR Hamamatsu-cho station
Address: 6-1-1 Heiwajima, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5985-5101 (organiser Takeshi Antiques)
Website: http://www.kottouichi.com/heiwajima/ENGLISH.html


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sanma42nd Meguro Sun Festival – Fun local festival where the merchant association will be giving away 5,000 grilled Sanma (pike fish) from 10:00 while supplies last. There will also be live performances, food stalls, and games for kids located in and around the Meguro Kumin/Citizen`s Center. This festival follows the Sanma Festival that takes place on the other side of Meguro Station. Meguro is famous for Sanma because according to an Edo Period tale there was daimyo (feudal lord) who loved the grilled Sanma fish served to him from the people of Meguro.

42nd Meguro Sun Festival 
Event Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018
10:00 – 15:30
2-4-36 Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (東京都目黒区目黒2-4-36)

Website: http://www.city.meguro.tokyo.jp/gyosei/shokai_rekishi/event/sun.html
Access: A 10 minute walk from Meguro Station

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  Tori gates at nezu, best Living Japan  Nezu Museum Garden, Best Living Japan

The Nezu Shrine Grand Festival is second to their famous Azalea Festival in Spring. Mikoshi (portable) shrines are collected from around Tokyo and carried through Nezu Shrine. The festival is two days of great sites, sounds and food.

A great one-day outing is first to visit the Shrine between 10:00 -11:00 (it gets very grounded around noon) and then walk about 15-20 mins to Ueno Park (Zoo, Art Museum, the Shitamachi Museum, National Science and Nature Museum or the Yamashiroya toy store). Between the Nezu Shrine and Ueno Park, there are plenty of little eateries; one of our favorites is Innsyoutei.

Nezu Shrine Festival Details
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 15 – 16, 2018
Address: 1-28-9 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3822-0753
Website:  http://www.nedujinja.or.jp/maturi/g.html (Japanese language only)
Access: Nezu Station or Sendagi Station (Chiyoda line), Todaimae Station (Namboku line)

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September 2018 Tokyo

Tokyo Game Show 2018 (Makuhari Messe, Chiba) –  The Tokyo Game Show is one of the largest game shows in the world. Saturday and Sunday are public days and are perfect for folks who just want to game. The Tokyo Game Show is huge with over 600 global game publisher and hardware manufactures attending. There is also a special area where kids aged 3-6 can have a fun time.

Tokyo Game Show 2018 Details:
Event Date: Thursday – Sunday, September 20 – 23rd, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Cost: Adults: On-the-day Ticket 1,200 yen per day, Children (elementary school age and under): Free of charge
Place: Makuhari Messe, 2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba
Website: https://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2018/exhibition/english/

September 2017 Tokyo Top 10 Activities and EventsMexican Fiesta in Odaiba – The annual 3-day Mexican Fiesta is a great family event. Great food, music and pro-wrestling will keep the kids very entertained. Bands rotate every 30 mins all day. A great family outing to the Odaiba area. Take your bikes over the Rainbow Bridge or the water shuttle. Make a day of it with our Tokyo One Day Itinerary in Odaiba or one of the other recommend family friendly activities in Odaiba.

Fiesta mexicana Odaiba, Tokyo, September 17 & 18, 2016Mexican Fiesta in Odaiba Details
Dates: Saturday, September 22 – Monday, September 24, 2018
Cost: Entrance Free
Location: Odaiba Area, West Promenade Park, 1-1 Aomi, Koto-Ku, Tokyo
Hours: 11:00 – 19:00
Website:  http://www.fiestamexicana-tokyo.com/
Access: Daiba on the Yurikamome Line and Tokyo Teleport on the JR Rinkai Line.

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Namaste India 2016 –ナマステ・インディア2016, Tokyo Family Weekend: September 24 & 25, 2016Namaste India 2018  –ナマステ・インディア2018 (Yoyogi Park, Tokyo) – Enjoy the Namaste India festival in Yoyogi Park. This festival the largest annual India Festival in Japan. The festival takes place on both Saturday and Sunday, and over 200,000 people are expected to attend to enjoy amazing Indian food, drink, music and dance. There will also be booths were Indian spices, clothing, crafts and art will be sold.

September 2018 TokyoNamaste India 2018 Details
Event Dates and Times: Saturday, September 29 (10:00 – 20:00) & Sunday, September 30 (10:00 – 19:30)
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.indofestival.com/index.html
Notes: Stroller and wheelchair friendly. You can also take your dog, but keep on a short leash.

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  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


September 2018 Tokyo Family Activities and Events


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