Here are our recommended September 22, 23 & 24, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities. A three day weekend is coming up! Monday is Autumn Equinox day (observed), a national holiday in Japan. “The Autumnal Equinox marks the day that the sun crosses over the equator from the Northern to the Southern hemisphere. The sun rises exactly on the east and sets exactly in the west on this day, making day and night equal in length. From this day forward, the days will begin to become shorter than nights in the Northern hemisphere.” Note many Tokyo museums and attractions usually closed on Monday will be open but closed on Tuesday. Venture out and have fun. Laugh, Learn and Live!
Best Living Japan is excited to announce painter Rajul Shah’s “Spirit Me Away” exhibit. Rajul, a Tokyo based artist, will exhibit over 15 of her recent paintings which fabulously capture memories of her global travels. Her paintings merge her multi-cultural upbringing, zest for life, and passion of Japanese simplicity. To support women’s education 10% of all paintings will also be contributed to the Asian University for Women (AUW). Please come visit the Best Living Japan studio to view the “Spirit Me Away” between September 22 – October 12, 2018. Please RSVP below to join an opening reception on September 22 & 23, 2018 (Sat & Sun) between 15:30 -18:30 @ The Best Living Japan Studio in Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo. More details –>
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
Mexican 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.
Mexican 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
Access: Daiba on the Yurikamome Line and Tokyo Teleport on the JR Rinkai Line.
Antique Fair at Tsukinomiya Shrine (Urawa, Saitama) – A very big antique show with over 150 sellers, heavily focused on traditional Japanese antiques and house goods. A bit of a hike from downtown Tokyo but worth the effort. The shrine does not have the traditional tori gate or protective lions; instead it has a pair of stone rabbits. The shrine is called Tsuki Jinja in short by people of Urawa. “Tsuki” means the moon in Japan, and in the old days people believed a rabbit lived on the moon.
Dates: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Times: 7:00 to 15:30
What is for sale: 150 sellers: heavy merchandise focus on traditional Japanese antiques and house goods
Parking: public parking only
Access: 3 min walk from Urawa station on the JR Keihan Tohoku Line
Address: 3-17 Kishicho, Urawa-ku, Saitama
Website: http://ichigoichie.moo.jp/furusato.html (Japanese language only)
Telephone: 048-875-5156 (Japanese language only)
Visit some of these great Family Friendly Museum Exhibits through September
1. 21-21 DESIGN SIGHT “AUDIO ARCHITECTURE” – Now until October 14, 2018)
2. MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM teamLab Borderless (Odaiba)
3. Snoopy Museum Tokyo (Roppongi) – Final Exhibition – Until September 24th, 2018
4. Michelangelo and the Ideal Body @ The National Museum of Western Art – Now until Monday, September 24, 2018
We still have space in our Fall 2018 Best Living Japan cooking, arts & crafts, and lifestyle classes; full calendar here. Please join us in the Best Living Japan Studio in Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Best Living Japan also offers kids birthday parties, couple date night cooking, corporate cooking events and can be rented for private functions. Sign-up today! ~ The Best Living Japan Moms
September 22 – 24, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities