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Tokyo January 2019 Events – Laugh, Learn and Live – Happy New Year!

Here are our recommended Top Tokyo January 2019 Events to start the New Year. Bundle up and enjoy the antique markets, food, festivals and hinamatsuri dolls that are lined up this month. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year! -Lauren & Sandra

Tokyo Antique Shrine and Flea Markets

1. 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, January 6th & 20th,  2019
• 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

*** Tokyo January 2019 Events – Laugh, Learn and Live – Happy New Year!  ***

2. Furusato Matsuri (Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku) –  This event starts Friday, January 11 and runs through January 20. If you want to experience Japanese food from all around the country then the Furusato Matsuri is a good gourmet solution.  Prefectures from around Japan participate in the Furusato Matsuri serving their food, drink and local festivals to the hungry and curious public. The highlights are donburi from around Japan, local meats, seafood, sake and “Traditional Performances” (festivals assembled from all over Japan). Fun indoor weekend in January, but not good if you are on a diet.

Furusato Matsuri Event Details

Date of event: Friday, January 11, 2019 – Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: open everyday from 10:00 – 21:00 (1/20 closes at 18:00)
Address: Tokyo Dome, 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 minute walk from Kasuga Station exit A1 on the Oedo lines; 8 min walk from Korakuen Station exit 2 on the Marunouchi and Namboku lines); and 8 min walk from the Suidobashi Station on the Chuo-Sobu and Mita lines
Website: http://furusatomatsuritokyo.com/

*** Tokyo January 2019 Events – Laugh, Learn and Live – Happy New Year!  ***

3. Antique Jamboree (Tokyo Big Site) – Is the largest Japanese, European and American antique and toy collectables show in Japan with over 500 dealers. This show is held twice a year in January and August. There are also antique repair experts at the show who can fix your treasures from ceramics to furniture. This show is a three-day event, but if you want to attend the first day (January 11th) you need to purchase an early bird ticket.

If you head over to the Tokyo Big Site, add on a side trip to the Gas Science Museum in Toyosu, or check out some great family fun in Odaiba at the Miraikan Museum, Legoland or relax at the Oedo Onsen Monogatari.

• Date: Friday – Sunday, January 11-13, 2019
• Time: 10:00-17:00
• What is for sale: 500 dealers covering Japanese, European, American and global toy collectables
• Price: 1,000 yen day ticket/800 yen advance purchase; 3,000 yen early buyer day/2,000 yen early buyer advanced purchase – tickets for sale at Ticket Pia, Lawson Ticket, Circle K and Sunkus
• Access: Approximately 7 minutes’ walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line, or 3 minutes’ walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station on the Yurikamome line
• Address: Tokyo Big Site exhibition hall 1E, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 135-0063
• Phone: 03-5530-1111 (Tokyo Big Site number)
• Website: http://kottoh-jamboree.com/

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Tokyo Antique & Flea Markets

4. Setagaya Boroichi – Flea Market (Setagaya) – Over 700 stalls selling everything and the kitchen sink.  Get off at Setagaya station and walk Boroichi Dori to Kamimachi Station. Plan for 2-3 hours to see the entire street. Very crowded so not recommend for children. This event only happens twice a year December and January.
• Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, January 15-16, 2019
• Time: 9 am-9 pm
• Address: 1-15 to 1-27 Setagaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
• Access: Kamimachi Station (Tokyu Setagaya line)

 

*** Tokyo January 2019 Events – Laugh, Learn and Live – Happy New Year!  ***

5. Meguro Gajoen Hina Doll Exhibit – Meguro Gajoen’s celebration of Hinamatsuri dolls (雛祭り) is absolutely beautiful. Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day) is celebrated at homes across Japan which has a daughter on March 3rd. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形 hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period. Not only will the dolls impress you, but the rooms they are displayed in are very ornate. Learn about Girls’ Day and the art of Hinamatsuri Dolls this year.
Address: Meguro Gajoen, 1-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3468-2933
Dates and Times: Friday, January 18 – Sunday, March 10, 2019; 10:00 – 17:00 (no admission after 16:30)
Cost: Adults 1,500 JPY (advance 1,200 JPY), junior high school – college students 800 JPY, children elementary and under free
Access: 10 minutes from Meguro Station; Yamanote, Tokyu Meguro, Namboku, Mita lines
Website: http://www.hotelgajoen-tokyo.com/hinamatsuri/
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6. Earth Garden Winter 2019 – The Earth Garden Craft Fair takes place four times a year. The earthy folk of Tokyo converge on Yoyogi Park to enjoy discovering eco products, organic foods and music. There are over 200 booths that will be displaying products and services to this eco and crafty group. Very fun, and impossible to walk way empty-handed. There is also a good music line-up to keep you dancing and warm. Kids will definitely enjoy participating in the baby and kids activities as well as wandering the stalls with parents.

Earth Garden Winter 2019 Details
Dates and Times: Saturday & Sunday, January 19 & 20, 2019, 10:00 – 16:00
Address: Yoyogi Park, 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizounocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5468-3282
Cost: Free
Access: Harajuku Station (Yamanote line), Yoyogi-Koen Station (Chiyoda line), Yoyogi-Hachiman station (Odakyu line)
Website: http://www.earth-garden.jp/feature/fes_calendar/

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7. Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2019 – I grew up sewing and knitting, so I love crafty events such as this one. Even though I am not a quilter I am planning on attending this event to inspire new ideas for projects. Each year has a theme – this year is the “Fabric, Needles, and Thread Exhibition.” If you are a quilter, fabric lover or have an aspiring quilter in your family, this is a fun show to attend. Not only a great show of quilts, but suppliers and workshops as well. Happy Stitching.

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2019 Details

Tokyo Weekend January 21 - 22, 2017 Family ActivitiesAddress:
 Tokyo Dome (1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Phone: 03-3467-4527
Open days and hours: Thursday, January 24 – Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (7 days); Opens at 9:30 closes at 18:00 (Opens at 11:00 am on first day and closes at 17:00 pm on final day)
Cost: 1,900 JPY in advance; 2,100 JPY at the door; Free for children 12 and under (elementary school-age) accompanied by an adult. Purchase Advance Tickets Here.
Access: 7 min walk from Korakoen station on the Namboku or Marunouchi Lines
Website: https://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/e/quilt/
Notes: Stroller and wheelchair accessible; some activities for kids

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8. Top Ski / Snowboard Day Trips from Tokyo – Enjoy the season frolicking in powder with our top recommended ski / snowboard day trips from Tokyo. Great for families, offers lessons for kids and easily accessible.

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9. Tokyo Ice Skating 2018-2019 – Enjoy the seasonal outdoor rinks during the winter months, and if the love of skating hits you can continue in one of the year-round rinks located in Tokyo.

10. Strawberry Picking Tokyo Area 2018-2019 – January to late March is a great time for a family trip for strawberry picking in the Tokyo area. Here is our updated 2018-2019 list of top strawberry picking gardens you can enjoy in the Tokyo area on a half-day or one-day trip. Many of these gardens run through May, but best strawberries are January through February, cost of picking decreases at most gardens as the picking become less ideal.

Tokyo January 2019 Events – Laugh, Learn and Live – Happy New Year!

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