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November 9 & 10, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Autumn is our second favorite season after spring because the weather is amazing and there are so many family fun activities. Just in case you have not figured out what to do with your family this weekend we list up our favorites below. For back-up we also have listed up Tokyo Area 2019 Chrysanthemum FestivalsAutumn Foliage in Tokyo – 8 Best Locations, go Sweet Potato Digging, take a day trip out of Tokyo, or Search For Japanese Treasures Amongst Fall Foliage at these Antique Markets.

November 12 & 13, 2016 Tokyo Weekend Family ActivitiesFranciscan Chapel Center’s Christmas Boutique and Mrs. Claus’s Bake Shop (Roppongi) – I am pretty loyal about not decorating for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving (Nov 23rd), but I do enjoy a good church Christmas Boutique and Bake Sale!  If you are starting to get in the holiday mood, and maybe just missing home a bit, you should attend the Franciscan Chapel Center’s annual Christmas Boutique!  Bring a friend and share in the holiday spirit while shopping an assortment of Christmas decorations, gifts and crafts, including bone china accents, exquisite obi, handmade pottery, washi cards, jewelry and much more! Visit Mrs. Claus’s Bake Shop to purchase homemade goodies and stop by the domodomo Japan booth and say hi!

Franciscan Chapel Center’s Christmas Boutique and Mrs. Claus’s Bake Shop
Date & Time: Sunday, November 10, 9:00 – 14:00
Address: 4-2-37 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Cost: free admission
Access: 5 min walk from Roppongi Station
Website: http://franciscanchapelcentertokyo.org (in English)
Toilets: yes
Child friendly: yes

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Tokyo Weekend Events & Activities

Farmers & Kids Festa (Hibiya Park, Tokyo) –  The Farmers and Kids Festa will showcase large collection of agricultural products and some livestock from farmers throughout Japan. Visit the food booths, participate in workshops to learn about agriculture and food, and stay for the performances. There will also be a special Anpanman show on Sunday (10:30-11:00 & 13:00-13:30). There is also an old playground that still can amuse little ones for a short break.

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 9 & 10, 2019
Times: 10:00-16:00
Address: Hibiya Park, 1-6 Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Cost: free admission
Access: 3 min walk from Kasumigaseki Station on the Marunouchi Line, or Hibiya Station on the Chiyoda Line.
Website: http://farmerskids.jp/ (in Japanese)

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Snow Bank Tokyo Snow Festival 2019 (Yoyogi Park, Tokyo) –  Tokyo Snow Bank trucks in snow with a rail running down the middle for snowboarders to show off their best tricks. The goal of this annual event is to increase interest in snowboarding and raise awareness of becoming a bone marrow donor. Watch the snowboarders, grab a bite and stay for the entertainment. 

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 9 & 10, 2019  9:00 – 16:30
Address: Yoyogi Park Yoyogi Park Outdoor Stage, 2-1 Yoyogi Kamizounocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Cost: free admission
Access: 5 min walk from Harajuku Station (Yamanote line)
Website: http://sbpif.net/ (in Japanese)

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Tokyo Area Family Events and Activities: Asakusa

Asakusa Tori no Ichi Fair  (Otori Shrine in Asakusa, Tokyo) –  Tori no Ichi are special days held each November at key shrines throughout Japan.  “Tori-no-Ichi”Festivals at the Otori Shrine in Asakusa, Tokyo have been held 2-3 times every November since the Edo era. The festival day is to pray for good financial fortune and to keep out harms way. At the Otori Shrine over 300 stalls sell highly decorated rakes that signify the collection of funds and good fortune; a fun and colorful souvenir. If you get hungry or thirsty do not worry, every possible food stall is available to keep you happy and fueled. While in the area visit Sensoji Temple, Kappabashi (Kitchen Town) or the newly renovated Edo-Tokyo Museum.

Asakusa Tori no Ichi Fair Event Details
Date and Time: Friday, November 8 – 20, 2019 from 11:00-16:00
Address: Otori Shine, 3-18-7, Senzoku, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Admission: free
Access: Otori-jinja Shrine (Taito-ku) is about 8 minutes’ walk from Iriya Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.
Note: kids, stroller and wheelchair friendly
Website: http://www.otorisama.or.jp/english.html

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Tokyo Antique Markets and Shione Sales, Tokyo Antiquing, Tokyo Families

Fussa Shichifukujin Antique Fair (Fussa, Tokyo) –  The Fussa Antique Fair takes place at Kumagawa Shrine in Fussa every second Sunday. Kumagawa Shrine  is located about an hour outside of downtown Tokyo. The Shrine has a history of 1,200 years, and its main hall which is believed to have been built-in 1597 is a designated tangible cultural asset of Tokyo.You can also see stone statues of all the seven gods of Shichifukujin (Seven Deities of Good Fortunes) inside the shrine compound.
Date: Sunday, November 10th, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 15:00
What is for sale: 35 sellers of Japanese household items and crafts
Parking: no
Access: 10 min walk from Kumagawa Station on JR Itsukaichi Line from Haijima
Address: Kumagawa Shrine, 658-1 Kumagawa, Fussa, Tokyo 197-0003
Phone: 042-551-0720 (Kumagawa Shrine – Japanese language only)

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December 2017 Tokyo Antique & Flea Markets

Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – Hanazono Shrine is the largest shrine in Shinjuku district and is known as the guardian of Shinjuku. It was established during the Edo period.  Interesting selection of antiques from coins to some small furniture. The Antique Fair is held 2 to 3 times each month on Sundays.
Date: Sunday, November 10th, 2019
Time: 9:00 to 16:00
What is for sale: between 25-30 sellers wide selection of antiques
Parking: no
Access: 3 min walk from Shinjuku-Sanchome Sta (Marunocuhi Line); 7 min walk from Shinjuku Sta. (Yamanote and Chuo Lines)
Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3209-5265  (Shrine # – Japanese language only)
Website: http://www.hanazono-jinja.or.jp/mt/top/ (Shrine site, no English)

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Tokyo Washi Egg class

Join us to make and take some beautiful washi eggs or styrofoam ball and fabric ornaments that you will cherish for years. We have a mommy and me class on Sunday, Nov 17 & Dec 8 and adult classes on Tues, Nov 19 & Sun, Dec 8 at the Best Living Japan Studio in Minami Azabu, Minato-ku. Details at the link below.

Washi Egg Class

November 9 & 10, 2019 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities


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