Tokyo Weekend Events

February 15 & 16, 2020 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Here are our February 15 & 16, 2020 Tokyo weekend family events and activities. Another weekend for beautiful Plum Blossoms. Get out and play! Many international schools have mid-winter break in mid-February, check the school schedules here. Laugh, Learn & Live!

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Learn something new in February at the Best Living Japan Studio in Minami Azabu, Tokyo.

Date & TimeCLASSTeacher
MON. February 17
9:00am-12:00pm
Washi Chabako – Japanese Cedar Storage Box

*THIS CLASS IS FULL. There is still space in our 3/31 & 4/21 classes.

Vandy & Akiko
TUES. February 18
9:00am-12:00pm
Kintsugi – Make and Take – Kintsugi Bowl, Cup or Plate Making ClassLauren
THURS. February 20
9:00am-12:00pm

Japanese Home Cooking – Comfort Food (Nikujaga)

Yuki M.
MON. February 24
1:00pm-4:00pm
Kintsugi – Make and Take – Kintsugi Bowl, Cup or Plate Making ClassLauren
TUES. February 25
9:00am-12:00pm
Indigo Dyeing ScarfVandy & Akiko
WED. February 26
9:00am-12:00pm
Ikkanbari – Japanese covered shopping basketVandy & Akiko
THURS. February 27
9:00am-12:00pm
Japanese Home Cooking – Sushi & MisoYuki M.
February 28, Friday
9:00am-12:00pm
Japanese Favorites Cooking – Ramen and GyozaYuki N.

February 15 & 16, 2020 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Japanese National Holidays & Celebrations

Valentines Day, Friday, February 14th– Cultural – Remember this day in Japan is for women to give men chocolate – women have to wait until March 14th White Day!

World Valentine Festival (Yoyogi Park) –  The World Valentine Festival will include lots of festival food and drink, but also Valentine-themed treats and music. Walk or bike on over to Yoyogi Park this Sunday to see what the World Valentine Festival is all about. Combine with a fun visit to the Bike Park in Yoyogi Park, Yoyogi Park Ponies, and playing in the Mud Park.

World Valentine Festival Details

Date & Time: February 15 & 16, 2020 10:00 – 19:00
Address: Yoyogi Park Event Plaza 2-1, Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Cost: free
Website: https://www.yoyogikoen.info/world-valentine-festival-2020/

Yoyogi Park Ponies (Yoyogi) – Feed, Brush, and Ride

February 15 & 16, 2020 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

 MUMMIES OF THE WORLD Exhibit – National Museum of Nature and Science (Ueno, Tokyo)

Last weekend to see the Mummies of the World exhibit. If you have a child who is fascinated by Egypt and beyond we highly recommend. There are mummies from all over the world.

National Museum of Nature and Science, Favorite Family Tokyo Museum Exhibits - Museums Kids Love in Tokyo

 

MUMMIES OF THE WORLD
2019, 11/2 (Sat) – 2020, 2/ 24 (Mon, National Holiday)

 

Address: 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Open: Closed Mondays; Open Tuesday – Sunday; 9:00 – 17:00  (last admittance 16:30)
Admission: Permanent exhibits – adults 620 yen, high-school students and below free;Special exhibits vary but usually cost 1,700 yen for adults and 600 yen for children
Access: 5 min. walk from JR Ueno Station (Park Exit),  10 min. walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Hibiya Line Ueno Station, or 10 min. walk from Keisei Line Keisei Ueno Station
Website: http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/

Tokyo Weekend Events

Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival 2020 (Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku) – If you love flowers, you will enjoy this beautiful festival where over 100,000 orchid plants will be shown. The 3,000 varieties include lacy to dramatic colors and shapes. Quite an amazing display. Make a family outing by adding a plum viewing at Koishikawa Park (see above). We also love these family friendly activities at Tokyo Dome area – Roller Skating, TenQ Space Museum, Spa Laqua, Tokyo Dome Amusement Park, Asobono, and Koishikawa Korakuen, one of the oldest Japanese gardens in Tokyo.

Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival 2020 Details:
Event Date and Time: Friday, February 14 to Friday, February 21, 2020
February 14 – 12:00-21:00
February 15, 18-20 10:00-21:00
February 16, 17, 21 10:00-17:30
Cost: Adults 2,300 JPY,  Children Junior High and below are free with an adult
Address: Tokyo Dome, 1-3-61, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 min walk from Suidobashi Station on the JR Chuo-Soba, or Mita Line. 10 minute walk from Korakuen Station on the Marunouchi or Namboku Lines, 8 mins walk from Kasuga Station on the Oedo Line. Tokyo Dome also has parking – ask for your discount ticket when you leave the Rollerskating Rink.
Event Website: https://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/e/orchid/

February 15 & 16, 2020 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Tokyo Weekend

Futakotamagawa Rise Nico Nico park – Free play area for young kids at the Futakotamagawa Rise Galleria. While you’re there visit DIY Factory where you can learn, make, buy DIY products; the 100 Spoons Family Restaurant, Futakotamaga Park, Japanese Garden and playground, Tsutaya Electrics Futakotamagawa, Zara Home; Bills Futakotamagawa or Flying Tiger to purchase some unique party home goods.

Event Date and Time: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 16th Sunday 11:00-18:00
Cost: Free
Address:  2-21-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya City, Tokyo
Access: Less than 1 minute walk from Futakotamagawa Station.
Event Website: http://www.rise.sc.e.rv.hp.transer.com/event/2020-2-15/?id=event_list

 

Tokyo with kids

February 15 & 16, 2020 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Tokyo Night Market (Shibuya)., stream building Tokyo Night Market (Shibuya) – Thursday and Friday Night

The new Shibuya Stream building is retstarting their Tokyo Night Market. On the street level outside the building you can enjoy food trucks, music performances and some craft workshops.Kids can enjoy a fun outside dinner with jackets and parents can join with some “mom and dad juice”.  Will be held 1-2X a month if you cant attend tonight or tomorrow night schedule it in this spring.

Event: 2020,Feb 13 & 14, March 26-28, April 17, May 2-6, May 28-30, June 11-13, June 25 -27, July 9-11
Address: Steam Building, 3-20 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (google map)
Website: https://www.night-market-japan.com

Plum blossoms are blossoming all over Tokyo. Here are our favorite locations in Tokyo to have fun. No reason to have to wait for Cherry Blossoms.

Tokyo Plum Blossom Festivals  – 2020 February

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Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities, Mori Art Museum

Future and the Arts Exhibit, Mori Art Museum (Roppongi Hills, Tokyo)– Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life – How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow-What Is True Affluence, What Is It to Be Human, What Is Life?  This exhibit makes one think about how we live and will live with technology. Or at least artists’ perception of how we will live. As a mom of four kids, 21-7, I often think about how technology is changing our children’s learning and living. It is mind-boggling. This exhibit is a fascinating view of the future. Great for the entire family.

Event: Now until March 10, 2020
TIme: 10:00 – 22:00
Price: Adits 1,800 JPY, High School and college students 1,200 JPY, $- junior high is 600 JPY
Location: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.mori.art.museum/en/exhibitions/future_art/index.html

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Tokyo Metro Underground Mysteries Challenge - Best Living Japan

This is the last weekend to explore Tokyo through a real-life puzzle game with the Tokyo Metro Underground Mysteries 2020 challenge. Solve a puzzle and advance to the next location! Our family of four spent the day exploring new areas of Tokyo; a fantastic way to explore Tokyo while enjoying the illuminations with friends, family, date or team-building event. More info…

Date: Now until February 16, 2020 (includes a 24-hour metro train ticket)
Cost: 2400 JPY
Game Kit Sales Locations: Purchase a game kit from Voyagin (trusted partner!) OR at the following 7 train stations between 7:40am – 8:00pm; Ueno, Kita-Senju, Shinjuku & Tokyo (sold daily); Ginza & Meiji-jingumae (Sat/Sun/Holidays) during the game period. Shimbashi (sold daily now until Jan 31, 2020).
Website: https://realdgame.jp/chikanazo/6/en/

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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: Now until Sunday, March 15, 2020; 10:00 – 17:00 (no admission after 16:30)
Cost: Adults 1,600 JPY (advance 1,400 JPY), high school – college students 1000 JPY, Junior high and elementary school students 600 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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Tokyo Antique Markets and Shione Sales, Tokyo Antiquing, Tokyo Families

 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. For additional Antique and Flea Markets check out our Winter 2020 Antique & Flea Markets list.

Date: Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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

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Top Family Friendly Day Trips from Tokyo

Strawberry Picking Tokyo Areas
February to late March is a great time for a family trip for strawberry picking in the Tokyo area. Here is our updated list of Top 2020 Strawberry Picking Gardens you can enjoy in the Tokyo area on a half-day or one-day trip. We have chosen four gardens; two in Chiba, one in Saitama and one in Kanagawa. 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.
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Hit the slopes this weekend. Here are our Top Recommended 2020 Ski / Snowboard Day Trips from Tokyo. Great for families, many resorts offer lessons for kids and they are easily accessible.

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Tokyo Ice Skating Rinks Winter 2020 – Embrace the season and 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.

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