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January 12 & 13, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities

Tokyo Weekend January 13 – 14, 2018 Family Activities

Here are our top recommended Tokyo Weekend January 13 – 14, 2018 Family Activities. It is forcasted to be a cold but clear weekend. Get out and enjoy the blue sky! Explore the outdoors by ice skating rinks, skiing, strawberry picking, or visiting one of the many attractions Tokyo has to offer. Have fun! Lauren and Sandra

Tokyo Weekend January 13 – 14, 2018 Family Activities

Furusato Matsuri (Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku), Tokyo Weekend January 13 - 14, 2018 Family Activities1. Furusato Matsuri (Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo-ku) –  This event starts Friday, January 12 and runs through January 21st. 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 12, 2018 – Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time: open everyday from 10:00 – 21:00 (1/21 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 lines1; 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: 

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Tokyo January 2018 Events. Antique Jamboree (Tokyo Big Site)2. Antique Jamboree (Tokyo Big Site) – Is the largest Japanese, European and American antique and toy collectibles 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 13th) 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 MuseumLegoland or relax at the Oedo Onsen Monogatari

Date: Friday – Sunday, January 12 – 14th, 2018
Time: 10:00-17:00
Price: 1,000 yen day ticket/800 yen advance purchase – tickets for sale at Ticket Pia, Lawson Ticket, Circle K and Sunkus
Access: 7 minutes 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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3. Kanchu Suiyoku ( Teppozu Inari Shrine, Chuo Ward, Tokyo) – Kanchu Suiyoko translates to Mid-Winter Bathing.  In January around Japan, there are many midwinter bathing purification ceremonies. You can see one of these ceremonies this Sunday at Teppozu Inari Shrine in Chuo-ku.  Men dressed in white loincloths bath in pools filled with ice water while priest conducts purification prayers. Good video of last years event here.  Tepposujido Park is directly across the street with a nice playground and jungleKanchu Suiyoku ( Teppozu Inari Shrine, Chuo Ward, Tokyo) gym for little ones to release some energy.

Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018
Time: from 11:00
Price: Free
Access: 8 min walk from Hatchabori Station on the Hibiya Line and JR Keio Line
Address: 1-6-7 MinatoChuo-ku, Tokyo

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4. Tokyo Pongal 2018 (Kasai, Edoga,January 12 & 13, 2018 Tokyo Weekend Family Events and Activities Tokyo Pongal 2018 (Kasai, Edogawa-ku) – The Indian harvest festival “Pongal” which is celebrated mainly in South India and Sri Lanka will be hosted this year by the Tokyo Indians Community.Mid-January is an important time in the Tamil calendar. The harvest festival, Pongal, falls typically on the 14th or the 15th of January. Pongal is a harvest festival, a traditional occasion for giving thanks to nature, for celebrating the life cycles that give us grain. Enjoy entertainment and amazing food at the Tokyo Pongal 2018.   More information can be found Indian Community Edogawa [ICE] Facebook page. While in the area check out the Tokyo Subway Museum at Kasai Station.  

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 11:30 – 20:30
Price: Advance (adults 3500 yen / children [6-year-old -12-year-old] 2000 yen / infant [3 years -6 years old] 1000 yen) On the day (adults 5000 yen / children [6-year-old -12-year-old] 3000 yen / infant [3 years -6 years old] 1500 yen)
Access: 5 min walk from Kasai Station on Tozai Line
Address: Kasai Citizen’s hall   4th floor, 3-10-1, Nakakasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 134-0083

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5. Make NikuJaga to Enjoy All Weekend – Nikujaga (肉じゃが) is one pot comfort food in Japan. Nikujaga means meat and potatoes.  If you grew up with a favorite family beef stew or mac & cheese, this would be the JapanesNikuJaga, Tokyo Weekend - Family Activitiese equivalent. Every family has their own recipe and slightly different flavour, but it is a simple recipe to make that comforts all. Any type of meat can be used pork, beef or chicken.  I made a big batch this past weekend that the family enjoyed for dinner, midnight snack and breakfast. NikujagaSimple and economical.

Nikujaga Recipe

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6. Fun Full Day at Sky Tree and Soramachi, Sumida-ku – Winter is the best time of year to visit the Skytree Skytree and Soramachi, Best Living Japanbecause the sky are usually clear and blue. The view from the top of the Skytree is an amazing experience. The best time to visit the Skytree is when it first opens at 9:00, peak hours are noon to 16:00 and are super busy. There is a special ticket desk for foreigners on the 4th floor that has English speakers and materials. If you have a wait before your Skytree appointed time you can spend 60 mins at the Sumida Aquarium right next door, or the Kodomonoyu Playcenter in Soramachi. Soramachi also has a Starbucks and any kind of food you desire. This weekend the stores are running great sales so have fun!

5. Spend the day at Tokyo Midtown – a family-friendly paradise. Tokyo Midtown (東京ミッドタウン) is one of our favorite family-friendly spots to spend the day. It is home to several art museums, family-friendly seasonal events, a spacious green park and lush Japanese garden, medical center, services, restaurants and shopping. With so many things to do it`s the perfect spot to spend a relaxing day.

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Address: 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo (東京都港区赤坂9-7-1)
Phone: 03-5413-7015
Hours: Shops 11:00-21:00; Restaurants 11:00-24:00.
Access: Roppongi Station (Oedo line), exit 8; (Hibiya line), exit 8 via underground passageway near exit 4a; Nogizaka Station (Chiyoda line), exit 3
Website: http://www.tokyo-midtown.com/en/

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