Things to do this week in Tokyo

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Things to do this week in Tokyo

Things to do this week in Tokyo
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Monday 7

Craft Beer Fair
Find your new favourite brew at Shinjuku's Isetan, where this beer fair takes over the main building's sixth floor until today. Over 50 varieties of domestic suds will be available on tap, while an ample selection of pub grub complements the liquid goodness. Read more

Tuesday 8

Onaoshi Ichiba
Got an old but well-loved item that's a little worn and could benefit from a fix-up? Take it to the Muji store in Yurakucho, where 'repair and fix-up professionals' impart practical tips and tricks, plus show off their skills with a variety of presentations. Read more

Wednesday 9

Takashi Hamaguchi: Horror of Narita Airport
Counted among postwar Japan's most influential photojournalists, Takashi Hamaguchi made his name documenting the social movements of the '60s. This exhibit highlights his photos of the so-called Sanrizuka struggle, which protested the construction of Narita Airport. Read more

French Afternoon Tea on the Terrace
Afternoon tea isn't exactly known as a French tradition, but Roppongi's Grand Hyatt is attempting a change of impressions with this Marie Antoinette-themed (!) offering that includes treats like macarons, marshmallows, strawberry cake and finger sandwiches. Read more

Thursday 10

Kalua Pig Lemon Saimin
Following noodle delicacies like lemon and tomato ramen, Bakurocho's Hawaiian cuisine specialists 39Yoshoku now break out a new creation, serving up island-style saimin noodles flavoured with lemon and topped with copious amounts of aromatic kalua pig. Read more

Friday 11

Hibiya Oktoberfest
The second edition of Hibiya Park's 2015 Oktoberfests rolls along today, once again featuring the familiar sausages, oom-pah music and quality German beer served from hefty glass tankards. It's a recipe that Tokyo never seems to grow tired of, and for good reason. Read more Tokyo
The multidisciplinary TodaysArt festival is entering its final days, with Friday night seeing perhaps the highlight of the entire show: a performance by veteran composer Morton Subotnick, who at 82 continues to create the kind of tunes that formed the basis for modern techno. Read more

Fujifilm Square: Showa Children
2016 marks 90 years since the start of the Showa period, an era that saw Japan go through both utter destruction and an economic miracle. This exhibit highlights the often hardship-filled life of Showa children through shots by some of Japan's top photographers. Read more

Classic American Pop-Up Bar
The exhausting summer heat is finally receding, opening up opportunities for alfresco dining in the cozy early-autumn breeze. Roppongi's Grand Hyatt is offering one option with this pop-up themed on '60s and '70s Americana, complete with classic snacks and bourbon. Read more

Saturday 12

World Breakfast Festival
This deluxe breakfast extravaganza takes place in Tachikawa's Showa Kinen Park and sees around 60 eateries get together to serve familiar favourites like pancakes and acai bowls, plus oh-so-trendy 'hybrid sweets' like croissant waffles and San Francisco-born 'Cruffins'. Read more

Fashion's Night Out
This globe-straddling nocturnal celebration of the glories of haute couture (and its related pastime, shopping) returns in style, with hundreds of stores and boutiques in Harajuku, Omotesando and Aoyama getting in on the act. Read more

Saitama Super Arena Niku Rock Fes
Saitama's Super Arena marks 15 years in operation by combining – yes – meat and moshing. Feast on carnivorous treats and catch gigs by local forces like Red Warriors, Stardust Revue and Acidman, plus nationwide favourites such as Denki Groove, Okamotos and Spyair. Read more

PFF Pia Film Festival
The Pia Film Festival sees independent movies compete for PFF Awards, while the Invitational Selection features valuable work from both Japan and abroad. For the latter, this year's edition shines the spotlight on cult filmmaker and screenwriter Samuel Fuller. Read more

Corona Sunsets Bar
Harajuku sure is far from Acapulco or even from the California beaches so closely associated with Mexico's best-known malt beverage, but maybe that's exactly why this pop-up bar along Cat Street has proved a hit. Take in the last rays of summer on the terrace today. Read more

World Open Kendama Festa
Japan's traditional ball-and-pin game has seen an unlikely rise in international interest over the past few years, so the Japan Kendama Association looks to have picked a fitting venue for this showcase: Haneda Airport and its spacious terminal halls. Read more

Sunday 13

One Asia 2015
Serving the double purpose of drawing attention to the still-ongoing reconstruction in Tohoku's tsunami-affected areas and thanking the many Asian countries that offered their support in the aftermath of 3.11, One Asia takes over Yoyogi Park with a packed, international programme. Read more

World Wine Fes Shinjuku
Advance your wine education while hopping around Shinjuku-Sanchome's many fine bars at this new one-day event that sees a total of 13 watering holes in the neighbourhood team up to welcome imbibers. Special offers and tasty discounts abound. Read more

Urameshiya – Art of the Ghost
With the spookiest time of the year behind us, it might now be almost safe to visit this hair-raising exhibition at Ueno's University Art Museum, where over 100 ghost-themed art pieces mainly from the Edo and Meiji eras await fearless visitors. Read more

Bio Marche Hayama
Aiming to promote the organic produce and other natural edibles of Hayama 'in style', this eco-friendly market is stacked with stalls hawking everything from additive-free veg and natural wine to oils and coffee, while visitors can even sign up for a massage. Read more

Champagne Terrace
Having morphed into a miniature beer garden for summer, the garden terrace at Aoyama's charming Kihachi now turns up the class with this bubbly-focused bash. Free-flowing G. H. Mumm champagne gets combined with a six-course appetiser menu. Read more

By Time Out Tokyo Editors
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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