Great groups in Tokyo

Make friends and learn a new skill at one of these group activities

Great groups in Tokyo

photo courtesy of The Pink Cow

Make the most of your free time, meet new people and indulge in a new passion by joining one of Tokyo’s groups

If you’re into making things:

When: Every first and third Tue, 7pm
Where: Café Respekt, Shibuya
Knit, purl, have a glass of wine. Stitch-n-Bitch can be exactly what the name says, but it can also be much more. Bring your knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn, and settle in for a night of stitching, chatting, and learning from fellow knitters and crocheters. Men are welcome too, and are growing in numbers, so gents don’t be shy!

If you want to cultivate your palate:

Tokyo Wine Tasting Meet Up Group
When: Every last Sat, 7pm
Where: Locations vary
Meet new people and learn about wine at the same time at this friendly monthly gathering. This group has more than 100 members; languages spoken include English, Japanese and French. The meeting venue changes each month, but is always at a restaurant featuring gourmet food and French wine.

If you want to meet other creative design minds:

Pechakucha Night
When: Dates vary, check website for times
Where: Super Deluxe, Nishi Azabu
This hybrid group/event has become a Tokyo institution. Run by Klein Dytham Architecture, people can come to see presentations on members’ current projects, present their own, and network with those interested in design, architecture, and creativity.

If you want to learn to be funny:

Tokyo Comedy Store Improv Workshop
When: Every Tue, 7pm - 9pm
Where: Real Dear, Azabu-juban
This long-running workshop organised by Tokyo Comedy Store aims to build comedy skills through team situations and improvisational exercises. Members can perform on stage when they feel brave enough. Those participating should have a high level of English skill.

If you want to reduce your impact on the environment:

Green Mondays
When: Every fourth Mon, 7pm – 10:15pm
Where: United Nations University Media Studio, Harajuku
Get together with other environmentally inclined people to talk about such topics as clean technology, environmentally conscious business and other ecological issues.

If you enjoy getting around on two wheels:

Half-Fast Cyclists
When: Every second Wed, 7pm
Where: The Pink Cow, Shibuya
Plan rides, share photos, trade tips and discuss the latest in bikes with other Tokyoites on two wheels.
Written by JNGC
Photo courtesy of The Pink Cow
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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