Things to do this week in Tokyo

This week’s hottest events, gigs, films, festivals and more

Things to do this week in Tokyo

Things to do this week in Tokyo
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Monday 14

Tweed Run Tokyo
This light-hearted event encourages participants to ride through their city on vintage bicycles while sporting classic tweed attire. Anyone interested in stylish bikers should head up to the Aoyama area on Monday. Read more

Setagaya Bread Festival
Setagaya's popular Bread Festival is back, focusing on the bakeries and bread shops around Setagaya Ward. Sample local delicacies and baked products from all over the country at the main event. Read more

Daikanyama Sarugaku Festival
This festival transforms the surroundings of the Hillside Terrace building close to Daikanyama Station transform into an 'urban village'. Experience the culture of Daikanyama together with the locals. Read more

Deutschlandfest, live for the last day today, is your opportunity to not only enjoy the obligatory sausages and beer, but also to learn how to make real bread or to listen to some yodling. Read more

Creatures of the Amazon Exhibition
This special exhibition, which ends today at the Sunshine City Aquarium, introduces us to the rare and diverse creatures living in and around the great Amazon river, with over 30 species on display. Read more

Tuesday 15

Beth Orton
Coltish singer-songwriter Beth Orton is responsible for some truly lovely, downbeat pop that calmed the pre-dawn jitters of a generation of '90s clubbers. This will be the first time she's played in Japan for a full 13 years. Read more

Wednesday 16

Michael Hitoshi 2013 Line
Today's your last chance to catch this exhibition of award-winning photographer Michael Hitoshi's Line project, which captures the ever-changing and evolving cityscape of Tokyo from a bird's-eye perspective. Read more

Thursday 17

Abiru - Fieldsound
A sextet of ambient artists will create a unique atmosphere tonight at Waseda's Sabaco. This opportunity is not to be missed if you like your music with a touch of mystery and a cup of fine sake. Read more

Friday 18

Innovative Sweden
Ending today, this touring show of innovative designs displays ground-breaking design and technology from 20 up-and-coming Swedish companies in the fields of ICT, cleantech, gaming and life sciences. Read more

The Trojans
Celebrating the first new Trojans album in 14 years, frontman Gaz Mayall brings his ska rockers back to Japan. The band will be joined by guest vocalist Hollie Cook and trumpeter Eddie 'Tan Tan' Thornton. Read more

Saturday 19

Tokyo Vegefood Festa
This Yoyogi Park festival boasts roughly 100 stalls, ranging from macrobiotic cafes to fair trade goods. Carnivores are also welcome, but those who've sworn off meat, fish and dairy will probably enjoy it the most. Read more

Tokyo Meat Market Festival
Perhaps as a rebellious answer to Vegefood Festa, this unique wholesale market opens its doors for one meaty festival. This is your chance to try free samples, buy special wares at reduced prices, and marvel at exhibits. Read more

Japan Hoop Dance Championship
Although relatively popular in the West, hooping has failed to break out on a large scale in Japan so far. However, the community keeps growing and this event brings together the best dancers from all over the country. Read more

Sancha de Daidogei
Though Sangenjaya is always nice for a wander, there's no better time to visit than during this two-day street performance festival featuring acrobats, clowns, musicians, dancers and assorted costumed freaks. Read more

Nezu-Sendagi Shitamachi Matsuri
Nezu flaunts its downtown roots at this autumn festival, with the action centring around Nezu Shrine. There will be concerts and performances throughout the weekend, accompanied by a flea market and various stalls. Read more

Sunday 20

Kagurazaka Bakeneko Parade
Kagurazaka plays host to the Bakeneko Parade, one of the more curious Halloween-related events in the city. Everyone is welcome, all you have to do is dress up as a cat and bring a feline attitude. Read more

Shimokitazawa Curry Festival
This spicy ten-day festival, advertised with the motto 'making Shimokitazawa the holy ground of curry', ends today. Participating restaurants tout their specialty curries in all corners of the trendy neighborhood. Read more

Rhizomatiks Inspired by Perfume
Today's your last chance to catch creative group Rhizomatiks – best know for their work on the stage productions of J-poppers Perfume – at this exhibition. Don't miss the 3D models of Perfume group members. Read more

Mitsuaki Iwago: Cats & Lions
Wildlife photographer Mitsuaki Iwago's exhibition of all things feline at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum ends today. Catch his funny juxtapositions of domestic cats and lions in the wild while you still can. 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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