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 15

Have a Herbal Harvest
Spend the holiday learning all about the potential of aromatic herbs at this exhibition centring on the relationship between plants and food. The focus is on herbal tea, which you can study through both displays and tasting. Read more

Yohei Taneda's When Marnie Was There
Today's your last chance to dive deep into the magical world of Studio Ghibli's latest movie, visit full-scale replicas of the film's buildings and study sketches, drawings and other items used during the production process. Read more

Eki Beer Skytree View
If you've already been to Roppongi's Belgian Beer Weekend, try a different form of holiday boozing at Asakusa's handsome, retro-style Ekimise department store and gaze out over the world's biggest TV antenna. Read more

Tuesday 16

Tour de Johan
Find a new breakfast favourite at French-style bakery Johan's nationwide 'fair' presenting a selection of their most popular creations, ranging from Hokkaido-made pumpkin-sesame bread to mango cream pastries. Read more

Wednesday 17

Banya no Yu: All-You-Can-Fit Bowl
If you simply can't resist a hearty helping of fresh fish, take the day off and head all the way to southern Chiba, where the fisherman-run Banya no Yu restaurant offers the perfect opportunity for demanding gourmands. Read more

Thursday 18

George Nelson Exhibition
It's closing after today, so you'll have to move fast to catch this fascinating display on the life and work of revolutionary American designer George Nelson, a master of fields as diverse as architecture, editing and education. Read more

Friday 19

Tokyo Midwine Fes
Free wine is never wrong, so head on over to Tokyo Midtown from today and sample more than 80 varieties, including quite a few rarities, take a wine seminar, and press producers for the latest news on top vintages. Read more

The Tokyo Art Book Fair
More than 300 publishers from home and abroad come together at this annual event featuring tomes from all over the world. Expect exhibitions, talks, screenings and, of course, more books than you can shake a stick at. Read more

The Bug & Actress
London indie label Ninja Tune brings its top two bass stars to Tokyo for a night of aggressive, hypnotic tunes. Stay on the cutting edge and make your way to Daikanyama for this Friday evening beat experience. Read more

Saturday 20

Namaste India
The nation's biggest Indian festival returns again with traditional music and dance performances, including a healthy smattering of Bollywood to keep the kids entertained. Arm yourself with bug spray and join the party. Read more

Tokyo International Bar Show
Top-notch cocktails and ultra-rare tipples are the name of the game at this two-day celebration of the art of bartending. Check out the moves of top mixologists and sample spirits, beers and whisky – responsibly, of course. Read more

Mark Borthwick: Abandom Reverie
Mark Borthwick may be a big name in the fashion world, but his work goes beyond glamorous shoots and also explores moving images, music and the elusiveness of light. Check out his solo exhibition in Roppongi from today. Read more

StarFes. '14
If '90s hip-hop is your cup of tea, then this festival provides some serious value: Nas and rap legends Public Enemy will be joined by the indomitable Erykah Badu, while the supporting cast is eclectic to say the least. Read more

Just Do It
Nike's sporty but somewhat unseasonal 'summer festival' takes over the area around Odaiba's VenusFort shopping mall with events like basketball, football, running and group fitness. How about a new hobby for autumn? Read more

Taketoro Festival
Getting there will take some time, but the 600 bamboo lanterns (taketoro) lighting up the woods around the Edo-era Yokomizo mansion should more than make up for the trip. Space is limited, so make sure to arrive early. Read more

Sunday 21

Trans Arts Tokyo
2014 is the third year for Trans Arts Tokyo, the genre-crossing art project that brings creativity to abandoned urban spaces. For a spectacular intro, head over to Kanda today for a look at the giant hot air 'Skywhale'. Read more

Tokyo Game Show
'Gaming of the future' is the theme at this massive extravaganza, where Japanese video game giants display their latest big-name creations. Don't forget to visit the indie corner for a look at hidden gems and soon-to-be hits. Read more

Fruits of Love
For a relaxed Sunday afternoon experience, peek into Shibuya's Atsukobarouh Arts Drinks Talk, grab a cocktail and marvel at the love-themed glicée prints of cult film-maker Alejandro Jodorowsky and his wife Pascale. 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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