This Week(End): Tokyo Area Events For March 20-22
Flowers, Art, And Fun In The City
March 16, 2020
With the cherry blossoms expected to be in full bloom this weekend, most of us will probably be hitting the local parks with a few drinks (and more) in hand to enjoy the prettiest season of the year. But just in case you're after something different than orthodox flower viewing, there are still opportunities to enjoy! Make sure to continue taking precautions when leaving the house by wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently and checking the latest news to avoid the risk and further spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Enjoy!
Hanami Picnics Across The City
This week Tokyo is heading towards peak blooming season, the sakura around the city is saturating the parks with beautiful shades of pink. So grab your camera, a drink, and tasty nibbles before heading to any of the famous sakura spots in the capital, such as Shinjuku Gyoen, Ueno Park, Yoyogi Park, Showa Memorial Park, Sumida River, Meguro River, Chidorigafuchi or Inokashira Park, where you'll be able to enjoy the sakura in peak bloom! Keep in mind that picnic and gatherings are discouraged, but not walks under the wonderful sakura trees! Don’t forget to participate in our #SavvySakura2020 photo contest! (See Link)
- NOW THROUGH MON, MAR. 23, 2020 (TOKYO BLOOMING PERIOD)
- WHENEVER YOU LIKE!
- VARIOUS (see map)
- DEPENDS ON LOCATION AND FOOD/DRINKS YOU BUY!
- RECOMMENDED FOR: FAMILIES, COUPLES, FRIENDS, FOODIES, SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS
Perfect Liars Club Tokyo: International Women's Day Edition
Four people tell a story: three are completely true, but one person is telling a lie! Can you spot the liar? The month's show is all about International Women's Day and as you can guess, all storytellers this time are women—and they have stories to tell!! Listen, laugh, interrogate, vote.
- FRI, MAR 20, 2020
- 7 P.M.-10:15 P.M.
- GOOD HEAVENS BAR, 5-32-5 DAIZAWA, SETAGAYA-KU, TOKYO
- ¥2,000-¥2,500 (RESERVED SEATS)
- RECOMMENDED FOR: FRIENDS, STORYTELLERS, GOOD LIARS, COUPLES
Sakura Festival Nihonbashi
Nihonbashi has a mission to become the capital's coolest sakura viewing venue and, we must say, it's getting quite close. This festival features a series of sakura-themed events: from projection mapping, light-up, sakura-special food and drink menus and more! A must-see is the Nihonbashi Sakura Gate—a magical entry to the area, which has the entire street turned into a sakura-filled river, with a sky of countless sakura-colored strips of paper. As a measure against coronavirus, some events might get canceled, please check their website for more information.
- NOW THROUGH SUN, APRIL 5, 2020
- VARIES UPON EVENT
- NIHONBASHI AREA, 2-2-1 NIHONBASHI MUROMACHI, CHUO-KU, TOKYO
- RECOMMENDED FOR: PHOTOGRAPHERS, FAMILIES, FRIENDS, AND COUPLES
A Traditional Touch
Sakura Japanese Art Exhibition
Witness the beauty of Japan’s most famous flower depicted through the eyes of 30 renowned modern Nihonga (Traditional Japanese Paintings) artists in this unique art exhibition dedicated to Japanese cherry blossoms. A must-see event for anyone interested in traditional Japanese art.
- NOW THROUGH SUN, MAY 24, 2020
- 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
- SATO SAKURA MUSEUM, 1-7-13 KAMIMEGURO, MEGURO-KU, TOKYO
- RECOMMENDED FOR: ARTISTS, SOLO DATES, FRIENDS, AND COUPLES
Moomin Valley Park
The Moominvalley Park, in the Metsa facility in Saitama’s Hanno city, has opened its doors back up this week after initially closing down due to the coronavirus. Metsa is a lakeside forest facility with Nordic influence that is made up of two areas: the Metsa Village, a shopping and restaurant complex with an outdoor area with canoeing and adventure ropes, and the Moominvalley Park, the home dedicated to Tove Jansson’s troll family.
- ALL YEAR
- 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
- METSA VILLAGE, 327-6 METSA, MIYAZAWA, HANNO CITY, SAITAMA
- ADULT ¥2,500, CHILD ¥1,500 (METSA VILLAGE IS FREE TO ENTER)
- RECOMMENDED FOR: FAMILIES WITH KIDS, FRIENDS, AND COUPLES
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