This Week(End): Tokyo Area Events For August 17-18

Summer Beats

Minato Mirai Bon Odori

The largest summer festival in the Minato Mirai area, this bon odori stage attracts nearly 20,000 visitors every year. Feel the ocean breeze and have a glass of cold beer as you listen to the sound of taiko drums and bon dance tunes. A great way to end a pleasant date in Yokohama!

Date
FRI, AUG 16 – SAT, AUG 17, 2019
Time
4:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Location
RINKO PARK, 1-1-1 MINATOMIRAI, NISHI-KU, YOKOHAMA, KANAGAWA
Fee
FREE!
Fee
RECOMMENDED FOR: JAZZ FANS, MUSICIANS, COUPLES, FRIENDS, FAMILY

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For Sunny Days

Kiyose Sunflower Festival

Approximately 100,000 flowers will be in full bloom at the annual Sunflower Festival starting this Saturday. A perfect opportunity to look out at a spectacular sea of yellow waves. Sunflower products such as seeds and butter, as well as vegetables from local farms, will also be sold throughout the festival area.

Date
SAT, AUG. 17 – SAT, AUG, 24, 2019
Time
9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Location
3-CHOME SHIMOKIYOTO FARMLAND, KIYOSE-SHI, TOKYO (See map)
Fee
FREE!
Fee
RECOMMENDED FOR: FAMILIES, COUPLES, FRIENDS, PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Weekend In The Park

Shibuya Summer Festival

Join the city’s hottest neighborhood for a fun weekend festival featuring everything from live music shows, performances, food, traditional snack stalls (expect lots of kakigori), kids playgrounds, and more!

Date
SUN, AUG 18, 2019
Time
4:30 P.M. – 8 P.M.
Location
NHK ENTRANCE ROAD, KEYAKI NAMIKI, 1-5-11 JINNAN, SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO …continue reading