Things to do this weekend in Tokyo October 18- October 20

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in Must see, Things to do | 0 comments

Innovative Sweden Wed Oct 2 – Fri Oct 18, 2013 National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation This touring show of innovative designs has arrived in Tokyo, having already visited a number of countries, including the US, China and Brazil. Expect innovative design and technology from 20 up-and-coming Swedish companies in the fields of ICT, cleantech, gaming and life sciences, with the likes of eye-controlled computers and green mobile phone chargers on the bill....

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Things to do: This weekend: Super Yosakoi (2013) dance festival

Things to do: This weekend: Super Yosakoi (2013) dance festival

Posted on Aug 24, 2013 in Must see, News, Things to do | 0 comments

Sat Aug 24 – Sun Aug 25, 2013 Yoyogi Park Omotesando, Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park The final weekend of August is always a good time for dancing in the streets, with many major festivals kicking off. The original yosakoi dance started life in Kochi in 1954, where it was intended to help revitalise the struggling post-war economy, and Tokyo’s own Super Yosakoi festival has been going for just over a decade now. The event sees 90-odd teams of brightly attired dancers trying to...

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Things to do: This weekend: U-1 Grand Prix; an undon noodle contest in Yoyogi park

Things to do: This weekend: U-1 Grand Prix; an undon noodle contest in Yoyogi park

Posted on Aug 24, 2013 in News, Things to do, Where to eat | 0 comments

Sat Aug 24 – Sun Aug 25, 2013 Yoyogi Park There are plenty of delicious udon places in Japan, but which is the best? How do you know whether you’re eating the finest bowl out there, or being fobbed off with second or third-rate noodles? The U-1 Grand Prix, held in Yoyogi Park, is a championship to determine Japan’s best udon. Stores from across the country will gather for the two-day fest to prove their worth, including representatives from as far afield...

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