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Things to Do This Weekend in Tokyo 18th-19th September

By Guidable Writers Sep 15, 2021

Looking for something to do this weekend in Tokyo? Check out Guidable’s top pick of events and things to do this weekend.

Note: due to COVID-19, events are limited, and cancellations are frequent. Please check with the official homepage of the event before leaving home. Also, don’t forget to practice social distancing and wash your hands regularly.

Guidable’s Pick of Things to Do This Weekend in Tokyo

Here are some of our top picks for things to do this weekend in and around Tokyo.

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Asian Journeys in a Museum: a Fantasy Zoo Exhibition

Date: 14 September ~ 17 October 2021

This year’s theme for the Tokyo National Museum’s “Journey Through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum” annual autumn event is “Mythical Animal Wonderland”, now in its eighth year.
Now in its eighth year, the exhibition this year will focus on imaginary animals, which are a large part of Asian sculpture. The exhibition will introduce a variety of unique animals, from familiar creatures such as dragons and qilin to unidentified animals.

Price: 1,000 yen (adults)
Location: Tokyo National Museum Toyokan, Ueno

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Autumn Umami Exhibition

Date: 15 ~ 21 September 2021

For the first time in two years, Osaka’s “551 HORAI” and other popular foods from all over Japan will be gathered at Matsuzakaya Ueno. The food festival is back and will feature 15 new delicious brands.
There will be a large selection of classic and popular gourmet foods from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Buy seafood, meat, and ekiben bento boxes, popular sweets and more!

Location: Matsuzakaya Ueno Store, Ueno

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Kuma Kengo: Five Puur-fect Points For a New Public Space

Date: 18 June ~ 26 September 2021

Don’t miss the last few days of the Kengo Kuma’s exhibitions, shown through architectural models and photographs. Kengo Kuma is one of Japan’s leading contemporary architects, the designer of the V&A Dundee and the National Stadium, both selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best places to visit in the world in 2019.
This exhibition uses models, photographs and mock-ups (full-scale parts) to introduce 68 of Kuma’s buildings from around the world, categorised according to his five principles of “hole”, “particle”, “slant”, “softness” and “time”.

Price: 1,300 yen
Location: Tokyo National Art Museum, Chiyoda-ku

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Your Pick of Things to Do This Weekend in Tokyo

If you plan to go to any of these events, we would love to hear your thoughts. What are your favourite things to do at the weekend? Let us know!

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