Looking for something to do this weekend in Tokyo? Check out Guidable’s top pick of events and things to do.
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
Eat “Cloud Cake” at the Mandarin Hotel
~ 31 July 2021
You may have seen pictures of this floating around Instagram and wondered what it was all about! Up until the end of this month, get a taste of the sky by trying the Mandarin Hotel’s “Kumo Cake” (Cloud Cake). The cake is available at the hotel’s Gourmet Shop and is popular with Instagrammers and cake lovers alike. Go check it out before they are all gone.
Location: Mandarin Hotel Gourmet Shop, Nihonbashi
Price: Takeout : 1,944 JPY / Eat-in: 1,980 JPY
FRON Nihongo Meetup in Shibuya
9 July 2021 6pm~
Want more friends in Tokyo? This meetup is a Japanese exchange party delivered by FRON, and held at the “event lounge warp” bar in Shibuya. The event hopes to bring both non-Japanese and Japanese residents together! Worried about your Japanese language level? No problem, Japanese beginners are welcome too!
Location: Shibuya event lounge warp
Price: Free for non-Japanese residents
Credits: Instagram @cnm.26
Isamu Noguchi: Ways of Discovery Exhibition
24 April – 29 August 2021
Isamu Noguchi was a well-appraised sculptor of the 2oth century. At the special exhibition, you can explore the essence of Noguchi’s works, the journey he made through his art to reach his final work: his stone sculptures. Noguchi was inspired by Japanese traditions and Japanese dry gardens and tea ceremony aesthetics helped show him the depth of sculpture.
His work continues to inspire and impress many today. Those inspired include Ichiro Yamaguchi of Sakanaction, whose interviews about Noguchi’s influence on his music can be found on the exhibition website.
Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Price: General: 1,900 JPY / Students: 1,300 JPY
Women Artists from around the World Exhibition
The exhibition: Another Energy: Power to Continue Challenging – 16 Women Artists from around the World focuses on art from women around the world currently in their 70s or above. The artists range from ages 71-105 and showcase their art, an example of a determination to get their creative work out in the world during the worldwide challenges in gender, race, ethnicity, and beliefs.
Location: Mori Art Museum (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Price: General: 2,000~2,200 JPY / Students: 1,300~2,400 JPY
Your Picks 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! And don’t forget to check out last week’s post for some more ideas.