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
TEDxWasedaU Main Event 2021 – Eclipse *online*
Sunday 18th July 13:00~
An online, free event on YouTube! At this special TEDxWasedaU event, speakers from all fields will collaborate to talk about their stories. Learn about their awe-inspiring journeys and the resilience and discoveries they’ve learnt.
The theme “Eclipse” signifies a focus on the light behind the darkness. And will look at the resilience of humanity in these times of unrest and social change. Speakers include a former Olympic fencer, a mental health professional, an infectious disease expert, a drag performer, an environmental protection activist, and more.
As well as the YouTube live stream, there is also a ZOOM call open afterwards so you can meet the speakers and participants.
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＆EARL GREY POP UP SHOP – Ginza LOFT
Sunday 11 July ~ Tuesday 31 August 2021
This Earl Grey speciality store for Kobe produces a wonderful collection of gelato and sweets, utilising special, natural bergamot in their tea. For the first time ever they will be selling their popular “Fragrant Earl Grey Gelato” and a variety of sweets and tea bags in Tokyo.
Location: Ginza LOFT FOODLAB, 1st Floor
Pop-Up Shaved Ice Noan Store – Shinjuku Odakyu
Wednesday 30 June ~ Monday 19 July, 2021
Shaved Ice Shop Noan, in Kugenuma Kaigan, Fujisawa City, is a popular all-year shaved ice store. Their ice is spectacularly fluffy, a high-purity natural ice produced by the Mitsuhoshi Himuro brewery in Nikko.
This is the last weekend to enjoy this event and try the shaved ice in Tokyo so don’t miss out!
The popular flavours are strawberry, mango, green tea, and seasonal items and the menu has been changing each week for a total of 10 different varieties.
Location: Shinjuku Odakyu 11th Floor
Price: 1,000~1,500 JPY
The Dinosaur Exhibition 2021 – Tokyo Dome City, Suidobashi
Saturday 10 July ~ Sunday 5 September, 2021
If natural history is more your thing then you’re in for a treat. Dinosaur lovers cannot miss this opportunity to meet the 12-meter-long T-Rex robot. Get close and personal with dinosaurs evolved for over 160 million years. Many dinosaurs at this exhibition are reconstructed whole-body skeletons from the collection of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, boasting some of the world’s top dino exhibits and research.
Location: Tokyo Dome City, Suidobashi/Korakuen Station
Your Picks of Things to Do This Weekend in Tokyo
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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!