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
Can you believe it’s already September this weekend?? Here are some of our top picks for things to do this weekend in and around Tokyo.
September Grand Sumo Tournament
12 September ~ 26 September 2021
Have you been to see a sumo match yet? This September tournament held every year is one of Japan’s six annual Sumo Tournaments. You can purchase tickets online in advance or arrive super early to try and get your hands on the limited amount of tickets available in the morning. Arena tickets start from 3,800, or go all out for tatami tickets at around 38,000 JPY!
Price: 3,800 ~ 38,000 JPY
Location: Ryogoku Kokugikan, Ryōgoku Station
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All You Can Eat Shine Muscat Grapes!
28 August ~ Mid-November 2021
You might have noticed how crazy expensive these Shine Muscat grapes are in Japan, the king of juicy, sweet grapes. If you have a craving, we recommend a visit to Sweets Paradise where you can eat as many as you like! It’s not just grapes though, you also get access to the drink bar, Häagen-Dazs ice cream bar, salad bar and all-you-can-eat crispy potatoes!
Price: 2,580 JPY (Adults)
Location: Sweet Paradise stores around Japan
Hokkaido Autumn Exhibition
This exhibition is a delicious display of Hokkaido delicacies, including seafood, meat, ramen noodles and sweets! Enjoy a bit of Hokkaido in Tokyo, while the travel restrictions remain. The luxurious bento that were such a hit last year will make an anticipated return, and others include Kaisen-don, Special Unnken Noodles, and various melon desserts like parfaits, roll cakes and more. Adequate COVID-19 measures are put in place so you can enjoy the event without worry!
Location: Keio Department Store, Shinjuku
Studio Chizu’s Exhibition of Space and Clouds
7 July ~ 14 November 2021
An exhibition commemorating the 10th anniversary of Studio Chizu and the release of Mamoru Hosoda’s latest film “The Dragon and the Princess with Freckles”. The exhibition will focus on “sky” and “clouds”, which are the backdrops of Studio Chizu’s works, and will explore the appeal of Studio Chizu’s works from the past to the latest “The Dragon and the Princess of Freckles” through the different ways in which the sky and clouds are depicted in each work.
Price: 2,300 JPY ~
Location: Exhibition room in the Space Museum TeNQ, Tokyo Dome City, Korakuen Station
Tadanori Yokoo: The Artists Exhibition
21 July ~ 17 October 2021
A series of portraits by Tadanori Yokoo of artists, philosophers and scientists, commissioned by Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art!
The organisation of the exhibition takes the visitor on a cinematic journey, presenting the works as a string of endless conversation.
Location: 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 3, Roppongi
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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