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
Watch the Olympic Games **Online**
23 July ~ 08 August 2021
Screaming Horror Expo in Harajuku ALTA
22 July ~ 31 October 2021
Japan’s favourite way to cool down in the summer months is by experiencing some spine-tingling horror.
From now until Halloween, you can “enjoy” the free-course VR horror attraction “BIOHAZARD WALKTHROUGH THE FEAR” and enter the world of Capcom’s popular game “Resident Evil 7”. Explore the terrifying mansion with up to four friends and out yourself in the game for a truly chilling experience.
Price: 2,800 JPY
Location: Harajuku ALTA
17 July ~ 27 August 2021
NAKED Uranai might conjure images of sitting naked in front of a fortune teller, but don’t worry, this isn’t that. NAKED is actually an art creation company, famous for “FLOWERS by NAKED” who have created this never-before-seen fortune-telling art exhibition that uses AI (artificial intelligence) and other technologies to create a fortune-telling experience.
No naked fortune-tellers in sight! Instead, your fortune results become art. The results will be displayed on your smartphone, so you can save your results. And the use of your own phone and the sensor technology used in the exhibition means less contact with people and objects. This is a new kind of exhibition, created during the pandemic, with safety measures at the forefront of the design.
Price: From 2,000 JPY
Location: Shibuya Hikarie
Eco Edo Nihonbashi
16 July ~ 12 September 2021
Soak up summer in the city with this outdoor festival in Nihonbashi. Here, you can don your favorite yukata and munch on snacks from the food stalls while taking in the traditional atmosphere in what was previously the heart of the city during the Edo Period. Be sure to try this year’s special goldfish-themed foods while there!
Digital Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival
July ~ August 2021
The Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival is one of the biggest fireworks festivals in Tokyo, known as an annual symbol of summer in the city. This year, the festival is cancelled due to the pandemic, but you can still enjoy a digital version at Tokyo Skytree. Visit Skytree’s Konica Minolta Planetarium for a special fireworks projection, find firework images lighting up the Sumida Aquarium penguin pool, and view the digital fireworks display from the tower’s observation deck. Check the Tokyo Skytree website for specific dates and times of each display.
Price: From 1,800 JPY
Location: Tokyo Sky Tree Deck, Sumidagawa
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!