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, and online.
Free Yoga, Mindfulness and Self-Development Retreat *Online*
Date: 22 August 2021, 13~18:20pm
Who it’s for: wellness & spiritual types
If you’re interested in yoga, mindfulness, spirituality and self-development then this free online retreat is for you. Join 9 facilitators in Japan, Bali, Australia and the U.K. for free yoga, energy healing, embodiment, self-development talks and more, all on the topic of self-love and empowerment. There is a replay available for those who can’t make it live.
Location: Online (Zoom)
Ginza Curry Laboratory
Date: 12 July ~ 23 August 2021 **last weekend**
Who it’s for: foodies and curry lovers
This is the last weekend to visit this collection of premade curry from Japan and overseas. Find over 180 types of “retort” premade curry and this year 60 different spices are available for sale too! Now you can make your own curry at home using rare, exotic spices not often found in Japan.
While you’re there don’t forget to pop into the ＆EARL GREY popup shop for some gelato.
Location: Ginza LOFT, 1F Cafe & Food special venue
Free Invisible Design Exhibition
Date: 21 June ~ 2 September
Who it’s for: design lovers and deep thinkers
This exhibition features 378 small 15cm sized “question cards”. Visitors are invited to try a method of “photo observation” looking deeply at discomfort, and human behavior in scenes that we casually overlook in our daily lives, to discover their essence and use them as clues to solve problems. The idea is that by paying attention to what is still “invisible” in society, and by continuing to “ask questions,” we will create new values to realize a better society and more comfortable living.
Location: DNP Plaza, Ichigaya
RED BRICK PARK with BBQ Garden
Date: 22 July ~ 29 August 2021 , 11: 00-20: 00
Who it’s for: families, couples, friends and just about everyone
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is hosting an outdoor BBQ event. Enjoy a “World” themed BBQ with your family and loved ones, feeling the sea breeze on your skin and relax in the open-air plaza. BBQ on the lawn, or buy from food stalls and kitchen trucks and eat on the shaded benches or have a picnic. Try tropical drinks or have a go at suika-wari (watermelon splitting) . There’s lots of things to do!
Price: [Entrance only] Free with food and beverages at an additional price
[BBQ] 5,500 JPY
Location: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
More information & BBQ bookings
Flower Wind Chimes at Yomiuri
Date: 16 July ~ 26 September 2021 (Minature sunflower maze until 31 August)
Who it’s for: nature lovers, Instagrammers
Visit “HANA-BIYORI,” a new kind of flower park where you can enjoy cool sounds and scenery, a haven from hot summer days. Marvel at the 300 colourful wind chimes that welcome visitors at the “Holy Gate,” which is said to have been moved from the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Cooldown under the trees in the sequoia garden, where there is a miniature sunflower maze made of the “Sunfinity” variety, about 70 to 90 centimetres tall. Instagram-worthy photos guaranteed!
Price: Adults 1,200 JPY
Location: Yomiuri Land, Kawasaki
The Grudge Zashiki Haunted House
Date: 17 July ~ 26 September 2021
Who it’s for: adrenaline seekers and horror fans
The Grudge Zashiki” is a new type of haunted house where you take off your shoes to enter. As the special summer house, from 5:00 p.m., there will be a “Super Scream” edition where you are challenged to remove Emi’s mask… double the scares and extra missions are bound to chill you to the bone.
Price: 1,200 JPY for the Super Scream edition
Location: Tokyo Dome City
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!