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Michelin-Star Chef James Kent Collabs With New York Grill© Photo by Park Hyatt Tokyo

A Special Culinary Collaboration

Michelin-Star Chef James Kent Collabs With New York Grill

Experience the dynamic and bold cuisine offered by Chef Kent and the New York Grill culinary team for a limited time of just five days! Chef Kent of the famous fine dining restaurants, Crown Shy and SAGA, which have both achieved Michelin-star status in New York City, together with the culinary team at Park Hyatt Tokyo, will offer a special five course dinner with cosmopolitan flair. Book in advance to avoid missing out.

Date
Wed, Nov. 30–Sun, Dec. 4, 2022
Time
5:30 p.m.–10 p.m. (Last order 9:30 p.m.)
Location
Park Hyatt Tokyo 52F New York Grill, 3-7-1-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo – Map
Fee
¥30,800 per person (5-course dinner) *Inclusive of tax and subject to a service charge
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Cultural Expo

Philippine Festival 2022

See, taste, and feel the vibes from the beautiful Philippines at this lively festival, the largest of its kind in Japan, which attracts over 150 thousand visitors annually. The lively stage performances of various traditional Filipino dances and popular pop artists from the country will make your weekend buzz with excitement.

Date
SAT, DEC. 3 -SUN, DEC. 4, 2022
Time
10 A.M.-5 P.M.
Location
YOYOGI PARK EVENT SQUARE, 2-3 JINNAN, SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO
Fee
FREE!
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Tokyo events for Monday, November 28 to Sunday, December 4, 2022
Open your advent calendars and dust off your decorations — it’s officially December on Thursday! The last month of the year is one of the best for Tokyo events, and this week isn’t any different.
Many illuminations and Christmas markets have already started, so make sure to check out our articles on those.

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Chichibu Yomatsuri
This yomatsuri (night festival) is one of Japan’s big three hikiyama (float) festivals. The large floats, apparently weighing up to 20 tons each, are festooned with countless la

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2022 — a year that has been both very long and all too short — is coming to a close. But before that clock hits midnight on December 31, try out some of these festivities.
Remember, December is the month of winter illuminations and Christmas markets. If you are looking for a New Year countdown party, then check out our NYE guide.
1. Mutek Japan 2022 (Dec. 7–11)
Mutek is a hard to pigeon-hole five-day music festival that combines electronic music, art and technology (hence the name — Music + Technology). Events are spread out over multiple venues in Shibuya with tickets for individual sessions available for as low as ¥2,000.

Mutek Japan 2022

Dates:7th Dec–11th Dec, 2022
Entry:
¥2,000 &n

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Anime-style characters star in limited-time mystery addition to classic Disneyland attraction.

These days, pretty much every attraction that gets added to Disney’s theme parks has a strong connection to an already-established animation or movie franchise. That wasn’t always the case, though, which leaves some classic Disneyland rides without much in the way of a concrete backstory.

So this winter Tokyo Disneyland is looking to add a little extra narrative intrigue to some of its most stalwart attractions, and it’s starting by giving the Haunted Mansion a cast of characters with anime-style designs.

The Haunted Mansion, which has been part of Tokyo Disneyland since the park’s opening in 1983, is in the spotlight for the first round of the Disney Story Beyond campaign. During the event, guests will be challenged to solve a special mystery surrounding the characters including Constance, a beautiful woman in a wedding dress with a powerful ambition and multiple strings of pearls draped around her neck, and Xavier and Z.J., a butler and maid in the employ of the mansion inhabited by the 999 ghosts.

Filled with more festive flair are tightrope walker Sally Slater and ballroom dancers Marylyn Ohara and Harland, who may or may not be among the living…

…while hitchhikers Phineas, Ezra, and Gus and the figure known only as “The Withering Gentleman” are clearly not ordinary human beings.

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Hot Pot Fever

Regional Japanese Nabe Festival

It’s said in Japan that winter is incomplete without nabe (hot pot dish). In this gourmet event, prefectures will compete to win the title of the best nabe grand prix award of the year. From Miyagi’s monkfish hotpot to Fukuoka’s motsunabe, enjoy all local tastes in a single day. Spicing up the event are stage performances by idol groups and street performers.

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Fall is A-maize-ing

Mount Takao Maple Leaf Festival

If you’re looking to spend a day in nature, look no further than Mount Takao. Less than two hours from Shinjuku, Mount Takao attracts thousands of tourists each year for its breathtaking autumn foliage. Whether you hike all the way up or take the chairlift to the summit, don’t miss out on this seasonal treat.

Date
SAT, OCT. 19 – SUN, DEC. 4, 2022
Time
8 A.M. – 6 P.M.
Location
Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo – Map
Fee
FREE
Info
RECOMMENDED FOR: FAMILIES, FRIENDS, COUPLES

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nabe

Hot Pot Fever

Regional Japanese Nabe Festival

It’s said in Japan that winter is incomplete without nabe (hot pot dish). In this gourmet event, prefectures will compete to win the title of the best nabe grand prix award of the year. From Miyagi’s monkfish hotpot to Fukuoka’s motsunabe, enjoy all local tastes in a single day. Spicing up the event are stage performances by idol groups and street performers.

Date
FRI, NOV. 25 – SUN, NOV. 27, 2022
Time
10 A.M.- 8 P.M. (SUN UNTIL 6 P.M.)
Location
HIBIYA PARK FOUNTAIN SQUARE, HIBIYAKOEN, CHIYODA-KU, TOKYO – Map
Fee
FREE ENTRY (VARIED PRICE FOR NABE DISH)
Info
RECOMMENDED FOR: FOODIES, FAMILIES, FRIENDS, COUPLES

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Viva España!

Spanish Fiesta

Flamenco, paella, wine, and lots of music —how does that sound for a weekend outing?! Bringing over 120,000 visitors in …continue reading

    

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Tokyo events for Monday, November 21 to Sunday, November 27, 2022
Are we allowed to start celebrating Christmas yet? The Christmas markets opening this week say Yes! Or you could always be a Grinch till we hit December.
Either way, the chillier weather is influencing a lot of other types of events (hotpot, anyone?). Grab an extra layer and venture out to a Spanish festival or autumn illuminations. Alternatively, stay under shelter and watch the game, laugh it up, or geek out. Just don’t forget that Wednesday, November 23 is a holiday in Japan.
P.S: Check out the many vintage markets that happen every week in Tokyo.
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Autumn Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens
Rikugi

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All-You-Can-Eat Japan

All Nippon Bussanten

Food, food, and more food. From Okinawa’s dragon fruit curry to Nara’s minced beef steak cutlets, here you can eat till you drop! Bringing over 150 thousand visitors and 360 exhibitors last year, this event aims to revitalize Japan’s rural areas by offering their best food selections in the heart of Tokyo. If you love Japanese food, you won’t want to miss this event.

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Seasonal Delights

Hachioji Ginkgo Festival

Enjoy this ginkgo festival this weekend, the Hachioji edition welcomes visitors to a splendid scenery of the yellow leaves, various stage performances and parades by local dance teams. There will also be a number of booths selling goodies to support the disaster-affected Tohoku region. Of course, good food and drinks are offered as well.

Date
SAT, NOV. 19-SUN, NOV. 20, 2022
Time
9 A.M.-5 P.M. (SAT), 9 A.M.-4:30 P.M. (SUN)
Location
AROUND HACHIOJI STATION – Map
Fee
FREE!
Info
RECOMMENDED FOR: FRIENDS, FAMILIES, COUPLES

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All-You-Can-Eat Japan

All Nippon Bussanten

Food, food, and more food. From Okinawa’s dragon fruit curry to Nara’s minced beef steak cutlets, here you can eat till you drop! Bringing over 150 thousand visitors and 360 exhibitors last year, this event aims to revitalize Japan’s rural areas by offering their best food selections in the heart of Tokyo. If you love Japanese food, you won’t want to miss this event.

Date
FRI, NOV. 18-SUN, NOV. 20, 2022
Time
10 A.M.-7 P.M.
Location
IKEBUKURO SUNSHINE CITY HALL A AND B, 3-1 HIGASHI-IKEBUKURO, TOSHIMA-KU, TOKYO – Map
Fee
FREE ENTRY
Info
RECOMMENDED FOR: FRIENDS, FAMILY, COUPLES, FOODIES

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A Taste Of Sea

Japan Fisherman’s Festival

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Tokyo events for Monday, November 14 to Sunday, November 20, 2022
It’s your last chance to see the chrysanthemum festivals, the perfect time to see the autumn leaves and even the start of some winter activities. There are also fireworks, traditional end-of-year festivals, and some artsy things to do.
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Tori-no-Ichi Fair II
On Nov. 16, there will be the traditional Tori-no-Ichi fairs happening in Shinjuku, Asakusa, and Fuchu. Each have their own way of doing things, but if you want more space, head to Okunitama Shrine.

Fuchu Tori-no-Ichi Fair II

Dates:16th Nov, 2022
Entry:
Free
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Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks Festival 2022
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Farmers

Out In The Wild

Farmers & Kids Festa 2022

If you’re looking for an educational yet fun event for your family, or simply want to escape the busy city life, you’ve found the perfect one! This weekend, parents can browse through fresh vegetables that are delivered straight from farms across Japan, while the kids will have plenty of fun riding on tractors and bonding with sheep and ducks—and meeting every Japanese kid’s favorite TV character, Anpanman.

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Eat, Learn, Enjoy

Tokyo Food Education Fair

A great opportunity to get a deeper understanding of food education in Japan. Workshops, displays, and educational activities will be organized by numerous companies to promote Tokyo agriculture and food education. The event will also have a number of food stalls with tastings and products for sale.

Date
SAT, NOV. 12-SUN, NOV. 13, 2022
Time
10 A.M.- 4 P.M.
Location
YOYOGI PARK, KEYAKI NAMIKI, 1-5-11 JINNAN, SHIBUYA, TOKYO – Map
Fee
FREE!
Info
RECOMMENDED FOR: FOODIES, FAMILIES, FRIENDS, COUPLES

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Farmers

Out In The Wild

Farmers & Kids Festa 2022

If you’re looking for an educational yet fun event for your family, or simply want to escape the busy city life, you’ve found the perfect one! This weekend, parents can browse through fresh vegetables that are delivered straight from farms across Japan, while the kids will have plenty of fun riding on tractors and bonding with sheep and ducks—and meeting every Japanese kid’s favorite TV character, Anpanman.

Date
SAT, NOV. 12-SUN, NOV. 13, 2022
Time
10 A.M.-4 P.M.
Location
HIBIYA PARK, 1-6 HIBIYA KOEN, CHIYODA-KU, TOKYO – Map
Fee
¥300
Info
RECOMMENDED FOR: FAMILIES AND KIDS

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Winter Lights

Tokyo Dome City Winter Illumination

Tokyo Dome City is decorated in beautiful LED lights with illumination attraction resembling the Edo period and the essence of Japan. It’s never too early to marvel at the sparkling lights with your loved ones!

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Tokyo events for Monday, November 7 to Sunday, November 13, 2022
Predictions say that the autumn leaves for Tokyo (well, Mount Takao) will start getting their brilliant red color from mid-November. So while you’re out enjoying the new foliage, why not drop by some chrysanthemum festivals, markets, or any other of these event.
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Farmers and Kids Festa 2022
This event lets parents pass that tricky “Where does food come from?” question onto real farmers, who will hold educational seminars on agriculture for kids. In addition, there will be an array of food options available and various farm animals to befriend.

Farmers and Kids Festa 2022

Dates:12th Nov&ndas

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