30 things to do this weekend

Human chains at the Diet, obon dancing in Ikebukuro and more

30 things to do this weekend

30 things to do in Tokyo this weekend
Friday | Saturday | Sunday


New Bon Odori
It's not strictly traditional, but it sure is fun. Put your yukata on and head to Ikebukuro West Gate Park this evening to take part in a thoroughly modern obon dance organised by Condors leader Ryohei Kondo. Read more

Human Chain Action
After months of Friday night protests outside the PM's residence, demo organisers Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes are taking things to the Diet, where they'll be forming a thousands-strong human chain tonight. Read more

Everybody hates mimes, but everybody loves Gamarjobat. For their latest show, the mute, mohican-sporting 'silent comedy' duo will be sharing a stage with a Chinese theatre troupe and comedians W Colon. Read more

Her sophomore effort, Therapy, is one of the best J-pop albums we've heard this year – and also one of the most poorly promoted. Join underrated singer MiChi for the release gig tonight, a mere four months late. Read more

Turning Around
The Watari-Um's exhibition of artist-provocateurs finishes today, after an extended run during which some of its works have passed their sell-by date. Such is the fickle nature of controversy, apparently. Read more

Nippon 47 Brewery
The D47 Museum's exhibition of Japanese craft beer was a dud, but its Sunday evening tasting sessions have been a roaring success. Catch the last one tonight, and sample all 47 microbrews for just ¥2,500. Read more

Hilton Tokyo Beer Garden
Once one of the capital's most exclusive terraces, Hilton Tokyo Beer Garden has got cheaper and a lot more inclusive this year. Better yet, it's open from 2pm today – perfect for an idle afternoon of boozing. Read more

30 things to do in Tokyo this weekend
Friday | Saturday | Sunday

By James Hadfield
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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