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10 Events to Enjoy in Tokyo – October 2013

 

 

October usually brings about very comfortable, but perhaps a little cool temperature to Tokyo. It’s a great time to get about and enjoy this beautiful city.

 

Here’s a preview of 10 selected upcoming events in October.

 

September 20 to November 30

Yokohama Otomatsuri Music Festival

What:                   Music festival featuring local artists and musicians.

Where:                 Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, 2-3-6 Minatomirai, Yokohama

 

September 27 to October 6

Odaiba OktoberFest

What:                OktoberFest celebration with German and Japanese beers and live music.

Where:                 Symbol Promenade Koen, 1-2 Daiba/1-2 Aomi/2-3 Ariake, Koto-ku

When:                  Weekdays 16:00 to 22:00 / Weekends 13:30 to 22:00

Admission:          FREE

 

September 30 to October 6

Rakuten Japan Open

What:                This is the longest-running ATP world tour tennis tournament in Asia.

Where:                 Ariake Colosseum, Ariake, Koto-ku, 135-0063

When:                  Starting at 13:00

Admission:          JPY 1000 to JPY 13,000

 

October 4 to December 23

Divisionism from Van Gogh and Seurat to Mondrian

What:                One of the best collections of Van Gogh visiting Tokyo in this exhibition.

Where:                 The National Art Center, 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

When:                  10:00 to 18:00 (open until 20:00 on Friday)

                                Closed on Tuesdays

Admission:          JPY 800 to JPY 1500

 

October 5 and October 6

Harajuku Kawaii Festival

What:    A two-day celebration to enjoy shopping, live music, fashion shows and art work on display. The festival is spread out amongst all of the Harajuku area.

Where:             Harajuku, Shibuya-ku     

Admission:          FREE

 

October 7

Justin Bieber

What:                Famous Canadian musician performing live in Tokyo

Where:                 Saitama Super Arena, 8 Shintoshin, Chuo Ward, Saitama city, Saitama Prefecture, 330-0081

When:                  Doors open at 17:30 and concert begins at 19:00

Admission:          JPY 9000 to JPY 14,000

 

October 11 to October 13

Backstreet Boys

What:                    BSB performing live in Tokyo. This famous American band can be classified as a vocal harmony group. Their members are A.J. McLean, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell.

Where:                 Saitama Super Arena, 8 Shintoshin, Chuo Ward, Saitama city, Saitama Prefecture, 330-0081

When:                  Show Times vary depending on date

Admission:          ¥9500 or ¥20,000

 

October 12 to January 5

Ever and Never: The art of PEANUTS

What:                    Exhibition of the character Snoopy curated by the Charles M. Schulz Museum, California.

Where:                 Mori Arts Center Gallery, Mori Tower 52F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, 106-6108

Admission:          JPY 500 to JPY 2000

 

October 21 to October 23

New York City Ballet

What:                    Ballet company from America performing two different programs depending on date

Where:                 Bunkamura, 2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, 150-8507

When:                  Show Times vary depending on date

Admission:          S: ¥19800; A: ¥15800; A: ¥9800

 

October 27

Shimokita Halloween and Costume Parade

What:                Costume parade, contests and number of activities for kids and adults to enjoy. Festivities will continue until 5 am.

Where:                 Shimokita, Setagaya-ku

When:                  15:00 to 05:00

Admission:          FREE

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