8 Events To Enjoy in Tokyo – November 2013


November usually brings about some cold days in Tokyo. However, just bundle up a little, and it’s still a great time to get out and enjoy this beautiful city.

Here’s a preview of 8 selected upcoming events in November.


November 2 and November 3

Design Festa Vol. 38

What:                  Over 10,000 artists descend biannually onto Japan’s largest convention center, where the event offers visitors the nonstop stimulation of a live music festival, performance stage, theater hall, art fair and more.

Where:                Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo International Exhibition Center, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, 135-0063

When:                  11:00 to 19:00

Admission:        In Advance: 1-Day, 800 yen 2-Day, 2-Day, 1,500 yen

At the Door: 1-Day, 1000 yen, 2-Day 1,800 yen


November 6 to November 9

International Robot Exhibition

What:                   Exhibits industrial and service robots to promote the creation of robot markets.

Where:                Tokyo Big Sight West Hall 1 & 2, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, 135-0063

When:                  10:00 to 17:00

Admission:          ¥1,000


November 7

The Joy of Sake

What:                    Celebrates the wonderful variety of delicious sake being made today where brewers combine tradition and technology in new and exciting ways.

Where:                 TOC Building, Gotanda, 7-22-17, Nishigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, 141-0031

When:                  18:00 to 21:00

Admission:          JPY 9,000


November 18 to November 21

Paul McCartney

What:                      English musician, singer, songwriter, former Beatle, multi-instrumentalist and composer – Paul McCartney will rock in Japan. 

Where:                   Tokyo Dome City, 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku

When:                    Starting at 17:00

Admission:           ¥12,500 – ¥16,500


November 21

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Concert

What:                    This British orchestra visit Japan to play at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre.

Where:                 Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, 1-8-1 Nishi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku

When:                   Starting at 19:00           

Admission:          ¥3,000-16,000


November 23 to December 1

The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show

What:                    Automobile manufacturers from all over the world will showcase their latest design and technology.

Where:                  Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo International Exhibition Center, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, 135-0063

When:                    Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 20:00 and Sunday 10:00 to 18:00

Admission:          Admission prices range from ¥400 to ¥1500


November 30

Run For The Cure / Walk For Life

What:                     Your assistance and participation is kindly requested for breast cancer awareness in Japan.

Where:                  Imperial Palace, Tokyo

When:                   09:00 to 13:00

Admission:          Registration fee for run/walk is Free (under 5 yrs); JPY 2500 (6-12 yrs); and JPY 5000 (adults)


November 30

The Autumn Fest Marathon 2013 @ Chofu

What:                    Relay marathon; also features jazz bands and food booths. Registration is online

Where:                  Ajinomoto Stadium, West Athletic Stadium, 376-3 Nishimachi, Chofu City

When:                   11:00 to 17:00

Admission:          Free to enjoy the festival; however, there is a small fee to participate in the marathon