What's Going On In Tokyo: June 5th – June 11th

Each week the Coto Japanese Academy Team brings you a selection of exciting events in Tokyo. Learn a skill, experience Japanese culture or simply dive into the nightlife. Grab this occasion to use Japanese and mingle with locals and internationals this week.

Hibiya Oktober Fest 2017

Date: June 5th – June 11th

Hibiya Oktoberfest celebrates it’s 15th anniversary this year. Along with a pint of your favorite German lager, you can also enjoy live performances and hearty snack food. Each year the venue attracts even larger crowds so you’ll have to arrive early in order to snag a good seat.

  • Date: June 5th-June 11th
  • Time: 16:00-22:00 (weekdays), 11:00-22:00 (weekend)
  • Place: Hibiya Park (Chiyoda-ku)
  • Fee: Free
  • Website: Read more [Japanese]

Tenka Festival

Date: June 7th – June 17th

The Tenka Festival is only celebrated during odd number years but guests can expect to see traditional costumes, mikoshi and performances during this week long event.

  • Date: June 7th-June 17th
  • Time: 11:00 – late (depends on day)
  • Place: Hie Shrine (Asakusa)
  • Fee: Free
  • Website: Read more [Japanese]

Lunch Tour In Kagurazaka

Date: June 8th

Have you ever been to Kagurazaka? It is an enchanting neighborhood located 5 minutes walking from the Coto Japanese Academy, where you can find many shops, fancy cafés, traditional and modern restaurants. Every month, we organize a lunch tour in one of the many delicious restaurants around Kagurazaka. This month we will be visiting Torijaya.

  • Date: June 8th
  • Time: 12:30
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 1,500 yen
  • Website: Read more [English]

Tsukiji Shishi Festival

Date: June 9th – June 11th

Tsukiji Shishi Festival takes place close to the famous Tsukiji Fish market. The festival takes place once every three years and features a parade of floats, including the namesake shishi lion. This may be the last chance to catch this festival before the Tsukiji Fish market relocates.

  • Date: June 9th – June 11th
  • Time: 12:00-22:00 (June 9), 12:00-22:00 (June 10th), 6:00-22:00 (June 11th)
  • Place: Namiyoke Inari Shrine (Tsukiji)
  • Fee: Free
  • Website: Read more [Japanese]


Date: June 10th – June 18th

The summer rains mean another chance to see the beautiful ajisai (hydrangea flowers) bloom. Many gardens in Tokyo feature this flower in early summer, but Hakusan Shrine in Bunkyo-ku lets visitors enjoy a variety of different ajisai. This garden offers a chance to see over 10,000 hydrangea plants in one place.

  • Date: June 5th – June 9th
  • Time: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Place: Hakusan Shrine (Bunkyo-ku)
  • Fee: Free
  • Website: Read more [Japanese]

Vietnam Festival 2017

Date: June 10th – June 11th

Vietnamese culture has become a part of Japan and each year visitors flock to Yoyogi Park to get a chance to enjoy dance, music and performances from Vietnam. This year’s line up includes a mix of Vietnamese and Japanese artists. There will also be a live competition for the finalists of this year’s Miss Vietnam.

  • Date: June 10th – June 11th
  • Time: 10:00-20:00
  • Place: Yoyogi Park
  • Fee: Free
  • Website: Read more [Japanese]

Professional Bonsai Lesson

Date: June 11th

Ever wonder how elegant bonsai trees are created?  Learn the basics of bonsai in 1 hour and even take your creations home with you. The lessons are not limited based on experience so beginners are welcome to join. For more serious students, the school offers an apprenticeship program to learn how to master more complex bonsai techniques.

  • Date: June 11th
  • Time: Depends on lesson
  • Place: Shunkaen Bonsai Museum (Edogawa-ku)
  • Fee: 3,800 yen (includes entry into the museum, additional cost if you want to take bonsai home)
  • Website: Read more [English]

Coto Japanese Academy is a unique Japanese Language School in Iidabashi Tokyo, we offer relaxed and fun conversational lessons for all levels of Japanese learner. Coto Japanese Academy prides itself on its community atmosphere and fun lessons that focus on creation of opportunities to speak and learn Japanese. If you are interested in studying Japanese in Tokyo – please visit our contact page here.


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