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EVENTS CALENDAR – TOKYO

If you come to rest in Tokyo, work or study, no matter how busy you are, you still have free days. You should not stay at home or in a hotel, it is better to go somewhere to unwind, and at the same time learn or see something new and interesting. But to follow the calendar of events is quite difficult. Therefore, we decided to make for you a selection of the most significant events to be held in Tokyo in April 2019. Almost all of them are free, which is very convenient when you want to have fun, but it does not waste all the money.

FESTIVAL ITIIO SAKURA
Date: April 13, 2019
Duration: 10:00 – 16:00
The entrance is free
Nearest Station: Asakusa
District: Asakusa

The Ichiyo Sakura Festival is the main event in Asakusa Kannon-Hurray, which annually attracts crowds of tourists and local residents. Take advantage of the last chance this year to see the sakura trees in full bloom and look at the procession of oyran (Japanese courtesans), which takes place on that day.

This procession actually exactly recreates the one that was held in the Edo era. Oiran pass under blooming trees in their full attire and accompanied by a large retinue. This is a very colorful and vivid sight, which you should definitely see if you were lucky to be in Asakusa at this time. In addition to the procession of Oiran and cherry blossoms, you will see here a lot of tents with street food, refreshing drinks and souvenirs.

SAKURA IN TOKYO-MIDTAUN
Date: until April 14, 2019
Duration: 08:00 – 23:00
Venue: Tokyo-Midtown and Hinoki-cho Park
The entrance is free
Nearest Station: Roppongi or Nogidzak Station
District: Akasaka, Roppongi

Mark Hanami in Tokyo in the central area of ​​the capital Roppongi. Hanami is celebrated around the Tokyo-Midtown complex and in Hinoki-cho park from mid-March to late April. Here you will find not only a two-hundred-meter alley, planted on both sides with sakura trees, but also many stylish open and closed events that are held by Ritz-Carlton. Look at the street museums, relax with a glass of rose wine in the lounge of Chandon Blossom, relax your soul, admiring the late evening illuminated by sakura trees. Spend the last days with taste.

COMPETITIONS OF YaBUSAME IN ASAKUSA
Date: April 20, 2019
Duration: 11:00
Venue: Sumida Park
The entrance is free
Nearest Station: Asakusa
District: Asakusa

This is a unique chance to see with your own eyes yabusame – the impressive Japanese martial art of horse riding and archery. Just imagine how difficult it is to hit a target, riding a horse! The event starts at 11 am, admission is free, but space for spectators is limited. We advise you to come early to take a seat.

DAY OF EARTH IN TOKYO
Date: April 20 – 21, 2019
Duration: 10:00 – 19:00
Venue: Yohyi Park
The entrance is free
Nearest station: Harajuku, Meijizingumae, Yoogi-koen, Yoogi-Hatiman
District: Shibuya

On April 20 and 21, Tokyo will join the whole world in celebrating Earth Day. The event will take place in Yohyi Park, and there you will be able to hear the speeches of all Tokyo non-profit and charitable organizations for environmental protection, the existence of which was not even suspected. Or you can just enjoy free art, positive vibes and music. There will also be lots of organic products and lots of delicious vegetarian dishes.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART – DAY OF OPEN DOORS
Date: April 27, 2019
Duration: 09:30 – 17:00
Venue: Ueno Park, National Museum of Western Art
The entrance is free
Nearest Station: Ueno
District: Ueno

The National Museum of Western Art was founded in 1959 to acquaint Japanese people with Western art. His collection includes paintings from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century and modern French sculpture. Among the artists – Rubens, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Pollock and many others – the museum annually replenishes its collection since the opening.

GLYCINIA FESTIVAL IN THE TEMPLE OF CAMEIDO TENJIN
Date: April 14 – May 6, 2019
Venue: Kameido Tenjin Temple
The entrance is free
Nearest Station: Kameido, Kinshitø, Omurai
District: Kameido

The Wisteria Festival in the Kameido Tenjin Temple has been held since the times of the Edo era. And this is one of the most popular places in Tokyo where you can see blooming wisteria. The festival lasts for three weeks, and besides the beautiful flowers, you can also taste delicious food, take part in a tea ceremony, watch a game on Taiko Japanese drums and how make up an ikebana.

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