Family Friendly Events & Activities in Tokyo: April/May

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Family Friendly Events and Activities in Tokyo

Family Friendly Events & Activities in Tokyo: April/May

It's a busy time of year! With Golden Week coming up, warmer weather and sunny days, it's a great time to get out and explore. See below for a list of events and activities taking place in and around Tokyo in the coming weeks and stay tuned for a Golden Week-specific list next week!

Earth Day in Tokyo

Edogawa River Clean Up
Saturday, 20 April
Meet at Myoden Station (Tozai Line)
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Tokyo River Friends host clean up days around Tokyo every month. This month, you can help clean the area around the Edogawa River. It’s a great opportunity to do good while enjoying the outdoors.
Saturday, 20 April/Sunday, 21 April
Yoyogi Park
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Learn about the many charities and non-profit organizations in Tokyo helping to save the environment. There will also be eco-friendly businesses and plenty of vegetarian food options to enjoy.

Piranha Fishing in Tokyo

Shinagawa Fishing Garden
Ends Sunday, 21 April
11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Take the excitement of fishing up a notch and try your hand at catching piranha! The bad news is you can’t keep what you catch, but the good news is you can get a great picture with your prize.
St. Maur International School, Yokohama
Monday, 29 April
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Enjoy delicious food and vendors from all over the world as well as live entertainment on your day off!

Engineering at Miraikan Museum

Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Wednesday, 1 May
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Take your little engineers and future scientists  to check out all of the big machinery and mind-blowing innovations for free.
Kasai Rinkai Park
Saturday, 4 May
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Watch Bluefin Tuna swim freely in the aquarium’s massive tank and be sure to see the Penguin exhibit as well. There is sea life from all of the world’s oceans to learn about and you can do it for free!
Kurayami Matsuri: Nighttime Festival
Okunitama Shrine, Miyamachi
Sunday, 5 May
6 p.m. - 4 a.m.
The festival actually begins on 30 April, but its highlight begins in the early evening on May 5. Six mikoshi are carried through the streets to the beat of taiko drums. There are also archers on horseback and float parades.

Bunkyo Azalea Festival

Nezu Shrine, Bunkyo-ku
Ends Monday, 6 May
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sakura season may be done, but there are still plenty of flowers to check out! The Azalea Festival is a colorful opportunity to take in mother nature and enjoy classic festival entertainment.
Cultural Festivals
Golden Week is a great opportunity to learn about Japan, its history and its culture, but there are also many other cultures showcased in festivals throughout the month. Check them out!
Shinjuku Cine City Square
27 April -6 May
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
27 April - 6 May
11 a.m.
Yoyogi Park
3 May - 4 May
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Arakawa Amusement Park
11 May - 12 May
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Yoyogi Park
11 May - 12 May
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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