What’s going on in Tokyo in June? | Living
June officially marks the start of the rainy season in the Kanto region. But don’t let the gloomy and damp forecast stop you from enjoying Tokyo! From outdoor food and beer festivals to outdoor markets and exhibitions, here’s a list of the top events to visit in Tokyo in June.
As always, please check each event’s website for updates as events may be canceled or postponed and be careful when visiting events. For more information on the coronavirus in Tokyo, see our updated page. The event information below is correct as of May 27.
Hiroko Shimabukuro UTAUTAI 2021
Since her debut as a member of the popular Japanese girl group Speed 25 years ago, Okinawan singer Hiroko Shimabukuro, better known as Hiro, has established a steady solo career as a performer of jazz and R&B. In these two intimate solo exhibitions at the famous Tokyo Cotton Club jazz club, Hiro performs a selection of Okinawan songs from his album Watashi no Okinawa, which won the Planning Award at the 55th Japan Record Awards, as well as hit songs from his solo career and jazz numbers from Coco d’Or.
Entrance: prices vary
June 5 – June 6
Tokyo Beer Festival 2021
Taste a wide variety of beers, including International Beer Cup 2020 and Japan Great Beer Awards 2021 winning beers at an all-you-can-eat event, all for one unbeatable admission price. There will be almost 100 different types of bottled beers available to taste and also shipped home – just remember, it’s not like Pokemon; you don’t have to ‘drink them all’. Do you like craft beer? We also recommend that you watch the scene in Kanda when the bars are safely open in the future.
Yebisu Garden Square
Entrance: prices vary
June 5 – June 13
Have you never been to a ballet before? This is a good place to start. This award-winning classical ballet takes place in medieval France and tells the story of a beautiful nobleman who awaits the return of her lover, Jean de Brienne, who joined the Crusades. On his return, Jean de Brienne is challenged by another man, the knight Abderkrakhman, who tries to kidnap the lady, and the two suitors must fight to win her hand. It was the last choreographic production of French dancer and choreographer Marius Petipa, with music by Russian composer Alexander Glazunov.
New National Theater, Tokyo
Entrance: prices vary
Until June 6
KIOI ROSE WEEK 2021
Enjoy the last days of Japanese rose season in a picturesque, fragrant garden filled with around 600 roses of 90 different species. The exquisite pink mauve Rila (リ ラ) is a popular strain that recently became available in Japan from 2020. Near the gardens is KIOI Terrace, offering a relaxing place to savor the limited-time menu themed on the island. rose with rose-pink drinks and delicate desserts.
Tokyo Garden Terrace
Entrance: prices vary
June 9 – September 6
Fashion in Japan 1945-2020
This is the first large-scale exhibition of its kind, which unveils the history of modern Japanese fashion from WWII to the present day through a comprehensive look at the work of renowned designers and their avid and forward consumers. -keepers. Immerse yourself in the ingredients of modern Japanese fashion from WWII kokumin-fuku (national dress) to the introduction of western style fashion to Japan and the rise of kawaii fashion culture and the latest avant-garde trends of today through rare and elegant clothing and an extensive collection of media archives. We highly recommend.
Tokyo Big Sight, Japan
Admission: ¥ 1,700 (free for high school students and older children)
Until June 13
Hunters on earth
Giant crocodiles and snakes. Strange birds and insects. What more could you ask for? This is a peculiarity on predators that have lived on Earth for 400 million years, highlighting their evolution, their adaptation, their hunting techniques and their importance in our ecosystem. Find out what it takes to reach the top of the food chain at the National Museum of Nature and Science.
National Museum of Nature and Science
Admission: ¥ 2,000 (¥ 600 high school students and under)
June 17 – June 20
Taiwan Festival Tokyo 2021 (台湾 フ ェ ス テ ィ バ ル TOKYO2021)
As one of the biggest international festivals held in the capital in June, the Taiwan Festival Tokyo has a lot to offer, including dance and music performances, sweet and savory food stalls, workshops and a café in outdoors. The event was originally created in 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Taiwan’s formation, but has been greeted with such enthusiasm that it has returned every year since.
Admission: ¥ 500
Mottainai flea market
Mottainai, a campaign launched by environmental and political activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, promotes sustainable living and environmental conservation through a variety of activities, including flea markets . A quick stroll around the stalls presents an endless number of second-hand items like clothes, toys, DVDs, CDs, books and other trinkets, all at a very affordable price. The market takes place in multiple parts of Tokyo, so be sure to check out the calendar for each location on the website. For a complete guide to used English books in Tokyo, check out here.
Until June 26
My Hero Academia Exhibition: DRAWING SMASH
Currently one of the most popular manga and anime in the world, having already sold over 30 million copies, My Hero Academia Exhibition: DRAWING SMASH presents for the first time the original sketches and drawings of the manga artist, Kohei Horikoshi , in addition to installation and video work. Original My Hero Academia merchandise will be exclusively available in the exhibit store.
Mori Arts Center Gallery
Admission: ¥ 2,000 (¥ 1,500 high school and college students, ¥ 1,000 elementary school students)
Until June 27
SHIRIAGARI-san, HOKUSAI-san – SHOW THE TIME, with a chuckle!
Famous for his playful and humorous interpretations of Hokusai’s masterpieces, the works of Japanese manga artist Shiriagari Kotobuki sit alongside prints by the ukiyo-e master in this playful exhibition, inviting the viewer to view the work. of Hokusai from a new comedic perspective. If you are a Hokusai fan, you can also check out our Hokuasi exhibit at the Hachioji Art Museum until June 6. It’s a rare chance to see some of his lesser-known paintings alongside the iconic “Great Wave off Kanagawa”.
Admission: ¥ 1,000 (free for primary and younger students)
Other events to watch out for in June:
rhizomatiks_multiplex (Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art)
Nippon Connection Film Festival (online)
“TraNslatioNs – Understanding the misunderstanding” (21_21 DESIGN SIGHT)
Kaburaki Kiyokata and Hirezaki Eiho – Illustrations Bringing Color to Modern Literature (Ota Memorial Museum of Art)
Another energy: the power to keep challenging – 16 women artists from around the world (Mori Art Museum)