Don’t Miss These 2 Art and Food Festivals in Tokyo This May 2018!

  • In Japan this May 2018? Make the most of your time by joining these two interesting activities in Tokyo which can fulfill your passion for art and food. They are both attended by many locals and tourists so you shouldn’t miss them as well!

    1. Roppongi Art Night 2018

    Roppongi Art Night is a one-night premier art festival in Tokyo that promotes all forms of art, from traditional to modern. It started in 2009 and has since been held on a yearly basis. It is major art event perfect for nocturnal people!

    Roppongi Art Night involves different art forms such as design, music, video, and a variety of performances. Supported by various retail stores and cultural institutions, the event aims to bring art and street together in order for people to enjoy celebrating art in everyday living. It is said that the number of attendees increase every year.

    The event’s theme for 2018 is “The City Dreams of Art.” There will be different performances and installations that will make the city glow. All of these elements will tell different kinds of stories.

    Date and time: May 26 (10:00 AM) to May 27 (6:00 PM), 2018
    Venue: Various areas in Roppongi (Roppongi Hills, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Midtown, Suntory Museum of Art, The National Art Center Tokyo, Roppongi Shopping District, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, and other cooperating facilities and public spaces in Roppongi)
    Admission: Free (but a fee might be necessary for certain types of museum events and programs)

    Roppongi Art Night 2018 Website

    2. Manpaku 2018

    Manpaku is a massive food festival that gathers delicious food items from all over Japan in one place – Showa Memorial Park. The park is considered as the biggest park in the Tokyo area that offers spectacular scenery and myriads of attractions.

    There will be 10 different areas where you can have a taste of meat, seafood, fried food, vegetables, desserts, and many more! Food such as wagyu beef, takoyaki, and soba will definitely fill your stomach.

    Furthermore, Manpaku will hold several games and performances for both adults and kids. There will also be night events that are equally exciting as the daytime events.

    The venue is just a 10-minute walk from the North Exit of JR Chuo Line’s Tachikawa Station. You can also reach it via the Tachikawa-Kita Station on the Tama Toshi Monorail Line. There is a parking area for those who prefer to go by car as well.

    Date and time: May 17 to June 4, 2018 (10:30 AM to 9:00 PM – last entry is at 6:00 PM on June 4)
    Venue: Showa Memorial Park (Showa Kinen Park)
    Admission: 500 yen on weekdays, 800 yen on weekends (free for junior high school students and under)

    Manpaku Website *Japanese only

    Don’t let the month of May slip away without attending these two events in Tokyo. They are going to be awe-inspiring and belly-filling grand affairs that you surely wouldn’t want to miss!

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