Japan Events in October 2013

The Olympics are Coming! (Edo-Tokyo Museum)
Olympics are coming☐ Exhibit
Info: Being the host of the 2020 Olynpics, the Edo-Tokyo Museum will be having a special exhibition looking back at Tokyo, the art, posters, photography and various odds and ends from the 1964 games.
Date: until Oct 20
Entrance: ¥300 – ¥600
Location: Edo-Tokyo Museum, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
* Open Tue-Fri & Sun 9:30am-5:30pm, Sat 9:30am-7:30pm, closed Mon & holidays
Nearest Station: Ryogoku Station
Tel #: 03-3626-9974
Website: www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp

Japan Graphics Arts Show 2013
JGAS 2013☐ Forums & Expo
Info: An international exhibition held for the 4th time with this year’s general theme “Print +α (Print plus something extra) A New Challenge for the Print Media!”. It is a comprehensive event for the printing industry in Japan introducing new equipments, cutting-edge technologies and services for print media.
Date: Oct 2 – 5 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Entrance: ¥2,000
Location: Tokyo Big Sight, Koto, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Kokusai-Tenjijo Station
Tel #: 03-3434-2656
Website: www.jgas.jp

25th Hokkaido Fair in Yoyogi
Hokkaido Fair☐ Festival around town
Info: Local Hokkaido gourmets will fill the entirety of Yoyogi Park with over 60 booths featuring freshly grilled seafood, soup curry, miso ramen, local brew, wine of draft beer, and popular Hokkaido sweets.
Date: Oct 4 – 6 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Entrance: Free
Location: Yoyogi Park
Nearest Station: Harajuku | Yoyogi-Koen | Yoyogi-Hachiman | Meiji-Jingumae Stations
Tel #: 03-3469-6081
Website: www.hokkai-syokudo.co.jp

Yokohama Oktoberfest 2013
Yokohama Oct Fest☐ Festival around town
Info: The Yokohama Oktoberfest has traditionally stuck closest to the schedule of the Munich’s world-famous beer festival. Around 80 types of beer will be on offer, with the 45 German varieties, as well as local brews available accompanied by smorgasbord of sauerkraut and sausages. Band performances will surely provide a more energetic and vivacious mood.
Date: Oct 4 – 20 | Mon-Fri: 12:00pm to 9:30 pm | Sat, Sun, & hols 11:00 am to 9:30 pm
Entrance: ¥200
Location: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Nearest Station: Bashamichi | Nihon-Odori Stations
Website: www.okt-fest.jp

ASEAN Festival
ASEAN Fes 2013☐ Festival around town
Info: The ASEAN-Japan Centre organizes a festival featuring the ASEAN member states’ food and tourist destinations.
Date: Oct 5- 6 | 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Entrance: free
Location: Yamashita Park, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Nearest Station: Motomachi-Chukagai Station
Website: www.aseanfes.jp/2013

Harajuku Kawaii!! Fes 2013
Harajuku Kawaii☐ Music, Performing Arts
Info: 2-day festival in the streets of Harajuku bringing icons of the aomoji-kei fashion movement featuring live music and fashion shows.
Date: Oct 5 – 6
Entrance: Free (may require online registration)
Location: around Harajuku area (main venue: Laforet Museum, Quest Hall, Astro Hall)
Nearest Station: Harajuku | Meiji-Jingumae Stations
Website: http://fes2013.asbs.jp

Justin Bieber in Saitama Super Arena
Justin Bieber☐ Music, Performing Arts
Info: A Canadian pop musician, actor, and singer-songwriter with the hit single “Baby”. He was discovered in 2008 by American talent manager Scooter Braun, who came across his videos on YouTube.
Date: Oct 7 | 7:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)
Entrance: ¥9,000 (adv) | ¥14,000 (VIP)
Location: Saitama Super Arena
Nearest Station: Saitama Shintoshin Station
Tel #: 03-3499-6669
Website: www.creativeman.co.jp

Backstreet Boys Tour in Japan
Backstreet Boys☐ Music, Performing Arts
Info: An American vocal harmony group who rose to fame with their debut international album, Backstreet Boys in 1996. They will tour Japan this October as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations.
Date: Oct 11 | 7:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)
Oct 12 | 5:00 pm (doors open at 3:30 pm)
Oct 13 | 6:00 pm (doors open at 2:30 pm)
Entrance: ¥9,500 (adv) | ¥20,000 (premium seat)
Location: Saitama Super Arena
Nearest Station: Saitama Shintoshin Station
Tel #: 03-3499-6669
Website: www.backstreetboys.com/events

26th Tokyo International Film Festival (2013)
Tokyo Intl Film Festival☐ Film
Info: A film festival established in 1985 which is one of Asia’s competitive film festivals, and the only Japanese festival accredited by the FIAPF (Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films).
Date: Oct 17 – 25
Entrance: ¥1,000 – ¥3,000
Location: Roppongi Hills, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Roppongi Station
Tel #: 03-5405-8686
Website: http://tiff.yahoo.co.jp

Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks Festival
Fireworks☐ Festival around town
Info: 3,000 beachside fireworks light up the autumn sky
Date: Oct 19, 6:00pm (postponed to next day in case of bad weather)
Entrance: Free
Location: Katase beach, Katase, Fujisawa, Kanagawa
Nearest Station: Katase-Enoshima Station
Tel #: 0466-22-4141
Website: http://meturl.com/fujisawahanabi