Check out these great events in Japan!

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Check out these great events in Japan!

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published: April 19, 2018

Editor's note: There's a lot of stuff happening off base, so read below and then head off for some fun! (This was updated Apr 19)

Nagano Alps Azumino Century Ride – Sakura Group (150KM, 100KM)
April 22
150KM & 100KM: ¥10,000 / 150KM 2 DAYS: ¥15,000
Register for the Sakura Group in April to cycle on roads lined with cherry blossoms – a sure sign that spring has sprung. Choose between the 150KM, 100KM, and 150KM 2 days courses.
16th Annual Bicycle Ride in Tokyo
April 22, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Hibiya Park
Cost: 6,000 yen
Sign up before March 20, 2018!
Showcasing Colombian Artists hosted by ARCOT
Through April 27, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
ARCOT-Ricardo Gaitan-Muñoz
For more information, visit
BB Fest
Apr. 27 - May 6, noon - 10 p.m.
Odaiba Yume no Hiroba
Admission: Free
BB Fest is a festival featuring delicious BBQ from all over the world and fine craft beer.
The theme of the festival is not only about eating and drinking but to also have fun with other people.
For more information, visit
Tequila Squad Vol.9: All you can drink tequila & all nite live music
Apr. 28, 5:30 p.m.
Adv: 1,700 yen; Door 2,100 yen
Extreme live music (mostly hardcore & metal) & all you can drink tequila ALL NITE LONG with Tequila Squad!
For more information, visit
31st Nagoya Smile Marathon
Apr. 28, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Shonai Ryokuchi Greens Park – Lot #3
Cost: 3,500 yen
African-American-Caribbean Golden Week Food FESTA 2018 & Beauty Contest
April 28 - May 6, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Shinjuku Cine City Square
For more information, visit
63rd Akabane Baka Matsuri
April 28 - May 29, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Akabane Park
The 63rd Akabane Baka Matsuri (All Fool’s Festival) has celebrated April Fool’s Day and all its silly traditions since 1956.
For more information, visit
Kurayami Festival
Okunitama Shrine (Fuchu-shi)
April 30 - May 6, 9:30 a.m.
Held in Okunitama Shrine, one of Tokyo’s oldest shrines, the Kurayami Festival runs for several days, with family-friendly events available between morning and evening.
TELL May Pub Quiz
May 9, 8 - 11 p.m.
Hobgoblin Shibuya
1000 yen to participate
Get ready, get set for our TELL May Pub Quiz! 
Email to book a table.
Cinco de Mayo 2018
May 12 - 13, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Odaiba Yume no Hiroba
Admission: Free
Cinco de Mayo means 5th of May in Spanish. The day is to commemorate the Battle of Puebla, where a small team of Mexican fighters defeated a much larger French army, which at the time was considered the strongest in the world. Cinco de Mayo has grown especially popular in the United States, where all things Mexican are celebrated.
For more information, visit
Hibiya’s Environmental Festivities (Midori no Kanshasai)
May 12 - 13, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hibiya Park 
Admission: Free
Hibiya Park plays host to Midori no Kanshasai, a two day environmental event which focuses on the promotion of Japan’s bountiful forests and activities in Japan’s more rural areas.
For more information, visit
Japanese traditional Rakugo comedy in English
May 13, 1 - 4 p.m.
Shinjuku Bunka Center Small Hall
Admission: Free
Come and discover Japanese traditional Rakugo comedy in English!
Rakugo is often described as a Japanese “kneeled-down” comedy show. Indeed, the performer, dressed in a traditional kimono, tells a story while kneeling on a cushion.
Island Music Festival 2018
May 19 - 20, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Odaiba Yume no Hiroba
Admission: Free
Island Music Festival, a celebration of island music, dance, food and culture! This year’s festival will feature representatives from Hawaii, Okinawa and the Pacific Islands with its Polynesian culture.
Nagano Alps Azumino Century Ride – Midori Group (160KM, 120KM, 80KM)
May 20
160KM, 120KM, and 80KM: ¥10,000
Register for the Midori Group in May if you love to be surrounded by lush green scenery. Choose between the 160KM, 120KM, and 80KM courses.
Odilon Redon Exhibition
Through May 20, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Closed Mondays, last entry thirty minutes before closing)
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum
Adult: ¥1,700/ Student: ¥1,000
For more information, visit
Ise-Shima Satoumi Triathlon 2018 (Swim 1.5KM / Bike 40KM / Run 10KM)
Jul. 1, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Oyahama Beach Resort
Cost: 24,000 yen
Registration ends May 1, 2018!
Ise Shima, home to the most sacred Shinto Shrine, is hosting their annual Ise Shima Satoumi Triathlon that brings international and local athletes together in Mie Prefecture. 
Festival Indonesia 2018
Jul. 28 - 29, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Hibiya Park 
Admission: Free
Come and enjoy fantastic Indonesian food and entertainment!



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