Hey! Get off base and check out these events in Japan!
Stripes Japan | .
published: March 14, 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 Mar. 14)
Brueghel: 150 Years of An Artistic Dynasty
Through April 1, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will trace the lineage of the Bruegel family, forerunners of 16th century renaissance painting, in a special exhibition.
¥1,400 General, ¥1,100 College students, ¥600 high school.
For more information, visit www.tobikan.jp
Pub Quiz for Charity
April 4, 8 - 11 p.m.
1000 yen to participate
Come on down to the Hobgoblin Shibuya for our monthly pub quiz!
Have a drink and fire up a few of your 15-33 billion neurons.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/347317575759365/ or http://www.tellauction.com
Great Earth Chiba Minami Boso Ride 2018
April 8, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
130KM: ¥13,000 / 100KM: ¥11,000 / 50KM: ¥8,000 (Registration ends March 5, 2018)
Ride along Chiba’s beautiful coast this Spring! The course takes you along the Boso Flower Line, a long stretch of floral road with spring flowers in full bloom.
For more information, visit http://samuraisports.org/event/chibaminamibosoride/ or http://samuraisports.org/
Showcasing Colombian Artists hosted by ARCOT
April 11 - 27, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
For more information, visit http://www.arcot.com.co
2018 Tokyo Coffee Festival
April 14 - 15, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Farmer’s Market at UNU
Over 50 roasters, baristas and coffee shops in one venue.
Find Tokyo’s greatest coffee achievements all in one location at the 2018 Tokyo Coffee Festival.
For more information, visit http://tokyocoffeefestival.co/
Pink Ribbon Walk – Breast Cancer Awareness 2018 in Odaiba
April 15, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: 2,000 yen
500 yen from your entry fee will be donated to your Pink Ribbon Pin.
Registration ends April 1, 2019!
For more information, visit http://samuraisports.org/event/pinkribbonwalk2018/ or http://samuraisports.org/
Nagano Alps Azumino Century Ride – Sakura Group (150KM, 100KM)
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.
For more information, visit http://samuraisports.org/event/alpsazuminosakura/ or http://samuraisports.org/
16th Annual Bicycle Ride in Tokyo
April 22, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: 6,000 yen
Sign up before March 20, 2018!
For more information, visit http://samuraisports.org/event/bicycleride2018intokyo/ or http://samuraisports.org/
African-American-Caribbean Golden Week Food FESTA 2018 & Beauty Contest
April 28 - May 6, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Shinjuku Cine City Square
For more information, visit http://grandprix.africa-info.jp/
63rd Akabane Baka Matsuri
April 28 - May 29, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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 https://www.akabanebakamatsuri.com/
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.
For more information, visit https://www.ookunitamajinja.or.jp/matsuri/5-kurayami.php
Nagano Alps Azumino Century Ride – Midori Group (160KM, 120KM, 80KM)
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 http://mimt.jp/english/exhibition/