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What's On in Tokyo in April 2017

Picture of Alicia Joy
Tokyo Writer
Updated: 18 March 2017
From a Marvel superhero multimedia exhibition to a chocolate Easter egg gallery, from an outdoor jazz celebration to a mouthwatering ramen festival, here’s what’s on in Tokyo this month.

Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 9

ART | Chocolat de Easter

Wednesday, March 29 – Sunday, April 2

Chocolat de Easter will be held at the Daikanyama Hillside Terrace. In addition to beautiful, edible Easter-themed works of art from skilled chocolatiers, there will be a festive egg hunt and decorating events for kids. Open from 10 AM to 7 PM daily. Free entry.

18-8 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

FOOD | Craft Sake Week

Friday, April 7 Sunday, April 16

For one week, craft breweries take over Roppongi Hills Arena and give attendees a chance to taste Japanese liquors from all over the country. Craft Sake Week runs from 9 AM to noon daily.

¥3,500 six food and drink tickets included

6-9-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

FESTIVAL | Harukaze 2017

Saturday, April 1 Sunday, April 2

Alternative art and music label Harukaze welcomes spring with a free party called Springlove in Yoyogi Park. There will be musical performances, refreshments, goods for sale, and hanami all weekend long. Entry is free. The party is planned for noon to 8 PM Saturday and from 10 AM on Sunday.

2-2-3 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Monday, April 10 – Sunday, April 16

ART | Gentaro Ishizuka: Panorama

Tuesday, April 11 Sunday, April 16

Get inspired by photographer Gentaro Ishizuka’s landscape panoramas, on exhibition for a limited time in Spiral Garden (inside Spiral Building) in Aoyama. Entry is free. The gallery is open from 10 AM to 8 PM daily.

5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

CULTURE | Perfect Liars Club

Thursday, April 13

The Perfect Liars Club features four unbelievable stories, four believable storytellers, and one liar – it’s your job to find out who. The show is held at Good Heavens, a foreign-owned, self-proclaimed “British Bar” in Shimokitazawa. Starts at 8 PM (doors open at 7 PM).

¥2,000 at the door

5-32-5 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

ART | Marvel: Age of Heroes

Friday, April 7 Sunday, June 25

Legendary superhero franchisee Marvel is setting up an exhibition at Tokyo City View in Roppongi Hills. Marvel: Age of Heroes will include original artwork, costumes, set pieces, and special edition goods for sale. Tickets for advanced viewings now on sale.

¥1,500 general

6-9-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Monday, April 17 – Sunday, April 23

FOOD | Saikyo Ramen Fest

Thursday, March 30 Sunday, May 7

The second annual Saikyo Ramen Fest is here. Dozens of noodle shops are gathering to serve their own special brand of ramen all season long. Entry is free. Head to Shibahiro Park in Machida City from 11 AM to 9 PM daily.

1-20-23 Nakamachi, Machida-shi, Tokyo, Japan

FESTIVAL | Flower Dream in Tokyo

Saturday, April 22 Sunday, April 23

Tokyo Big Sight is hosting Flower Dream, a spring festival of flowers. Attendees will have the chance to purchase plants, sample themed treats, and attend beautiful exhibitions centered on flowers. Running from 1 PM to 7 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 6 PM on Sunday.

¥1,500/¥1,000 at the door/advance

3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan

NATURE | Kameido Tenjin Wisteria Festival

Late April

Kameido Tenjin Shrine will celebrate the blooming of their wisteria flowers in late April. The shrine is one of Tokyo’s most picturesque wisteria viewing spots.

3-6-1 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Monday, April 24 – Sunday, April 30

MUSIC | Jazz Auditoria 2017

Friday, April 28 Sunday, April 30

Jazz Auditoria is one of Tokyo’s best celebrations of jazz. Catch live performances, shop the local vendors, or join in on one of the many free events planned. Attendance and entry are free. Held in and around Waterras from 11 AM to 8:30 PM each day of the event.

2-101 Kanda-Awajicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

FESTIVAL | Okunitama Darkness Festival

Sunday, April 30 Saturday, May 6

The Darkness Festival (Kurayami Matsuri) at Okunitama Shrine is a Shinto celebration in which the mikoshi or portable shrines are carried in the dark. There will be vendors and festivities at the shrine on all festival dates, but the main mikoshi parade starts on May 5 at 6 PM and finishes at 4 AM.

3-3-1 Miyamachi, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo, Japan

SHOP | Minne Handmade Market

Friday, April 28 Saturday, April 29

The Minne Handmade Market is the largest handicraft market in Japan. There will be nearly 2,000 vendors selling edibles, wearables, and everything in between. The market will be open at Tokyo Big Sight’s East Hall 7 from 10 AM to 6 PM on Friday and until 5 PM on Saturday.

¥1,500 at the door

3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan