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If you are a fan of Kyary, Korean meals or standard Japanese festivals, you’re in for an great weekend in Tokyo. You can get pleasure from all of the above with no spending anything much more than train fare. Here’s what’s happening and exactly where.

1st off, the Shinagawa Shukuba Matsuri on Saturday and Sunday is a exciting festival exactly where you can see colourful renditions of samurai, geisha and other historical characters parading via the streets. For these in Ikebukuro, the massive-scale Fukuro Festival is also a chance to catch a glimpse of classic Japanese culture. The first of this two-part occasion occurs this weekend. There will be transportable shrines (mikoshi), taiko drumming, lion dances, yosakoi and eisa dance, and practically absolutely a variety of food on sticks (we admit, we’re a bit obsessed with meals on skewers, but come on, who wouldn’t want to attempt an impaled banana with eyes?).

Foodie cheapos will most likely want to have a wander about the Sri Lanka Festival in Ariake, while fans of Korean meals may be keen on sampling fresh kimchi and other staples at the Nikkan Festival. Held simultaneously in Tokyo and Seoul, the event is all about bringing Japan and Korea closer. The version here features taekwondo, dance and K-pop in addition to the hearty spicy grub.

Cheapo fans of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (why is her name so tough to spell?!) rejoice – you can see the pop star execute as component of the Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival, a celebration/showcase of Japan’s export culture/we’re-not-truly-certain-what-it-is at the Tokyo Taikukan on Sunday. Non-Japanese men and women get in for cost-free – and even get free meals. You just need to have to register.

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