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April 2017 events in Tokyo

Plan your April in Tokyo with our events calendar of the best things to do, including spring festivals, Golden Week fun, concerts and art exhibits

Unless you have serious cedar pollen allergy, April is one of the nicest months in Tokyo: the weather is usually very agreeable, tasty festivals and other outdoor events abound, and there may even be a few cherry blossoms left on the trees here and there. April is also the time for highlights like Tokyo Rainbow Week, Earth Day and Zushi's Beach Film Festival, all centred around the first half of the Golden Week holiday at the end of the month. Make sure you don't miss out with our guide to the top events going on in Tokyo this April.  

Our April highlights


Marvel: Age of Heroes

The massive comic book franchise responsible for Spider-Man, Avengers, X-Men and so many more superheroes is bringing its world to the top of Roppongi Hills for this springtime mega-show, a retrospective covering the history of Marvel from the 1939 founding of predecessor Timely Publications all the way up to the 'Secret Wars' era...

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Tokyo City View , Roppongi Until Sunday June 25 2017

Chanoyu: The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan

In Japan, sipping tea can be almost like a performing art; in addition to the closely choreographed tea ceremony itself, the entire culture surrounding it – including the various utensils used – are the result of centuries of refinement and unhurried evolution. Taking a look at this legacy from a '21st-century perspective', the National Museum's spring exhibit delves deep into the history of the tea ceremony...

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Tokyo National Museum , Ueno Until Sunday June 4 2017

The Art of Disney – The Magic of Animation

Get ready to nourish your inner child at this exhibition dedicated to all things Disney, as Odaiba's Miraikan will be displaying over 450 animation sketches and storyboards related to films from the old-timer Steamboat Willy to brand new fare in the form of Moana. The history of Disney animation is synonymous with that of the latest technologies in the field...

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National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation , Aomi Until Sunday September 24 2017