November 2019 events in Tokyo

Plan your November in Tokyo with our events calendar of the best things to do, including concerts, autumn foliage light-ups and art exhibits

By Time Out Tokyo Editors
Happo-en Autumn Lightup | Time Out Tokyo

November is the time to embrace all things autumnal in Tokyo – in addition to the seasonal foliage, you can look forward to Tori no Ichi markets, quirky food celebrations, plentiful sports events and early illumination shows.

Our November highlights

Open Space 2019
Art, Digital and interactive

Open Space 2019

NTT InterCommunication Center, Hatsudai

The Intercommunication Center has been hosting these annual, almost year-long media art exhibitions since 2006, and they are so on point that they sometimes end up eclipsing the cultural facility’s other concurrent exhibitions. The latest Open Space show, titled 'Alternative Views', takes a look at how our ideas and perceptions of the world are influenced by the alternative world views propagating through media and technology...

Tokyo Opera City
Photo: Tokyo Opera City
Music, Classical and opera

Tokyo Opera City – Lunchtime Concerts

Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Hatsudai

Head over to Tokyo Opera City's concert hall and enjoy their monthly lunchtime performance entirely free of charge. This 45-minute recital, which is part of the ‘Visual Organ Concert’ series, usually consists of four pieces...

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Things to do

Where to admire the autumn leaves in Tokyo

Every year, hordes of Tokyoites make the exodus out of town to classic autumn leaf watching spots like Kamakura, Nikko and Hakone. However, for those with no time to travel, there are plenty of gardens, parks and museums right here in the city to get your koyo fill from mid-to-late November. Here are our top picks of nightly light-ups, historic retreats and lesser-known viewing locations, all in or close to Tokyo. And for particularly energetic foliage-watchers, we recommend these scenic bike routes and these highlight hikes.