September is a hard month, it isn’t summer, and it isn’t fall. It is still hot, but cooling down. It is a good time to be outside, sort of, but everyone is tired from beer gardens over the summer and preparing for the upcoming fall colors, so not much is happening. That said, here are a few ways to eat your way through this September in Tokyo.
Can you say jerk chicken? I knew you could! The AACF is a date with food and entertainment with an Afro Caribean flair, join the crowd in Yoyogi Park for this exciting and delicious event.
8 and 9 September 2018
11:00am – 7:00pm
Venue: Yoyogi Park (map link)
Organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Taste of Tokyo is food, food, and more food. Heavy on local Tokyo flavors and ingredients, the Taste will also bring dishes from all over Japan and the rest of the world. There will, in short, be a lot of excellent food for any taste preference, and a healthy dose of craft sake and beers to cool the afternoon heat. Join for the food, stay for the entertainment and music! All dishes are 500 yen so pick up some coins and join 75,000 of your fellow Tokyoites at the Taste!
21, 22, and 23 September
Friday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
West Promenade – 3 Chome-7 Ariake, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0063 (map link)
Fiesta Mexicana in Odaiba Tokyo is unfortunately timed to coincide with the much more popular Taste of Tokyo above, but if you are after a nice tamale (and really, when am I not?!) then this may be the place for you. If you additionally crave Mexican wrestling… Luche Libre yourself to the west promenade in Odaiba, near the Aqua City shopping center.
22, 23, and 24 September
11:00am – 7:00pm
1 Chome-1 Aomi, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0091 (map link)