Earth Day Tokyo is back once again this spring, on April 21 (Sat) and 22 (Sun), 2018. This year marks the 18th annual Earth Day Tokyo, the weekend-long event celebrating Earth Day. Yoyogi Park has been Japan's largest site for Earth Day related festivities since Earth Day Tokyo's inception in the year 2000. An estimated 120,000 people gather at the park each spring for the environmentally-friendly event. One of the main themes of this year's celebration is aiming to create a sustainable society where diverse lives are connected, living together in harmony. Visitors to the event can look forward to lively music, healthy food, a robust open air market, and more.
Earth Day: A Global Celebration
The first Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 as a global effort to protect the environment. However, it wasn't until 1990 that Japan officially began its own Earth Day celebrations. Today, over 175 countries across the world participate in Earth Day related events. Throughout the weekend, a variety of earth and environmentally related events are scheduled to take place around the world, including Tokyo.
This Year’s Earth Day Festivities in Yoyogi Park
Past festivities at Earth Day Tokyo have included lectures on topics such as sustainable energy and world peace, as well as performances by various music and dance acts. From 7:30-8:45 p.m. on March 21, this is followed by a “Candle Night of Peace.”
The 2018 Earth Day will also feature a variety of entertainment, as well as a variety of delicious foods that are GMO-free, featuring seasonal ingredients that are healthy and environmentally-friendly. A number of NGO and NPO groups will also be in attendance.
This is an excellent option for the environmentally conscious person, or for anyone seeking a family-friendly event this spring in the Tokyo area. With an estimated 120,000 people in attendance, it is sure to be a lively event.
When and where is Tokyo Earth Day 2018?
The festival will take place rain or shine on April 21 and April 22, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Event Area and the Keyaki Namiki (Zelkova tree) Area, both of which are located toward the south side of Yoyogi Park, walking distance from Harajuku Station and Meijijingu-Mae Station Admission is free of charge, so stop by and check it out for yourself!
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
Share this article.
Japanese Dango Snacks: Enjoying Mount Takao's Top 4 Specialty Dango and the Breathtaking View!
Tokyo Trip: Most Popular Zoos, Aquariums & Botanical Gardens in Tokyo and Surroundings (August 2019 Ranking)
Weird Japanese Food: These Americans Couldn't Handle it - Could You?!
Easy Japanese Phrases: Guide to Making Restaurant Reservations in Japan!
Tokyo Trip: Most Popular Discount Stores in Tokyo and Surroundings (August 2019 Ranking)
Tokyo Game Show 2019: Insider Highlights and Top Insights
Complete Monthly Japanese Flowers Guide: Where to See Flowers in Japan During Any Season! (2019-2020 Edition)
Solace in Shibuya Tokyo: Exploring the Must-Visit Serenity of Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu)
Colors of Early Spring: Tokyo's Festivals and Flower Viewing Spots in February (2020)
Atami 1-Day Itinerary: Exploring Japan's Castle & Hot Springs Resort Town Near Tokyo!
Strolling Through Aoyama Tokyo: 5 Must-Visit Places!
Tokyo Travel Tips: 10 Important Phrases to Know Before You Enter a Japanese Convenience Store!
- #best ramen tokyo
- #what to buy in ameyoko
- #what to bring to japan
- #new years in tokyo
- #best izakaya shinjuku
- #things to do tokyo
- #japanese nail trends
- #what to do in odaiba
- #onsen tattoo friendly tokyo
- #best sushi ginza
- #japanese convenience store snacks
- #best yakiniku shibuya
- #japanese fashion culture
- #best japanese soft drinks