If there’s something I wish I knew about a bit earlier, it would be attending events t Yoyogi Park. You can actually find out about these events through the Google search engine. But usually every weekend, at least that’s what it seemed like haha, they have an event there and from my experience, it was during May-June, there were cultural events. For instance, the events I attended were the Laos Festival, Thai Festival, and Reggae Festival.
Why Laos? Well I’m half Lao and I was really craving some delicious Lao food lol. They had a celeb from Laos there and lots of Laotian food. But as many of you may know, Laos, Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamese food are very similar, thus there were many popular Southeast Asian dishes there. For example, I had some delicious Pho and enjoyed a nice coconut drink and mango durian ice cream.
The difference from the Laos festival and Thai was there were more people at the Thai festival lol, but is understandable. Thai is a bit more on the map thanks to popular media like The Hangover 2. Oh and better food selection.
Now the reggae festival, titled, “One Love,” was off the chain!! Excuse my jump back into the 90s, but furrealz I had a great time at this one. Reggae culture is part of my childhood. I woke up every Sunday morning to my father blasting Bob Marley on the speakers. And thank God I caught this one on video. Well, hahaha I caught them all on video!! But yah, I bought a skirt and bracelet from this one and also ate some delicious Ghanaian food ya’ll!! Also if you’re black, not gonna, you feel a bit at home at this one haha. Oh and people were even doing cornrolls for 500 yen (6-7 US dollars) LMAO. But for realz guys I totally recommend this festival; it’s a great mix of many cultures, not only the Africans lol, but many Japanese and all the other ethnicities residing in Tokyo. Did I mention you get to see so many cute mixed kids??!!
Where you’re in Tokyo, look up the events at Yoyogi Park. There should be something going on lol. Oh and keep in mind this isn’t the Yoyogi Park “Park”, but the event space you pass on your way to the NHK building as you’re heading to Shibuya. There should be directions on the website you use :]