Japan Matsuri 祭り
Japan Matsuri is a one day event that has been held in London once a year since 2009 to celebrate Japanese culture. The day is full of shows, art, culture, food and celebration. It is a wonderful event that brings Japan to the UK.
Hyper Japan is more a celebration of Japan’s (mainly Tokyo’s) sub-culture. From anime, cosplay, and lolita singers to urban fashion; you get a small glimpse of popular culture in Japan.
Japanese conversation group (Japan Society)
A good way to practice your Japanese with Japanese people. It is held on the first Tuesday of each month at The Old Explorer near oxford street. The organizers have snacks and drinks prepared, and an activity for all to participate in (like writing a haiku!).
Japanese English Meetup
This is held once a month on the second Tuesday of each month. It’s a good way for those learning Japanese to practice outside of the classroom with Japanese people. In comparison to Japan Society’s meet up it is more informal. Find out more on their Facebook page!