Today (October 1st) is 「都民の日」 (Tokyo Residents’ Day).
I wrote about this day last year (Click here to read it).
Students in Tokyo have the day off today, and public zoos, aquariums and museums offer free admission today (private ones normally don’t).
If you’re in Tokyo and you want to go somewhere free (and don’t mind the inevitable crowd)…here’s a list of places in Tokyo offering free admission on October 1st every year (there may be others…these are the ones I remember off hand):
– Koishikawa Korakuen
– Tama Zoo
– Ueno Zoo
– Tokyo Sea Life Park
– Inokashira Zoo
– Yumenoshima Greenhouse
– Edo-Tokyo Museum
– Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum