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2017

Jul 15, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017

Ueno Summer Festival

Location: Shinobazuno-ike Pond, Suijo Ongaku-do (lakefront concert hall), Ueno Park, Shinobazuno-ike lakeside, etc.

The summer festival in Ueno features a different event everyday, like a toro nagashi paper-lantern f...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Jul 26, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017

Kagurazaka Matsuri Festival (Japanese Lantern Plant Market and Awa-odori Dance)

The backstreets of Kagurazaka are full of atmosphere and fun to explore. And the Kagurazaka Matsuri ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Jul 29, 2017 

Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri Festival

Location: Around Shinjuku Station East and West Exits

The Eisa Matsuri Festival originates in Okinawa as a ritual of kyu bon (old bon), to honor the spiri...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Jul 29, 2017 

Sumida River Fireworks Festival

Location: Venue 1: Sakura-bashi Bridge downstream–Kototoi-bashi Bridge upstream, Venue 2: Komagata-bashi Bridge downstream–Umaya-bashi Bridge upstream

The history of the Sumida River Fireworks Festival dates far back to 1733. Although suspended on sev...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Aug 2, 2017 - Aug 5, 2017

Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple Noryo Bon Odori Taikai

Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple hosts an annual bon-odori dance for four days between late July and early A...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Aug 3, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017

67th Fussa Tanabata Festival

Location: Area around Fussa Station (West Exit)

August is the peak of summer, when the familiar annual event of the Tanabata Festival in Fussa is he...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Aug 4, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017

Antique Jamboree

Location: Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Hall 1

Known as the largest antique event in Japan, the Antique Jamboree welcomes as many as 500 unique ven...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Aug 4, 2017 - Aug 8, 2017

Asagaya Tanabata Matsuri Festival

Location: Seven shopping streets including Asagaya Pearl Center

Asagaya Tanabata Matsuri is known nationwide as one of the three greatest festivals of its kind in J...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Aug 4, 2017 

Chiyoda-ku Noryo no Yube (Lantern Floating Event) 

Location: Chidori-ga-fuchi Boat Pier

On this day, some 600 lanterns sway in the moat of the Imperial Palace against a backdrop of the for...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Aug 5, 2017 

Nogi-jinja Shrine Summer Festival

The Nogi-jinja Shrine Summer Festival features retro lighting and costumes replicating the matsuri a...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 15, 2017

Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri (Tomioka Hanchiman-gu reisai) Festival

Location: At and around Tomioka Hachiman-gu Shrine

The annual festival at Tomioka Hachiman-gu Shrine, which is held around 15th August, is also known a...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Aug 12, 2017 

Asakusa Summer Night Festival—Toro Nagashi (Paper Lantern Floating)

Location: Near to Azuma-bashi bridge

Toro Nagashi is a symbol of summer with the soothing beauty of paper lanterns floating along the tra...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Aug 19, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017

Kiyose Sunflower Festival

Location: Ishii Farm, Kodera Farm, etc.

The Kiyose Sunflower Festival started in 2008 to offer a sweeping view of brilliant yellow under the...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017

15th Hibiya Park Marunouchi Ondo Bon-odori Dance Festival

Location: Hibiya Park fountain and second flower garden

Every year, a huge crowd flocks to the urban bon-odori dance festival held in the osasis of Tokyo, H...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 

36th Asakusa Samba Carnival Parade and Contest

Location: Umamichi-dori Street and Kaminarimon-dori Street

The largest samba carnival in Japan is a perfect finale to summer in Asakusa. The event attracts aut...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017

Koenji Awa-odori Dance

Location: Along the shopping streets north and south of JR Koenji Station

The Koenji Awa-odori Dance has grown to be counted as a major summer event of Tokyo. The 56th event...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017

51th Azabu-Juban Noryo-matsuri Festival

Azabu-Juban at first glance retains the lively and artistic shitamachi (downtown) feel of Edo-period...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017

Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi Festival2017

The Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri festival brings the traditional yosakoi dance from its birthpl...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Early-2017.9 - Late-2017.10

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2016

Location: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony welcomes even novices in the Japanese tea ceremony to experience the cultur...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Early-2017.9 - Mid-2017.9

The 15th TOKYO JAZZ

Location: Tokyo International Forum Hall A

The Tokyo Jazz Festival is the largest jazz event in Japan. This authentic jazz festival captivates ...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Mid-2017.9 - Late-2017.9

Meguro Kumin Matsuri (Meguro Sun Festival)

Meguro Kumin Matsuri (Meguro Sun Festival) is one of the largest festivals in Meguro-ku, comprising ...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Mid-2017.9 - Late-2017.9

Nezujinja shrine Annual Grand Festival

Location: Nezujinja shrin

Nezujinja shrine is renowned for the approximately 3,000 rhododendron plants that bloom there during...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Mid-2017.9 - Late-2017.9

17th Fiesta Mexicana 2016 in Odaiba Tokyo

Location: West Promenade, Daiba, Minato-ku

Fiesta Mexicana is an annual event which celebrates Mexico's Independence Day (September 16). Manage...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Sep 16, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017

Hagi (Bush Clover) Festival

Location: Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens

The event invites people to spend a day at the gardens and enjoy the tasteful elegance of fall plant...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Late-2017.9 

Shinagawa Shukuba-matsuri Festival

Shinagawa Shukuba Matsuri is a festival for celebrating the tradition and culture of Shinagawa, an a...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Late-2017.9 

Fukuro Matsuri (Ikebukuro Festival)

Location: Event space in front of the Ikebukuro Station West Exit and other areas around the station

Fukuro Matsuri (Ikebukuro Festival) was launched in 1968 by four shop associations in the Ikebukuro ...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Sep 27, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017

Okunitama Jinja Shrine Autumn Festival/Chestnut Festival

Location: Okunitama Jinja Shrine

The Chestnut Festival, the Autumn Festival of Okunitama Jinja Shrine, is as its name indicates a fes...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Sep 30, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017

Festival/Tokyo 17

Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Owl Spot Theater

Festival/Tokyo (F/T), one of the largest international performing arts events in Japan, presents the...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Mid-2017.10 

Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

Oeshiki is a Buddhist festival commemorating the anniversary of Saint Nichiren's death. Although it ...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Mid-2017.10 

Tokyo Yosakoi

Location: Ikebukuro West Exit special event site and various other locations in the vicinity of Ikebukuro Station

Tokyo Yosakoi is organized by four shop associations in the Ikebukuro Station West Exit area in Octo...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017

Nihombashi Ebisu-ko Bettara-ichi (Pickle Fair)

Location: Takarada Ebisu Jinja Shrine

Held around Takarada Ebisu Jinja Shrine and its vicinity, this fair is a popular seasonal event in t...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Late-2017.10 - Mid-2017.11

Tokyo Ramen Show 2016

Location: Central Plaza, Komazawa Olympic Park

Tokyo Ramen Show is one of Japan’s largest outdoor events dedicated to ramen noodles. It presents, i...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Late-2017.10 

Kiba no kakunori (Kiba square log rolling)

Location: Koto City Resident Festival: Kiba Park Event Pond

The Kiba area of Koto-ku derives its name from the once prolific lumberyards and warehouses. (Kiba i...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Late-2017.10 - Mid-2017.11

Takahata-fudoson Kiku Matsuri (Kongo-ji Temple Chrysanthemum Festival)

Location: Takahata-fudoson Temple

Takahata-fudoson Kongo-ji Temple is hosting in its premises a chrysanthemum festival. Chrysanthemum...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Late-2017.10 - Early-2017.11

Kanda Used Book Festival

*Cancelled in case of rain This festival is the largest annual event in the Jinbo-cho district in...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Early-2017.11 - Late-2017.11

Asakusa Tori-no-ichi Fair

Tori-no-ichi is an annual traditional festival held at shrines and temples nationwide on set days (r...

Updated: December 12, 2016

Early-2017.11 - Mid-2017.11

Chrysanthemum Exhibition

The Chrysanthemum Exhibition at Shinjuku Gyoen is a series of flower beds arranged under temporary c...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Early-2017.11 - Late-2017.11

Mt. Takao Autumn Leaves Festival

The autumn leaves are most striking on Mt. Takao from November 1st to November 30th, and during this...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 23, 2017

Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri (Chrysanthemum Festival)

Location: Yushima Tenmangu Shrine's precincts

The Bunkyo Chrysanthemum Festival is held at Yushima Tenjin Shrine, which is widely known as the dei...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 23, 2017

Tokyo Metropolitan Tourism Chrysanthemum Exhibition

Location: Hibiya Park Kusachi Hiroba

Chrysanthemum exhibitions are held throughout Japan in the autumn. Among these, the Tokyo Metropolit...

Updated: February 2, 2017

Mid-2017.11 

Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour 2016

O-edo Tour turns the streets of Kagurazaka into a showcase for various traditional Japanese performi...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Mid-2017.11 

Hachioji Ginkgo Festival

Location: between Oiwake-cho and Kobotoke Sekisho (checking station), Precincts of Ryonan Park

Those gingko trees were planted along the streets when the city expanded the Tama Goryo in the Showa...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Late-2017.11 - Mid-2017.12

Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Location: Rikugien Gardens

Rikugien Gardens is one of the most known daimyo teien (garden of feudal lord) from the Edo Period, ...

Updated: December 12, 2016

Late-2017.11 

Doburoku Matsuri

Location: Koami Jinja shrine

Koami Jinja is one of the few existing shrines constructed with bishu-hinoki (cypress) in Chuo-ward ...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Late-2017.11 - Late-2017.12

Festival of Light 2016

Location: Takenotsuka Station area : Trees along the road from Takenotsuka Station to Motofuchie Park

Hikari no Saiten (Festival of Light) is given a big revamp this year. A new tree embellished with fu...

Updated: December 12, 2016

Early-2017.12 - Late-2017.12

Showakinen Park Winter Vista Illumination

Showa Kinen Park stages an illumination display based on a different theme each year. The main theme...

Updated: December 12, 2016

Dec 6, 2017 

Oji Kumade Ichi (bamboo rake festival at Oji Shrine)

Location: Oji Shrine

Tori-no-Ichi, or the Rooster Fair, is held nationwide in November (some areas hold it in December) a...

Updated: December 12, 2016

Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

New Year countdown & Japan’s earliest beach opening ceremony

Location: Ogamiyama-koen Park Festival Plaza (3-min. walk from Ogasawara-maru passenger waiting area)

A New Year count down party will be held on December 31st on Chichijima Island of the Ogasawara Isla...

Updated: January 1, 2017

2018

Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

New Year countdown & Japan’s earliest beach opening ceremony

Location: Ogamiyama-koen Park Festival Plaza (3-min. walk from Ogasawara-maru passenger waiting area)

A New Year count down party will be held on December 31st on Chichijima Island of the Ogasawara Isla...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Early-2018.1 - Mid-2018.1

Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2017-Traditional festivals and regional dishes from across Japan-

Furusato Matsuri Tokyo presents traditional festivals and famous specialties from across Japan at To...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Jan 1, 2018 

Hatsumode

Location: Meiji Jingu Shrine

Many people in Japan visit a temple on December 31, welcome the New Year with the sound of the joya ...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Jan 2, 2018 

First Ride

The First Ride is an event held at the Miura Fishing Port of Tako Bay on January 2nd every year to p...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Mid-2018.1 

Tondo-yaki

Location: Torikoe Jinja Shrine

Originated in the Heian period, this traditional event is held to burn used new year ornaments such ...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Mid-2018.1 

Daikoku Matsuri Festival

Location: Kanda Myojin Shrine

Many people from all over Japan visit Kanda Myojin Shrine to make new year's wishes, praying for saf...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Jan 12, 2018 

Ome Daruma Market

Ome Daruma Market is held on January 12th every year, and is a famous winter tradition of the city o...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Late-2018.1 - Late-2018.3

Izu Oshima Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia) Festival

Location: Izu Oshima

This island-wide event is inspired by the camellia flowers are a famous product from Izu Oshima. The...

Updated: March 3, 2017

Late-2018.1 

Usokae Shinji (Bullfinch exchange) Ritual

Location: Kameido Tenjin Shine

Kameido Tenjin Shrine - which is known as the Deity of Chrysanthemums - has long served a central ro...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Jan 28, 2018 

Hatsu Fudo (Daruma Doll Fair)

Location: Takahatafudoson Kongoji Temple

Takahata Fudoson Temple is one of the Kanto region's three main temples to the deity Fudo Myoo. It's...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Feb 3, 2018 

Setsubun-e Celebration

Location: Sensoji Temple

One of the most famous parts of Setsubun is the bean tossing that takes place at shrines and temples...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Feb 3, 2018 

"Daruma Kuyo" at Nishi-Arai Daishi Temple

Location: Nishi-Arai Daishi Temple

"Daruma Kuyo" is a traditional event since 1954 at Nishi-Arai Daishi, an old famous temple, the orig...

Updated: February 2, 2017

Feb 3, 2018 

Ukera Shinto Ritual

Location: Gojo Tenjinja Shrine

This ritual is held on Setsubun to drive out evil spirits, and is based on the worship of the deity ...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Mid-2018.2 - Early-2018.3

Bunkyo Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin)

Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin) has been beloved since the Edo period as a famous place to ...

Updated: March 3, 2017

Mid-2018.2 - Early-2018.3

Setagaya Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Hanegi Park

Koto instrument performances, haiku classes, matcha tea ceremonies, rice cake pounding, and other ev...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Mid-2018.2 - Early-2018.3

The Ohme 30 & 10 km Road Race

Location: Okutama Kaido Avenue, Kyu-Ome Kaido Avenue and other streets in Ome City

The Ohme 30 & 10 km Road Race is one of the major citizen marathon races in Japan. The race expects ...

Updated: February 2, 2017

Mid-2018.2 

Kite Market

Location: Oji Inari Jinja Shrine

A Kite Market is held on the Day of the Horse every February. This event is inspired by the common p...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Mid-2018.2 

Gourmet Run in Symbol Promenade Park, Tokyo

This collaboration event allows you to enjoy running and gourmet foods at the same time. You can mak...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Late-2018.2 

Tokyo Marathon 2017

Location: Tokyo Metropolitan - Gyoko-dori Street, in front of Tokyo Station

Many people have applied to participate in Tokyo Marathon, in which 36,000 people run around famous ...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Early-2018.3 

Edo Nagashibina (Floating Ceremony of Paper Hina Dolls)

Location: Azumabashi Bridge Shinsui Terrace and Sumida Park

Nagashibina is a ceremony in which disasters that can befall children are imbued in human-shaped dol...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018

Daruma Doll Fair

Location: Jindaiji Temple

The Jindaiji Temple Daruma Doll Fair is a famous part of spring in Tokyo. The official name of this ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Mid-2018.3 

Yoshino-Baigo Citizen Festival

Location: Kamishirobashi Street

This festival is held every year on a Sunday in mid-March, the peak season for Japanese plum blossom...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Mid-2018.3 

Fire-walking Festival (Hiwatari-sai) at Mt. Takao

Location: Takaosan Yakuoin Temple

Takaosan Yakuoin Temple is an old Buddhist temple located atop Mt. Takao and is known as one of thre...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Mid-2018.3 - Mid-2018.4

NIHONBASHI SAKURA FESTIVAL

Nihonbashi Sakura Festival features a series of spring events for admiring sakura, or cherry blossom...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Mar 18, 2018 

Kinryu no mai (golden dragon dance)

Kinryu no mai, or golden dragon dance, was named after Mt. Kinryu-zan, the honorific name prefixed t...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Mar 18, 2018 

Asakusa Kannon Jigen-e

Location: Sensoji Temple

On March 18 in the year 628, two fishermen brothers were catching fish in Edoura (the Sumidagawa Riv...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Late-2018.3 - Early-2018.4

Toshimaen Cherry Blossom Festival

Somei-yoshino cherry trees and double-blossom cherry trees bloom inside the park, and this is one of...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Late-2018.3 - Early-2018.4

Sakura Festival in Chiyoda

Location: Chidorigafuchi moat greenery path between Kudan-ue and Sanbancho

The Sakura Festival in Chiyoda is held each year between late March and early April in a spot celebr...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Late-2018.3 - Early-2018.4

Ueno Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)

Location: Ueno Park and other locations

Lined endlessly with a number of cherry trees, Ueno Parks main street is probably the first place th...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Late-2018.3 - Early-2018.4

Weeping cherry tree and feudal lord's garden light-up event

Location: Rikugien Gardens

At Rikugien Garden, the shidare zakura (weeping cherry tree) and feudal lord's garden are lit up, cr...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Late-2018.3 - Early-2018.4

Freesia Festival in Hachijojima Island

The Freesia Festival is back again in the island with a fresh scent filled all around. Only viewing ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Late-2018.3 - Early-2018.4

Sumida Park Sakura-matsuri Festival

The Sumidagawa River is a celebrated destination for admiring cherry blossoms since the premodern Ed...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Late-2018.3 - Early-2018.4

Bokutei Sakura-matsuri Festival

The Sumidagawa River became the most celebrated destination for admiring cherry blossoms in Edo, or ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Early-2018.4 - Early-2018.5

Bunkyo Azalea Festival (Tsutsuji Matsuri)

Location: Nedujinja Shrine

Believed to have been established more than 1,900 years ago by Yamato Takeru-no Mikoto, Nezu Shrine ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Apr 8, 2018 

Hana Matsuri (Floral Festival)

Location: Sensoji Temple

This event celebrates "Bussho-e", Buddha's birthday, and is commonly known as "Hana Matsuri". A pain...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Mid-2018.4 

Motor Sport Japan 2017 Festival in Odaiba

Motor Sport Japan is one of the largest events in the country, designed to promote the glamour of ca...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Mid-2018.4 

Asakusa Yabusame (Horseback archery)

Location: Sumida Park

The Asakusa school of Yabusame or the horseback archery had been practiced as a New Year event in th...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Mid-2018.4 

Mt. Takao Annual Spring Festival

Location: Mt. Takao Yakuoin Temple

Mt. Takao, standing some 600 meters above sea level, is an oasis of nature in Tokyo that attracts 2....

Updated: May 5, 2017

Mid-2018.4 

Shirasagi-no Mai (White Heron Dance)

Location: Sensoji Temple

Shirasagi-no Mai is a ceremonial parade inaugurated in November 1968 by the Asakusa Tourist Federati...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Mid-2018.4 

Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura-matsuri Festival (Edo Yoshiwara Oiran-dochu Procession)

Ichiyo Sakura Matsuri is one of the three great festivals of Asakusa Kannon-ura. Each year, crowds f...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Mid-2018.4 

Daidai Kagura

Daidai Kagura is a traditional performing art presented before Shinto gods. Legend says the ritual a...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Late-2018.4 - Early-2018.5

Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival

Location: Kameido Tenjin Shrine

Wisteria flowers begin blooming all at once in late April. These lovely lavender-colored flowers are...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Apr 30, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Okunitama Jinja Shrine: Kurayami Matsuri (Darkness Festival)

Location: Okunitama Jinja Shrine

Okunitama Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Tokyo that is located in the center of Fuchu City. ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Early-2018.5 - Mid-2018.5

Kanda-matsuri Festival

Location: Kanda Myojin

Kanda-matsuri Festival is one of the three largest festivals in Edo, and indeed in all of Japan. The...

Updated: May 5, 2017

May 7, 2018 - May 8, 2018

Musashi-mitake Jinja Shrine Hinode Festival

The Hinode (Sunrise) Festival is the annual spring festival of Musashi-mitake Jinja Shrine. It has t...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Mid-2018.5 - Mid-2018.6

Spring Rose Festival

Location: Kyu Furukawa Gardens

Designated as a national place of scenic beauty, the Kyu Furukawa Gardens is a rare spot that preser...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Mid-2018.5 

Sanja Matsuri (Sanja-sama)

Location: Asakusa Jinja Shrine

According to a legend, Hinokuma brothers Hamanari and Takenari pulled a Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) st...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Mid-2018.5 

The 70th Tokyo Minato Matsuri

Tokyo Minato Matsuri is held in and around the Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal. Tokyo Minato Matsuri ...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Mid-2018.6 - Late-2018.6

Musashi Mitake-jinja Shrine Public Performances of Kagura and Gagaku Music and Dance

Musashi Mitake-jinja Shrine’s traditional Daidai Kagura music and dance has been passed down for ove...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Mid-2018.6 

Vietnam Festival 2017

Vietnam Festival is scheduled to invite again this year leading entertainers from Vietnam to present...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Mid-2018.6 - Late-2018.6

Fussa Firefly Festival

The “Fussa Hotaru (Firefly) Festival” takes place in Fussa with the coming of early summer. Approxim...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Early-2018.7 

Hachioji Summer Market

Hachioji Summer Market takes place on Nishi Hoshasen U-Road, running from Hachioji Station North Exi...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Jul 9, 2018 - Jul 10, 2018

Hozuki-Ichi (Ground Cherry Pod Fair) at Senso-ji Temple

Location: Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple, built in 628, is said to be the oldest temple in Tokyo. This is a popular spot amon...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Mid-2018.7 

Africa Hibiya Festival

Africa Hibiya Festival presents a fun experience of African culture through offerings including a fo...

Updated: June 6, 2017

January

2018

Days:Dec 31, 2017
- Jan 1, 2018

New Year countdown & Japan’s earliest beach opening ceremony

Location: Ogamiyama-koen Park Festival Plaza (3-min. walk from Ogasawara-maru passenger waiting area)

A New Year count down party will be held on December 31st on Chichijima Island of the Ogasawara Isla...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Days:Early-2018.1
- Mid-2018.1

Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2017-Traditional festivals and regional dishes from across Japan-

Furusato Matsuri Tokyo presents traditional festivals and famous specialties from across Japan at To...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Days:Jan 1, 2018
 

Hatsumode

Location: Meiji Jingu Shrine

Many people in Japan visit a temple on December 31, welcome the New Year with the sound of the joya ...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Days:Jan 2, 2018
 

First Ride

The First Ride is an event held at the Miura Fishing Port of Tako Bay on January 2nd every year to p...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.1
 

Tondo-yaki

Location: Torikoe Jinja Shrine

Originated in the Heian period, this traditional event is held to burn used new year ornaments such ...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.1
 

Daikoku Matsuri Festival

Location: Kanda Myojin Shrine

Many people from all over Japan visit Kanda Myojin Shrine to make new year's wishes, praying for saf...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Days:Jan 12, 2018
 

Ome Daruma Market

Ome Daruma Market is held on January 12th every year, and is a famous winter tradition of the city o...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Late-2018.1
- Late-2018.3

Izu Oshima Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia) Festival

Location: Izu Oshima

This island-wide event is inspired by the camellia flowers are a famous product from Izu Oshima. The...

Updated: March 3, 2017

Days:Late-2018.1
 

Usokae Shinji (Bullfinch exchange) Ritual

Location: Kameido Tenjin Shine

Kameido Tenjin Shrine - which is known as the Deity of Chrysanthemums - has long served a central ro...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Days:Jan 28, 2018
 

Hatsu Fudo (Daruma Doll Fair)

Location: Takahatafudoson Kongoji Temple

Takahata Fudoson Temple is one of the Kanto region's three main temples to the deity Fudo Myoo. It's...

Updated: January 1, 2017

February

2018

Days:Late-2018.1
- Late-2018.3

Izu Oshima Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia) Festival

Location: Izu Oshima

This island-wide event is inspired by the camellia flowers are a famous product from Izu Oshima. The...

Updated: March 3, 2017

Days:Feb 3, 2018
 

Setsubun-e Celebration

Location: Sensoji Temple

One of the most famous parts of Setsubun is the bean tossing that takes place at shrines and temples...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Feb 3, 2018
 

"Daruma Kuyo" at Nishi-Arai Daishi Temple

Location: Nishi-Arai Daishi Temple

"Daruma Kuyo" is a traditional event since 1954 at Nishi-Arai Daishi, an old famous temple, the orig...

Updated: February 2, 2017

Days:Feb 3, 2018
 

Ukera Shinto Ritual

Location: Gojo Tenjinja Shrine

This ritual is held on Setsubun to drive out evil spirits, and is based on the worship of the deity ...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.2
- Early-2018.3

Bunkyo Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin)

Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin) has been beloved since the Edo period as a famous place to ...

Updated: March 3, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.2
- Early-2018.3

Setagaya Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Hanegi Park

Koto instrument performances, haiku classes, matcha tea ceremonies, rice cake pounding, and other ev...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.2
- Early-2018.3

The Ohme 30 & 10 km Road Race

Location: Okutama Kaido Avenue, Kyu-Ome Kaido Avenue and other streets in Ome City

The Ohme 30 & 10 km Road Race is one of the major citizen marathon races in Japan. The race expects ...

Updated: February 2, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.2
 

Kite Market

Location: Oji Inari Jinja Shrine

A Kite Market is held on the Day of the Horse every February. This event is inspired by the common p...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.2
 

Gourmet Run in Symbol Promenade Park, Tokyo

This collaboration event allows you to enjoy running and gourmet foods at the same time. You can mak...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Late-2018.2
 

Tokyo Marathon 2017

Location: Tokyo Metropolitan - Gyoko-dori Street, in front of Tokyo Station

Many people have applied to participate in Tokyo Marathon, in which 36,000 people run around famous ...

Updated: June 6, 2017

March

2018

Days:Late-2018.1
- Late-2018.3

Izu Oshima Tsubaki Matsuri (Camellia) Festival

Location: Izu Oshima

This island-wide event is inspired by the camellia flowers are a famous product from Izu Oshima. The...

Updated: March 3, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.2
- Early-2018.3

Bunkyo Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin)

Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin) has been beloved since the Edo period as a famous place to ...

Updated: March 3, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.2
- Early-2018.3

Setagaya Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Hanegi Park

Koto instrument performances, haiku classes, matcha tea ceremonies, rice cake pounding, and other ev...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.2
- Early-2018.3

The Ohme 30 & 10 km Road Race

Location: Okutama Kaido Avenue, Kyu-Ome Kaido Avenue and other streets in Ome City

The Ohme 30 & 10 km Road Race is one of the major citizen marathon races in Japan. The race expects ...

Updated: February 2, 2017

Days:Early-2018.3
 

Edo Nagashibina (Floating Ceremony of Paper Hina Dolls)

Location: Azumabashi Bridge Shinsui Terrace and Sumida Park

Nagashibina is a ceremony in which disasters that can befall children are imbued in human-shaped dol...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Mar 3, 2018
- Mar 4, 2018

Daruma Doll Fair

Location: Jindaiji Temple

The Jindaiji Temple Daruma Doll Fair is a famous part of spring in Tokyo. The official name of this ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.3
 

Yoshino-Baigo Citizen Festival

Location: Kamishirobashi Street

This festival is held every year on a Sunday in mid-March, the peak season for Japanese plum blossom...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.3
 

Fire-walking Festival (Hiwatari-sai) at Mt. Takao

Location: Takaosan Yakuoin Temple

Takaosan Yakuoin Temple is an old Buddhist temple located atop Mt. Takao and is known as one of thre...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.3
- Mid-2018.4

NIHONBASHI SAKURA FESTIVAL

Nihonbashi Sakura Festival features a series of spring events for admiring sakura, or cherry blossom...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Mar 18, 2018
 

Kinryu no mai (golden dragon dance)

Kinryu no mai, or golden dragon dance, was named after Mt. Kinryu-zan, the honorific name prefixed t...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Mar 18, 2018
 

Asakusa Kannon Jigen-e

Location: Sensoji Temple

On March 18 in the year 628, two fishermen brothers were catching fish in Edoura (the Sumidagawa Riv...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Toshimaen Cherry Blossom Festival

Somei-yoshino cherry trees and double-blossom cherry trees bloom inside the park, and this is one of...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Sakura Festival in Chiyoda

Location: Chidorigafuchi moat greenery path between Kudan-ue and Sanbancho

The Sakura Festival in Chiyoda is held each year between late March and early April in a spot celebr...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Ueno Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)

Location: Ueno Park and other locations

Lined endlessly with a number of cherry trees, Ueno Parks main street is probably the first place th...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Weeping cherry tree and feudal lord's garden light-up event

Location: Rikugien Gardens

At Rikugien Garden, the shidare zakura (weeping cherry tree) and feudal lord's garden are lit up, cr...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Freesia Festival in Hachijojima Island

The Freesia Festival is back again in the island with a fresh scent filled all around. Only viewing ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Sumida Park Sakura-matsuri Festival

The Sumidagawa River is a celebrated destination for admiring cherry blossoms since the premodern Ed...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Bokutei Sakura-matsuri Festival

The Sumidagawa River became the most celebrated destination for admiring cherry blossoms in Edo, or ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

April

2018

Days:Mid-2018.3
- Mid-2018.4

NIHONBASHI SAKURA FESTIVAL

Nihonbashi Sakura Festival features a series of spring events for admiring sakura, or cherry blossom...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Toshimaen Cherry Blossom Festival

Somei-yoshino cherry trees and double-blossom cherry trees bloom inside the park, and this is one of...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Sakura Festival in Chiyoda

Location: Chidorigafuchi moat greenery path between Kudan-ue and Sanbancho

The Sakura Festival in Chiyoda is held each year between late March and early April in a spot celebr...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Ueno Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)

Location: Ueno Park and other locations

Lined endlessly with a number of cherry trees, Ueno Parks main street is probably the first place th...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Weeping cherry tree and feudal lord's garden light-up event

Location: Rikugien Gardens

At Rikugien Garden, the shidare zakura (weeping cherry tree) and feudal lord's garden are lit up, cr...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Freesia Festival in Hachijojima Island

The Freesia Festival is back again in the island with a fresh scent filled all around. Only viewing ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Sumida Park Sakura-matsuri Festival

The Sumidagawa River is a celebrated destination for admiring cherry blossoms since the premodern Ed...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Bokutei Sakura-matsuri Festival

The Sumidagawa River became the most celebrated destination for admiring cherry blossoms in Edo, or ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Early-2018.4
- Early-2018.5

Bunkyo Azalea Festival (Tsutsuji Matsuri)

Location: Nedujinja Shrine

Believed to have been established more than 1,900 years ago by Yamato Takeru-no Mikoto, Nezu Shrine ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Apr 8, 2018
 

Hana Matsuri (Floral Festival)

Location: Sensoji Temple

This event celebrates "Bussho-e", Buddha's birthday, and is commonly known as "Hana Matsuri". A pain...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.4
 

Motor Sport Japan 2017 Festival in Odaiba

Motor Sport Japan is one of the largest events in the country, designed to promote the glamour of ca...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.4
 

Asakusa Yabusame (Horseback archery)

Location: Sumida Park

The Asakusa school of Yabusame or the horseback archery had been practiced as a New Year event in th...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.4
 

Mt. Takao Annual Spring Festival

Location: Mt. Takao Yakuoin Temple

Mt. Takao, standing some 600 meters above sea level, is an oasis of nature in Tokyo that attracts 2....

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.4
 

Shirasagi-no Mai (White Heron Dance)

Location: Sensoji Temple

Shirasagi-no Mai is a ceremonial parade inaugurated in November 1968 by the Asakusa Tourist Federati...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.4
 

Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura-matsuri Festival (Edo Yoshiwara Oiran-dochu Procession)

Ichiyo Sakura Matsuri is one of the three great festivals of Asakusa Kannon-ura. Each year, crowds f...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.4
 

Daidai Kagura

Daidai Kagura is a traditional performing art presented before Shinto gods. Legend says the ritual a...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.4
- Early-2018.5

Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival

Location: Kameido Tenjin Shrine

Wisteria flowers begin blooming all at once in late April. These lovely lavender-colored flowers are...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Apr 30, 2018
- May 6, 2018

Okunitama Jinja Shrine: Kurayami Matsuri (Darkness Festival)

Location: Okunitama Jinja Shrine

Okunitama Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Tokyo that is located in the center of Fuchu City. ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

May

2018

Days:Early-2018.4
- Early-2018.5

Bunkyo Azalea Festival (Tsutsuji Matsuri)

Location: Nedujinja Shrine

Believed to have been established more than 1,900 years ago by Yamato Takeru-no Mikoto, Nezu Shrine ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.4
- Early-2018.5

Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival

Location: Kameido Tenjin Shrine

Wisteria flowers begin blooming all at once in late April. These lovely lavender-colored flowers are...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Apr 30, 2018
- May 6, 2018

Okunitama Jinja Shrine: Kurayami Matsuri (Darkness Festival)

Location: Okunitama Jinja Shrine

Okunitama Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Tokyo that is located in the center of Fuchu City. ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Early-2018.5
- Mid-2018.5

Kanda-matsuri Festival

Location: Kanda Myojin

Kanda-matsuri Festival is one of the three largest festivals in Edo, and indeed in all of Japan. The...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:May 7, 2018
- May 8, 2018

Musashi-mitake Jinja Shrine Hinode Festival

The Hinode (Sunrise) Festival is the annual spring festival of Musashi-mitake Jinja Shrine. It has t...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.5
- Mid-2018.6

Spring Rose Festival

Location: Kyu Furukawa Gardens

Designated as a national place of scenic beauty, the Kyu Furukawa Gardens is a rare spot that preser...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.5
 

Sanja Matsuri (Sanja-sama)

Location: Asakusa Jinja Shrine

According to a legend, Hinokuma brothers Hamanari and Takenari pulled a Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) st...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.5
 

The 70th Tokyo Minato Matsuri

Tokyo Minato Matsuri is held in and around the Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal. Tokyo Minato Matsuri ...

Updated: June 6, 2017

June

2018

Days:Mid-2018.5
- Mid-2018.6

Spring Rose Festival

Location: Kyu Furukawa Gardens

Designated as a national place of scenic beauty, the Kyu Furukawa Gardens is a rare spot that preser...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.6
- Late-2018.6

Musashi Mitake-jinja Shrine Public Performances of Kagura and Gagaku Music and Dance

Musashi Mitake-jinja Shrine’s traditional Daidai Kagura music and dance has been passed down for ove...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.6
 

Vietnam Festival 2017

Vietnam Festival is scheduled to invite again this year leading entertainers from Vietnam to present...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.6
- Late-2018.6

Fussa Firefly Festival

The “Fussa Hotaru (Firefly) Festival” takes place in Fussa with the coming of early summer. Approxim...

Updated: June 6, 2017

July

2017

Days:Jul 15, 2017
- Aug 13, 2017

Ueno Summer Festival

Location: Shinobazuno-ike Pond, Suijo Ongaku-do (lakefront concert hall), Ueno Park, Shinobazuno-ike lakeside, etc.

The summer festival in Ueno features a different event everyday, like a toro nagashi paper-lantern f...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Jul 26, 2017
- Jul 29, 2017

Kagurazaka Matsuri Festival (Japanese Lantern Plant Market and Awa-odori Dance)

The backstreets of Kagurazaka are full of atmosphere and fun to explore. And the Kagurazaka Matsuri ...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Jul 29, 2017
 

Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri Festival

Location: Around Shinjuku Station East and West Exits

The Eisa Matsuri Festival originates in Okinawa as a ritual of kyu bon (old bon), to honor the spiri...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Jul 29, 2017
 

Sumida River Fireworks Festival

Location: Venue 1: Sakura-bashi Bridge downstream–Kototoi-bashi Bridge upstream, Venue 2: Komagata-bashi Bridge downstream–Umaya-bashi Bridge upstream

The history of the Sumida River Fireworks Festival dates far back to 1733. Although suspended on sev...

Updated: May 5, 2017

2018

Days:Early-2018.7
 

Hachioji Summer Market

Hachioji Summer Market takes place on Nishi Hoshasen U-Road, running from Hachioji Station North Exi...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Days:Jul 9, 2018
- Jul 10, 2018

Hozuki-Ichi (Ground Cherry Pod Fair) at Senso-ji Temple

Location: Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple, built in 628, is said to be the oldest temple in Tokyo. This is a popular spot amon...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.7
 

Africa Hibiya Festival

Africa Hibiya Festival presents a fun experience of African culture through offerings including a fo...

Updated: June 6, 2017

August

2017

Days:Jul 15, 2017
- Aug 13, 2017

Ueno Summer Festival

Location: Shinobazuno-ike Pond, Suijo Ongaku-do (lakefront concert hall), Ueno Park, Shinobazuno-ike lakeside, etc.

The summer festival in Ueno features a different event everyday, like a toro nagashi paper-lantern f...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Aug 2, 2017
- Aug 5, 2017

Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple Noryo Bon Odori Taikai

Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple hosts an annual bon-odori dance for four days between late July and early A...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Aug 3, 2017
- Aug 6, 2017

67th Fussa Tanabata Festival

Location: Area around Fussa Station (West Exit)

August is the peak of summer, when the familiar annual event of the Tanabata Festival in Fussa is he...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Aug 4, 2017
- Aug 6, 2017

Antique Jamboree

Location: Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Hall 1

Known as the largest antique event in Japan, the Antique Jamboree welcomes as many as 500 unique ven...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Aug 4, 2017
- Aug 8, 2017

Asagaya Tanabata Matsuri Festival

Location: Seven shopping streets including Asagaya Pearl Center

Asagaya Tanabata Matsuri is known nationwide as one of the three greatest festivals of its kind in J...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Aug 4, 2017
 

Chiyoda-ku Noryo no Yube (Lantern Floating Event) 

Location: Chidori-ga-fuchi Boat Pier

On this day, some 600 lanterns sway in the moat of the Imperial Palace against a backdrop of the for...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Aug 5, 2017
 

Nogi-jinja Shrine Summer Festival

The Nogi-jinja Shrine Summer Festival features retro lighting and costumes replicating the matsuri a...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Days:Aug 11, 2017
- Aug 15, 2017

Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri (Tomioka Hanchiman-gu reisai) Festival

Location: At and around Tomioka Hachiman-gu Shrine

The annual festival at Tomioka Hachiman-gu Shrine, which is held around 15th August, is also known a...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Days:Aug 12, 2017
 

Asakusa Summer Night Festival—Toro Nagashi (Paper Lantern Floating)

Location: Near to Azuma-bashi bridge

Toro Nagashi is a symbol of summer with the soothing beauty of paper lanterns floating along the tra...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Days:Aug 19, 2017
- Sep 3, 2017

Kiyose Sunflower Festival

Location: Ishii Farm, Kodera Farm, etc.

The Kiyose Sunflower Festival started in 2008 to offer a sweeping view of brilliant yellow under the...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Days:Aug 25, 2017
- Aug 26, 2017

15th Hibiya Park Marunouchi Ondo Bon-odori Dance Festival

Location: Hibiya Park fountain and second flower garden

Every year, a huge crowd flocks to the urban bon-odori dance festival held in the osasis of Tokyo, H...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Aug 26, 2017
 

36th Asakusa Samba Carnival Parade and Contest

Location: Umamichi-dori Street and Kaminarimon-dori Street

The largest samba carnival in Japan is a perfect finale to summer in Asakusa. The event attracts aut...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Aug 26, 2017
- Aug 27, 2017

Koenji Awa-odori Dance

Location: Along the shopping streets north and south of JR Koenji Station

The Koenji Awa-odori Dance has grown to be counted as a major summer event of Tokyo. The 56th event...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Aug 26, 2017
- Aug 27, 2017

51th Azabu-Juban Noryo-matsuri Festival

Azabu-Juban at first glance retains the lively and artistic shitamachi (downtown) feel of Edo-period...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Aug 26, 2017
- Aug 27, 2017

Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi Festival2017

The Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri festival brings the traditional yosakoi dance from its birthpl...

Updated: June 6, 2017

September

2017

Days:Aug 19, 2017
- Sep 3, 2017

Kiyose Sunflower Festival

Location: Ishii Farm, Kodera Farm, etc.

The Kiyose Sunflower Festival started in 2008 to offer a sweeping view of brilliant yellow under the...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Days:Early-2017.9
- Late-2017.10

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2016

Location: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony welcomes even novices in the Japanese tea ceremony to experience the cultur...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Days:Early-2017.9
- Mid-2017.9

The 15th TOKYO JAZZ

Location: Tokyo International Forum Hall A

The Tokyo Jazz Festival is the largest jazz event in Japan. This authentic jazz festival captivates ...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Days:Mid-2017.9
- Late-2017.9

Meguro Kumin Matsuri (Meguro Sun Festival)

Meguro Kumin Matsuri (Meguro Sun Festival) is one of the largest festivals in Meguro-ku, comprising ...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Days:Mid-2017.9
- Late-2017.9

Nezujinja shrine Annual Grand Festival

Location: Nezujinja shrin

Nezujinja shrine is renowned for the approximately 3,000 rhododendron plants that bloom there during...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Days:Mid-2017.9
- Late-2017.9

17th Fiesta Mexicana 2016 in Odaiba Tokyo

Location: West Promenade, Daiba, Minato-ku

Fiesta Mexicana is an annual event which celebrates Mexico's Independence Day (September 16). Manage...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Days:Sep 16, 2017
- Oct 1, 2017

Hagi (Bush Clover) Festival

Location: Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens

The event invites people to spend a day at the gardens and enjoy the tasteful elegance of fall plant...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Days:Late-2017.9
 

Shinagawa Shukuba-matsuri Festival

Shinagawa Shukuba Matsuri is a festival for celebrating the tradition and culture of Shinagawa, an a...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Days:Late-2017.9
 

Fukuro Matsuri (Ikebukuro Festival)

Location: Event space in front of the Ikebukuro Station West Exit and other areas around the station

Fukuro Matsuri (Ikebukuro Festival) was launched in 1968 by four shop associations in the Ikebukuro ...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Days:Sep 27, 2017
- Sep 28, 2017

Okunitama Jinja Shrine Autumn Festival/Chestnut Festival

Location: Okunitama Jinja Shrine

The Chestnut Festival, the Autumn Festival of Okunitama Jinja Shrine, is as its name indicates a fes...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Days:Sep 30, 2017
- Nov 19, 2017

Festival/Tokyo 17

Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Owl Spot Theater

Festival/Tokyo (F/T), one of the largest international performing arts events in Japan, presents the...

Updated: June 6, 2017

October

2017

Days:Early-2017.9
- Late-2017.10

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2016

Location: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony welcomes even novices in the Japanese tea ceremony to experience the cultur...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Days:Sep 16, 2017
- Oct 1, 2017

Hagi (Bush Clover) Festival

Location: Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens

The event invites people to spend a day at the gardens and enjoy the tasteful elegance of fall plant...

Updated: July 7, 2017

Days:Sep 30, 2017
- Nov 19, 2017

Festival/Tokyo 17

Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Owl Spot Theater

Festival/Tokyo (F/T), one of the largest international performing arts events in Japan, presents the...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Mid-2017.10
 

Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

Oeshiki is a Buddhist festival commemorating the anniversary of Saint Nichiren's death. Although it ...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Days:Mid-2017.10
 

Tokyo Yosakoi

Location: Ikebukuro West Exit special event site and various other locations in the vicinity of Ikebukuro Station

Tokyo Yosakoi is organized by four shop associations in the Ikebukuro Station West Exit area in Octo...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Days:Oct 19, 2017
- Oct 20, 2017

Nihombashi Ebisu-ko Bettara-ichi (Pickle Fair)

Location: Takarada Ebisu Jinja Shrine

Held around Takarada Ebisu Jinja Shrine and its vicinity, this fair is a popular seasonal event in t...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Days:Late-2017.10
- Mid-2017.11

Tokyo Ramen Show 2016

Location: Central Plaza, Komazawa Olympic Park

Tokyo Ramen Show is one of Japan’s largest outdoor events dedicated to ramen noodles. It presents, i...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Days:Late-2017.10
 

Kiba no kakunori (Kiba square log rolling)

Location: Koto City Resident Festival: Kiba Park Event Pond

The Kiba area of Koto-ku derives its name from the once prolific lumberyards and warehouses. (Kiba i...

Updated: October 10, 2016

Days:Late-2017.10
- Mid-2017.11

Takahata-fudoson Kiku Matsuri (Kongo-ji Temple Chrysanthemum Festival)

Location: Takahata-fudoson Temple

Takahata-fudoson Kongo-ji Temple is hosting in its premises a chrysanthemum festival. Chrysanthemum...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Days:Late-2017.10
- Early-2017.11

Kanda Used Book Festival

*Cancelled in case of rain This festival is the largest annual event in the Jinbo-cho district in...

Updated: November 11, 2016

November

2017

Days:Sep 30, 2017
- Nov 19, 2017

Festival/Tokyo 17

Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Owl Spot Theater

Festival/Tokyo (F/T), one of the largest international performing arts events in Japan, presents the...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Late-2017.10
- Mid-2017.11

Tokyo Ramen Show 2016

Location: Central Plaza, Komazawa Olympic Park

Tokyo Ramen Show is one of Japan’s largest outdoor events dedicated to ramen noodles. It presents, i...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Days:Late-2017.10
- Mid-2017.11

Takahata-fudoson Kiku Matsuri (Kongo-ji Temple Chrysanthemum Festival)

Location: Takahata-fudoson Temple

Takahata-fudoson Kongo-ji Temple is hosting in its premises a chrysanthemum festival. Chrysanthemum...

Updated: January 1, 2017

Days:Late-2017.10
- Early-2017.11

Kanda Used Book Festival

*Cancelled in case of rain This festival is the largest annual event in the Jinbo-cho district in...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Days:Early-2017.11
- Late-2017.11

Asakusa Tori-no-ichi Fair

Tori-no-ichi is an annual traditional festival held at shrines and temples nationwide on set days (r...

Updated: December 12, 2016

Days:Early-2017.11
- Mid-2017.11

Chrysanthemum Exhibition

The Chrysanthemum Exhibition at Shinjuku Gyoen is a series of flower beds arranged under temporary c...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Early-2017.11
- Late-2017.11

Mt. Takao Autumn Leaves Festival

The autumn leaves are most striking on Mt. Takao from November 1st to November 30th, and during this...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Nov 1, 2017
- Nov 23, 2017

Bunkyo Kiku Matsuri (Chrysanthemum Festival)

Location: Yushima Tenmangu Shrine's precincts

The Bunkyo Chrysanthemum Festival is held at Yushima Tenjin Shrine, which is widely known as the dei...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Days:Nov 1, 2017
- Nov 23, 2017

Tokyo Metropolitan Tourism Chrysanthemum Exhibition

Location: Hibiya Park Kusachi Hiroba

Chrysanthemum exhibitions are held throughout Japan in the autumn. Among these, the Tokyo Metropolit...

Updated: February 2, 2017

Days:Mid-2017.11
 

Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour 2016

O-edo Tour turns the streets of Kagurazaka into a showcase for various traditional Japanese performi...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Days:Mid-2017.11
 

Hachioji Ginkgo Festival

Location: between Oiwake-cho and Kobotoke Sekisho (checking station), Precincts of Ryonan Park

Those gingko trees were planted along the streets when the city expanded the Tama Goryo in the Showa...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Days:Late-2017.11
- Mid-2017.12

Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Location: Rikugien Gardens

Rikugien Gardens is one of the most known daimyo teien (garden of feudal lord) from the Edo Period, ...

Updated: December 12, 2016

Days:Late-2017.11
 

Doburoku Matsuri

Location: Koami Jinja shrine

Koami Jinja is one of the few existing shrines constructed with bishu-hinoki (cypress) in Chuo-ward ...

Updated: November 11, 2016

Days:Late-2017.11
- Late-2017.12

Festival of Light 2016

Location: Takenotsuka Station area : Trees along the road from Takenotsuka Station to Motofuchie Park

Hikari no Saiten (Festival of Light) is given a big revamp this year. A new tree embellished with fu...

Updated: December 12, 2016

December

2017

Days:Late-2017.11
- Mid-2017.12

Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Location: Rikugien Gardens

Rikugien Gardens is one of the most known daimyo teien (garden of feudal lord) from the Edo Period, ...

Updated: December 12, 2016

Days:Late-2017.11
- Late-2017.12

Festival of Light 2016

Location: Takenotsuka Station area : Trees along the road from Takenotsuka Station to Motofuchie Park

Hikari no Saiten (Festival of Light) is given a big revamp this year. A new tree embellished with fu...

Updated: December 12, 2016

Days:Early-2017.12
- Late-2017.12

Showakinen Park Winter Vista Illumination

Showa Kinen Park stages an illumination display based on a different theme each year. The main theme...

Updated: December 12, 2016

Days:Dec 6, 2017
 

Oji Kumade Ichi (bamboo rake festival at Oji Shrine)

Location: Oji Shrine

Tori-no-Ichi, or the Rooster Fair, is held nationwide in November (some areas hold it in December) a...

Updated: December 12, 2016

Days:Dec 31, 2017
- Jan 1, 2018

New Year countdown & Japan’s earliest beach opening ceremony

Location: Ogamiyama-koen Park Festival Plaza (3-min. walk from Ogasawara-maru passenger waiting area)

A New Year count down party will be held on December 31st on Chichijima Island of the Ogasawara Isla...

Updated: January 1, 2017