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2017

Jun 15, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017

Mt. Takao-san "Beer Mount"

At an elevation of 500 meters, “Mt. Takao Beer Mount” is the highest beer garden in Tokyo. Visitors ...

Updated: August 8, 2017

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

Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Tourism EXPO Japan

Tourism EXPO Japan is dedicated to everything travel. Organized by Japan Travel and Tourism Associat...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

TASTE OF TOKYO 2017 in RINKAIFUKUTOSHIN

Featuring foodstuffs and other products made using the best ingredients from all over Japan cultivat...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Shinagawa Shukuba-matsuri Festival

Shinagawa Shukuba Matsuri, held since 1990, celebrates the tradition and cultural heritage of Shinag...

Updated: August 8, 2017

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

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: July 7, 2017

Sep 24, 2017 

Tokugawa Hundred-member Gun Squad Fair

Teppo-gumi hyakunin-tai, or the Hundred-Member Gun Squad, was founded by Tokugawa Ieyasu to defend h...

Updated: August 8, 2017

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

Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2017

Location: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 8, 2017

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: July 7, 2017

Oct 8, 2017 - Oct 9, 2017

Jiyugaoka Megami Festival (Goddess Festival)

Location: In front of Tokyu Toyoko Line / Oimachi Line Jiyugaoka Station

Jiyugaoka Megami Festival provides stage entertainment, food, and shopping around Jiyugaoka Station ...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Oct 11, 2017 - Oct 13, 2017

Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

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

Updated: August 8, 2017

Oct 12, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: September 9, 2017

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: August 8, 2017

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

Oct 26, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017

Tokyo Ramen Show 2017

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: August 8, 2017

Oct 27, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017

Kanda Used Book Festival

This festival is the largest annual event in the Jinbo-cho district in Kanda, which is known through...

Updated: August 8, 2017

Oct 28, 2017 

Chofu "movie town" 2017 autumn fireworks display (35th Chofu Fireworks Display)

At Hanabiryujon (Fireworks Illusion), which combines fireworks and music, approximately 8,000 firewo...

Updated: August 8, 2017

Oct 29, 2017 

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: September 9, 2017

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: September 9, 2017

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

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 30, 2017

Mt. Takao Autumn Leaves Festival

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

Updated: August 8, 2017

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

Nov 11, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017

Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour 2017

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

Nov 18, 2017 - Dec 6, 2017

Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Location: Rikugien Gardens

Rikugien Gardens is a classic example of daimyo teien, or feudal lord’s garden from the Edo Period (...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017

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: September 9, 2017

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

Nov 28, 2017 

Doburoku Matsuri

Location: Koami Jinja shrine

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

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

Oct 12, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: September 9, 2017

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

Early-2018.6 - Mid-2018.6

Torikoe Jinja Annual Festival

Location: Torikoe Jinja Shrine

Torikoe Shrine has a long-standing history of almost 1,360 years and it is located on Kuramaebashi S...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Early-2018.6 - Late-2018.6

Katsushika Shobu Matsuri (Iris Festival)

Location: (Horikiri Shobuen) 2-19-1 Horikiri, Katsushika-ku

Katsushika City's Iris Festival is held at two locations, Horikiri Shobuen Iris Garden and Mizumoto ...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Early-2018.6 - Mid-2018.6

Sanno Festival

The Sanno Festival is one of the three main festivals of Edo along with the Kanda Festival and Fukug...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Mid-2018.6 - Late-2018.6

Hotaru no Yube (Evening Lit by Fireflies)

Location: Yuyake Koyake Fureai no Sato

Yuyake Koyake Fureai no Sato is a village-type recreation facility that offers a hands-on experience...

Updated: September 9, 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: September 9, 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

Mid-2018.6 

Tsukiji Shishi Matsuri (Festival)

Location: Namiyoke Inari Jinja Shrine and its vicinity (for parade)

Located in Tsukiji, Namiyoke Inari Shrine is known as a place to pray for protection from disasters ...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Early-2018.7 

Hachioji Summer Market

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

Jul 6, 2018 - Jul 8, 2018

Iriya Asagao Matsuri (Morning Glory Festival)

Location: In and around Iriya Kishimojin

Iriya Asagao Matsuri, held from July 6 to 8 every year, is the largest festival in Japan dedicated t...

Updated: September 9, 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: September 9, 2017

Mid-2018.7 

Africa Hibiya Festival

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

Mid-2018.7 - Mid-2018.8

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: September 9, 2017

Mid-2018.7 - Late-2018.7

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: July 7, 2017

Mid-2018.7 

Koganei Awaodori Dance Competition

Location: Plaza in front of the North Exit of JR Musashi-Koganei Station, Koganei Road North Exit, Musako Street, rotary in front of South Exit of station

“Koganei Awaodori” has become a representative annual summer activity for Koganei City. Many groups,...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Mid-2018.7 

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: September 9, 2017

Mid-2018.7 

Hachijo-jima Island Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival)

Hachijo-jima Island is set to host a summer festival around its new town hall. It kicks off with a t...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Mid-2018.7 

Edogawa Local Goldfish Festival

Location: Edogawa Municipal Gyosen Park

Goldfish farming started in Edogawa-ku during the Meiji period. Various events will be held to sprea...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Late-2018.7 

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: September 9, 2017

Mid-2018.8 - Late-2018.8

Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi Festival2017

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

Late-2018.8 

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: August 8, 2017

Mid-2018.9 - Late-2018.9

Nezujinja shrine Annual Grand Festival

Location: Nezujinja shrin

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

Late-2018.10 - Early-2018.12

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: September 9, 2017

January

2018

Days:Oct 12, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: September 9, 2017

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:Oct 12, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: September 9, 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: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

2017

Days:Jun 15, 2017
- Oct 15, 2017

Mt. Takao-san "Beer Mount"

At an elevation of 500 meters, “Mt. Takao Beer Mount” is the highest beer garden in Tokyo. Visitors ...

Updated: August 8, 2017

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:Early-2018.6
- Mid-2018.6

Torikoe Jinja Annual Festival

Location: Torikoe Jinja Shrine

Torikoe Shrine has a long-standing history of almost 1,360 years and it is located on Kuramaebashi S...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Early-2018.6
- Late-2018.6

Katsushika Shobu Matsuri (Iris Festival)

Location: (Horikiri Shobuen) 2-19-1 Horikiri, Katsushika-ku

Katsushika City's Iris Festival is held at two locations, Horikiri Shobuen Iris Garden and Mizumoto ...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Early-2018.6
- Mid-2018.6

Sanno Festival

The Sanno Festival is one of the three main festivals of Edo along with the Kanda Festival and Fukug...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.6
- Late-2018.6

Hotaru no Yube (Evening Lit by Fireflies)

Location: Yuyake Koyake Fureai no Sato

Yuyake Koyake Fureai no Sato is a village-type recreation facility that offers a hands-on experience...

Updated: September 9, 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: September 9, 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

Days:Mid-2018.6
 

Tsukiji Shishi Matsuri (Festival)

Location: Namiyoke Inari Jinja Shrine and its vicinity (for parade)

Located in Tsukiji, Namiyoke Inari Shrine is known as a place to pray for protection from disasters ...

Updated: September 9, 2017

July

2017

Days:Jun 15, 2017
- Oct 15, 2017

Mt. Takao-san "Beer Mount"

At an elevation of 500 meters, “Mt. Takao Beer Mount” is the highest beer garden in Tokyo. Visitors ...

Updated: August 8, 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: September 9, 2017

Days:Jul 6, 2018
- Jul 8, 2018

Iriya Asagao Matsuri (Morning Glory Festival)

Location: In and around Iriya Kishimojin

Iriya Asagao Matsuri, held from July 6 to 8 every year, is the largest festival in Japan dedicated t...

Updated: September 9, 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: September 9, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.7
 

Africa Hibiya Festival

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.7
- Mid-2018.8

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: September 9, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.7
- Late-2018.7

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: July 7, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.7
 

Koganei Awaodori Dance Competition

Location: Plaza in front of the North Exit of JR Musashi-Koganei Station, Koganei Road North Exit, Musako Street, rotary in front of South Exit of station

“Koganei Awaodori” has become a representative annual summer activity for Koganei City. Many groups,...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.7
 

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: September 9, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.7
 

Hachijo-jima Island Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival)

Hachijo-jima Island is set to host a summer festival around its new town hall. It kicks off with a t...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.7
 

Edogawa Local Goldfish Festival

Location: Edogawa Municipal Gyosen Park

Goldfish farming started in Edogawa-ku during the Meiji period. Various events will be held to sprea...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Late-2018.7
 

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: September 9, 2017

August

2017

Days:Jun 15, 2017
- Oct 15, 2017

Mt. Takao-san "Beer Mount"

At an elevation of 500 meters, “Mt. Takao Beer Mount” is the highest beer garden in Tokyo. Visitors ...

Updated: August 8, 2017

2018

Days:Mid-2018.7
- Mid-2018.8

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: September 9, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.8
- Late-2018.8

Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi Festival2017

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Late-2018.8
 

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: August 8, 2017

September

2017

Days:Jun 15, 2017
- Oct 15, 2017

Mt. Takao-san "Beer Mount"

At an elevation of 500 meters, “Mt. Takao Beer Mount” is the highest beer garden in Tokyo. Visitors ...

Updated: August 8, 2017

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 21, 2017
- Sep 24, 2017

Tourism EXPO Japan

Tourism EXPO Japan is dedicated to everything travel. Organized by Japan Travel and Tourism Associat...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Sep 22, 2017
- Sep 24, 2017

TASTE OF TOKYO 2017 in RINKAIFUKUTOSHIN

Featuring foodstuffs and other products made using the best ingredients from all over Japan cultivat...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Sep 23, 2017
- Sep 24, 2017

Shinagawa Shukuba-matsuri Festival

Shinagawa Shukuba Matsuri, held since 1990, celebrates the tradition and cultural heritage of Shinag...

Updated: August 8, 2017

Days:Sep 23, 2017
- Sep 24, 2017

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: July 7, 2017

Days:Sep 24, 2017
 

Tokugawa Hundred-member Gun Squad Fair

Teppo-gumi hyakunin-tai, or the Hundred-Member Gun Squad, was founded by Tokugawa Ieyasu to defend h...

Updated: August 8, 2017

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

2018

Days:Mid-2018.9
- Late-2018.9

Nezujinja shrine Annual Grand Festival

Location: Nezujinja shrin

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

October

2017

Days:Jun 15, 2017
- Oct 15, 2017

Mt. Takao-san "Beer Mount"

At an elevation of 500 meters, “Mt. Takao Beer Mount” is the highest beer garden in Tokyo. Visitors ...

Updated: August 8, 2017

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:Oct 7, 2017
- Oct 22, 2017

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2017

Location: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Oct 7, 2017
- Oct 8, 2017

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: July 7, 2017

Days:Oct 8, 2017
- Oct 9, 2017

Jiyugaoka Megami Festival (Goddess Festival)

Location: In front of Tokyu Toyoko Line / Oimachi Line Jiyugaoka Station

Jiyugaoka Megami Festival provides stage entertainment, food, and shopping around Jiyugaoka Station ...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Oct 11, 2017
- Oct 13, 2017

Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

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

Updated: August 8, 2017

Days:Oct 12, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: September 9, 2017

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: August 8, 2017

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:Oct 26, 2017
- Nov 5, 2017

Tokyo Ramen Show 2017

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: August 8, 2017

Days:Oct 27, 2017
- Nov 5, 2017

Kanda Used Book Festival

This festival is the largest annual event in the Jinbo-cho district in Kanda, which is known through...

Updated: August 8, 2017

Days:Oct 28, 2017
 

Chofu "movie town" 2017 autumn fireworks display (35th Chofu Fireworks Display)

At Hanabiryujon (Fireworks Illusion), which combines fireworks and music, approximately 8,000 firewo...

Updated: August 8, 2017

Days:Oct 29, 2017
 

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: September 9, 2017

2018

Days:Late-2018.10
- Early-2018.12

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: September 9, 2017

November

2017

Days:Oct 12, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: September 9, 2017

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:Oct 26, 2017
- Nov 5, 2017

Tokyo Ramen Show 2017

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: August 8, 2017

Days:Oct 27, 2017
- Nov 5, 2017

Kanda Used Book Festival

This festival is the largest annual event in the Jinbo-cho district in Kanda, which is known through...

Updated: August 8, 2017

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: September 9, 2017

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: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 30, 2017

Mt. Takao Autumn Leaves Festival

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

Updated: August 8, 2017

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:Nov 11, 2017
- Nov 12, 2017

Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour 2017

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Nov 18, 2017
- Dec 6, 2017

Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Location: Rikugien Gardens

Rikugien Gardens is a classic example of daimyo teien, or feudal lord’s garden from the Edo Period (...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Nov 18, 2017
- Nov 19, 2017

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: September 9, 2017

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:Nov 28, 2017
 

Doburoku Matsuri

Location: Koami Jinja shrine

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

2018

Days:Late-2018.10
- Early-2018.12

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: September 9, 2017

December

2017

Days:Oct 12, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Nov 18, 2017
- Dec 6, 2017

Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Location: Rikugien Gardens

Rikugien Gardens is a classic example of daimyo teien, or feudal lord’s garden from the Edo Period (...

Updated: September 9, 2017

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

2018

Days:Late-2018.10
- Early-2018.12

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: September 9, 2017