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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: December 12, 2017

Nov 2, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018

Tokyo Tower Winter Fantasy – Orange Illumination –

A live momi fir 12 meters in height will be set up at Tokyo Tower, and the area will sparkle with an...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 2, 2017 - Mid-2018.3

VenusFort Projection Mapping & Illumination 2017『VenusFort Lumina』

Inside VenusFort, which is designed to look like a town in medieval Europe, projection mapping will ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 9, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018

TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER LIGHTS GARDEN “Sparkling Sweets: Glittering Delicious Gifts”

Tokyo Dome City will be decorated with pop-style and cute glittering works of art themed on sweets t...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 9, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018

Marunouchi Illumination 2017

Location: 1 Yurakucho, 1 Otemachi

This year’s Marunouchi Illumination, which marks the 16th year of the event, will feature approximat...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 15, 2017 - Feb 22, 2018

Shinjuku Terrace City ILLUMINATION '17-'18

Location: 2 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku

Shinjuku Terrace City is an area that considers all the shopping facilities around the Odakyu Line S...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 16, 2017 - Feb 14, 2018

Caretta Illumination 2017 – Story of True Love –

This year will mark the 12th year of the illumination at Caretta Shiodome. The illumination will be ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 29, 2017 - Feb 14, 2018

Tokyo Illumilia 2017–18

Tokyo Illumilia will feature street lighting decorations that combine traditional Japanese culture w...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Jan 24, 2018 - Jan 25, 2018

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: October 10, 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

Jan 28, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018

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: October 10, 2017

Feb 2, 2018 - Feb 4, 2018

86th Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival

Shimokita Tengu Festival is the Setsubun Festival (celebrating the end of winter) for the Shimokitaz...

Updated: November 11, 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: December 12, 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: December 12, 2017

Feb 3, 2018 

Ukera Shinto Ritual

Location: Gojo Tenjinja Shrine

This ritual Tsuina Ceremony is held on Setsubun to drive out evil spirits, and is based on the worsh...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Feb 3, 2018 - Feb 4, 2018

Kasai Rinkai Park Narcissus Festival

The Narcissus Festival is held on the spacious greenery of Kasai Rinkai Park, which offers views of ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Feb 3, 2018 

Setsubun Festival

Setsubun is a religious rite to mark the coming of spring. The Okunitama Jinja Shrine’s Setsubun Fes...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Feb 3, 2018 

Setsubun Tsuina Ceremony

The Setsubun Tsuina Ceremony begins with a procession in the temple grounds in front of the Sangedat...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Feb 3, 2018 

Setsubun Festival Bean-Tossing Ceremony

The Kanda Myojin shrine has been located in Edo, now Tokyo, for nearly 1,300 years. The Setsubun fes...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Feb 7, 2018 

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: January 1, 2018

Feb 7, 2018 

Making rice cakes at Hatsuuma Taisai (First Day of the Horse)

The First Day of the Horse in February is called Hatsuuma (the first Uma). Fushimi Inari was built 1...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Feb 7, 2018 

Higashifushimi Inari Shrine Hatsuuma-sai (First Day of the Horse)

The First Day of the Horse in February is the day of the Inari god’s enshrinement in Kyoto’s Mitsuga...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Feb 8, 2018 - Mar 8, 2018

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: December 12, 2017

Feb 10, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018

Setagaya Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Hanegi Park

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

Updated: December 12, 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

Feb 18, 2018 

52th 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: December 12, 2017

Feb 25, 2018 

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: December 12, 2017

Feb 25, 2018 

Tokyo Marathon 2018

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

With a course designed to tour Tokyo’s sightseeing destinations, Tokyo Marathon attracted many appli...

Updated: January 1, 2018

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: January 1, 2018

Mar 4, 2018 

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: January 1, 2018

Mar 10, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018

Takao Baigo Ume-matsuri Plum Blossom Festival

Takao Baigo Ume Matsuri celebrates the red and white plum blossoms on some 10,000 trees in four majo...

Updated: December 12, 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: January 1, 2018

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: January 1, 2018

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

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

Mar 21, 2018 - Apr 5, 2018

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: January 1, 2018

Mar 24, 2018 - Apr 8, 2018

The 47th Bunkyo Cherry Blossom Festival

Bunkyo Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the 5 major flower festivals in the Bunkyo Ward, and the ev...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Mar 25, 2018 - Apr 8, 2018

Freesia Festival in Hachijojima Island

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

Updated: January 1, 2018

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

Late-2018.7 

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: October 10, 2017

Early-2018.8 - Mid-2018.8

68th 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: October 10, 2017

Early-2018.8 - Mid-2018.8

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: October 10, 2017

Mid-2018.8 - Early-2018.9

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: October 10, 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

Mid-2018.8 

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: October 10, 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

Late-2018.8 

52th Azabu-Juban Noryo-matsuri Festival

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

Updated: October 10, 2017

Mid-2018.9 - Mid-2018.10

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: October 10, 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

Sep 20, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018

Tourism EXPO Japan

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

Late-2018.9 

Shinagawa Shukuba-matsuri Festival

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

Updated: October 10, 2017

Late-2018.9 

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, 2017

Early-2018.10 

Taste of Tokyo 2017

Location: Venues: <Marunouchi area>Marunouchi Naka-dori street, Gyoko-dori street<Yurakucho area>Tokyo International Forum<Hibiya area>Hibiya Park

Marunouchi area: Popular restaurants sell everyone’s faborite, irresistible dishes. The marche offer...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Mid-2018.10 

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: December 12, 2017

Mid-2018.10 

Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

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

Updated: December 12, 2017

Mid-2018.10 

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, 2017

Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018

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: December 12, 2017

Late-2018.10 - Mid-2018.11

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: November 11, 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

Late-2018.10 

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: December 12, 2017

Late-2018.10 - Mid-2018.11

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: December 12, 2017

Late-2018.10 - Early-2018.11

Kanda Used Book Festival

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

Updated: November 11, 2017

Early-2018.11 

Dream Yosacoy Festival

The Dream Yosacoy Festival, organized under the concept of connecting the world’s dreams, is the one...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Early-2018.11 - Late-2018.12

TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN Dream Christmas 2017

TOKYO SKYTREE—the fir-inspired tower is set to transform into a Christmas tree with two limited-edit...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Nov 1, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018

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: December 12, 2017

Nov 1, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018

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: December 12, 2017

Mid-2018.11 

Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour 2017

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

Updated: November 11, 2017

Mid-2018.11 

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, 2017

Late-2018.11 - Mid-2018.12

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: December 12, 2017

Late-2018.11 

Doburoku Matsuri

Location: Koami Jinja shrine

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

Updated: December 12, 2017

Early-2018.12 - Late-2018.12

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, 2017

Dec 6, 2018 

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, 2017

Dec 17, 2018 - Dec 19, 2018

Hagoita-ichi (Fair)

Location: Sensoji Temple

Hagoita Fair is a popular annual event in Asakusa that is held as the year nears its end. Tens of ve...

Updated: December 12, 2017

2019

Mid-2019.1 

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, 2018

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 2, 2017
- Feb 28, 2018

Tokyo Tower Winter Fantasy – Orange Illumination –

A live momi fir 12 meters in height will be set up at Tokyo Tower, and the area will sparkle with an...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 2, 2017
- Mid-2018.3

VenusFort Projection Mapping & Illumination 2017『VenusFort Lumina』

Inside VenusFort, which is designed to look like a town in medieval Europe, projection mapping will ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 9, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER LIGHTS GARDEN “Sparkling Sweets: Glittering Delicious Gifts”

Tokyo Dome City will be decorated with pop-style and cute glittering works of art themed on sweets t...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 9, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Marunouchi Illumination 2017

Location: 1 Yurakucho, 1 Otemachi

This year’s Marunouchi Illumination, which marks the 16th year of the event, will feature approximat...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 15, 2017
- Feb 22, 2018

Shinjuku Terrace City ILLUMINATION '17-'18

Location: 2 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku

Shinjuku Terrace City is an area that considers all the shopping facilities around the Odakyu Line S...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 16, 2017
- Feb 14, 2018

Caretta Illumination 2017 – Story of True Love –

This year will mark the 12th year of the illumination at Caretta Shiodome. The illumination will be ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 29, 2017
- Feb 14, 2018

Tokyo Illumilia 2017–18

Tokyo Illumilia will feature street lighting decorations that combine traditional Japanese culture w...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Jan 24, 2018
- Jan 25, 2018

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: October 10, 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

Days:Jan 28, 2018
- Mar 25, 2018

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: October 10, 2017

2019

Days:Mid-2019.1
 

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, 2018

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 2, 2017
- Feb 28, 2018

Tokyo Tower Winter Fantasy – Orange Illumination –

A live momi fir 12 meters in height will be set up at Tokyo Tower, and the area will sparkle with an...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 2, 2017
- Mid-2018.3

VenusFort Projection Mapping & Illumination 2017『VenusFort Lumina』

Inside VenusFort, which is designed to look like a town in medieval Europe, projection mapping will ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 9, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER LIGHTS GARDEN “Sparkling Sweets: Glittering Delicious Gifts”

Tokyo Dome City will be decorated with pop-style and cute glittering works of art themed on sweets t...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 9, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Marunouchi Illumination 2017

Location: 1 Yurakucho, 1 Otemachi

This year’s Marunouchi Illumination, which marks the 16th year of the event, will feature approximat...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 15, 2017
- Feb 22, 2018

Shinjuku Terrace City ILLUMINATION '17-'18

Location: 2 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku

Shinjuku Terrace City is an area that considers all the shopping facilities around the Odakyu Line S...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 16, 2017
- Feb 14, 2018

Caretta Illumination 2017 – Story of True Love –

This year will mark the 12th year of the illumination at Caretta Shiodome. The illumination will be ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 29, 2017
- Feb 14, 2018

Tokyo Illumilia 2017–18

Tokyo Illumilia will feature street lighting decorations that combine traditional Japanese culture w...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Jan 28, 2018
- Mar 25, 2018

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: October 10, 2017

Days:Feb 2, 2018
- Feb 4, 2018

86th Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival

Shimokita Tengu Festival is the Setsubun Festival (celebrating the end of winter) for the Shimokitaz...

Updated: November 11, 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: December 12, 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: December 12, 2017

Days:Feb 3, 2018
 

Ukera Shinto Ritual

Location: Gojo Tenjinja Shrine

This ritual Tsuina Ceremony is held on Setsubun to drive out evil spirits, and is based on the worsh...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Days:Feb 3, 2018
- Feb 4, 2018

Kasai Rinkai Park Narcissus Festival

The Narcissus Festival is held on the spacious greenery of Kasai Rinkai Park, which offers views of ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Feb 3, 2018
 

Setsubun Festival

Setsubun is a religious rite to mark the coming of spring. The Okunitama Jinja Shrine’s Setsubun Fes...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Days:Feb 3, 2018
 

Setsubun Tsuina Ceremony

The Setsubun Tsuina Ceremony begins with a procession in the temple grounds in front of the Sangedat...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Days:Feb 3, 2018
 

Setsubun Festival Bean-Tossing Ceremony

The Kanda Myojin shrine has been located in Edo, now Tokyo, for nearly 1,300 years. The Setsubun fes...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Days:Feb 7, 2018
 

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: January 1, 2018

Days:Feb 7, 2018
 

Making rice cakes at Hatsuuma Taisai (First Day of the Horse)

The First Day of the Horse in February is called Hatsuuma (the first Uma). Fushimi Inari was built 1...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Feb 7, 2018
 

Higashifushimi Inari Shrine Hatsuuma-sai (First Day of the Horse)

The First Day of the Horse in February is the day of the Inari god’s enshrinement in Kyoto’s Mitsuga...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Feb 8, 2018
- Mar 8, 2018

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Feb 10, 2018
- Mar 4, 2018

Setagaya Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Hanegi Park

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

Updated: December 12, 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:Feb 18, 2018
 

52th 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: December 12, 2017

Days:Feb 25, 2018
 

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Feb 25, 2018
 

Tokyo Marathon 2018

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

With a course designed to tour Tokyo’s sightseeing destinations, Tokyo Marathon attracted many appli...

Updated: January 1, 2018

March

2018

Days:Nov 2, 2017
- Mid-2018.3

VenusFort Projection Mapping & Illumination 2017『VenusFort Lumina』

Inside VenusFort, which is designed to look like a town in medieval Europe, projection mapping will ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Jan 28, 2018
- Mar 25, 2018

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: October 10, 2017

Days:Feb 8, 2018
- Mar 8, 2018

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Feb 10, 2018
- Mar 4, 2018

Setagaya Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Hanegi Park

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

Updated: December 12, 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: January 1, 2018

Days:Mar 4, 2018
 

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: January 1, 2018

Days:Mar 10, 2018
- Mar 11, 2018

Takao Baigo Ume-matsuri Plum Blossom Festival

Takao Baigo Ume Matsuri celebrates the red and white plum blossoms on some 10,000 trees in four majo...

Updated: December 12, 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: January 1, 2018

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: January 1, 2018

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

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:Mar 21, 2018
- Apr 5, 2018

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: January 1, 2018

Days:Mar 24, 2018
- Apr 8, 2018

The 47th Bunkyo Cherry Blossom Festival

Bunkyo Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the 5 major flower festivals in the Bunkyo Ward, and the ev...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Days:Mar 25, 2018
- Apr 8, 2018

Freesia Festival in Hachijojima Island

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

Updated: January 1, 2018

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

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:Mar 21, 2018
- Apr 5, 2018

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: January 1, 2018

Days:Mar 24, 2018
- Apr 8, 2018

The 47th Bunkyo Cherry Blossom Festival

Bunkyo Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the 5 major flower festivals in the Bunkyo Ward, and the ev...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Days:Mar 25, 2018
- Apr 8, 2018

Freesia Festival in Hachijojima Island

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

Updated: January 1, 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: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: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

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

Days:Late-2018.7
 

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: October 10, 2017

August

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:Early-2018.8
- Mid-2018.8

68th 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: October 10, 2017

Days:Early-2018.8
- Mid-2018.8

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: October 10, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.8
- Early-2018.9

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: October 10, 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:Mid-2018.8
 

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: October 10, 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

Days:Late-2018.8
 

52th Azabu-Juban Noryo-matsuri Festival

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

Updated: October 10, 2017

September

2018

Days:Mid-2018.8
- Early-2018.9

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: October 10, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.9
- Mid-2018.10

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: October 10, 2017

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

Days:Sep 20, 2018
- Sep 23, 2018

Tourism EXPO Japan

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

Updated: September 9, 2017

Days:Late-2018.9
 

Shinagawa Shukuba-matsuri Festival

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

Updated: October 10, 2017

Days:Late-2018.9
 

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, 2017

October

2018

Days:Mid-2018.9
- Mid-2018.10

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: October 10, 2017

Days:Early-2018.10
 

Taste of Tokyo 2017

Location: Venues: <Marunouchi area>Marunouchi Naka-dori street, Gyoko-dori street<Yurakucho area>Tokyo International Forum<Hibiya area>Hibiya Park

Marunouchi area: Popular restaurants sell everyone’s faborite, irresistible dishes. The marche offer...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.10
 

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.10
 

Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

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

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.10
 

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, 2017

Days:Oct 19, 2018
- Oct 20, 2018

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Late-2018.10
- Mid-2018.11

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: November 11, 2017

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

Days:Late-2018.10
 

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Late-2018.10
- Mid-2018.11

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Late-2018.10
- Early-2018.11

Kanda Used Book Festival

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

Updated: November 11, 2017

November

2018

Days:Late-2018.10
- Mid-2018.11

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: November 11, 2017

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

Days:Late-2018.10
- Mid-2018.11

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Late-2018.10
- Early-2018.11

Kanda Used Book Festival

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

Updated: November 11, 2017

Days:Early-2018.11
 

Dream Yosacoy Festival

The Dream Yosacoy Festival, organized under the concept of connecting the world’s dreams, is the one...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Early-2018.11
- Late-2018.12

TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN Dream Christmas 2017

TOKYO SKYTREE—the fir-inspired tower is set to transform into a Christmas tree with two limited-edit...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Days:Nov 1, 2018
- Nov 23, 2018

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 1, 2018
- Nov 23, 2018

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.11
 

Kagurazaka Street Stage O-edo Tour 2017

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

Updated: November 11, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.11
 

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, 2017

Days:Late-2018.11
- Mid-2018.12

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Late-2018.11
 

Doburoku Matsuri

Location: Koami Jinja shrine

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

Updated: December 12, 2017

December

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

Days:Early-2018.11
- Late-2018.12

TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN Dream Christmas 2017

TOKYO SKYTREE—the fir-inspired tower is set to transform into a Christmas tree with two limited-edit...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Days:Late-2018.11
- Mid-2018.12

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Early-2018.12
- Late-2018.12

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, 2017

Days:Dec 6, 2018
 

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, 2017

Days:Dec 17, 2018
- Dec 19, 2018

Hagoita-ichi (Fair)

Location: Sensoji Temple

Hagoita Fair is a popular annual event in Asakusa that is held as the year nears its end. Tens of ve...

Updated: December 12, 2017