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2015

Days:2015.7.6 - 2015.7.8

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: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.7.9 - 2015.7.10

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: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.7 

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: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.7 

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: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.7.11 - 2015.8.9

Ueno Summer Festival

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

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

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:2015.7.13 

Chiyoda-ku Noryo no Yube (Lantern Floating Event)

Location: Chidorigafuchi Boathouse

On this day, some 700 lanterns sway in the moat of the Imperial Palace against a backdrop of the for...

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:2015.7.22 - 2015.7.25

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: June 6, 2015

Days:2015.7.25 

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: June 6, 2015

Days:2015.7.25 

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: June 6, 2015

Days:Early-2015.8 

Antique Jamboree

Location: Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Hall 1

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Early-2015.8 - Mid-2015.8

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: December 12, 2014

Days:Early-2015.8 - Mid-2015.8

Asagaya Tanabata Matsuri Festival

Location: Ten 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: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.8 

Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri (Tomioka Hanchiman-gu reisai) Festival

Location: At and around Tomioka Hachiman-gu Shrine

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.8 - Early-2015.9

Kiyose Sunflower Festival

Location: Ishii Farm

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

Updated: March 3, 2015

Days:Mid-2015.8 - Late-2015.8

Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi Festival2015

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.8 

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

Location: Toro Nagashi section of Sumida-gawa River Walking course between Azuma-bashi and Kototoi-bashi bridges Sumida Park Shinsui Terrace

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.8 

Asakusa Samba Carnival Parade and Contest

Location: Umamichi-dori Street and Kaminarimon-dori Street

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.8 

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: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.8 

Azabu-Juban Noryo-matsuri Festival

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.8.28 - 2015.8.29

Hibiya Park Marunouchi Ondo Bon-odori Dance Festival

Location: Hibiya Park fountain and second flower garden

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

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:Mid-2015.9 

Meguro Kumin Matsuri (Meguro Sun Festival)

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.9 - Mid-2015.10

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: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.9 - Late-2015.9

Nezujinja shrine Annual Grand Festival

Location: Nezujinja shrin

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.9.19 - 2015.9.21

16th Fiesta Mexicana 2015 in Odaiba Tokyo

Location: West Promenade/AQUA CiTY ODAIBA, Daiba, Minato-ku

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

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:Late-2015.9 

Zojo-ji Temple Takigi Noh (Firelit Noh)

Location: Zojo-ji Temple premises

Zojo-ji Temple originally organized Takigi Noh, or outdoor Noh performances illuminated by firelight...

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.9 

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: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.9.27 - 2015.9.28

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: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.10.3 - 2015.10.11

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2015

Location: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

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

Updated: July 7, 2015

Days:Mid-2015.10 

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, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.10 

Tokyo Yosakoi(Fukuro Festival)

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: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.10.11 - 2015.10.13

Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.10.19 - 2015.10.20

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, 2014

Days:Late-2015.10 - Early-2015.11

Tokyo Ramen Show 2015

Location: Central Plaza, Komazawa Olympic Park

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.10 

Kiba no kakunori (Kiba square log rolling)

Location: 30th 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, 2014

Days:Late-2015.10 - Mid-2015.11

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, 2014

Days:Late-2015.10 - Early-2015.11

Kanda Used Book Festival

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Early-2015.11 - Late-2015.11

Asakusa Tori-no-ichi Fair

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

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:2015.11.1 - 2015.11.23

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, 2014

Days:2015.11.1 - 2015.11.23

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: April 4, 2015

Days:2015.11.3 

Shirasagi-no Mai (White Heron Dance)

Location: Sensoji Temple

Shirasagi-no Mai is a ceremonial parade that was restored in November, 1968 by the Asakusa Tourist F...

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Mid-2015.11 

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: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.11 - Mid-2015.12

Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Location: Rikugien Gardens

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.11 

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, 2014

Days:2015.12.6 

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, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.12 

Hanakawado Hakidaore-ichi Shoe Market

Hanakawado Hakidaore-ichi is organized by neighborhood merchants of shoes and other footwear to invi...

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.12.14 

"Gishi-sai" (a fete to commemorate the loyal avenge)

Location: Sengakuji Temple

This is a traditional event based on a historical fact that 47 Ako roshi (masterless samurai) manage...

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.12.31 - 2016.1.1

Oji Kitsune-no-gyoretsu Fox Parade

Location: Shozoku Inari-jinja Shrine, 2-30-14 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo; Oji Inari-jinja Shrine, 1-12-26 Kishi-machi, Kita-ku, Tokyo; and other locations

Legend has it that on New Year’s Eve, foxes gathered from across Japan under a large tree and disgui...

Updated: January 1, 2015

Days:2015.12.31 - 2016.1.1

New Year countdown & Japan’s earliest beach opening ceremony

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

Chichijima Island, in the town of Ogasawara-mura, is set to hold a New Year countdown and Japan’s ea...

Updated: January 1, 2015

2016

Days:2015.12.31 - 2016.1.1

Oji Kitsune-no-gyoretsu Fox Parade

Location: Shozoku Inari-jinja Shrine, 2-30-14 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo; Oji Inari-jinja Shrine, 1-12-26 Kishi-machi, Kita-ku, Tokyo; and other locations

Legend has it that on New Year’s Eve, foxes gathered from across Japan under a large tree and disgui...

Updated: January 1, 2015

Days:2015.12.31 - 2016.1.1

New Year countdown & Japan’s earliest beach opening ceremony

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

Chichijima Island, in the town of Ogasawara-mura, is set to hold a New Year countdown and Japan’s ea...

Updated: January 1, 2015

Days:2016.1.1 

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, 2015

Days:2016.1.6 

Dezome-shiki New Year’s Fire Review

Location: Tokyo Big Sight East Parking Lot

The annual ceremony features firefighting, rescue, and first-aid demonstrations by the Tokyo Fire De...

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.1 

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, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.1 

Daikoku Matsuri

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, 2015

Days:Late-2016.1 - Late-2016.3

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, 2015

Days:Late-2016.1 

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: February 2, 2015

Days:2016.1.28 

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: February 2, 2015

Days:2016.2.3 

Setsubun (Fukuju-no-mai Dance)

Location: Sensoji Temple

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

Updated: February 2, 2015

Days:2016.2.3 

"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, 2015

Days:2016.2.3 

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: February 2, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.2 - Early-2016.3

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, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.2 - Early-2016.3

Setagaya Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Hanegi Park

Koto instrument performances, haiku classes, outdoor matcha tea ceremonies, tea ceremonies, rice cak...

Updated: March 3, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.2 - Early-2016.3

Ome Marathon

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

Courses: Japan Tobacco Ome Office - turn (Kawai for 30-km course/Hinatawada for 10-km course) - goal...

Updated: February 2, 2015

Days:Early-2016.3 

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: March 3, 2015

Days:2016.3.3 - 2016.3.4

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: March 3, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.3 

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: March 3, 2015

Days:2016.3.18 

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: March 3, 2015

Days:2016.3.18 

Asakusa Kannon Jigen-e

Location: Sensoji Temple

On March 18 in the year 628 (the 36th year of the reign of Empress Suiko), two fishermen brothers wh...

Updated: March 3, 2015

Days:Late-2016.3 - Mid-2016.4

Ueno Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)

Location: Ueno Park and other locations

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

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Late-2016.3 - Early-2016.4

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: April 4, 2015

Days:Late-2016.3 - Early-2016.4

Freesia Festival in Hachijojima Island

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

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Late-2016.3 - Early-2016.4

Sumida Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Location: Sumida Park

The area between Azumabashi Bridge and Sakurabashi Bridge on the Sumida River has been a famous che...

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Early-2016.4 - Early-2016.5

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, 2015

Days:2016.4.8 

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: April 4, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.4 

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: April 4, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.4 

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: April 4, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.4 

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: April 4, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.4 

Daidai Kagura

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

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Late-2016.4 - Early-2016.5

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: May 5, 2015

Days:2016.4.29 - 2016.5.3

Meiji Shrine Spring Grand Festival

Location: Meiji Jingu Shrine Special Stage

Surrounded by deep forests and rich nature, Meiji Shrine is known as an oasis in the central Tokyo M...

Updated: May 5, 2015

Days:2016.4.30 - 2016.5.6

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, 2015

Days:Early-2016.5 - Mid-2016.5

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, 2015

Days:2016.5.7 - 2016.5.8

Musashi-mitake Jinja Shrine Hinode Festival

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

Updated: May 5, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.5 - Mid-2016.6

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, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.5 

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, 2015

Days:Late-2016.5 

Tokyo Minato Matsuri

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

Updated: May 5, 2015

Days:Early-2016.6 - Mid-2016.6

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: June 6, 2015

Days:Early-2016.6 - Mid-2016.6

Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri (Hydrangea Festival)

Location: Hakusan Jinja Shrine

Located in central Tokyo, the city of Bunkyo still maintains the atmosphere of old Edo and is known ...

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:Early-2016.6 - Late-2016.6

Katsushika Shobu Matsuri (Iris Festival)

Location: Mizumoto Park

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

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:Early-2016.6 - Mid-2016.6

Sanno Festival

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

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.6 - Late-2016.6

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: June 6, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.6 - Late-2016.6

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

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

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.6 

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: June 6, 2015

Days:2016.12.15 - 2016.12.16

Setagaya Boro-ichi (Fair)

Location: Setagaya - Kamimachi

Designated as one of Tokyo’s intangible folk cultural assets, the Setagaya Boro-ichi Fair has been a...

Updated: February 2, 2015

Days:2016.12.17 - 2016.12.19

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: February 2, 2015

January

2016

Days:2015.12.31
- 2016.1.1

Oji Kitsune-no-gyoretsu Fox Parade

Location: Shozoku Inari-jinja Shrine, 2-30-14 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo; Oji Inari-jinja Shrine, 1-12-26 Kishi-machi, Kita-ku, Tokyo; and other locations

Legend has it that on New Year’s Eve, foxes gathered from across Japan under a large tree and disgui...

Updated: January 1, 2015

Days:2015.12.31
- 2016.1.1

New Year countdown & Japan’s earliest beach opening ceremony

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

Chichijima Island, in the town of Ogasawara-mura, is set to hold a New Year countdown and Japan’s ea...

Updated: January 1, 2015

Days:2016.1.1
 

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, 2015

Days:2016.1.6
 

Dezome-shiki New Year’s Fire Review

Location: Tokyo Big Sight East Parking Lot

The annual ceremony features firefighting, rescue, and first-aid demonstrations by the Tokyo Fire De...

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.1
 

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, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.1
 

Daikoku Matsuri

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, 2015

Days:Late-2016.1
- Late-2016.3

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, 2015

Days:Late-2016.1
 

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: February 2, 2015

Days:2016.1.28
 

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: February 2, 2015

February

2016

Days:Late-2016.1
- Late-2016.3

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, 2015

Days:2016.2.3
 

Setsubun (Fukuju-no-mai Dance)

Location: Sensoji Temple

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

Updated: February 2, 2015

Days:2016.2.3
 

"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, 2015

Days:2016.2.3
 

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: February 2, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.2
- Early-2016.3

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, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.2
- Early-2016.3

Setagaya Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Hanegi Park

Koto instrument performances, haiku classes, outdoor matcha tea ceremonies, tea ceremonies, rice cak...

Updated: March 3, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.2
- Early-2016.3

Ome Marathon

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

Courses: Japan Tobacco Ome Office - turn (Kawai for 30-km course/Hinatawada for 10-km course) - goal...

Updated: February 2, 2015

March

2016

Days:Late-2016.1
- Late-2016.3

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, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.2
- Early-2016.3

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, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.2
- Early-2016.3

Setagaya Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Hanegi Park

Koto instrument performances, haiku classes, outdoor matcha tea ceremonies, tea ceremonies, rice cak...

Updated: March 3, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.2
- Early-2016.3

Ome Marathon

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

Courses: Japan Tobacco Ome Office - turn (Kawai for 30-km course/Hinatawada for 10-km course) - goal...

Updated: February 2, 2015

Days:Early-2016.3
 

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: March 3, 2015

Days:2016.3.3
- 2016.3.4

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: March 3, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.3
 

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: March 3, 2015

Days:2016.3.18
 

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: March 3, 2015

Days:2016.3.18
 

Asakusa Kannon Jigen-e

Location: Sensoji Temple

On March 18 in the year 628 (the 36th year of the reign of Empress Suiko), two fishermen brothers wh...

Updated: March 3, 2015

Days:Late-2016.3
- Mid-2016.4

Ueno Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)

Location: Ueno Park and other locations

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

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Late-2016.3
- Early-2016.4

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: April 4, 2015

Days:Late-2016.3
- Early-2016.4

Freesia Festival in Hachijojima Island

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

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Late-2016.3
- Early-2016.4

Sumida Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Location: Sumida Park

The area between Azumabashi Bridge and Sakurabashi Bridge on the Sumida River has been a famous che...

Updated: April 4, 2015

April

2016

Days:Late-2016.3
- Mid-2016.4

Ueno Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)

Location: Ueno Park and other locations

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

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Late-2016.3
- Early-2016.4

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: April 4, 2015

Days:Late-2016.3
- Early-2016.4

Freesia Festival in Hachijojima Island

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

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Late-2016.3
- Early-2016.4

Sumida Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Location: Sumida Park

The area between Azumabashi Bridge and Sakurabashi Bridge on the Sumida River has been a famous che...

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Early-2016.4
- Early-2016.5

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, 2015

Days:2016.4.8
 

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: April 4, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.4
 

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: April 4, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.4
 

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: April 4, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.4
 

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: April 4, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.4
 

Daidai Kagura

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

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Late-2016.4
- Early-2016.5

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: May 5, 2015

Days:2016.4.29
- 2016.5.3

Meiji Shrine Spring Grand Festival

Location: Meiji Jingu Shrine Special Stage

Surrounded by deep forests and rich nature, Meiji Shrine is known as an oasis in the central Tokyo M...

Updated: May 5, 2015

Days:2016.4.30
- 2016.5.6

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, 2015

May

2016

Days:Early-2016.4
- Early-2016.5

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, 2015

Days:Late-2016.4
- Early-2016.5

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: May 5, 2015

Days:2016.4.29
- 2016.5.3

Meiji Shrine Spring Grand Festival

Location: Meiji Jingu Shrine Special Stage

Surrounded by deep forests and rich nature, Meiji Shrine is known as an oasis in the central Tokyo M...

Updated: May 5, 2015

Days:2016.4.30
- 2016.5.6

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, 2015

Days:Early-2016.5
- Mid-2016.5

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, 2015

Days:2016.5.7
- 2016.5.8

Musashi-mitake Jinja Shrine Hinode Festival

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

Updated: May 5, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.5
- Mid-2016.6

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, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.5
 

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, 2015

Days:Late-2016.5
 

Tokyo Minato Matsuri

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

Updated: May 5, 2015

June

2016

Days:Mid-2016.5
- Mid-2016.6

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, 2015

Days:Early-2016.6
- Mid-2016.6

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: June 6, 2015

Days:Early-2016.6
- Mid-2016.6

Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri (Hydrangea Festival)

Location: Hakusan Jinja Shrine

Located in central Tokyo, the city of Bunkyo still maintains the atmosphere of old Edo and is known ...

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:Early-2016.6
- Late-2016.6

Katsushika Shobu Matsuri (Iris Festival)

Location: Mizumoto Park

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

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:Early-2016.6
- Mid-2016.6

Sanno Festival

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

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.6
- Late-2016.6

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: June 6, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.6
- Late-2016.6

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

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

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:Mid-2016.6
 

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: June 6, 2015

July

2015

Days:2015.7.6
- 2015.7.8

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: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.7.9
- 2015.7.10

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: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.7
 

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: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.7
 

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: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.7.11
- 2015.8.9

Ueno Summer Festival

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

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

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:2015.7.13
 

Chiyoda-ku Noryo no Yube (Lantern Floating Event)

Location: Chidorigafuchi Boathouse

On this day, some 700 lanterns sway in the moat of the Imperial Palace against a backdrop of the for...

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:2015.7.22
- 2015.7.25

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: June 6, 2015

Days:2015.7.25
 

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: June 6, 2015

Days:2015.7.25
 

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: June 6, 2015

August

2015

Days:2015.7.11
- 2015.8.9

Ueno Summer Festival

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

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

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:Early-2015.8
 

Antique Jamboree

Location: Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibition Hall 1

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Early-2015.8
- Mid-2015.8

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: December 12, 2014

Days:Early-2015.8
- Mid-2015.8

Asagaya Tanabata Matsuri Festival

Location: Ten 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: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.8
 

Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri (Tomioka Hanchiman-gu reisai) Festival

Location: At and around Tomioka Hachiman-gu Shrine

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.8
- Early-2015.9

Kiyose Sunflower Festival

Location: Ishii Farm

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

Updated: March 3, 2015

Days:Mid-2015.8
- Late-2015.8

Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi Festival2015

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.8
 

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

Location: Toro Nagashi section of Sumida-gawa River Walking course between Azuma-bashi and Kototoi-bashi bridges Sumida Park Shinsui Terrace

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.8
 

Asakusa Samba Carnival Parade and Contest

Location: Umamichi-dori Street and Kaminarimon-dori Street

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.8
 

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: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.8
 

Azabu-Juban Noryo-matsuri Festival

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.8.28
- 2015.8.29

Hibiya Park Marunouchi Ondo Bon-odori Dance Festival

Location: Hibiya Park fountain and second flower garden

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

Updated: June 6, 2015

September

2015

Days:Mid-2015.8
- Early-2015.9

Kiyose Sunflower Festival

Location: Ishii Farm

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

Updated: March 3, 2015

Days:Mid-2015.9
 

Meguro Kumin Matsuri (Meguro Sun Festival)

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.9
- Mid-2015.10

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: December 12, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.9
- Late-2015.9

Nezujinja shrine Annual Grand Festival

Location: Nezujinja shrin

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.9.19
- 2015.9.21

16th Fiesta Mexicana 2015 in Odaiba Tokyo

Location: West Promenade/AQUA CiTY ODAIBA, Daiba, Minato-ku

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

Updated: June 6, 2015

Days:Late-2015.9
 

Zojo-ji Temple Takigi Noh (Firelit Noh)

Location: Zojo-ji Temple premises

Zojo-ji Temple originally organized Takigi Noh, or outdoor Noh performances illuminated by firelight...

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.9
 

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: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.9.27
- 2015.9.28

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: December 12, 2014

October

2015

Days:Mid-2015.9
- Mid-2015.10

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: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.10.3
- 2015.10.11

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2015

Location: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

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

Updated: July 7, 2015

Days:Mid-2015.10
 

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, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.10
 

Tokyo Yosakoi(Fukuro Festival)

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: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.10.11
- 2015.10.13

Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.10.19
- 2015.10.20

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, 2014

Days:Late-2015.10
- Early-2015.11

Tokyo Ramen Show 2015

Location: Central Plaza, Komazawa Olympic Park

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.10
 

Kiba no kakunori (Kiba square log rolling)

Location: 30th 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, 2014

Days:Late-2015.10
- Mid-2015.11

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, 2014

Days:Late-2015.10
- Early-2015.11

Kanda Used Book Festival

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

November

2015

Days:Late-2015.10
- Early-2015.11

Tokyo Ramen Show 2015

Location: Central Plaza, Komazawa Olympic Park

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.10
- Mid-2015.11

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, 2014

Days:Late-2015.10
- Early-2015.11

Kanda Used Book Festival

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Early-2015.11
- Late-2015.11

Asakusa Tori-no-ichi Fair

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

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:2015.11.1
- 2015.11.23

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, 2014

Days:2015.11.1
- 2015.11.23

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: April 4, 2015

Days:2015.11.3
 

Shirasagi-no Mai (White Heron Dance)

Location: Sensoji Temple

Shirasagi-no Mai is a ceremonial parade that was restored in November, 1968 by the Asakusa Tourist F...

Updated: April 4, 2015

Days:Mid-2015.11
 

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: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.11
- Mid-2015.12

Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Location: Rikugien Gardens

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:Late-2015.11
 

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, 2014

December

2015

Days:Late-2015.11
- Mid-2015.12

Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Location: Rikugien Gardens

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

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.12.6
 

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, 2014

Days:Mid-2015.12
 

Hanakawado Hakidaore-ichi Shoe Market

Hanakawado Hakidaore-ichi is organized by neighborhood merchants of shoes and other footwear to invi...

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.12.14
 

"Gishi-sai" (a fete to commemorate the loyal avenge)

Location: Sengakuji Temple

This is a traditional event based on a historical fact that 47 Ako roshi (masterless samurai) manage...

Updated: December 12, 2014

Days:2015.12.31
- 2016.1.1

Oji Kitsune-no-gyoretsu Fox Parade

Location: Shozoku Inari-jinja Shrine, 2-30-14 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo; Oji Inari-jinja Shrine, 1-12-26 Kishi-machi, Kita-ku, Tokyo; and other locations

Legend has it that on New Year’s Eve, foxes gathered from across Japan under a large tree and disgui...

Updated: January 1, 2015

Days:2015.12.31
- 2016.1.1

New Year countdown & Japan’s earliest beach opening ceremony

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

Chichijima Island, in the town of Ogasawara-mura, is set to hold a New Year countdown and Japan’s ea...

Updated: January 1, 2015

2016

Days:2016.12.15
- 2016.12.16

Setagaya Boro-ichi (Fair)

Location: Setagaya - Kamimachi

Designated as one of Tokyo’s intangible folk cultural assets, the Setagaya Boro-ichi Fair has been a...

Updated: February 2, 2015

Days:2016.12.17
- 2016.12.19

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: February 2, 2015