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Updated: October 3, 2023

Take advantage of the temperate weather with a visit to one of Tokyo’s spectacular fall art events

With temperate weather and gorgeous autumn views, the autumn months are jam-packed with exciting arts and cultural events. In addition to many one-off festivals and exhibitions held at popular destinations like Odaiba and Roppongi Hills, several annual events have become a staple of the fall arts scene.


  • Some events require advanced tickets, so be sure to confirm your plans before visiting
  • Event dates and venues are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, check the official sites

Tokyo Festival


 Tokyo Festival is an international performing arts festival held every autumn in the Ikebukuro area of Toshima City. This year, 19 performances and events will be held from September 1, 2023 through October 29, 2023 under the theme, "Downside Up: A Positive Spin on the World."
Tokyo Festival 2023

Tokyo International Film Festival


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The posh central Tokyo neighborhood of Ginza becomes even more glamorous during the last week of October, with the Tokyo International Film Festival attracting filmmakers, actors, and industry figures from across the globe.
Tokyo International Film Festival

Yushima Tenjin Shrine Chrysanthemum Festival


Held the first three weeks of November, head to Yushima Tenmangu Shrine to see around 2,000 varieties of beautiful chrysanthemums, and displays of dolls dressed in chrysanthemum flowers (kiku ningyo). Among the various attractions, arguably the most exciting is a “chrysanthemum dome,” which uses thousands of plants to create a free-standing structure.
Yushima Tenjin Shrine Chrysanthemum Festival

Other events and festivals


For additional activities, head to the entertainment island of Odaiba, a popular site for art and cultural events. For cultural festivals and food events, check the schedule at Yoyogi Park, which presents a particularly famous Spanish festival at the end of November.
For more information on other events happening in Tokyo, check out the Tokyo Event Calendar.

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

From pop art to pre-modern masterpieces, Tokyo offers an abundance of galleries and museums with exhibitions catering to all tastes. Check out the information about Current & Upcoming Exhibitions in Tokyo.

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