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Updated: September 2, 2021

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities around Tokyo may change their operating days or hours. In addition, some events may be canceled or postponed. Please check official facility or event websites for the latest updates and information.

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, one of the largest international performing arts festivals in Japan, is held in the Ikebukuro area from September to November. Visitors can view unique theatrical and dance performances by artists from Japan and abroad. They can also participate in workshops and other events that allow them to experience and learn more about art and culture.
Tokyo Festival

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

Bunkyo Chrysanthemum Festival

Held the first three weeks of November, head to Yushima Tenmangu Shrine to see over 2,000 varieties of beautiful chrysanthemums on display. Among the various attractions, arguably the most exciting is a “chrysanthemum dome,” which uses thousands of plants to create a free-standing structure.
Bunkyo 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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