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October—the height of autumn—is one of the best times of year to visit Tokyo

From ongoing traditional festivals to art and cultural soirees to culinary-focused events celebrating the bounty of the season—the city's event card is full.

You're in luck if you're a fan of Japan's most popular late night meal, ramen, as the dish commands an event of its own. Visit the Tokyo Ramen Show that runs until the middle of November, to savor regional variations and learn more about this ever-evolving noodle soup.

The Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony is a more classical affair. Jump in and explore the culture of one of Japan's most famous beverages in the lush environs of the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum and Hama-rikyu Gardens.

Theatergoers and literary fans are similarly spoiled, with leading performing arts event Festival/Tokyo and the Kanda Used Book Festival taking place this month.

For a theatrical event of a different kind consider the annual fireworks festival in the outlying suburb of Chofu. Set to music and playing on the area's reputation as a movie town, the event is also one of your last chances to enjoy fireworks for the year.

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