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2018

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 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

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 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

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: January 1, 2018

Mar 11, 2018 

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: January 1, 2018

Mar 16, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018

MIDTOWN BLOSSOM 2018

As you take in the views of eight different varieties of a total of 150 cherry trees, you can enjoy ...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Mar 16, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018

NIHONBASHI SAKURA FESTIVAL

Nihonbashi Sakura Festival features a series of spring events for admiring sakura, or cherry blossom...

Updated: February 2, 2018

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

Mar 18, 2018 

NAKANO RUNNING FESTA 2018

The Nakano Running Festa is a running event featuring a refreshing course participants run along in ...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Mar 20, 2018 - Apr 8, 2018

Sumida Park Sakura-matsuri Festival

The Sumidagawa River is a celebrated destination for admiring cherry blossoms since the premodern Ed...

Updated: February 2, 2018

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

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 8, 2018

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: February 2, 2018

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 4, 2018

Toshimaen Cherry Blossom Festival

Somei-yoshino cherry trees and double-blossom cherry trees bloom inside the park, and this is one of...

Updated: February 2, 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

Apr 7, 2018 - Apr 8, 2018

Ikegami Honmonji Spring Festival

The birthday of the Buddha on April 8th, and this “Spring Festival” is held every year on the 1st Sa...

Updated: February 2, 2018

Apr 7, 2018 - May 6, 2018

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: February 2, 2018

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

Apr 8, 2018 

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: February 2, 2018

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 

Daidai Kagura

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

Updated: May 5, 2017

Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018

Motor Sport Japan 2018 Festival in Odaiba

Motor Sport Japan is one of the largest events in the country, designed to promote the glamour of ca...

Updated: February 2, 2018

Apr 14, 2018 

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: February 2, 2018

Apr 15, 2018 

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: February 2, 2018

Apr 15, 2018 - May 6, 2018

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: February 2, 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Odaiba Hawaii Festival 2018

This is an experience event that the exhibitors and visitors come together to create. The theme is c...

Updated: February 2, 2018

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 

Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple Noryo Bon Odori Taikai

Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple hosts an annual bon-odori dance for four days between late July and early A...

Updated: January 1, 2018

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

Mid-2018.11 - Late-2018.12

MIDTOWN CHRISTMAS 2017

Midtown Christmas 2017 envelops Tokyo Midtown in some 510,000 LED lights under the theme of space tr...

Updated: January 1, 2018

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

Jan 1, 2019 

Mt. Takao Light-Welcoming Festival

People watch the first sunrise of the year and pray for both their own health and safety and peace f...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Jan 2, 2019 

First Ride

Location: Miura Fishing Port, Tako-wan Bay

The First Ride is an event held at the Miura Fishing Port of Tako Bay on January 2nd every year to p...

Updated: January 1, 2018

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

Mid-2019.1 

Daikoku Matsuri Festival

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, 2018

Late-2019.1 

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: January 1, 2018

Jan 28, 2019 

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, 2018

January

2018

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 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: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:Jan 1, 2019
 

Mt. Takao Light-Welcoming Festival

People watch the first sunrise of the year and pray for both their own health and safety and peace f...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Days:Jan 2, 2019
 

First Ride

Location: Miura Fishing Port, Tako-wan Bay

The First Ride is an event held at the Miura Fishing Port of Tako Bay on January 2nd every year to p...

Updated: January 1, 2018

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

Days:Mid-2019.1
 

Daikoku Matsuri Festival

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, 2018

Days:Late-2019.1
 

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: January 1, 2018

Days:Jan 28, 2019
 

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, 2018

February

2018

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 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: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: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: January 1, 2018

Days:Mar 11, 2018
 

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: January 1, 2018

Days:Mar 16, 2018
- Apr 15, 2018

MIDTOWN BLOSSOM 2018

As you take in the views of eight different varieties of a total of 150 cherry trees, you can enjoy ...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Days:Mar 16, 2018
- Apr 15, 2018

NIHONBASHI SAKURA FESTIVAL

Nihonbashi Sakura Festival features a series of spring events for admiring sakura, or cherry blossom...

Updated: February 2, 2018

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:Mar 18, 2018
 

NAKANO RUNNING FESTA 2018

The Nakano Running Festa is a running event featuring a refreshing course participants run along in ...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Days:Mar 20, 2018
- Apr 8, 2018

Sumida Park Sakura-matsuri Festival

The Sumidagawa River is a celebrated destination for admiring cherry blossoms since the premodern Ed...

Updated: February 2, 2018

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

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 8, 2018

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: February 2, 2018

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 4, 2018

Toshimaen Cherry Blossom Festival

Somei-yoshino cherry trees and double-blossom cherry trees bloom inside the park, and this is one of...

Updated: February 2, 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:Mar 16, 2018
- Apr 15, 2018

MIDTOWN BLOSSOM 2018

As you take in the views of eight different varieties of a total of 150 cherry trees, you can enjoy ...

Updated: January 1, 2018

Days:Mar 16, 2018
- Apr 15, 2018

NIHONBASHI SAKURA FESTIVAL

Nihonbashi Sakura Festival features a series of spring events for admiring sakura, or cherry blossom...

Updated: February 2, 2018

Days:Mar 20, 2018
- Apr 8, 2018

Sumida Park Sakura-matsuri Festival

The Sumidagawa River is a celebrated destination for admiring cherry blossoms since the premodern Ed...

Updated: February 2, 2018

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

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 8, 2018

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: February 2, 2018

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 4, 2018

Toshimaen Cherry Blossom Festival

Somei-yoshino cherry trees and double-blossom cherry trees bloom inside the park, and this is one of...

Updated: February 2, 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:Apr 7, 2018
- Apr 8, 2018

Ikegami Honmonji Spring Festival

The birthday of the Buddha on April 8th, and this “Spring Festival” is held every year on the 1st Sa...

Updated: February 2, 2018

Days:Apr 7, 2018
- May 6, 2018

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: February 2, 2018

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:Apr 8, 2018
 

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: February 2, 2018

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
 

Daidai Kagura

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

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Apr 14, 2018
- Apr 15, 2018

Motor Sport Japan 2018 Festival in Odaiba

Motor Sport Japan is one of the largest events in the country, designed to promote the glamour of ca...

Updated: February 2, 2018

Days:Apr 14, 2018
 

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: February 2, 2018

Days:Apr 15, 2018
 

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: February 2, 2018

Days:Apr 15, 2018
- May 6, 2018

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: February 2, 2018

Days:Apr 28, 2018
- May 6, 2018

Odaiba Hawaii Festival 2018

This is an experience event that the exhibitors and visitors come together to create. The theme is c...

Updated: February 2, 2018

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:Apr 7, 2018
- May 6, 2018

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: February 2, 2018

Days:Apr 15, 2018
- May 6, 2018

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: February 2, 2018

Days:Apr 28, 2018
- May 6, 2018

Odaiba Hawaii Festival 2018

This is an experience event that the exhibitors and visitors come together to create. The theme is c...

Updated: February 2, 2018

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
 

Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple Noryo Bon Odori Taikai

Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple hosts an annual bon-odori dance for four days between late July and early A...

Updated: January 1, 2018

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:Mid-2018.11
- Late-2018.12

MIDTOWN CHRISTMAS 2017

Midtown Christmas 2017 envelops Tokyo Midtown in some 510,000 LED lights under the theme of space tr...

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: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:Mid-2018.11
- Late-2018.12

MIDTOWN CHRISTMAS 2017

Midtown Christmas 2017 envelops Tokyo Midtown in some 510,000 LED lights under the theme of space tr...

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