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2017

Oct 12, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

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 7, 2017 - Dec 25, 2017

Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2017

Location: Roppongi Hills premises (Keyakizaka Slope, 66 Plaza, West Walk 2F, Mohri Garden, O-YANE large rooftop plaza, etc.)

Roppongi Hills brightens up Keyakizaka Slope with some 1.2 million LED lights in two color schemes: ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 8, 2017 - Dec 25, 2017

OMOTESANDO HILLS CHRISTMAS 2017 with Panasonic Beauty

Based on the theme of “Christmas tree forest of 100 colors,” the main building’s atrium stairwell wi...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 9, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018

TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER LIGHTS GARDEN “Sparkling Sweets: Glittering Delicious Gifts”

Tokyo Dome City will be decorated with pop-style and cute glittering works of art themed on sweets t...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 9, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018

Marunouchi Illumination 2017

Location: 1 Yurakucho, 1 Otemachi

This year’s Marunouchi Illumination, which marks the 16th year of the event, will feature approximat...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - Jan 8, 2018

megurogawa MINNA no ILLUMI 2017

Location: Gotanda Fureai Waterside Square

The grand illumination event represents the first in Tokyo to achieve 100% local production and cons...

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

Nov 15, 2017 - Dec 25, 2017

MIDTOWN CHRISTMAS 2017

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

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 16, 2017 - Feb 14, 2018

Caretta Illumination 2017 – Story of True Love –

This year will mark the 12th year of the illumination at Caretta Shiodome. The illumination will be ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 29, 2017 - Feb 14, 2018

Tokyo Illumilia 2017–18

Tokyo Illumilia will feature street lighting decorations that combine traditional Japanese culture w...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 25, 2017

Festival of Light 2017

Location: Takenotsuka Station area : Trees along the road from Takenotsuka Station to Motofuchie Park

The trees in front of Takenotsuka Station on the Tobu SKYTREE Line will be decorated in champagne go...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 25, 2017

Showakinen Park Winter Vista Illumination

Showa Kinen Park stages an illumination display based on a different theme each year. The main theme...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Dec 14, 2017 

"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: October 10, 2017

Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017

Setagaya Boro-ichi (Fair)

Location: Boro-ichi dori Street and surrounding area

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

Updated: November 11, 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017

Hanakawado Hakidaore-ichi Shoe Market

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

Updated: October 10, 2017

Dec 17, 2017 - Dec 19, 2017

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: October 10, 2017

Dec 24, 2017 

Tokyo Michiterasu 2017

Location: Gyoko-dori Street / Marunouchi area

At Gyoko-dori Street, a flower garden will be created featuring multiple works of flower art that wi...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Dec 25, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens

There is an ancient tradition regarding the seven plants of spring (parsley, shepherd’s purse, Jerse...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

Oji Kitsune-no-gyoretsu Fox Parade

Location: Shozoku Inari-jinja Shrine, 2-30-13 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo; Oji Inari-jinja Shrine, 1-12-26 Kishi-machi, Kita-ku, Tokyo; and other locations

Legend has it that long ago, even before the advent of the Edo period in 1603, on New Year’s Eve fox...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

New Year countdown & Japan’s earliest beach opening ceremony

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

A New Year’s countdown party will be held on December 31 on Chichijima Island of the Ogasawara Islan...

Updated: December 12, 2017

2018

Oct 12, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

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 9, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018

TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER LIGHTS GARDEN “Sparkling Sweets: Glittering Delicious Gifts”

Tokyo Dome City will be decorated with pop-style and cute glittering works of art themed on sweets t...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 9, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018

Marunouchi Illumination 2017

Location: 1 Yurakucho, 1 Otemachi

This year’s Marunouchi Illumination, which marks the 16th year of the event, will feature approximat...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - Jan 8, 2018

megurogawa MINNA no ILLUMI 2017

Location: Gotanda Fureai Waterside Square

The grand illumination event represents the first in Tokyo to achieve 100% local production and cons...

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

Nov 16, 2017 - Feb 14, 2018

Caretta Illumination 2017 – Story of True Love –

This year will mark the 12th year of the illumination at Caretta Shiodome. The illumination will be ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Nov 29, 2017 - Feb 14, 2018

Tokyo Illumilia 2017–18

Tokyo Illumilia will feature street lighting decorations that combine traditional Japanese culture w...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Dec 25, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens

There is an ancient tradition regarding the seven plants of spring (parsley, shepherd’s purse, Jerse...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

Oji Kitsune-no-gyoretsu Fox Parade

Location: Shozoku Inari-jinja Shrine, 2-30-13 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo; Oji Inari-jinja Shrine, 1-12-26 Kishi-machi, Kita-ku, Tokyo; and other locations

Legend has it that long ago, even before the advent of the Edo period in 1603, on New Year’s Eve fox...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

New Year countdown & Japan’s earliest beach opening ceremony

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

A New Year’s countdown party will be held on December 31 on Chichijima Island of the Ogasawara Islan...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Jan 1, 2018 

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: October 10, 2017

Jan 1, 2018 

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: October 10, 2017

Jan 2, 2018 

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: December 12, 2017

Jan 7, 2018 - Jan 8, 2018

Vitality Market, Daruma Market

How about buying a lucky Daruma at the start of the new year and praying for something like health, ...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Jan 8, 2018 

Tondo-yaki

Location: Torikoe Jinja Shrine

Originated in the Heian period, this traditional event is held to burn used new year ornaments such ...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Jan 12, 2018 

Ome Daruma Market

Ome Daruma Market is held on January 12th every year, and is a famous winter tradition of the city o...

Updated: November 11, 2017

Jan 12, 2018 - Jan 21, 2018

Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2018-Traditional festivals and regional dishes from across Japan-

Furusato Matsuri Tokyo presents traditional festivals and famous specialties from across Japan at To...

Updated: November 11, 2017

Jan 13, 2018 - Jan 14, 2018

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: November 11, 2017

Jan 24, 2018 - Jan 25, 2018

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: October 10, 2017

Jan 28, 2018 

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, 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 2, 2018 - Feb 4, 2018

86th Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival

Shimokita Tengu Festival is the Setsubun Festival (celebrating the end of winter) for the Shimokitaz...

Updated: November 11, 2017

Feb 3, 2018 

Setsubun-e Celebration

Location: Sensoji Temple

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

Updated: December 12, 2017

Feb 3, 2018 

"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, 2017

Feb 3, 2018 

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: June 6, 2017

Feb 3, 2018 - Feb 4, 2018

Kasai Rinkai Park Narcissus Festival

The Narcissus Festival is held on the spacious greenery of Kasai Rinkai Park, which offers views of ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Mid-2018.2 - Early-2018.3

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, 2017

Mid-2018.2 - Early-2018.3

Setagaya Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Hanegi Park

Koto instrument performances, haiku classes, matcha tea ceremonies, rice cake pounding, and other ev...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Mid-2018.2 

Kite Market

Location: Oji Inari Jinja Shrine

A Kite Market is held on the Day of the Horse every February. This event is inspired by the common p...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Mid-2018.2 

Gourmet Run in Symbol Promenade Park, Tokyo

This collaboration event allows you to enjoy running and gourmet foods at the same time. You can mak...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Feb 18, 2018 

52th The Ohme 30 & 10 km Road Race

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

The Ohme 30 & 10 km Road Race is one of the major citizen marathon races in Japan. The race expects ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Late-2018.2 

Tokyo Marathon 2017

Location: Tokyo Metropolitan - Gyoko-dori Street, in front of Tokyo Station

Many people have applied to participate in Tokyo Marathon, in which 36,000 people run around famous ...

Updated: June 6, 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

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: May 5, 2017

Mid-2018.3 

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: April 4, 2017

Mid-2018.3 

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: April 4, 2017

Mid-2018.3 - Mid-2018.4

NIHONBASHI SAKURA FESTIVAL

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

Updated: April 4, 2017

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: May 5, 2017

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: May 5, 2017

Late-2018.3 - Early-2018.4

Toshimaen Cherry Blossom Festival

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

Updated: April 4, 2017

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

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: May 5, 2017

Late-2018.3 - Early-2018.4

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: May 5, 2017

Late-2018.3 - Early-2018.4

Freesia Festival in Hachijojima Island

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

Updated: May 5, 2017

Late-2018.3 - Early-2018.4

Sumida Park Sakura-matsuri Festival

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

Updated: May 5, 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

Early-2018.4 - Early-2018.5

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, 2017

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

Mid-2018.4 

Motor Sport Japan 2017 Festival in Odaiba

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

Updated: May 5, 2017

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 

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: May 5, 2017

Mid-2018.4 

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: May 5, 2017

Mid-2018.4 

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: 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

Late-2018.4 - Early-2018.5

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: June 6, 2017

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 - 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 

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

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 - 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

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

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

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

January

2018

Days:Oct 12, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

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 9, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER LIGHTS GARDEN “Sparkling Sweets: Glittering Delicious Gifts”

Tokyo Dome City will be decorated with pop-style and cute glittering works of art themed on sweets t...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 9, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Marunouchi Illumination 2017

Location: 1 Yurakucho, 1 Otemachi

This year’s Marunouchi Illumination, which marks the 16th year of the event, will feature approximat...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 10, 2017
- Jan 8, 2018

megurogawa MINNA no ILLUMI 2017

Location: Gotanda Fureai Waterside Square

The grand illumination event represents the first in Tokyo to achieve 100% local production and cons...

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:Nov 16, 2017
- Feb 14, 2018

Caretta Illumination 2017 – Story of True Love –

This year will mark the 12th year of the illumination at Caretta Shiodome. The illumination will be ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 29, 2017
- Feb 14, 2018

Tokyo Illumilia 2017–18

Tokyo Illumilia will feature street lighting decorations that combine traditional Japanese culture w...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Dec 25, 2017
- Jan 7, 2018

Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens

There is an ancient tradition regarding the seven plants of spring (parsley, shepherd’s purse, Jerse...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Days:Dec 31, 2017
- Jan 1, 2018

Oji Kitsune-no-gyoretsu Fox Parade

Location: Shozoku Inari-jinja Shrine, 2-30-13 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo; Oji Inari-jinja Shrine, 1-12-26 Kishi-machi, Kita-ku, Tokyo; and other locations

Legend has it that long ago, even before the advent of the Edo period in 1603, on New Year’s Eve fox...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Days:Dec 31, 2017
- Jan 1, 2018

New Year countdown & Japan’s earliest beach opening ceremony

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

A New Year’s countdown party will be held on December 31 on Chichijima Island of the Ogasawara Islan...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Jan 1, 2018
 

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: October 10, 2017

Days:Jan 1, 2018
 

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: October 10, 2017

Days:Jan 2, 2018
 

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: December 12, 2017

Days:Jan 7, 2018
- Jan 8, 2018

Vitality Market, Daruma Market

How about buying a lucky Daruma at the start of the new year and praying for something like health, ...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Days:Jan 8, 2018
 

Tondo-yaki

Location: Torikoe Jinja Shrine

Originated in the Heian period, this traditional event is held to burn used new year ornaments such ...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Days:Jan 12, 2018
 

Ome Daruma Market

Ome Daruma Market is held on January 12th every year, and is a famous winter tradition of the city o...

Updated: November 11, 2017

Days:Jan 12, 2018
- Jan 21, 2018

Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2018-Traditional festivals and regional dishes from across Japan-

Furusato Matsuri Tokyo presents traditional festivals and famous specialties from across Japan at To...

Updated: November 11, 2017

Days:Jan 13, 2018
- Jan 14, 2018

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: November 11, 2017

Days:Jan 24, 2018
- Jan 25, 2018

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: October 10, 2017

Days:Jan 28, 2018
 

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, 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

February

2018

Days:Oct 12, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

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 9, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER LIGHTS GARDEN “Sparkling Sweets: Glittering Delicious Gifts”

Tokyo Dome City will be decorated with pop-style and cute glittering works of art themed on sweets t...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 9, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Marunouchi Illumination 2017

Location: 1 Yurakucho, 1 Otemachi

This year’s Marunouchi Illumination, which marks the 16th year of the event, will feature approximat...

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:Nov 16, 2017
- Feb 14, 2018

Caretta Illumination 2017 – Story of True Love –

This year will mark the 12th year of the illumination at Caretta Shiodome. The illumination will be ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 29, 2017
- Feb 14, 2018

Tokyo Illumilia 2017–18

Tokyo Illumilia will feature street lighting decorations that combine traditional Japanese culture w...

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 2, 2018
- Feb 4, 2018

86th Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival

Shimokita Tengu Festival is the Setsubun Festival (celebrating the end of winter) for the Shimokitaz...

Updated: November 11, 2017

Days:Feb 3, 2018
 

Setsubun-e Celebration

Location: Sensoji Temple

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

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Feb 3, 2018
 

"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, 2017

Days:Feb 3, 2018
 

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: June 6, 2017

Days:Feb 3, 2018
- Feb 4, 2018

Kasai Rinkai Park Narcissus Festival

The Narcissus Festival is held on the spacious greenery of Kasai Rinkai Park, which offers views of ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.2
- Early-2018.3

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, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.2
- Early-2018.3

Setagaya Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Hanegi Park

Koto instrument performances, haiku classes, matcha tea ceremonies, rice cake pounding, and other ev...

Updated: June 6, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.2
 

Kite Market

Location: Oji Inari Jinja Shrine

A Kite Market is held on the Day of the Horse every February. This event is inspired by the common p...

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.2
 

Gourmet Run in Symbol Promenade Park, Tokyo

This collaboration event allows you to enjoy running and gourmet foods at the same time. You can mak...

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Feb 18, 2018
 

52th The Ohme 30 & 10 km Road Race

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

The Ohme 30 & 10 km Road Race is one of the major citizen marathon races in Japan. The race expects ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Late-2018.2
 

Tokyo Marathon 2017

Location: Tokyo Metropolitan - Gyoko-dori Street, in front of Tokyo Station

Many people have applied to participate in Tokyo Marathon, in which 36,000 people run around famous ...

Updated: June 6, 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

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:Mid-2018.2
- Early-2018.3

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, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.2
- Early-2018.3

Setagaya Ume Matsuri (Plum Festival)

Location: Hanegi Park

Koto instrument performances, haiku classes, matcha tea ceremonies, rice cake pounding, and other ev...

Updated: June 6, 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: May 5, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.3
 

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: April 4, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.3
 

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: April 4, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.3
- Mid-2018.4

NIHONBASHI SAKURA FESTIVAL

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

Updated: April 4, 2017

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: May 5, 2017

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: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Toshimaen Cherry Blossom Festival

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

Updated: April 4, 2017

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

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: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

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: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Freesia Festival in Hachijojima Island

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

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Sumida Park Sakura-matsuri Festival

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

Updated: May 5, 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

April

2018

Days:Mid-2018.3
- Mid-2018.4

NIHONBASHI SAKURA FESTIVAL

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

Updated: April 4, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Toshimaen Cherry Blossom Festival

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

Updated: April 4, 2017

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

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: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

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: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Freesia Festival in Hachijojima Island

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

Updated: May 5, 2017

Days:Late-2018.3
- Early-2018.4

Sumida Park Sakura-matsuri Festival

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

Updated: May 5, 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:Early-2018.4
- Early-2018.5

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, 2017

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:Mid-2018.4
 

Motor Sport Japan 2017 Festival in Odaiba

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

Updated: May 5, 2017

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
 

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: May 5, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.4
 

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: May 5, 2017

Days:Mid-2018.4
 

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: 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:Late-2018.4
- Early-2018.5

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: June 6, 2017

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:Early-2018.4
- Early-2018.5

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, 2017

Days:Late-2018.4
- Early-2018.5

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: June 6, 2017

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
- 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

2017

Days:Oct 12, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

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
 

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: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

November

2017

Days:Oct 12, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

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 7, 2017
- Dec 25, 2017

Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2017

Location: Roppongi Hills premises (Keyakizaka Slope, 66 Plaza, West Walk 2F, Mohri Garden, O-YANE large rooftop plaza, etc.)

Roppongi Hills brightens up Keyakizaka Slope with some 1.2 million LED lights in two color schemes: ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 8, 2017
- Dec 25, 2017

OMOTESANDO HILLS CHRISTMAS 2017 with Panasonic Beauty

Based on the theme of “Christmas tree forest of 100 colors,” the main building’s atrium stairwell wi...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 9, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER LIGHTS GARDEN “Sparkling Sweets: Glittering Delicious Gifts”

Tokyo Dome City will be decorated with pop-style and cute glittering works of art themed on sweets t...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 9, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Marunouchi Illumination 2017

Location: 1 Yurakucho, 1 Otemachi

This year’s Marunouchi Illumination, which marks the 16th year of the event, will feature approximat...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 10, 2017
- Jan 8, 2018

megurogawa MINNA no ILLUMI 2017

Location: Gotanda Fureai Waterside Square

The grand illumination event represents the first in Tokyo to achieve 100% local production and cons...

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:Nov 15, 2017
- Dec 25, 2017

MIDTOWN CHRISTMAS 2017

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

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 16, 2017
- Feb 14, 2018

Caretta Illumination 2017 – Story of True Love –

This year will mark the 12th year of the illumination at Caretta Shiodome. The illumination will be ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 29, 2017
- Feb 14, 2018

Tokyo Illumilia 2017–18

Tokyo Illumilia will feature street lighting decorations that combine traditional Japanese culture w...

Updated: December 12, 2017

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: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: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

December

2017

Days:Oct 12, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Yomiuri Land’s illumination display features 8 types of LED lighting in 30 gemstone-inspired shades ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

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 7, 2017
- Dec 25, 2017

Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2017

Location: Roppongi Hills premises (Keyakizaka Slope, 66 Plaza, West Walk 2F, Mohri Garden, O-YANE large rooftop plaza, etc.)

Roppongi Hills brightens up Keyakizaka Slope with some 1.2 million LED lights in two color schemes: ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 8, 2017
- Dec 25, 2017

OMOTESANDO HILLS CHRISTMAS 2017 with Panasonic Beauty

Based on the theme of “Christmas tree forest of 100 colors,” the main building’s atrium stairwell wi...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 9, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER LIGHTS GARDEN “Sparkling Sweets: Glittering Delicious Gifts”

Tokyo Dome City will be decorated with pop-style and cute glittering works of art themed on sweets t...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 9, 2017
- Feb 18, 2018

Marunouchi Illumination 2017

Location: 1 Yurakucho, 1 Otemachi

This year’s Marunouchi Illumination, which marks the 16th year of the event, will feature approximat...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 10, 2017
- Jan 8, 2018

megurogawa MINNA no ILLUMI 2017

Location: Gotanda Fureai Waterside Square

The grand illumination event represents the first in Tokyo to achieve 100% local production and cons...

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:Nov 15, 2017
- Dec 25, 2017

MIDTOWN CHRISTMAS 2017

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

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 16, 2017
- Feb 14, 2018

Caretta Illumination 2017 – Story of True Love –

This year will mark the 12th year of the illumination at Caretta Shiodome. The illumination will be ...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Nov 29, 2017
- Feb 14, 2018

Tokyo Illumilia 2017–18

Tokyo Illumilia will feature street lighting decorations that combine traditional Japanese culture w...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Dec 2, 2017
- Dec 25, 2017

Festival of Light 2017

Location: Takenotsuka Station area : Trees along the road from Takenotsuka Station to Motofuchie Park

The trees in front of Takenotsuka Station on the Tobu SKYTREE Line will be decorated in champagne go...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Dec 2, 2017
- Dec 25, 2017

Showakinen Park Winter Vista Illumination

Showa Kinen Park stages an illumination display based on a different theme each year. The main theme...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Days:Dec 14, 2017
 

"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: October 10, 2017

Days:Dec 15, 2017
- Dec 16, 2017

Setagaya Boro-ichi (Fair)

Location: Boro-ichi dori Street and surrounding area

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

Updated: November 11, 2017

Days:Dec 16, 2017
- Dec 17, 2017

Hanakawado Hakidaore-ichi Shoe Market

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

Updated: October 10, 2017

Days:Dec 17, 2017
- Dec 19, 2017

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: October 10, 2017

Days:Dec 24, 2017
 

Tokyo Michiterasu 2017

Location: Gyoko-dori Street / Marunouchi area

At Gyoko-dori Street, a flower garden will be created featuring multiple works of flower art that wi...

Updated: December 12, 2017

Days:Dec 25, 2017
- Jan 7, 2018

Mukojima-Hyakkaen Gardens

There is an ancient tradition regarding the seven plants of spring (parsley, shepherd’s purse, Jerse...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Days:Dec 31, 2017
- Jan 1, 2018

Oji Kitsune-no-gyoretsu Fox Parade

Location: Shozoku Inari-jinja Shrine, 2-30-13 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo; Oji Inari-jinja Shrine, 1-12-26 Kishi-machi, Kita-ku, Tokyo; and other locations

Legend has it that long ago, even before the advent of the Edo period in 1603, on New Year’s Eve fox...

Updated: October 10, 2017

Days:Dec 31, 2017
- Jan 1, 2018

New Year countdown & Japan’s earliest beach opening ceremony

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

A New Year’s countdown party will be held on December 31 on Chichijima Island of the Ogasawara Islan...

Updated: December 12, 2017

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: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: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