A calendar of events and festivals in Tokyo and major festivals throughout Japan. Especially due to the COVID-19 situation, it is always prudent to check the official event website (link provided whenever available) before attending to make sure that there have not been any last-minute changes in the scheduling.

Showa Kinen Park Cosmos Festival

Mid Sep 〜 Early Nov 2021
Over 20,000 square meters of fields and 6 million cosmos flowers come into bloom at Showa Kinen Park.

Yokohama Akarenga Oktoberfest

Early 〜 Mid Oct 2021
Celebration of the famous German beer festival at the Akarenga Brick Warehouses in Yokohama. The Oktoberfest here has…

Momiji Ichi Market

Mid 〜 Late Oct 2021
Labelling itself as a “Cultural Festival for Adults”, the Momiji Ichi is a weekend arts and crafts market…

Nihombashi Ebisuko Bettara Ichi

Mid 〜 Late Oct 2021
This traditional autumn festival has roots dating back to the beginning of the Edo period and is held…

Tokyo Motor Show

Late 〜 Late Oct 2021
The Tokyo Motor Show is one of the world’s foremost motor shows and an opportunity for the big…


Late 〜 Late Oct 2021
CEATEC (“Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies”) Japan is a trade show focused on how data will shape our…

Kurama Fire Festival

Oct 22
Fire-festival held on 22 October each year famous for its procession of men bearing huge flaming torches, some…

Jidai Matsuri

Oct 22 / 12:00 PM5:00 PM
Jidai Matsuri (時代祭, “Festival of the Ages”) celebrates the foundation of Kyoto and is held on the 22…

Shoin Shrine Festival

Late Oct 2021
Shoin Jinja in Setagaya Ward is a shrine built to honor the spirit of Yoshida Shoin, one of…

Koenji Festival

Late Oct 2021
2-day festival held around Koenji Station with participating restaurants and shops, a stamp rally, and other events.