Daradara Matsuri

Early 〜 Mid Sep 2023
Owing to the period of which it is held (11-days), as well as its timing in the middle…

Heiwajima Antique Fair

Sep 8Sep 10
Less a market and more a bazaar that focuses almost exclusively on antique goods, the Heiwajima Antique Fair…

Moon Viewing at Mukojima-Hyakkaen 2023

Early 〜 Mid Sep 2023
Towards the end of the Japanese Clover Festival, the Mukojima-Hyakkaen garden extends its opening hours until 9pm for the…

Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri 2023

Early 〜 Mid Sep 2023
Well-known festival that sees mikoshi and floats move around the streets of Akasaka. During the Edo period is…

Manjushage Matsuri

Sep 2023
Manjushage is a deep red flower known as “Red Spider Lily” or “Red Magic Lily” and fields of…

Japanese Clover Festival

Early Sep 〜 Early Oct 2023
Annual Japanese Clover Festival (萩まつり) at Mukojima Hyakkaen Gardens in Sumida. The garden is one of the capital’s…

Showa Kinen Park Cosmos Festival

Sep 〜 Oct 2023
Over 20,000 square meters of fields and 6 million cosmos flowers come into bloom at Showa Kinen Park.

September Tokyo Sumo Tournament

Sep 10Sep 24
Six major sumo tournaments (called honbasho) are held during the year—one on each odd month, each taking place…

Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2023

Sep 16Sep 17
The Kyoto International Manga Anima Fair (also known as KYOMAF) is a mid-scale event to promote the anime…

Nezu Shrine Annual Grand Festival 2023

Mid Sep 2023
Popular annual festival at Nezu Shrine near Yanaka. The shrine’s spacious grounds will be filled with festival stalls…

A calendar of all the major events and festivals in Japan. Wherever possible, the link to the event’s official website is provided and visitors are advised to confirm scheduling details on the official website before attending to ensure there have not been any last minute changes.