Japanese Clover Festival

Late Sep 〜 Early Oct 2022
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

Late Sep 〜 Late Oct 2022
Over 20,000 square meters of fields and 6 million cosmos flowers come into bloom at Showa Kinen Park.

Kochia Carnival

Late Sep 〜 Mid Oct 2022
Thousands of kochia (summer cypress) turn Mirahashi Hill in Hitachi Seaside Park a crimson red.

Okunitama Shrine Autumn Chestnut Festival

Late Sep 2022
This autumn festival has roots dating back to 1738 and, although temporarily cancelled, has survived the centuries in…

Shibuya-Kagoshima Ohara Matsuri

Early Oct 2022
The Shibuya-Kagoshima Ohara Matsuri (おはら祭) is an annual event held in the center of Shibuya which has roots in Ohara-bushi…

Koganei Awaodori Festival

Oct 1Oct 2
The true Awa Dance Festival is Shikoku is Japan’s biggest dance festival, attracting well over one million visitors…

Ueno Zoo Free Admission Day

Oct 1
Three times each year Ueno Zoo opens its doors to visitors for free!

Tamagawa Fireworks Festival

Early Oct 2022
A mid-sized firework event (6,000 fireworks) held along the banks of the Tama River near Futakotamagawa Station. The…

Katsushika Fireworks Festival

Early Oct 2022
Another enjoyable fireworks event (officially called Katsushika Noryo Hanabi Taikai) along the Edogawa River which sees over 13,000…

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Oct 7Oct 9
Nagasaki’s oldest festival is registered as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

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.