Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival 2023

Over 650 plum trees (about 50/50 red and white plum trees) blossom in Setagaya’s Hanegi Park between early…

Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival

Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival is a novel variation on the Setsubun theme, centering around Shinryuji Temple with a small…

Sangenjaya Carrot Tower Observation Deck

26th floor observation deck with a bar and restaurant offering viewings of Shibuya and Tokyo.

Gotokuji Temple

Gotokuji (豪徳寺, Gōtokuji) is a Buddhist temple in Setagaya Ward known primarily because of the hundreds of maneki-neko…

Setagaya Bread Festival

Local event held around the Mishuku area which claims to be one of the largest bread events in…

Shoin Shrine Festival

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

Setagaya Hachimangu Autumn Festival 2021

Autumn matsuri held at Setagaya Hachimangu, one of the larger shrines in Setagaya Ward. Notable for the dohyo…

The Gotoh Museum

A private museum in Setagaya Ward founded in 1960 by Goto Keita (1882-1959), the late chairman of the…

Kitazawa Hachiman Festival

2-day festival held in early September that fills the streets south of Shimokitazawa Station. You can see the…

Shimokitazawa Awa Odori

Annual Awa Odori in Shimokitazawa. Dancers parade through the Ichiban-gai Shotengai from 6:30pm until 8:00pm before stopping for…

Setagaya Firefly Festival & Sagiso Market

If you missed the Tokyo firefly events in June, all is not lost. Along with an obon flower…

January Setagaya Boroichi Market

This market in the suburbs of Setagaya has its origins over 400 years ago when people began exchanging…