Kanda Matsuri

Kanda Matsuri is held in mid-May at Kanda Myojin Shrine on odd numbered years (so intense was the…

Kanamara Matsuri

Kanamara Matsuri (otherwise known as the “Penis Festival” or “Festival of the Steel Phallus”) is an annual festival…

Bunkyo Azalea Festival

One of the five flower festivals of Bunkyo Ward, this time Nezu Shrine takes the spotlight. The Azalea…

Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Illuminations

The annual light up of the cherry blossom trees (yozakura, 夜桜) along Meguro River near Nakameguro is one…

Sapporo Snow Festival

What started off in 1950 as community event to display six snow statues made by local high school…

Tokyo Auto Salon

The Tokyo Auto Salon is one of the biggest events in the car modification and tune-up world. Held…

Philippine Festival

A celebration of Philippine culture in Tokyo. There are over 30,000 Filipinos living and working in Tokyo, and…

Chichibu Yomatsuri

One of Japan’s greatest hikiyama (float) festivals, the Chichibu Yomatsuri is held 2-3 December every year and attracts…

Kawagoe Festival

The Kawagoe Matsuri is held over 2-days every year on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of October. What…

Asakusa Samba Carnival

Held annually since 1981, the Asakusa Samba Carnival is one of the biggest events on the Tokyo calendar,…

September Tokyo Sumo Tournament

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

Harajuku Super Yosakoi

The Harajuku Super Yosakoi—or the “Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi Festival”, to give it its full name—is…