Event News

Daruma Dall Market at Jindaiji Temple | Mar 3 and 4 2018

The Jindaiji Daruma Doll Market is one of the three largest Daruma Dall Markets in Japan. The Daruma Dolls, a lucky charm to wish one’s dream come true, are sold at nearly 300 stalls standing around the Jindaiji temple where Daruma Mass is held. Over 300 years this annual market has been popular among people living in Tokyo.

Freesia Festival in Hachijojima of Tokyo Islands | Mar.25 - Apr.8 2018

During the season of this festival, 350000 of Freesia flowers will colorfully cover the fields on Hachijojima Island. The highlight of this festival is the infiorata held as a part of Tokyo Infiorata Week 2018.

Hana Matsuri Festival at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa | Apr.8.2018

A traditional festival to celebrate Buddha’s birthday held at Asakusa Sensoji Temple. 

Narita Taiko (Drum) Festival | Apr.14 and 15.2018

One of the largest drum festivals in Japan. A number of drum player groups gather at Narita Shinshoji Temple and show their powerful drumming performance. 

Teruhime Princess Festival | April 22 2018

People in traditional Japanese dress and in Samurai costume parade along streets. Dance performance is also held in Shakuji-koen Park.

Chofu Kabuki Play | Mar.18.2018

A Kabuk  or classical Japanese dance-drama, known for its unique make-up, will be played by amateur actors in Chofu city, Tokyo. Founded in 2001, this Kabuki acting group annually performs at a large theater in Chofu.

Spring Garden Festival at Tobu Treasure Garden | Apr.1 - May 6 2018

Located in Tatebayashi City, eastern Gunma Prefecture, Tobu Treasure Garden is a flower park that boasts some 4000 varieties of flowers blooming in the parkland of 80000 square meters. On March 25th, 2017, a seasonal flower garden has opened in the park area and the garden is filled with 80 thousand flowers including Moss Phlox, Nemophila, and Rinaria.

Sawara Water Parade | Mar 10 2017

A water parade held on Onogawa stream in the Sawara historic district. Small boats with musicians and people in traditional Japanese clothes move gently on the stream fringed with old Japanese houses. Sawara is rather close to Narita city where the Narita International Airport is located in.

ART MIX JAPAN in Niigata City | Apr.14- Apr.15 2018

One of the largest art events held in Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture. Holding traditional plays and performances, people can experience Japanese culture and the traditional entertainments from Kabuki, Noh, Kyogen and Kagura play to Taiko drumming, Shamisen guitar play and more.

Yabusame Horseback Archery at Asakusa Sumida-koen Park | Apr.21.2018

Yabusame is the art of shooting arrows on horseback, performed as a traditional ceremony that derives from horse riding exercises for Samurai Warriors. The Yabusame begins at 1:00 PM in Sumida-koen park near Kototoi-bashi bridge. A pre-ceremony starts from 11:00AM at Sanyabori-hiroba place in Sumida-koen Park (near the Taito-ku Riverside Sports Center)

Spring Festival in Tokyo - Tokyo Opera Nomori | Mar.16 - Apr.15, 2018

One of the largest music festivals held in Ueno, Tokyo. During the period of this festival, about 150 classical music concerts will be held at the public facilities in Ueno Park, museums, music halls.

Sake Festival at Hakkoh-no-sato in Chiba | Mar.25.2018

This local event will be held at the two of Sake breweries with a history of over 300 years. In this event,  you will get a chance of joining Sake brewery tours and free Sake tasting. On streets, about 200 stalls will line and sell special local foods, such as Miso paste and pickles. Some Japanese folk music will be performed on the stage there, which is good for families.