Events in Japan | May | Tokyo and the vicinity

Events in Tokyo and the vicinity

May - 5 : Go-gatsu

Events in Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Islands Promotion Corporation holds an event to promote agricultural, forestry, and marine products all from the islands in Tokyo Prefecture. The one of the best and hard-to-come-by products will be available at stalls, including Shochu liquor Moriwaka from Kozushima Island and Hingya Salt of Aogashima Island. Admission is free.

In this event, the Tokyo Fire Department puts on firefighting demonstrations in the air and on the sea.

The Jindai Botanical Gardens (神代植物公園) is one of Tokyo Metropolitan Parks located in Chofu city. The gardens have 5200 roses in 409 different varieties, blooming in spring and autumn. The Jindai Botanical Gardens is next to Jindaiji temple, another tourist attraction in Chofu, famous for Soba noodle restaurants in the front approach.

Has a history of over 700 years, Sanja Matsuri is one of the three great Edo(Tokyo) Matsuri festivals. During the 3-day festival, all the streets around Sensoji temple will be jam packed with viewers and parade performers and that is the headlight of this festival.

This is an event to show the scene of a Samurai battle occurred in Yorii area back in 1590. About 500 people in Samurai costume join and perform as warriors.

A large traditional festival held at Ookunitamajinja Shrine in Fuchu, in the west Tokyo. Has a history of over 1000 years, nearly 700 thousand people come to this festival every year. The highlight is the parade of Mikoshi (portable shrines) carrying and the drumming ceremony.

Boso-no-Mura is an open air museum operated by Chiba prefecture, has a park with exhibits of Japanese buildings backing to the old Japan of 150 years ago. A number of hands-on events are held during this festival, good for families. Admission: 300 JP Yen/ Adult (Free for children under 15 years old)

A large Bonsai Festival held at Omiya Bonsai village in Omiya. During the estical, masterpieces of Bonsai works are exhibited, and Bonsai plants and pots are also sold there.