Event News

Arakawa ward market festival | Apr.29 2018

A local event basically held for people living in Arakawa-ku in Tokyo. 

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.

Tokyo Islands Food and Products Fair | May 26-27 2018

Tokyo Metropolitan Islands Promotion Corporation holds an event to promote agricultural, forestry, and marine products all from the islands of Tokyo Prefecture. Traditional art performances will also take place at the stage. Admission is free.

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.

Tokyo Minato Matsuri Festival | May 26 & 27 2018

In this event, the Tokyo Fire Department will put on a performance to demonstrate firefighting in the air and on the sea.

Azalea Festival at Omuroyama Park | Apr.29 - May.5 2018

Has a hundred thousand of Azalea flower in 40 different varieties, covers the 35000 square meter garden at Omuroyama Park, Izu. 

Spring Rose Festival at Jindai Botanical Gardens | May 8 - 31 2018

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.

Motor Sport Japan Festival in Odaiba | Apr.14 and 15.2018

This is an event held to promote motorsports in Japan. Admission is free.

Toshogu Shrine Spring Festival in Nikko | May 17 & 18

The largest festival held at Nikko Toshogu Shrine in the historic area of Nikko. This event takes place in spring and autumn. The highlight is Yabusame Horseback Archery put on at the approach to the Toshogu Shrine and the Samurai parade.

Sanja Matsuri Festival in Asakusa | May.18 - 20 2018

With 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.

Oiran Geisha Festival at Asakusa Kannon-ura Street | Apr.14.2018

This street festival is held at Komatsubashi Dori Street in the northern district of Asakusa, situated at the back of Sensoji Temple.

Rose Festival at Kamakura Museum of Literature | May.11 - Jun.10 2018

Kamakura is a historic town beloved by some renowned Japanese authors such as a Nobel Laureate Kawabata Yasunari, and the Kamakura Museum of Literature exhibits manuscripts by those writers and their belongings.

Yorii Hojo Samurai festival | May.13 2018

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

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

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

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

One of the largest art events held in Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture.

Samurai Festival at Odawara Castle (near Hakone) | May 3

The largest festival in Odawara City, held in honour of the Hojo Samurai Family, the 5 lords of Odawara Castle who developed the castle town.  Having 1700 participants in this festival, people in Samurai costume parade through the town. Ninja performance will also take place.

Chiba Boso-no-Mura Spring Festival | May 3 - 5 2018

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)

Kuohzei Local Food Festival at Hibiya Park | Apr.5-8 2018

A large food festival held at Hibiya Park near the Imperial Palace in Central Tokyo.

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. 

Kasama Tsutsuji (Azalea) Festival | Apr.14 - early May 2018 

Kasama, a historic town known for its pottery production, holds a large garden located on a hilltop, blessed with stunning views of 8500 Azalea trees.