Events in Japan
October - 10 : Jyu-gatsu
A gardening exhibition at Hibiya Park in Tokyo, will hold various events; gardening competition, flower arrangement workshop, outdoor activity experiences and more. Admission is free.
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA) is one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals which will hold “Autumn Screening ” as a tie-up with the Tokyo International Film Festival.
This event will take place to promote food production in Tokyo. During this 3-day food festival, you can try out various dishes and food products produced in Tokyo; vegetables, meats, fishes, beer, dairy products, and more.
A local food festival held in Hachioji City of Tokyo Prefecture. During this 3-day festival, many food stalls will offer special local food; Yakitori, Tendon, Yakisoba and more. Tokyo-made food products will also be sold there.
Ningyocho 人形町 (means doll town) in Nihonbashi is a commercial and cultural district with a 400-year history back to Edo period, flourished with Kabuki theaters and Japanese puppet shows. During the Ningyouichi doll market, many stalls line along Ningyocho Street.
Sawara-no Taisai is a traditional festival held in Sawara, a natural waterway district, known for the cherished old townscape. With a 300-year history, Sawara Taisai has been designated as a significant intangible folk cultural asset of Japan.
A large event for traditional festival performances. Mikoshi (portable Shinto shrines) and the groups of bearers across Tokyo area will take part and show their performance.
Yabusame is the art of shooting arrows on horseback, performed as a traditional ceremony that derives from horse riding exercises for Samurai warriors.
The largest festival held at Nikko Toshogu Shrine in the historic area of Nikko. This event takes place in spring and autumn. Though the festival in autumn is smaller than it in spring, autumn is a great season to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains in Nikko covered with colorful leaves.
The Oeshiki is a Buddhist memorial service on the anniversary of the holy priest Nichiren’s death and is also a festival dedicated to the goddess Kishibojin (Hariti). During the Oeshiki many food stalls line around the temple and thousands of people parade on the streets there.
A lineup of events to experience the tradition and the culture of Ginza; an open-air tea ceremony, the Diners Club’s Ginza Restaurant Week, Kid's Kabuki, and walking tours to visit temples and shrines in Ginza.
This festival takes place in Nihonbashi and Kyobashi area near JR Tokyo Station, includes a large parade with some three thousand people, making their way down Chuo Dori Street.
A traditional festival held at Shirahama-jinja, the oldest shrine in Izu region. The 3-day festival includes various events, such as the bonfire and fireworks dedicated to the gods in seven Izu islands.
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