A rare chance to see horseback archery, a traditional Oiran Dochu procession, an everything-doggo festival and more.

Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Festival – April 14

Don’t miss the Oiran Dochu, a procession of traditional Japanese courtesans or “women of pleasure”. See brilliantly colored kimonos, whimsical makeup and traditional performances by the experts of “old-world charm”.

Suggested Activity
Book a Room on Wheels with DreamDrive
Travel in comfort, avoid crowds and public transport, and experience Japan's natural wonders using a beautifully appointed camper van with DreamDrive, for as little as JPY12,900/day.

Read More


Wanwan Carnival – April 14-15

The Wan Wan (onomatopoeia for the sound a dog makes in Japanese) Carnival is a the ultimate fido festival. All the dog-related merch and activities will get your tail wagging—from clothes and grooming, to professional dog photos, dancing dogs, and various (obedience, agility and speed-eating) contests.



Read More


Yabusame Kamakura
Photo by Yuki Shimazu used under CC

Kamakura Matsuri – April 8-15

The annual Kamakura Matsuri festival features a variety of parades and performances and, notably, an impressive display of yabusame (horseback archery).

Read More


wisteria kamerido tenjin
Photo by Yoshizumi Endo used under CC

Wisteria Festival – April 15-May 6

Another beloved blossom, wisteria is celebrated at Kameido Tenjin Shrine with food stalls, tea ceremonies and ikebana displays.

Read More


Photo by Daiji Hirata used under CC

Midtown Blossom 2018 – Ends April 15

This is the last weekend to squeeze every last drop out of sakura season with an enchanting 200 m walkway of illuminated cherry trees.

Read More

Ask our local experts about Tokyo

Get our Tokyo Cheapo Hacks direct to your inbox

Watch this next