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Tamagawa Fireworks Festival
This is the biggest fireworks festival in the Setagaya area (west Tokyo). It’s a popular one, so be sure to get there early to snag some prime seat space!
Narita Fireworks Festival
Another fireworks festival, this time in Chiba (Tokyo’s neighboring prefecture). See the cool night sky light up with 12,000 displays!
This is a Buddhist festival featuring 10,000 sacred lanterns carried from Ikegami Station to Honmonji Temple to commemorate the death of Nichiren—a revered Buddhist teacher who lived many centuries ago. Hundreds of thousands of people attend the festival each year.
Diwali in Yokohama
Celebrate the Indian festival of lights in Yamashita Park’s festival square area in Yokohama. Lots of tasty food (curries and breads) and entertainment (bollywood-style dancing, yoga) will be on offer—along with lots and lots of candles.
Bake Neko (Supernatural Cat) Festival
The Bake Neko Festival, featuring a parade of varied versions of supernatural felines, marks the beginning of Tokyo Halloween season in our books. Want to participate? All you need to do is show up in a (otherworldly) cat costume and join the pack.
Tokyo Harvest Fair
A festival fit for the season! Celebrate the harvest with a three-day food and drink fair.
Autumn Rose Festival
Flower lovers will want to check out early blooms at the Kyu-Furukawa Gardens—renowned for their extensive rose collection. Spend a morning strolling around the 20th-century Western-style garden and have your camera ready for the exquisite sights.
Cosmos Flower Festival
Autumn at Showa Kinen Park holds a special place in our hearts as fields of picturesque cosmos flowers bloom during the season.
Stay warm — and satiated — with these hearty winter Japanese foods.