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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!

Oeshiki Festival

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.

Suggested Activity
Free Online Casual Japanese Conversational Class
Join this free online Japanese class for both beginners and advanced-level students. Lessons will be mainly taught by using presentations. For beginners, English is used to help you understand and get started with Japanese. For advanced level, keigo (polite Japanese) or business-level Japanese will be taught.

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.

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