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Tokyo Jazz Festival
Calling all jazz lovers! While there are paid performances around the city, there are plenty of free ones at Yoyogi Park Friday through Sunday.
Kitazawa Hachiman Shrine Festival
A festive event in the hip Shimokitazawa neighborhood with traditional mikoshi (portable shrines) and dashi (wheeled floats) being paraded throughout the streets.
Ohi Racecourse Flea Market
One of Tokyo’s biggest and most popular flea markets—pop by to give secondhand wares and fashion goods a loving home.
“The Yosakoi” Oedo Soran Festival
This yosakoi (a traditional summertime dance) festival, taking place at Kiba Park, will feature 45 competing dance teams. It’s a uniquely Japanese sight to see if you haven’t attended a festival of the kind yet.
Summer Sounds Vol.27
Keep the summer vibes going by attending this rooftop DJ party with top-shelf views of the iconic Shibuya Scramble.
Museum of Modern Art – Free Admission Day
The MOMAT houses mainly Japanese works of the 20th century including a number deemed ‘Important Cultural Properties’ or masterpieces—see it all for free this Sunday.
Shinagawa Intercity Flea Market
Another big flea market, this one indoor, selling everything from home wares, art, vintage clothes and more.
For more top Tokyo events happening this month, see our September recommendations.
Tokyo and Japan have a reputation for the strange and unusual museums.