Cheapo Weekend for Sep 15-16: Fashion’s Night Out and Festivals Galore

Adriana Paradiso

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Daradara Festival

This “never-ending” 11-day traditional festival will end off with a huge procession of 20 portable shrines on Saturday (the main festival day) at Shiba Daijingu.

 Daradara Festival

Dates:11th Sep–21st Sep, 2018
Entry:Free

Downtown Drinks #30

Join the TC gang and fellow cheapos for a drink (or few) and casual mingling at Commune 2nd. This is our 30th casual meet-up and all are welcome—from readers to travelers to mysterious strangers.



 Downtown Drinks #30

Dates:14th Sep, 2018
Entry:Free

Ultra Japan

Ultra Japan is the biggest EDM festival in the country with big-name headliners like Afrojack, DJ Snake, Armin van Buuren and Nicky Romero, Galantis, Axwell & Ingrosso and Carl Craig.

 Ultra Japan

Dates:15th Sep–17th Sep, 2018
Entry:¥13,000 – ¥39,000

Fashion’s Night Out Tokyo 2018

Vogue magazine’s international fashion and shopping event is making its way back to Tokyo. Lovers of everything chic and trendy should make their way to Omotesando Hills—Tokyo’s high fashion mecca—to catch the festivities.

 Fashion's Night Out Tokyo 2019

Dates:
Entry:Free

Motoshinmei Shrine Annual Festival

A classic Japanese shrine festival with food stalls, traditional bon dancing, a mikoshi (portable shrine) parade and taiko drumming.

 Motoshinmei Shrine Annual Festival

Dates:
Entry:Free

Nezu Shrine Festival

An annual and traditional Japanese festival at the Kyoto-esque Nezu Shrine with yet another mikoshi parade and street food stalls.

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 Nezu Shrine Festival

Dates:
Entry:Free

Nakanobu Nebuta Festival

If you missed your chance to visit Aomori for its world-famous Nebuta Festival, there’s a mini-version taking place in Shinagawa that’s been running since 1989. The main parade with the iconic Nebuta floats will go from 5pm-8pm.

 Nakanobu Nebuta Festival

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Dates:
Entry:Free

Setagaya Hachimangu Autumn Festival

Can’t get enough traditional shrine festivals? Head to Setagaya Hachimangu Shrine’s Autumn Festival for the usual dose of mikoshi (portable shrine) parades, but with the addition of a sumo display!

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 Setagaya Hachimangu Autumn Festival

Dates:
Entry:Free

252nd Sakaki Festival

This centuries-old festival will take place around Hiyoshi Shrine and involves the parading around of a Sakaki tree (Japanese evergreen) with strips of paper tied to it. Plus music/drum performances, traditional garb and more.

 252nd Sakaki Festival

Dates:
Entry:Free

Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri

A community festival featuring a procession of dashi (traditional floats) accompanied by festival food, music and dancing at Hikawa Shrine.

 Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri

Dates:
Entry:Free

Red Spider Lily Festival

One of the more impressive flower festivals, the Red Spider Lily blankets the Kinchakuda fields in Hidaka, Saitama (just a short jaunt outside of Tokyo).

 Red Spider Lily Festival

Dates:15th Sep–30th Sep, 2018
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥300
Students:
On the door: ¥300

For more top Tokyo events happening this month, see our September recommendations.


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