Tokyo events for Monday, August 28 to Sunday, September 3, 2023.

After the full events of last week, it might be time for a cool down as we enter September.

There aren’t too many large festivals on offer, but there are some quality ones. The Tokyo University of the Arts Festival in Ueno will be an explosion of creativity, with parades, dancing, and live painting, and beer is the drink of choice in Toyosu and Ebisu.

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Kitazawa Hachiman Shrine Festival

Although scheduled for two days, the main festival takes place on the Sunday with mikoshi (shoulder-borne shrines) scheduled to be jostled through the streets. There will be entertainment in and around the shrine over the weekend.

Toyosu Oktoberfest

There will be a plethora of beer stalls, featuring both German and local Japanese brews, and food stands with the usual German fare. Fill up on pretzels, sausage, sauerkraut, and more.

Geisai: Tokyo University of the Arts Festival

The festival includes talk sessions with prominent creatives, a full music stage schedule (with everything from tribute bands to originals), art exhibitions, a “Miss Geidai” competition (a common feature of university festivals in Japan), and a parade with specially made creative mikoshi (portable shoulder-borne shrines).

Moshimo Disaster Prevention Festival

Japan is known for its natural disasters and if you don’t know what to do in a major earthquake or typhoon, then you may need to visit this festival.

Yebisu Beer Holiday

Fan of Yebisu beer? Then grab a pint in the romantic atmosphere of Yebisu Garden Place. Not only can you try up to eight types of Yebisu beer, but you can also taste a preview of the to-be-released Yebisu Creative Brew.

M Festival

Join a vibrant music festival that combines music, culture, and fun under a starry sky in Minakami, Gunma Prefecture. Over the two days at M Festival, you’ll discover heart-pounding live performances and experiences. There isn’t just one genre to groove to — get ready for reggae, rock, ska, electronic beats, and everything in between.

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