Tokyo events for Monday, March 6 to Sunday, March 12, 2023.

Things are getting hot and heavy at this year’s Mount Takao fire festival, and there will be plenty of green to feast your eyes on during the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade.

If anime, art, or thrifting is more your thing, we also have events for you below.

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Nakano Running Festa 2023

Nakano Running Festa is an annual sports event that is fun for the whole family. This isn’t for extreme runners, but there will be plenty of fun to be had. The festa offers plenty of other things to keep you busy while you watch competitors lope past (some of them in pretty funny outfits, so take your camera!).

Mt. Takao Hiwatari Festival

You can see and even participate in fire walking at the Mt Takao Hiwatari Festival, held near Takaosan Yakuouin Temple. The sacred act of walking on hot coals and embers is regarded as an act of cleansing and purification.

Tokyo Tower Art Fair

The Tokyo Tower Art Fair will feature a hand-picked, exquisite selection of local, national, and international exhibitors, including emerging and established contemporary artists and galleries from all around the world.

This&That Vol. 46: “Genre Eclectic, Female Focused”

Celebrated in March throughout the world, International Women’s Day provides the inspiration for This&That Vol. 46 as they shine a light on female creators in Tokyo from myriad backgrounds and working across diverse genres.

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2023

Along with Anime Japan, the Tokyo Anime Award Festival is another great event to celebrate international and local animated films. Some, such as those in the Feature Animation Competition program, will include subtitles in Japanese and English.

I Love Ireland Festival and St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

St. Patrick’s Day in Tokyo is celebrated every year with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade that takes place along Omotesando Avenue. This year, there will also be a festival in Yoyogi Park Events Square. The parade starts at 1 p.m. on March 12.

“The Best Flea Market” (Yurakucho)

Think second-hand kimonos, ceramics, and other small trinkets. This is a good place to find stylish stuff and unusual souvenirs from Japan.

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