Tokyo events for Monday, October 31 to Sunday, November 6, 2022

On Monday, we welcome Halloween — suitably on the most depressing day of the week and there are bound to be those still keeping up the spirit in Shibuya.

After that, you’ll see the whole of Tokyo throw off their masks and get ready for the holiday on Thursday (Culture Day). Along with, ramen shows, fireworks, and book festivals, it’s turning out to be a pretty eventful week.

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Tokyo International Film Festival

Don’t miss the last three days of the 35st Tokyo International Film Festival. From Monday until Wednesday, they’ll be holding free screenings of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, John Wick, and Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood in Hibiya Midtown‘s Step Square.

Hakone Daimyo March

One for history lovers, attend this feudal Japan–themed parade featuring samurai, geisha, warriors, dancers, marching bands, and even the daimyo himself. This year will be shorter (around 50 minutes) compared with previous years, but you’ll still see what you came for.

Dream Yosacoy Festival

A dance-off like you’ve never seen before, this weekend is host to the Dream Yosacoy Festival in Odaiba — comprised of 7,000 dancers and 100 teams.

Kanda Used Book Festival

One of the biggest events of its kind, word nerds will go gaga for the stacks upon stacks of used/antique/rare books along Yasukuni Dori in the Jimbocho district of Kanda. Makes for unique souvenirs too!

Tokyo Ramen Festa

On the hunt for a hearty bowl of ramen? Look no further than the Tokyo Ramen Festa (previous the Tokyo Ramen Show) held in Komazawa Olympic Park. Bowls ring in at ¥1,000.

Kagurazaka Town Jump Festa — Street Painting

Kagurazaka’s annual autumn festival is a more than two-week bonanza that includes a bunch of fun and free cultural events, but most look forward to November 3 when the Kagurazaka Street Painting will be held.

Tokyo Art Week

In collaboration with Art Basel and sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Art Week gives you the chance to hop on and off a bus for free, visiting more than 50 special exhibitions and venues all over Tokyo.

Tori-no-ichi Fair I

Tori-no-ichi is an annual traditional festival held at shrines and temples nationwide on three separate days (rooster days) in November to wish for good luck and prosperity in business. The most famous are in Asakusa (festivities require pre-registration this year) and Shinjuku.

Narita Fireworks Festival

The Inbanuma area is known for its old Buddhist temples and traditions that span back several centuries. During autumn, the town shines its brightest as streamers and balls of fireworks are shot into the cool night air.

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