Tokyo events for Monday, March 11 to Sunday, March 17, 2024.

Music festivals take to the stage this week as the weather warms up into spring, and the weekend fills with green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17.

In other news, the cherry blossoms are fast approaching and some festivals will start from as early as March 16! Don’t forget to check out our cherry blossom forecast for the perfect time to see the sakura.

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Creema Yamabiko Fes

Creema Yamabiko Fes is a two-day music festival that features top Japanese music artists, a craft market, and outdoor saunas set in nature. The festival aims to foster creativity and artistry while being surrounded by nature. There won’t just be live music, but also a camping area, zip lines, and a nighttime party on Saturday.

Punkspring

Punkspring brings back the ultimate hit of teenage nostalgia. The top punk bands of the 90s and early 2000s are making their way to Tokyo on Saturday, March 16, and staying until Sunday, March 17. There are a plethora of big names on the bill: SUM 41, Zebrahead, Suicidal Tendencies, and Neck Deep, to name a few.

Green Ireland Festival and St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day in Tokyo is celebrated every year with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade that takes place along Omotesandō Avenue. The first part of the festival is an Irish cultural festival in Yoyogi Park’s Panorama Square on the weekend. It will include traditional music and dance performances and an Irish gourmet booth where you can try Irish whisky and more. The parade will be on Sunday.

Frieren Pop-Up Café

Head to the Frieren Pop-Up Café and enjoy some themed snacks and drinks with the party. The Freiren Pop-Up Café offers main dishes, desserts, and drinks inspired by the anime. Try Himmel’s favorite Ruff Omelette prepared as a risotto, or Frieren’s birthday pancakes.

Midtown Blossom

The cherry blossom events in Roppongi are starting early. Browse a street museum, chill at the outdoor Midtown Blossom Seltzer Lounge, and feast your weary soul on the sight of the illuminated sakura. Check out our Tokyo Cherry Blossom Forecast.

Bokutei Sumida Park Cherry Blossom Festival

A short, breezy walk from the Tokyo Skytree in Sumida Park, home to the Bokutei Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival). The Bokutei centers around the park’s kilometer-long line of cherry trees and features night illuminations and festival stalls.

Tokyo Creative Salon

Tokyo Creative Salon is Japan’s largest fashion and design festival. This year, it will take place from March 14 to March 24. The event has two main aims: to bring creative people together and make Tokyo one of the world’s leading creative cities. To achieve these aims, Tokyo Creative Salon will be hosting various fashion and design-related events across the city.

Heiwajima Antiques Fair

The Heiwajima Antiques Fair is a popular indoor flea market that’s held five times a year, for three days each time. Close to 300 vendors from all over Japan come to sell their wares, which comprise a wide range of Japanese antiques.

Rikugien Gardens: A Mystical Weeping Cherry

Tokyo’s Rikugien Gardens, apart from being an Edo-era formal garden, is home to some of the city’s most beautiful night illuminations. In spring sakura season, a giant weeping tree takes center stage.

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Golden Dragon Dance

Taking place on Monday, March 18 (we’ve put it here so you don’t forget), the Kinryu no Mai (Golden Dragon Dance) is a special performance that enthralls Japanese and tourists alike. It takes place at Sensōji Temple every year and involves around eight men holding up a thrashing golden dragon puppet.

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