Sun, Oct

Bake Neko (Supernatural Cat) Festival

10:00am – 5:00pm

Taking place on the main street of Kagurazaka, this is a Halloween parade with a difference — you must be dressed as a cat.

This coincides with the Kagurazaka Town Jump Festa, which also sees a garçon (waiters’) race on the same day.

For a full list of events, check out our Tokyo Cheapo Guide to Halloween.

Why cats?

The reasoning for all the cats is that the area was (near) the home of the cat from the Natsume Soseki novel “I am a Cat” and apparently people like cats. So put on your best creepy Cats™ make-up and faux fur for a prowl around Kagurazaka.


The only requirements are a cat costume and ¥500 (for adults) — participation is open to all. You can register on the day of the event between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

How to get there

The parade will take place on the road between Iidabashi Station and Kagurazaka Station.

  • Bake Neko Festival
  • Bake Neko Festival
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