A short, breezy walk from the Tokyo Skytree is Sumida Park, home to not one but two of Tokyo’s best cherry blossom festivals, the Sumida Park Sakura-matsuri and the Bokutei Sakura-matsuri. The Bokutei centers around the park’s kilometer-long line of cherry trees, and features night illuminations and festival stalls. Since the flowers stretch for such a long way, be sure to wear your good shoes and be prepared for a little bit of night chill to get the most out of your nocturnal hanami.
The Namaste India Festival returns to the event square at Yoyogi Park to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th anniversary. With the links between India and Japan getting stronger, this festival gets bigger and bigger each year. There will be a large […]
Nabe is a popular winter dish in Japan. Nabe literally means “pot,” but it’s used as a generic term for soups or light stews cooked in an iron or clay pot. Made with dashi (soup stock), vegetables, and meat, nabe has […]
For all things stationery, head to the biggest festival in Japan: the Bungu Joshi Haku. Held over three days in the Tokyo Ryutsu Center, it will host over 120 companies with over 50,000 items to peruse. There will be all […]
The ginkgo trees of Hachioji were planted along the streets when the city expanded during the Showa period. Usually, there are a number of events planned around the crowds coming to see the leaves—such as parades of classic cars and […]