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 Ark Hills antique market is much classier compared to some of Tokyo’s usual fairs. In addition to the amazing finds you can usually dig up at a flea market like jewelry and home goods, you can also find stylish […]
Every year, local shoemakers gather at Tamahime Inari Shrine for the Kon-Kon Kutsu Ichi (“Shoe Festival”). In a gesture of customer appreciation, these companies sell their goods (men’s shoes, women’s shoes, sneakers, sandals, bags, belts, leather accessories and material, etc.) for […]
Watching Sumo wrestlers trying to make babies cry might seem like an odd pastime, but in Asakusa’s Sensoji it’s an age-old tradition. The 400-year-old event takes place at a few different temples and shrines across Japan but this is by […]
Ryogoku is a neighborhood with a long history as the center of Japan’s national sport of sumo. It’s also the home to some major museums. This event, was started to highlight the many points of interest in the area (nigiwai is […]