Held in Kitanomaru Park with its fabulous cherry trees, the Chiyoda cherry blossom festival is one of the most popular in Tokyo. The trees are illuminated at night and you can take a rowing boat out onto the moat of the ancient Edo castle. The boating hours are even extended into the evening during the festival so you can enjoy both at once. There are food stalls and plenty of opportunities to try some of the seasonal foods and traditional festival staples.
The Myoko Mountain Music Festival—aka the M Festival—is Japan’s newest two-day outdoor event. Promoting world-class music, sustainability, art, and outdoor lifestyle, M Festival will bring you closer to nature! The festival takes place at Ikenotaira Ski Resort in Myoko, Niigata […]
Due to COVID-19, the annual Tower Climb has been canceled and replaced with a challenge that you can do anywhere. The Step Up Challenge involves walking 20,169 steps in honor of the 20,169 lives lost last year to suicide. Instead […]
Famous for its Azalea Festival in spring, this is Nezu Shrine’s other major yearly festival. This festival has been held continuously since the time when Tokyo was known as Edo, being one of the more well known festivals from the […]
Even the office/nightlife district of Roppongi has its own local neighborhood festival. The gods enshrined at Tenso Shrine—located between Tokyo Midtown and the National Art Center—go for a spin around the neighborhood in their fancy (little) portable shrines on the […]
An annual festival at this shrine close to Akasaka-Mitsuke Station in celebration of the renowned middle Edo period samurai, judge and feudal lord Ooka Tadasuke. Ooka is celebrated in many tales still popular today for being an incorruptible magistrate and […]
A rare chance to enjoy Tahitian culture in Tokyo. Head to Venus Fort for good food, fresh pineapple juice, Tahitian beer, music, dance, clothing and more. The festival has been running since 2008 and is always cheapo-friendly fun for the […]