One of the best opportunities to try a traditional Japanese cherry-blossom festival with all the trimmings, the Edo-Fukagawa matsuri offers illuminations, boat rides and plenty of food. The event takes place in the quiet neighborhood of Monzen-Nakacho with wasen boat rides offered on the nearby river. They cost ¥500 per person and you can register from 9.30am for a spot on a boat, and although registration is open until 2.30pm, we suggest getting there earlier as spots fill up fast. There are also motorboat rides during the day and evening for illumination-appreciation although these cost a bit more. There will be food stalls and entertainment as well as plenty of cherry blossom, so if you’re feeling traditional, this is the one for you!
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 […]
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