Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event will likely be closed to the public.
This festival begins at 9:30 in the morning at Enoshima’s Hetsunomiya Shrine. A large mikoshi (portable shrine) from Yasaka Shrine is carried across the bridge from Enoshima to Koyuguri Shrine on the mainland. On the way, the mikoshi is dunked into the sea. On the mainland, the mikoshi from Yasaka Shrine meets with a mikoshi from Koyurugi Shrine. The two mikoshi then parade together along a shopping street until the Yasaka mikoshi returns to Enoshima at around 6 pm.
The 71st Ome City Nohryo Fireworks Festival features 4,132 fireworks to be hurled into the night sky over Nagayama Park in Ome City in the evening of the first Saturday in August. The festivities will begin at 7:30pm and conclude […]
A traditional summer shrine festival at one of the most serene shrines in central Tokyo. Thankfully, the festival takes place during the relative cool of the late afternoon and early evening. Expect all the summer festival standards—yatai (food trucks), games, […]
Dance to the beat of the taiko drums—or just watch—at this annual Bon dance festival at Tsukiji Honganji temple. As a bonus of being so close to the gourmet hot spots of Tsukiji Market and Ginza, there will be various […]
The Akishima Citizen Whale Festival will take place on the first weekend at the Showa Park (athletics stadium). The nearest station is the Higashi-Nakagami Station on JR Ome Line. Hihglights include a giant whale being pushed through the streets and […]