Head out to Fussa, an outlying suburb one hour west of Tokyo, to see one of Japan’s classic summer sights: a field of fireflies. This is the 54th year of this hotaru festival, where 500 fireflies are released into Hotaru Park on the banks of the Tamagawa.
As well as the shiny little bugs, there are also street stalls and food kiosks, and also various stage performances featuring eisa taiko and yosakoi suran. The best time to see the fireflies themselves in full display is between 20:00 and 22:00, but since the festival itself wraps up at 21:00, best get there early. It gets crowded, and parking is hard to find, so take the train and stroll to the park to soak up that summer ambiance.
From October 10th to November 8th, Shinrin Park in Saitama Prefecture will hold a light-up and illumination event called “Halloween Night in the Forest”. Walk through the park at night enjoying the Halloween-themed artworks and installations, which include: a Sogetsu-style […]
Always a good place to be for Halloween, especially if you’re keen to brave the Shibuya Scramble, Womb is a crowd pleaser. DJs this year will be an ensemble of talent including Entry for Bump_Halloween is a flat when ordered […]
The most famous Halloween parade in all of Japan is the Kawasaki Halloween Parade. The 24th edition of the festivities will take place online in 2020, making it a world-wide event. This year’s theme is “Cyberspace Costumes”. Note: Photos are […]
Running for over 40 years, the Edogawa Fireworks Festival is one of the more senior fireworks festivals in Tokyo. The venue, on the banks of the Edo River, is a 25-minute walk from JR Koiwa Station and a 15-minute walk […]
AMP is back and this line up is so incredibly red hot that it’s going to blow the doors off of every venue in the city! Organizers have spent a lot of blood, sweat and tears putting this one together […]
We’re totally in love with Showa Kinen Park—it’s a massive park with dazzling trees, myriad flowers, a dragonfly marsh, bird sanctuaries, fountains, bike trails, a kids area and everything else you could possibly want out of a park. But autumn […]
If you are in the vicinity of JR Koenji Station on the last weekend of October, you will be able to watch and take part in the Koenji Festival. Unlike the mammoth Awaodori Festival in summer, the “Koenji Fes” seems […]