Taking place at the very central Hibiya Park, this is one of Tokyo’s most accessible and largest Bon-odori (bon dance) festivals.
A diverse range of participants (40,000 are expected) from employees of businesses in the Marunouchi area and local residents through to tourists – dance in circles around the central fountain to the “Marunouchi Ondo. The Marunouchi Ondo (Marunouchi song) was composed in 1932 by Yaso Saijo and Shinpei Nakayama and is the basis of the most famous bon-odori song, “Tokyo Ondo.”
This is a chance to watch yabusame, the impressive Japanese martial art of horse-mounted archery (it’s quite difficult to hit a target from a moving horse) in Asakusa. Although the event starts at 11.45 am, it’s recommended that you get there […]
Combine your hanami with a bit of classic Tokyo style at Roppongi’s Midtown Blossom event. Held in and around the Tokyo Midtown complex and Hinoki-cho Park from mid-March to mid-April, Midtown Blossom features not only a stunning 200m-long avenue of cherry […]
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 […]