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.”
As the name suggests, this little market is all about reducing waste and wastefulness—the perfect antidote to Tokyo’s shop-till-you-drop culture. It’s a good place to pick up snazzy secondhand clothes for cheap-cheap, as well as DVDs, CDs (remember those?), books […]
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 […]
Taking place either in Nakano or Ikebukuro, this small flea market is punted at the ladies, though, in our experience, can be a good time for all genders. Check it out for previously-loved clothing, crafts, antiques and all sorts of […]
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 […]