Also known as the Goddess Festival, this annual event held in the area around Jiyūgaoka Station was established in 1973. It’s incredibly popular and attracts nearly half a million visitors. There are wine and food stands with fall specialities, and vendors galore to go along with the wide variety of musical performances. Some stage shows will require a reservation.
The Megami Matsuri starts around noon and runs late into the night. Surrounding roads are closed to cars, making this a pedestrian’s heaven, and it’s great fun for kids. The venues are a short walk from Okasuwa Station, and literally right outside Jiyūgaoka Station. While you’re in the Jiyūgaoka area, also check out the fashion stores, patisseries, and the Italianate architecture of the La Vita outdoor shopping complex.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.