Also known as the Goddess Festival, this annual event held in the area around Jiyugaoka Station was established in 1973—and attracts nearly half a million visitors. There are wine and food stands with fall specialties, and vendors galore to go along with the wide variety of musical performances.
The Megami Matsuri runs from around noon to late. 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 Jiyugaoka Station. While you’re in the Jiyugaoka area, also check out the fashion stores, patisseries, and the Italianate architecture of the La Vita outdoor shopping complex.
For nearly a decade now, This&That Café has been an opportunity for creative minds to converge and collaborate. People come for the art, the music, the good vibes, and the serendipitous interactions. It seems like ages since we have been […]
It’s a state of gustatory glory at Showa Kinen Park in late May and early June, with the annual Manpaku food festival. Take advantage of the long spring evenings—or, hell, the long spring days—to head out and see the ten special […]
This event will not be taking place in 2020. The tentative date for 2021 is yet to be confirmed. Avoiding the crowded mid-summer fireworks calendar, this early summer fireworks festival takes place over the ocean adjacent to Zushi Beach. There […]
NOTE: The April 1st market may be cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. This is a vibey and popular but fairly small market, with around 120 vendors selling Japanese antiques, as well as kimono, tableware, furniture and decor from […]
To promote World Environment Day (which falls on June 5th) and World Environment Month, the Eco Life Fair will return to the event square at Yoyogi park for two days. This year’s theme is “From awareness, to action” Some of the […]