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.
CEATEC is a giant consumer electronics show that takes place in October each year. It’s the Japan equivalent of mega trade shows like CES in the US and IFA in Europe. Although Japanese electronics companies are no longer the innovators […]
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 […]
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 […]