The third flower festival of the temple’s year, the Chrysanthemum festival follows the plum blossoms of Feb/March and the Wisteria of April/May. The least showy of the three, the flowers are organised in carefully constructed displays and take a closer level of attention for appreciation. There are some fun examples where characters are recreated as well as Bonsai versions too.
While the start date has been set, the end date depends on the survival of the flowers, so we suggest you visit earlier if possible.
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 […]