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.
A new generation of Tokyo underground artists have redeveloped the foundations of the avant-garde, and for one weekend only their creative works are on display. The art is viewable from the street and from inside the gallery; thus the title […]
Approximately 3,500 fireworks will be launched at Hachioji Shimin Kyujo Ballpark, Fujimori Park. While the show is quite a small one, you can expect a good variety of explosions. It’s a 15-minute walk from Nishi-Hachioji Station on the JR Chuo Line […]
Late July sees the annual Shinjuku Eisa Festival. Eisa is a traditional dance originating in the Okinawan islands. The traditional costumes, dancing and drumming are quite different to what you’re likely to see in other festivals in Japan. The organizers are only expecting […]
This is the biggest summer festival of the year in the trendy neighborhood of Kagurazaka. The first two days of the festival (Wed-Thu) consist of a Hozugi Market (the seeds of the winter cherry are sold for ceremonial purposes at […]