This is a chance to watch Yabusame, the impressive Japanese martial art of horse-mounted archery (it’s quite difficult to hit a target from a moving horse). This is part of the annual Autumn festival which features a host of events from the 1st – 3rd of November each year at Meiji Jingu Shrine. The archery takes place at the West approach – it’ll be busy so arrive early to get a good spot.
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 […]
A great chance to see some of Japan’s best fireworks outside of the summer festivals, this is a competitive display admired across the country. Held on the Sakuragawa riverside in the Gakuen-ohashi area, there’s plenty of seating with a good […]
For a full list of events, check out our Tokyo Cheapo Guide to Halloween. The “Omotesando/Harajuku Hello Halloween Pumpkin Parade” is the “cute” alternative to the Kawasaki Halloween Parade targeted at kids. It takes place from 1pm – 2.30pm and […]
Choose from aged wagyu beef in a rich egg-yolk sauce to tender spare ribs or even Korean-style hot chicken with cheese fondue – this festival has enough meat to tempt even the most dedicated of vegetarians to the dark side […]