Until recently, the country of Myanmar was an international pariah held in not much better regard than North Korea. With democratic elections and an opening up of the country, they now join almost every other Asian country in holding their own festival in Tokyo.
The location is not what you’d expect though—it’s at Zojoji Temple next to Shiba Park and Tokyo Tower. The festival will feature Myanmar Yokocho (serving Myanmarese food), Myanmar Market and a live music and performance stage.
The Akishima Citizen Whale Festival will take place on the first weekend at the Showa Park (athletics stadium). The nearest station is the Higashi-Nakagami Station on JR Ome Line. Hihglights include a giant whale being pushed through the streets and […]
Tanabata is celebrated in most places during July – but other places (like Fussa) celebrate it at a time closer to the timing on the traditional calendar. This particular event was started in 1951 for the development of the local […]
Officially ‘Noryo no Yube’ (translates to something like refreshing evening), this event at the Kyuu Yasuda Teien garden features a light up of the gardens as well as haiku performances and traditional koto playing. There will also be ‘yatai’ (outdoor […]
Held every year, this summer nights festival incorporates a series of local festivals held around the water’s edge of Lake Ashi. July 31st: The Kosui Festival – Held to honour the nine-headed dragon who once lived in the lake and […]