The main part of this festival is the parade that takes place along Chuo Dori—one of Tokyo’s busiest thoroughfares.
As the “mile zero” point from which all distances are measured from Tokyo to places around Japan, it’s only appropriate that this festival should feature snippets from regional festivals that take place throughout Japan. The parade will feature 3,000 dancers and performers.
There will also be 60 yatai (food stalls) serving festival favorites from chocolate dipped bananas to yaki soba, as well as a market at which you can buy regional delicacies not usually available in Tokyo.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person Furusato Festival in 2021. There will be something happening online though. If you don’t have the time or money to go to those awesome but far-flung regional festivals, this is […]
Daikoku—a god of fortune—is offering up some good luck blessings to set your year off right at this traditional festival. Highlights of the festival include the following two events: On Saturday, a bone-chilling (literally) purification ceremony will be performed—”coming-of-age” participants will douse themselves […]
Note: Due to the new emergency restrictions in Tokyo, this event will now be online only. The Tokyo-based duo of Rie Takeuchi (baritone saxophone) and Gideon Juckes (tuba) present their first online concert, broadcast live from the fireside of a […]
Think second-hand kimonos, ceramics and other small trinkets. This is a good place to find stylish stuff and unusual souvenirs from Japan. Try to arrive early as both the market itself and the surrounding Yurakucho area with its many cafes […]
10:00am – 4:00pm