If Red is your favourite color, then mark this event on your calendar. As you’ll probably know from cherry blossom in the Spring and Momiji in the Fall, the Japanese go to 110% on seasonal plant life celebration. The Red Spider Lily or Manjushage (曼珠沙華), already a pretty little plant on its own, makes for instagram winning blanket of color in the Kinchakuda fields in Hidaka, Saitama.
It’s ¥300 to enter, and for bonus points there’s also a chestnut festival on the 23rd. Keep an eye out for one of the leaflets at stations on the Seibu Line, as they should include some coupons for local cafes like alishan cafe. Keep in mind that these dates can only be a guide, as the weather can affect the length of flowering – so aim for central dates if possible.
From October 10th to November 8th, Shinrin Park in Saitama Prefecture will hold a light-up and illumination event called “Halloween Night in the Forest”. Walk through the park at night enjoying the Halloween-themed artworks and installations, which include: a Sogetsu-style […]
The Myoko Mountain Music Festival—aka the M Festival—is Japan’s newest two-day outdoor event. Promoting world-class music, sustainability, art, and outdoor lifestyle, M Festival will bring you closer to nature! The festival takes place at Ikenotaira Ski Resort in Myoko, Niigata […]
Due to COVID-19, the annual Tower Climb has been canceled and replaced with a challenge that you can do anywhere. The Step Up Challenge involves walking 20,169 steps in honor of the 20,169 lives lost last year to suicide. Instead […]
The most famous Halloween parade in all of Japan is the Kawasaki Halloween Parade. The 24th edition of the festivities will take place online in 2020, making it a world-wide event. This year’s theme is “Cyberspace Costumes”. Note: Photos are […]
Due to COVID-19, the in-person event has been cancelled for 2020, but there is an online event in its place. The information below is for previous years when it was an in-person event. The Tokyo Game Show remains one of […]
Fiesta Mexicana, taking place along the West Promenade next to the Aqua City shopping center in Odaiba, will run for 3 days of food, fun and entertainment. This is the 20th year of the event and promises to be even bigger […]
A festival celebrating all things film, SSFF & Asia will be screening around 200 short films from around the world as they compete in a series of competitions. The event was originally scheduled to happen in late May/early June but […]
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 […]