Ryogoku is a neighborhood with a long history as the center of Japan’s national sport of sumo. It’s also the home to some major museums.
This event, was started to highlight the many points of interest in the area (nigiwai is a word that means prosperity or flourishing) so naturally the festival has multiple locations including the Kokugikan (national sumo stadium), the Edo Tokyo Museum and the Sumida Hokusai Museum.
There will be lots of stalls serving chanko nabe (a staple food of sumo wrestlers – likely served by the wrestlers themselves!), walking tours, stage events and that old favorite of Japanese community festivals—a stamp rally.
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 […]
Running for over 40 years, the Edogawa Fireworks Festival is one of the more senior fireworks festivals in Tokyo. The venue, on the banks of the Edo River, is a 25-minute walk from JR Koiwa Station and a 15-minute walk […]
Taking place either in Nakano or Ikebukuro, this small flea market is punted at the ladies, though, in our experience, can be a good time for all genders. Check it out for previously-loved clothing, crafts, antiques and all sorts of […]
The Ark Hills antique market is much classier compared to some of Tokyo’s usual fairs. In addition to the amazing finds you can usually dig up at a flea market like jewelry and home goods, you can also find stylish […]