What better place to hold a summer rave than an uninhabited island? Exactly. Known as Monkey Island, it’s the only natural island in Tokyo Bay and is a popular day trip destination. Around 2km from Yokosuka, the ferry takes 15 minutes and isn’t included in the festival ticket, nor is the ¥200 entrance fee for the island. In total, the event will cost you ¥4,800, with all but the initial ticket required to be paid in cash on the door.
The event is starting on the weekend of July 13th and 14th with the Grand Opening Party and will then take place on July 20th and then August 3rd, 10th, 11th, 17th, 24th and 31st before a final night on September 7th. Tickets for the final six days can be bought below in advance for ¥2,650. Keep in mind that those with earlier numbered tickets will be given boarding priority for the boats back to Mikasa. If you are planning on buying alchol at the event you will need your ID, however old (or young) you are.
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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 Shinagawa Shukuba Matsuri is a festival celebrating Shinagawa’s history as the first rest stop on the Tokaido heading south. The Tokaido was Japan’s main east-west route linking Edo (Tokyo) with Kyoto during the Edo period. Basically this is a […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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