The real Nebuta happens in Aomori at the start of August. Shibuya Nebuta is on a much smaller scale with just a few of the floats from the Aomori event paraded (much more sedately than they are in Aomori) along Shibuya’s Center Gai.
Info on the event is scant, but the nebuta floats are lit up from the inside, so the parade will take place in the early evening.
The Lantern Festival is usually held on the 15th and final day of the Chinese Spring Festival, taking place in Yokohama’s Chukagai Chinatown at the Ma Zhu Miao, Shrine to the Goddess of the Sea, known as Masobyo in Japanese, […]
According to organizers, the purpose of AMP is to “generate good vibes with the coolest of people and the best of bands”. The event will feature: Six rock & funk bands The Spilt Ink’s new POPSICK art portraits Good times […]
One of Tokyo’s biggest and most frequent flea markets, this event takes place over many—if not all—weekends a month. Also known as the Tokyo City Flea Market, it can feature up to 600 (!) vendors on a busy day, making […]
Held at the end of the architecturally marvelous Osanbashi pier, the Japan Brewers’ Cup is one of the major events on the craft beer calendar. It’s both a festival and as the name suggests, a contest between the brewers. Entrance […]
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