Late
Sep

Shimbashi Koichi Festival

Cancelled
12:00pm – 9:00pm
Free

The Shimbashi Koichi festival contains a whole array of entertainment including taiko drummers, traditional dancers, local bands and some more unusual options too. The main events are the bon odori square and the Yukata Beauty Contest, which doesn’t feature a swimsuit round but does have an interview (hurray!). The winner receives a cash prize and trip to Hawaii, so the stakes are high!

Due to the Olympics this event was scheduled to take place in September for 2021, but all in-person activities have been canceled due to COVID-19. Due to a great deal of caution among organizers, the 2022 event was cancelled as well.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

Tokyo's Best Events and Cultural Activities in Your Inbox Every Week

Related Events
  • fukugawa festival
    Aug 12
    ~
    Aug 15

    Fukagawa Festival

    For 2022, the mikoshi parade on August 14 has been cancelled. They will transport the portable shrine via vehicle and no water throwing will happen. Local neighborhood festivities are still set to take place but at alternative times, and there […]

    8:00am – 8:00pm
    Free
  • fireworks-gora-onsen
    Tue, Aug
    16

    Hakone Daimonji-yaki

    On Mt. Myojogatake, viewed from Goran Onsen in Hakone, 205 bamboo stalks will be lit one by one to reveal an enormous burning 大 (dai, meaning big or great). Fireworks and food stalls are expected to recommence in 2022, though […]

    7:30pm
  • Aug 5
    ~
    Aug 18

    W Hero Festival

    These old-school, Japanese tokusatsu (not tonkatsu, the delicious pork cutlet dish) TV shows are very popular in Japan — for children and their parents — and this festival celebrates their outrageousness. What does tonkusatsu mean? The term refers to shows […]

    ¥900 – ¥5,500