Songkran is Thailand’s New Year festival which falls on the 13th, 14th & 15th of April in Thailand but will be celebrated on the 25th & 26th in Yoyogi park. In Thailand it marks the beginning of the rainy season and is mostly celebrated with boisterous water fights. There’s a strong chance it will be somewhat more restrained in Japan but expect food, drink and music to be available.
Songkran will be celebrated again in Golden Week on the 3rd and 4th of May in Nerima’s Hikarigaoka park.
In Matsuda’s Yadoriki area, a huge field of over 1,000 wintersweet trees can be found. During this period countless yellow flowers will bloom, providing a unique sight, and a distinct lovely fragrance. In past years, over 20,000 people attended with […]
Kawazu, the particular variety of sakura that proliferates around Miura-kaigan on the Kanagawa Prefecture coast, flower earlier than most other varieties of cherry, so they should be in full bloom in late February. More than 1,000 Kawazu-sakura line the road […]
Hinamatsuri is a festival in Japan to celebrate the good health of girls. It’s celebrated by arranging dolls on a red carpet but the source of this celebration is actually a ceremony where people floated dolls on boats down rivers […]
The Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival (Setagaya Ume Matsuri) takes place at Hanegi Park from February until early March. While small, the park has about 650 plum trees, making it a fitting location for Setagaya’s ume (plum) matsuri. On weekends during […]