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.
Setagaya Hachimangu Shrine’s Autumn Festival includes the usual features of shrine festivals such as mikoshi (portable shrine) parades, with the addition of ritual sumo on a dohyo in front of the shrine. The ritual sumo—known as hōnōsumo—happens at 2pm on the first […]
Figure collectors, this is the event for you! Known as the world’s biggest festival for figures (also known as “garage kits”), Wonder Festival Tokyo is a biannual event held at Halls 1-8 of Chiba’s Makuhari Messe. Typically, the winter event […]
Taking place over two nights, you’ve got no excuse not to see this impressive firework display in Yamashita Park. The festival starts at 11:30am and features all sorts of entertainment including a ship parade, marine rescue demonstration, a mikoshi parade and […]
Famous for its Azalea Festival in spring, this is Nezu Shrine’s other major yearly festival. This festival has been held continuously since the time when Tokyo was known as Edo, being one of the more well known festivals from the […]