Tokyo Rainbow Pride

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Tokyo Rainbow Pride celebrates Tokyo’s LGBT community. No matter your gender or sexual orientation, anyone can enjoy the parades and events held into Golden Week. These include performances and booths in Yoyogi Park for LGBT-friendly businesses as well as the annual parade on Sunday, April 23.

What happens

The parade follows an approximately 3 km route around the Harajuku/Shibuya area. And like any good Pride parade, participants march and ride on floats while dressed in outfits as diverse as the community itself. If you’ve never celebrated Pride in Japan, here’s your annual opportunity.

Note: While the festival only lasts for two days (Apr. 22–23), events will continue around Tokyo until May 7.

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