A great chance to see some of Japan’s best fireworks outside of the summer festivals, this is a competitive display admired across the country. Held on the Sakuragawa riverside in the Gakuen-ohashi area, there’s plenty of seating with a good view. The newest designs and creations are displayed by the best pyrotechnicians in Japan, it originally started as a memorial event for officers who died during the war. The event is pretty long, lasting around two and a half hours. Grab some food from the street stalls along the way and get your seat early!
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person Furusato Festival in 2021. There will be something happening online though. If you don’t have the time or money to go to those awesome but far-flung regional festivals, this is […]10:00am – 9:00pm¥1,200 – ¥1,800
Daikoku—a god of fortune—is offering up some good luck blessings to set your year off right at this traditional festival. Highlights of the festival include the following two events: On Saturday, a bone-chilling (literally) purification ceremony will be performed—”coming-of-age” participants will douse themselves […]Free
Note: Due to the new emergency restrictions in Tokyo, this event will now be online only. The Tokyo-based duo of Rie Takeuchi (baritone saxophone) and Gideon Juckes (tuba) present their first online concert, broadcast live from the fireside of a […]6:00pm – 7:30pm¥1,500 (advance sales)
Think second-hand kimonos, ceramics and other small trinkets. This is a good place to find stylish stuff and unusual souvenirs from Japan. Try to arrive early as both the market itself and the surrounding Yurakucho area with its many cafes […]10:00am – 4:00pmFree