The Yosakoi Oedo Soran Matsuri 2018 (Sun, September 2nd)
In summer seems like there is a yosakoi (summer dance) event every week somewhere in the Tokyo area. However, if you have missed them or if you are a yosakoi maniac, don’t miss the Yosakoi Oedo Soran Matsuri. Dozens of dancing teams will try to be the best. The event takes place in Kiba park, a wide park in the East of Tokyo from where you can see the Tokyo Sky Tree – a good opportunity to make cool pictures.
Place: Kiba park
Website (Japanese only): The Yosakoi Osedo Soran Matsuri
Access: 5mn on foor from Kiba station (Tokyo metro Tozai Line)
# Hirohiko Araki Jojo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure (Fri, August 24th- Mon, October 1st)
Jojo’s bizarre adventure fans, manga fans or pop art lover, you will surely want to come and see this really cool Jojo exhibition. New art by the manga’a original author Hirohiko Araki, painted on huge panels will be displayed. Guest artists from the worlds of fashion, sculpture and design will also exhibit their art inspired by Jojo.
Place: The National Art Center, Tokyo
Website (information about the tickets in English): Hirohiko Araki Jojo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure
Access: Direct access from exit 6 of Nogizaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)
#Kitazawa Hahichiman Jinja Festival (Sat, September 2nd, Sun, September 3rd)
A good way to say goodbye to the summer is to take part in the most lively matsuri in the Shimokitazawa area (a Tokyo hip district). Saturday is the day on which children will participate. You can also hear the music of Japanese drums and other traditional instruments. On Sunday adults will carry several mikoshi (portable shrines) around the streets.
Place: Kitazawa Hachiman Shrine and Shimokitazawa streets
Website: Kitazawa Hachiman Aki Matsuri
Access: The shrine itself is 12mn on foot from Shimokita Station (Odakyu Line, Inokashira Line