- Shinjuku Park Cinema Festival (Fri, September 7th)
- The fifteenth Sakura Shinmachi Nebuta Festival (Sat, September 8th)
- Philippine Festival 2018 (Sat, September 8th, Sun, September 9th)
- Kichijoji Autumn Festival (Sat, September 8th, Sun, September 9th)
Shinjuku Park Cinema Festival (Fri, September 7th)
In order to make Shinjuku Central Park a place of culture and exchanges, the Shinjuku Convention and Visitors Bureau is organizing free outdoor movie screenings. You can watch a good movie and enjoy the food stalls all around the park. Screenings start at 19:00.
The film screened that day will be the 2011 comedy ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel‘, and will be in English with Japanese subtitles. Screenings of other movies are also planned for the first week of October so don’ hesitate to check the official website.
Place: Shinjuku Central Park
Website (automated translation): Shinjuku Park Cinema Festival
Access: Direct from Exit A5 of Tochomae Station (Toei Oedo Line), 10mn on foot from Shinjuku Station (JR Lines, Odakyu Line, Keio Line).
The fifteenth Sakura Shinmachi Nebuta Festival (Sat, September 8th)
Nebuta are huge illuminated floats representing brave warriors. Originally, these floats can be seen at the Nebuta Matsuri in Aomori, in the north of Japan. This is a wonderful opportunity to see these floats if you cannot make it to Aomori prefecture. From 15:00 many dances and shows will take place around the train station. Then from 19:00 to 20:30, you can admire a procession of all the beautiful floats.
Place: Sakura Shinmachi (Sakura Shinmachi Ekimae Doori, Sazae-san Doori)
Website (Japanese only): Sakura Shinmachi
Access: Just in front of Sakura Shinmachi Station
Philippine Festival 2018 (Sat, September 8th, Sun, September 9th)
Taking place in Hibiya park, the Philippine festival will provide you with the best of Filipino culture in various forms: food, traditional culture and modern artists invited for the occasion.
Place: Hibiya Park
Website: Philippine Festival Facebook Page
Access: 5mn on foot from Hibiya Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Chiyoda Line, Mita Line)
Kichijoji Autumn Festival (Sat, September 8th, Sun, September 9th)
If you missed the Shimokitazawa festival last week, here is another traditional festival in another hip place of Tokyo. On both days there will be processions of mikoshi carrying the kami of Musashino Hachimangu shrine. As usual you can enjoy plenty of street foods during the event.
Place: The shopping streets around Kichijoji Station
Website (Japanese only): Kichijoji Aki Matsuri
Access: Kichijoji Station (JR Chuo and Chuo-sobu lines, Keio Inokashira Line)
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