Festivals & Events

2019.04.05
Experiencing Tokyo during the 2020 Olympic Games: An Interview with Hilton Tokyo General Manager Mike Williamson
Ever since I started producing content related to Japan’s booming tourism industry, I have consistently encountered one question: What will Tokyo be l
2019.02.01
Tokyo One Piece Tower: Discover a Pirate’s Life in Central Tokyo
Pirates have sieged Tokyo Tower! What may sound startling to some is a dream come true for fans of One Piece, the long-running, mega-popular manga and
2018.12.21
From Soba to Sunrises: 4 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Japan
Spending the New Year’s Holidays (January 1 to January 3) in Japan can be bittersweet. If you're visiting Japan for the first time, there are many exc
2018.11.26
Enjoy an Illuminating Holiday Experience in Shinjuku
Seasons define life in Japan. In spring, cherry blossoms paint the country in pink. Summer is filled with the sights and sounds of festivals. Fall bri
2018.08.18
4 Must-See Festivals in and around Shinjuku
In Japan, summer is synonymous with festivals, and Tokyo is no exception. From shrine celebrations to massive fireworks displays, not even scorching t
2018.08.06
The 17th Annual Shinjuku Eisa Festival: Experience the Spirit of Okinawa in Shinjuku
Every year, on the last Saturday of July, the streets of Shinjuku are transformed by the sights, sounds, and spirit of Okinawa. The Shinjuku Eisa Fest
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2018.07.20
4 things to do in Tokyo this week (July 23- July 30)
Are you a morning person or a night owl? Here are a few activities to enjoy at your favorite time of the day.
2018.06.22
What to do in Tokyo this Week? (June 25-July 1st)
Here is our little selection of cool things to do in Tokyo next week!
2018.05.25
What to do in Tokyo this week? May 28 - June 3
There are loads of festivals and dances this week... but maybe you would prefer to go admire the hydrangeas?
2017.08.04
The beautiful Bugaku and Noh play are performed at the stage on the pond in Nara Tōdai-ji temple to commemorate a deed of Emperor Shomu!
’The Emperor Shomu Festival’ is held for Emperor Shomu, for his contribution to the construction of Tōdai-ji Temple and the Great Buddha, on every May
2017.07.27
Emperor Shomu Festival, Nara Tōdai-ji Temple. Don’t miss the 300-Buddhist monks’ procession!
The Emperor Shomu Festival is a Buddhist memorial service held annually for Emperor Shomu on May 2 at Tōdai-ji Temple in Nara Prefecture. The famous G
2017.05.21
An Awa Odori entertainment troupe Takarabune!!
Takarabune is a creative dance company of Awa Odori, one of the most well-known Japanese traditional dances with 400 years of history.
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2017.05.20
Don’t miss the Manjyu festival and famous Japanese sweets shop中西与三郎(Nakanishi Yosaburou)!
Rin Shrine (林神社) enshrines Jōin RIN (林 浄因) who brought steamed bean-paste buns (Manjyu) from China, and it is located on the ground of Kongo Shrine (漢
2017.05.12
2018 Best Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo!
Have you made your summer plans yet? It’s never too early to start planning, especially if you want to attend a fireworks festival! In this article,
2017.05.02
The Best Fireworks in Japan for August 2018!
Which fireworks festival are you planning on going to this year? This time, I’d like to recommend Japan’s top 6 fireworks festivals. Follow us for th