Tokyo Festivals & Events

Tokyo is an enormous, fun-filled place, and there is always something interesting going on somewhere in the city. Find the best festivals and events taking place throughout the year, no matter how big or small.


FestivalDescriptionDate
Bunkyo tsutsuji matsuriOne of the 5 yearly azalea flower festivals held in the Bunkyo Ward. Watch more than 3,000 azalea’s in full bloom on the Nezu Shrine grounds.Apr 6 – May 5, 2019
Sanja matsuriLarge crowds of spectators and participants gather in the Asakusa District for an enormous religious procession known as the Sanja Matsuri.Third weekend of May
Jingu-gaien fireworksOne of the largest firework shows in Tokyo to commemorate the founding of the Meiji Jingu Shrine. The event is usually accompanied by musical performances and can be enjoyed from multiple locations across the city.Usually on August 11 but dates can change on account of rain.
Asakusa samba carnivalTokyo’s Samba Carnival is the largest of its kind in the northern hemisphere. The lively dance parade is held through the streets of the Asakusa District.Last Saturday of August
Koenji awa-odoriThousands of dancers divided up into groups dance their way through the narrow streets of Tokyo’s Koenji DistrictLast weekend of August

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