Ongoing & Upcoming Events in Tokyo

Fireworks Festivals


Sumida River Fireworks, one of the biggest fireworks festivals in Japan, is being held on 27 July!
More than 20000 fireworks will light up Tokyo!


Along Sumida River in Asakusa, 19:00 - 20:30 (Postponed to 28 July when rough weather, canceled if the weather is rough on 28 again.)
Official Website:


Other Fireworks Festivals inside Tokyo


20 July: Adachi Fireworks
23 July: Katsushika Fireworks
27: Hachioji Fireworks
28 July: Showa Kinen Park Fireworks


1 August: Koto Fireworks
3 August: Edogawa Fireworks, Itabashi Fireworks
10 August: Okutama Fireworks



Ueno Summer Festival


There are some events in Ueno Park everyday! Lotus flowers flourish in the large Shinobazu Pond.


13 July - 12 August, 2019

Kagurazaka Festival


There is a festival in Kagurazaka, an old, calm and interesting district in Tokyo City. Feel a traditional Japanese summer festival!
Kagurazaka Festival: 24 - 27 July, 2019


Hozuki (Chinese lantern) pots are sold as well as Hozuki Market in Asakusa in early July.
Traditional dances (awa odori) are performed by locals in the evening.


How to get to Kagurazaka: A 1 minute walk from JR Iidabashi Station West Exit, Tozai/Yurakucho/Namboku Subway Line B3 Exit, Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station of Oedo Subway Line. Check out The Easiest JR Train Map and Subway Maps.

Tsukiji Honganji Bon-odori Festival

Tsukiji Honganji Temple Bon Odori (Japanese folk dance) Festival is being held in late July to August! You can see traditional dram performances and join some dances!


31 July - 3 August, 19:00 - 21:00 (18:00 - 20:30 on the last day)


Why not spend a day in Tsukiji Market?


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Autumn Leaves



Autumn Colors' peak is late November to early December in Tokyo.
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Cherry Blossoms (Sakura)



Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast & Report 2019
The season of cherry blossoms is late March to early April in Tokyo.


Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2020 will come in late January, 2020.
Trip Planning Advice for Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Festival Visitors to Japan by a Local

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