Ongoing & Upcoming Events in Tokyo
Harajuku / Omotesando Super Yosakoi Festival
Harajuku Omotesando Super Yosakoi Festival is on 24 & 25 August!
More than 5500 people perform yosakoi (a traditional exciting dance originated from Kochi Prefencture in Japan) in Omotesando Avenue, Yoyogi Park, Meiji Jingu Shrine, and the streets in Harajuku!
Go to Harajuku Travel Guide
Official Website: http://www.super-yosakoi.tokyo/ (in Japanese)
Asakusa Samba Carnival
Asakusa Samba Carnival is on 31 August!
Enthusiastic samba teams from all over Japan perform in the streets around Sensoji Temple. Festival-loving Asakusa locals have been supporting the big, exciting and colorful festival for decades at the end of summer!
Parade Contest: 13:30 - 18:00
Go to Asakusa Travel Guide
Official Website: http://www.asakusa-samba.org/ (in Japanese)
Fireworks Festivals are one of the icons of Japanese summer!
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
31 August: Omagari Fireworks Contest
17:15 - , it will be broadcast on TV!
Official Website: http://www.oomagari-hanabi.com/ (Japanese)
(Although this is one of the biggest fireworks festivals in Japan, Omagari is a small local town in Akita Prefecture, so we cannot use any public transportation or cars on the day to prevent traffic jams.)
4 Seasons in Tokyo
Explore 1 year in Tokyo on Event Calendar!
Autumn Colors' peak is late November to early December in Tokyo.
Links to Blog: Autumn Colors in Tokyo City - Red Maple Leaves & Genuine Matcha in Rikugien Garden and more!
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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