Ongoing & Upcoming Events in Tokyo

Kanda Festival


Kanda Festival, one of the biggest festivals in Japan, is being held at Kanda Myojin Shrine on 11 - 17 May!


This year, Kanda Festival is the full version that is held once two years. You are lucky to catch it up!


Kanda Festival 2023 Schedule
  • The first lite: 11 May 19:00 -
  • Mikoshi Parade by local people: 12 May, Evening
  • Parade around Kanda, Nihonbashi, Tokyo Station, Akihabara: 13 May, throughout the day
  • Mikoshi Parades by local people: 14 May, throughout the day
  • Matcha Ceremony: 16 May 11:00 -
  • Noh play (traditional play and dance): 16 May 18:00 -
  • The Main Fesitval: 17 May 14:00 -


See the Traditional Parades & Visitor Information of Kanda Festival!


Sanja Festival


Annual Asakusa Sanja Festival is on 19 - 21 May!
It is one of the most exciting festivals in Tokyo. We can see traditional dances, parades, etc, at Asakusa Shrine right next to iconic Sensoji Temple!


See Report of Parades of Asakusa Sanja Festival


Go to Asakusa Sightseeing Guide


Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast 2023


Cherry Blossom (sakura) Season is late March to early April!


The first cherry blossom forecast for Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, etc, 2023 was released in January and it is being updated on Blog Tokyo Direct Diary until May.
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Autumn Leaves



Autumn Colors' peak is late November to early December in Tokyo.
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