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Sakura Tulip Festa – Cancelled

Although tulips were originally cultivated in the Ottoman Empire (present-day Middle East), most people now associate the bright, colorful bulbs with Holland in northwestern Europe. Luckily, Tokyo-based flower fans don’t have to go abroad to admire tulips. Located one hour…

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Download Festival Japan 2020-Postponed

After the huge success last year, Download Festival Japan is coming back this year too. The festival has American emo/pop punk legends My Chemical Romance as its headliner. The Offspring, Jimmy Eat World and many other artists are lined up…

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I Love Ireland Festival 2020-Cancelled

Be Irish for a day and celebrate the seventh annual St. Patrick’s Day in Tokyo at Yoyogi Park. This national holiday commemorates St. Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints who introduced Catholicism to the region. For the truly local experience,…

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Thai Festival 2020

You don’t have to fly to Thailand for your Thai fix. Instead, you can visit the annual Thai Festival in Yoyogi Park. It’s a weekend that celebrates all things Thai with over 100 stalls and workshops where you can even…

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Katsushika Food Fest

Located in the far east of the metropolis, Tokyo’s Katsushika ward has a long but often obscured history. Held every year since 2014, Katsushika Food Fest shines a well-deserved light on the district and its numerous winding shopping arcades, home…

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Machida Jidai Matsuri

Come and experience traditional Japanese costumes, the Jidai Matsuri (or “Period Festival”) and a historical reenactment depicting the lives of warriors who were active around the Satoyama area of Machida during Japan’s feudal period. You can also enjoy performances of…

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Jimbocho Used Books Festival

Recognized for its collection of quaint bookstores, Kanda’s Jimbocho district is a hub for lovers of literature so it’s only fitting that the district becomes the venue for Tokyo’s annual Used Book Festival. The second-hand book event is the largest…

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Tokyo Toy Festival

Located in a renovated former school building in Yotsuya, there couldn’t be a more perfect location for the Tokyo Toy Museum. Unlike other museums which focus on gallery-like exhibitions and glass-boxed artifacts, the Tokyo Toy Festival embraces and encourages interaction,…

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Hibiya Cinema Festival

The Hibiya Cinema Festival is returning this fall to Tokyo. The outdoor cinema, the festival’s venue, is located at the Hibiya Steps Square and will screen various Japanese and International films. Cozy up in the cool autumn breeze and watch a free movie…

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Setagaya Bread Festival

ATTENTION all bread lovers: the Setagaya Bread Festival is returning this fall to showcase various types of bread produced by bakeries from regions throughout Japan. An assortment of complementary jam spreads will also be available for purchase. Make sure to visit the “Bread University” to learn…

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