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Kurayami Matsuri 2021

Centered in Fuchu, the is one of the oldest of its kind in Tokyo. Every year, portable shrines known as mikoshi are carried around, but only in darkness to allow the gods’ divine spirit to remain unseen—hence the name kurayami…

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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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MATSURI presented by SUNTORY

Tokyo FM is thrilled to invite clubbers to an all-night DJ event that puts a fresh new spin on traditional Japanese culture. For two nights (Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14) at Roppongi’s V2Tokyo, MATSURI presented by SUNTORY will…

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Sumida River Fireworks 2019

The Sumida River Fireworks show, Japan’s oldest and most popular fireworks festival, runs for 90 minutes and attracts massive crowds. For spots that afford a good view and aren’t insanely crowded, we recommend Shiori Park (600m from Minamisenju Station) or…

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Shinjuku Eisa Festival

A lively celebration of Okinawan performing arts, the 18th annual Shinjuku Eisa Festival brings the grooves of Japan’s island culture to one of Tokyo’s most vibrant districts. Originally performed by young people during bon festivals to honor the spirits of…

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Torigoe Matsuri

Japan’s summers are all about matsuri (summer festival), but amongst the many in Tokyo the Torigoe Matsuri, centered on the Torigoe Shrine in Asakusabashi, stands out. The main event of the weekend is the procession carrying Torigoe’s four ton sengan-omikoshi…

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The 71st Tokyo Port Festival 2019

Tokyo Port opened as an international trade port on May 20, 1945. ” Tokyo Minato(Port) Festival ” is an event to be held celebrating this opening day anniversary. Harumi Passenger Terminal will be the main venue and various events will be held on…

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