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Yugawara Onsen Sea Fireworks

Corona has taken a toll on the summer holidays this year with many of the summer festivals and firework events being cancelled. However, Yugawara, a short drive from Tokyo offers a taste of the classic Japanese summer vacation with the promised…

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Ikegami Honmonji wind chime festival

It’s said that long ago, before air conditioners or iced drinks blessed this Earth, the soft sound of wind chimes tinkling in the wind was used to soothe the overheating bodies and minds of sweating Edo-period citizens. In 2021, from…

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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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