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Super Yosakoi Matsuri in Harajuku

Photos taken at the Super Yosakoi Matsuri in Harajuku. This is one of the biggest Yosakoi festivals in Tokyo, which takes place in summer. A large number of teams dancing together on different types of music in all sorts of costumes. All this adds up to unique and exciting experience! Go to...

Harajuku’s Meiji Jingu Shrine – Coming of Age Day

Coming of Age Day is held on the second Monday of January each year. It’s a special event to congratulate all Japanese teens who have reached the age of majority, which is 20 in Japan, over the past year. Harajuku’s Meiji Jingu Shrine is one of the most popular places to...

Kanda Matsuri at the Kanda Myojin Shrine

The Kanda festival is one of the three biggest Shinto Festivals of Tokyo. These photo’s were taking during the kids version of the festival. They carry a miniature Mikoshi (portable Shrine) around the Kanda Myojin Shrine. The Kanda festival usually takes place around the Saturday and Sunday closest to May 15th. For...

Hibiya Park – Obon Matsuri

This Obon Matsuri in Hibiya Park is one of my favorite summer festivals in Tokyo! Not too crowded, plenty of space to relax on the grass, great atmosphere, dancing and live performances of Taiko drumming, Enka and more. Of course there is also lots of food. During this festival everyone...

Edogawa – Fireworks Matsuri

The Edogawa Fireworks Matsuri is one of the best Fireworks festivals around Tokyo. Beautiful location, many food stalls and of course amazing fireworks! Be sure to come early to get a comfy spot (might be useful to bring a leisure sheet, as you have to sit on the grass) to...

Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri

If you’re in Tokyo in July, the Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri is a must see! Eisa is a form of dance originating from Okinawa and usually performed to mark the end of the Obon period. At the Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri you’ll see many different performances of dancing, Taiko drumming and more,...

Ueno – Chuo Dori Matsuri – Summer Festival

As you might know summer festivals are a big thing in Japan and in Tokyo, Ueno Chuo Dori Matsuri one of the bigger ones. These photos were taken during the parade. This grand parade goes on all day. Great way to spend your day with many different types of (traditional...

Hatanodai – Spring and Summer Events

Hatanodai (旗の台) is the neighborhood I spent most of my time in while staying in Tokyo and is a cute, convenient, little city close to Shinagawa and Shibuya. During spring the street of the Share House I stayed at turned pink and rained pretty, pink blossom for days. When you...

Yasukuni Sakura Matsuri

During the end of March until the beginning of April you can enjoy the Yasukuni Sakura Matsuri. The Yasukuni Shrine is one of the most popular spots to enjoy Sakura. There are about 400 Sakura Trees around the area. When all of them are in full bloom it creates a...

Mitama Obon Matsuri

Mitama Matsuri (みたままつり) is a popular Obon festival in Tokyo. Obon is a commemorative festival to celebrate one’s ancestors in which Japanese believe the souls of the departed return home for a brief while. During the Mitaka Obon Festival you can find about 30,000 lanterns, lining the path from the...