Tagged: summer

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...

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...

Ueno Park

Ueno Park (上野公園) is located close to Ueno Station and is a huge, public park. You’ll never get bored of this park as it’s filled with museums, temples, a zoo and more. Ueno Park is great to visit all year round. You can rent Swan Boats, enjoy nature and on...

Busy Shinjuku

Shinjuku (新宿) is one of the busiest of the 23 city wards of Tokyo. It’s a large entertainment, shopping and business area. Huge department stores, shopping malls and electronic shops can be found on all sides of the Station. Northeast of the station you can find Kabukicho, which is Japan’s...

Harajuku – Takeshita Dori

Harajuku is the place to be if you’re looking for Fashion! Especially Takeshita Dori is filled with cute clothing and accessories stores. Takeshita Dori offers various styles of clothes so whatever you’re looking for you can’t go wrong here. There are also fancy cake shops, small restaurants, cafes and a...

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...