Halloween in Shibuya is a huge event in Tokyo. There are some great costumes and people spend a lot of their time taking pictures of each other. Everyone just wants to have fun on that night.Read More
Hinamatsuri or Girl’s Day/Doll’s Day is celebrated on March 3, every year. And every year, the Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku puts on a tremendous display of 6800 dolls especially for this wonderful event. You can see a few pictures of it here.
Mogusaen might be a little far from the centre of Tokyo, but it is very well-known for its annual plum blossoms festival. It has some stunning views of the city and is also a great place to see its beautiful flowers. You can see a few of the pictures I took of the 2019 event here.
Kameido Tenjin is one of Tokyo’s most popular shrines and famous for its many flower festivals. For this article I went to see its plum blossoms. You can see a few of the pictures I took here.
Yushima Tenjin is one of Tokyo’s most popular shrines and famous for its annual plum blossom festival. You can see a few pictures of the 2019 event here.Read More
Ushi Tenjin Kitano Shrine is another of Tokyo’s small local shrines, but this one is a little different. It is famous for its small garden of plum blossoms. See a few photos of it here.Read More
Tanabata returned to Asagaya in 2018 to a huge crowd. The dolls along the roof of the Pearl Center shopping center drew huge crowds during a boiling, humid summer
The Mitama Festival returned to Tokyo in 2018 along in the blazing heat. Honoring Japan’s war dead from various conflicts it is an incredible festival to see. Here are some pictures from itRead More
The Sanja Festival returned to Asakusa in Tokyo for another year. This time I finally got to go on the Saturday and had a great time, plus I learned a thing or two. You can see lots of pictures of the event here.Read More
The daigyoretsu is the event that kicks off the Sanja Festival in Tokyo. Completely different in character to the Saturday and Sunday, it is a very mundane procession by comparison, but well-worth seeing. Here are a few pictures!Read More
This year wasn’t a great year for the Wisteria Festival at Kameido Tenjin in Tokyo. Warm weather had caused the flowers to bloom extremely early, catching most people unpreparedRead More
The Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day/Doll's Day) returns for another year in Japan. Once again the Keio Plaza Hotel put up a fantastic display, completely free, for everyone to enjoy. See some pictures of it hereRead More
August in Japan means we can to celebrate Tanabata once again! The Pearl Center shopping arcade in Tokyo's Suginami ward does something a little different The arcade's roof is adorned with huge paper mache dolls for its entire length! See some pictures of them hereRead More
The Mitama Festival held at Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo every July is one of the city's premier events. See some pictures of it hereRead More
The Short Shorts Film Festival Asia 2017 opening ceremony was held at Shibuya Hikarie and all the stars turned out for it. See some of the pictures from the event here.Read More
The Sanja Festival is one of Tokyo's big three festivals. Here are a few shots I took of the 2017 eventRead More
Every year Nezu shrine in Tokyo has an azalea festival. I attended it in 2017 and here are some of my picturesRead More
Every year Kameido-Tenjin puts on a wisteria festival for the general public in Tokyo. Here are some of my pictures of this wonderful event.Read More
The Hinamatsui or Girl's Day is celebrated in Japan on March 3 and the Keio Plaza Hotel puts on a great display every year. Here are a few pictures of its display.Read More
Plum blossoms bloom in February to March in Tokyo and one good place to see them is at Hanegi Park in Setagaya ward. It's a local place with about 650 trees. See some of the pictures hereRead More