Traveling Traditional Japan

Upcoming Traditional Events around Tokyo

There are many traditional rituals and festivals going on all year round around Tokyo. Below are notable upcoming traditional events.

Central Tokyo

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Jul 20, 2019

Ueno Natsu Matsuri Parade (うえの夏まつりパレード)

  • Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo [MAP]
  • A large procession at Ueno's Main Street adjoining Ueno Park at 5:30pm-8:45pm
Jul 26-28, 2019

Hibiya Oedo Matsuri at Hibiya Park (日比谷大江戸まつり)

Jul 28, 2019

Haneda Matsuri at Haneda Shrine(羽田神社 羽田まつり)

  • 3-9-12 Hon-haneda, Ota-ku, Tokyo [MAP]
  • Procession of Shrine-owned mikoshi at 7:30am-12am, joint procession of community-owned mikoshi at 3pm-6pm
Some more (smaller ones)
Jul 27 Shinjuku Eisa Matsuri (新宿エイサーまつり) : Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo [MAP] : Okinawan eisa dances performed around the east side of JR Shinjuku Sta., 12am-10pm.
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Outskirts of Tokyo

Upcoming traditional event on the outskirts of Tokyo (chosen by accessibility).
Jul 12 & 18, 2019

Kuki no Chochin Matsuri (久喜の提灯祭り)

  • Around JR Kuki Sta., Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture [MAP] (50-min ride from JR Tokyo Sta.)
  • [Photos] Daytime processions from 12am, nighttime processions from 8pm.
Jul 20-22, 2019

Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri (熊谷うちわ祭)

  • Around JR Kumagaya Sta., Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture [MAP] (40 min from JR Tokyo Sta. by Shinkansen)
  • [Photos] From 7pm on 20th, 1pm-4pm & from 6pm 21th, and 8pm-midnight on 22th
Jul 21, 2019

Urawa Matsuri (浦和まつり みこし渡御・浦和よさこい)

  • Saitama City, Saitama Pref. [MAP (Urawa)], [MAP (Minami-Urawa)]
  • [Photos] Mikoshi Parade at 2:15pm-8:30pm near JR Urawa Sta. (40 min from JR Tokyo Sta.). Yosakoi Dance Performance at 10am-8pm around JR Minami-Urawa Sta. (35 min from JR Tokyo Sta.)
Jul 27-28, 2019

Kashiwa Matsuri (柏まつり)

  • Around JR Kashiwa Sta, Kashiwa City, Chiba Pref. [MAP] (30 min from JR Tokyo Sta.)
  • [Photos] Mikoshi parade, neputa procession, yosakoi dance, etc. performed at 1pm-8pm.
Jul 27-28, 2019

Kawagoe Hyakumanto Natsu-matsuri (川越百万灯夏祭り)

  • Kawagoe City, Saitama Pref [MAP]
  • [Photos] Held at 2pm-8pm around the area from JR & Tobu Line Kawagoe Sta. and Seibu Line Honkawagoe Sta. to hisotrical district
Jul 28, 2019

Funabashi Shimin Matsuri Fureai Matsuri (ふなばし市民まつり ふれあいまつり)

  • Around JR Funabashi Sta., Funabashi City, Chiba Pref [MAP] Mikoshi processions, dashi float processions, etc.
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