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 21, 2018

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 29, 2018

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 8:00am-0:30pm, joint procession of community-owned mikoshi at 3pm-6pm
Some more (smaller ones)
Jul 28 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, 2018

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.
  • At daytime there're parades from 12am. From 8pm, evening parades are held.
Jul 20-22, 2018

Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri (熊谷うちわ祭)

  • JR Kumagaya Sta., Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture [MAP]
  • Near JR Kumagaya Sta. (40 min from JR Tokyo Sta. by Shinkansen)
  • Photos
  • From 7pm on 20th, 1pm-4pm & from 6pm 21th, and 8pm-midnight on 22th
Jul 22, 2018

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 at 10am-8pm around JR Minami-Urawa Sta. (35 min from JR Tokyo Sta.)
Jul 28-29, 2018

Kashiwa Matsuri (柏まつり)

  • Kashiwa City, Chiba Pref. [MAP]
  • Mikoshi parade, Kashiwa dance, neputa parade, yosakoi dance, etc. performed at 1pm-8pm around JR Kashiwa Sta. (30 min from JR Tokyo Sta.)
  • 1pm-8pm. Kashiwa odori, neputa procession, etc.
Jul 28-29, 2018

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

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