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Oji's Inari Matsuri
North of the capital, Oji is a small district full of charm.
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Festival in Asakusa: Tori no ichi
The rooster market is a typically Japanese traditional event where Kumade, "lucky rakes", are sold in a colorful and lively atmosphere.
Olympic Games 2020 - Martial Arts
Very important for the Japanese, there will be three martial arts during the 2020 Olympic Games taking place in Tokyo.
Visiting Tokyo during the 2020 Olympic Games
Between Olympic events, spectators will also be able to discover Japanese culture in the heart of Tokyo.
Olympic Games 2020 - surfing in Tsurigasaki
Surfing is one of the five new sports pre-selected in September 2015 by Japan and approved in August 2016 by the IOC.
Tokyo Midtown Koinobori
From April 22 to May 8, Koinobori invades Roppongi Midpark. A project was set up in honor of Children's Day on May 5, which delights young and old around Tokyo Midtown!
Olympic Games 2020 - Tennis at Ariake
Tennis was one of the original sports of the modern Olympic Games, with events already present in 1896 in Athens.
2020 Olympics - Handball in the heart of Tokyo
Appearing at the beginning of the 20th century, handball became an Olympic sport for the first time in 1936.
Olympic Games 2020 - Boxing at the foot of the Tokyo SkyTree
Boxing was a combat sport practiced in antiquity by the Greeks and the Romans, present at the Olympiads of 688.
Traveling to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Tokyo is renowned for its well-developed public transportation system but intends to showcase the best transportation system in the world during the 2020 Olympics!
Olympics 2020 - Basketball
Basketball has been on the schedule for the Summer Olympics since 1936. In 2020, the discipline returns for its 20th Olympiad. And it will be accompanied by a variant of the sport in 3x3.
Olympic Games 2020 - Soccer
The Olympic Games are the most-watched sports competition in the world, just ahead of the World Cup.
Where to eat in Tokyo during the 2020 Olympics?
Hungry after a day of attending the Olympic games... Discover our selection of favorite restaurants near the venues of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games events!
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Olympic Games 2020 - Aquatic events in Odaiba
The Tokyo Olympics will feature 33 different sports.
The 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games
The Paralympic Games have gone hand in hand with the Olympic Games for several decades. They allow people with different physical disabilities to compete in sporting categories of their own.
Some no Komichi Festival
The Some no Komichi festival in Nakai and Ochiai in Shinjuku celebrates the area's traditional fabric dyeing industry with fabrics displayed in the streets.
Admire the Shibazakura near Tokyo
Did you miss the cherry blossoms?
Mito Plum Festival
The Plum Blossom Festival is held every year in one of Japan's most beautiful gardens, Kairaku-en in Mito.
Warabi Hadaka Matsuri
Warabi Hadaka matsuri is a unique festival that takes place on February 25 in Yotsukaido. Near naked men smear babies with straws soaked in the mud...
The spring illuminations of the Rikugi-en garden
Every year, Rikugi-en holds its spring illuminations. Ten days of festivities during which the cherry blossoms reveal their most beautiful colors under the nocturnal lighting of the garden!
Some no Komichi
Organized every year in the Nakai district north of Shinjuku, Some no Komichi is a festival that will delight lovers of beautiful fabrics.
The fall illuminations of Rikugi-en Park
Created in Komagome in the 17th century by order of shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Rikugi-en is one of Tokyo's most famous gardens for its reddening leaves!
Every year since 2014, Ultra Japan has thrilled the Ultra Park in Odaiba.
Summer illuminations at Hotel Gajoen in Meguro
Nihonbashi Aquarium Art
The Hiwatari Festival at Mount Takao
For centuries, every second Sunday of March, yamabushi (monks living in the mountains) come to practice in great ceremony the asceticism of fire, Hiwatari, at the foot of Mount Ta
Fukagawa Hachiman Festival
In the historic district of Fukagawa, the Fukagawa Hachiman Festival takes place every year. It is one of the three most critical Shinto festivals in Tokyo!
Sagami Lake illuminations
Plum blossoms in Tokyo
If you're in Tokyo in February, the blossoming trees you might see are plum trees, not cherry trees! These blossoms herald the end of winter.
Top 6 pop-up ice rinks in Tokyo
Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival
A hanami mecca for nearly 400 years, Ueno Park has been synonymous with " hanami in Tokyo".
Tori no Ichi Festival
The Tori no Ichi is a year-end festival for fortune in the next year held in November at shrines mainly in Tokyo and features a gorgeously decorated good luck charm called a kumade.
Pragmatism and religion, two things that the Japanese blend with delight. Hozuki market is one such example.
Asakusabashi Suga Shrine Festival
In countries throughout the world artisans are often attached to their tools, but Japan may be the only country where they carry out religious ceremonies for their used and broken instruments...
Ako Gishisai Festival
Cinema has made famous the legend of the forty-seven vengeful samurai. In Tokyo, they celebrate their memory at the Sengaku temple.
Oeshiki and Ten Thousand Lights at Ikegami Honmonji Temple
Ikegami Honmonji Temple, Tokyo: people from Nichiren Buddhist temples all over Japan come to commemorate the death of the 13th century priest Nichiren.
Tokyo Motor Show
In addition to numerous concept cars of Japanese brands, the International Exhibition of Tokyo Motor Show presents the latest innovations in eco-friendly vehicles.
Asakusa Samba Carnival
In the Asakusa area, the summer leaves to a samba tune.
Heisei Emperor's Birthday
Heisei Emperor's Birthday: there are two days in the year when ordinary people can enter the Imperial Palace grounds in Tokyo: the Emperor's birthday and January 2nd, the Emperor's New Year Greetin
Tokyo International Anime Fair
The Tokyo Big Sight convention center welcomes the largest manga and anime fair in the world.
Tokyo Game Show
Held annually at the end of September in Chiba, the Tokyo Game Show brings together the great family of geeks for three days of discovery and entertainment.
Daruma Festival Kawagoe
Daruma Festival: read a guide to the Daruma matsuri held annually on 3rd January at Kita-in Temple in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture.
Ueno Natsu Matsuri
If Ueno is known for its zoo and museum, it also home to one of Tokyo's major summer festivals: Uneo Natsu Matsuri.
Edogawa and Ichikawa Fireworks
Fireworks in eastern Tokyo, Edogawa / Ichikawa dazzle crowds every year.
Thirty minutes by train seperate Kawagoe from central Tokyo. That is nothing when it comes to discovering its amazing festival, which is held every third weekend of October.
Fireworks over the Bay
A profusion of color in the sky. Building windows shimmering with lights.The fireworks of Tokyo Bay seem to emerge from a dream.
The most popular festival in Tokyo, the Sanja Matsuri brings together a mixed crowd looking for fun.
The sun has set, and the sweltering heat of the Japanese summer has subsided. Yasukuni Shrine lights up. The Mitama Matsuri begins...
The Sumida Festival illuminates the Tokyo sky. Big summer event in the capital, the fireworks over the Sumida River are held on the last weekend of July.
Tokorozawa Doll Memorial Celebration
The Tokorozawa Doll Memorial Celebration in Tokorozawa involves the ritual burning of Japanese dolls when they are no longer needed.
Ako Festival 47 Ronin
Read about the 47 Ronin and the Ako festival (Gishisai) which takes place in December in Hyogo prefecture near Kobe, western Japan.
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