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Tokyo Jidai Matsuri

Tokyo Jidai Matsuri

No time to read an entire history book Japan? Instead take part in the annual Tokyo Jidai Matsuri (The Festival of Eras), which will take place at Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple on Nov. 3. The event is considered one of the fall’s best festivals in ...

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Furuhon Matsuri

Furuhon Matsuri (secondhand book fair) at the Kanda-Jimbocho secondhand bookstore quarter in Chiyoda-ku, will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (to 6 p.m. on Nov. 3rd) during the festival period. If it rains, the fair will be canceled. Access: Take the Toei ...

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2014 Saga International Balloon Fiesta

2014 Saga International Balloon Fiesta in Saga, Saga Pref., is held over the Kase River on the Saga plain, with 116 balloons from 15 countries taking part in this festival. The competitions are held from around 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 ...

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Yasukuni Jinja Shrine Kikka-ten

The Yasukuni Jinja Shrine Kikka-ten at Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda-ku is open to the public from around 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in Oct., and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Nov., with free admission. Access: The Tozai, Hanzomon, or Toei Shinjuku Subway ...

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Kyoto Gosho Ippan Kokai

Kyoto Gosho Ippan Kokai at the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto. The Kyoto Imperial Palace is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. daily during the period (Last admission at 3:30 p.m. ). During this special period, an application-in-advance is not ...

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Sensoji Temple Kikka-ten

The Sensoji Temple Kikka-ten at Sensoji Temple in Taito-ku is open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily during the festival period, with free admission. Access: The Ginza or Toei Asakusa Subway Line to Asakusa Station (G-19, A-18), and then walk 5 min. Festival information compiled ...

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Meiji Jingu Shrine Kikka-ten

The Meiji Jingu Shrine Kikka-ten in Shibuya is open from 5:40 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. daily starting Oct. 25th, and from 6:10 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. during the festival period in November, with free admission. Access: Take the JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku Station, ...

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Kameido Tenjin Kiku Matsuri

The Kameido Tenjin Kiku Matsuri at Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Koto-ku is open from from sunrise to sunset daily during the festival period, with free admission. Access: Take the JR Sobu Line to Kameido Station, and then walk 15 min. Festival information compiled in cooperation ...

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Jindai Shokubutsu Koen Kikka Taikai

The Jindai Shokubutsu Koen Kikka Taikai at Jindai Botanical Garden in Chofu is open from the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily during the festival period (closed on Mondays). Admission is ¥500. Access: Take the Keio Line to Chofu Station (North Exit). ...

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Kasama Inari no Kiku Matsuri

Kasama Inari no Kiku Matsuri or the chrysanthemum festival at Kasama Inari Shrine, Kasama, Ibaraki Pref. Potted chrysanthemums are exhibited in the precincts of the shrine. An exhibition of dolls made of chrysanthemum is held from 8:30 a.m. (from 11 a.m. on Oct. 18) ...

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Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Rikugien Garden, one of Tokyo’s most popular green spots, is turning a spotlight on the trees for a evening viewing of the autumn foliage. Held every year, the garden will extend its hours until 9 p.m. to give city dwellers the chance to see ...

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