FRI

Doburoku Matsuri

Doburoku Matsuri, or the Unrefined Sake Festival, will take place at Koami Shrine, in Chuo Ward. Free sips of doburoku (unrefined sake) are served from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sato kagura-mai (Shinto dance with music), designated as one of the National Important Intangible ...

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Takaosan Momiji Matsuri

Takaosan Momiji Matsuri

Takaosan Momiji Matsuri, (literally meaning Maple Leaf Festival) takes place on Mt. Takao, Hachioji, in the outskirts of Tokyo. Kuruma ningyo (traditional puppet plays) are held from 10 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. on the 3rd, and daidogei (street performances) are held from 11 ...

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Aki-no-Ningyo-ten

Aki-no-Ningyo-ten, or the Fall Dolls Exhibition, at Hokyoji Temple in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto, is where old Japanese dolls are exhibited from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily during the festival period. Admission is ¥600, and the entrance closes at 3:30 p.m. Access: 30 min. ...

SUN

Kusajishi-shiki

Kusajishi-shiki, or the Japanese archery ritual in Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, is held from 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the Sengan-en Garden which was built more than 350 years ago by the feudal lord of that time. The archers dressed in ceremonial robes shoot ...

SUN
Swedish Charity Bazaar

Swedish Charity Bazaar

Christmas markets and stalls have long been popular in Scandinavian countries, and on Nov. 30, visitors can get a taste of this festive tradition in Tokyo. This one-day market, which offers sweets, foods and other items, is part of an annual charity drive organized ...

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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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