“Spicy but Super Delicious” Gourmet Festival
August 26-October 2, Okubo park in Shinjuku
It has been three long years since the last “Spicy but super delicious” gourmet festival had been held. If you like spicy food and if you are brave enough to try some try hot dishes, head to Okubo park in Shinjuku. Here you will find anything from spicy kebab and curry to Korean topokki and Chinese dumplings.
Yokai Bon Odori
Yokai Bon Odori is a fusion of “Yokai” (spirits) and “Bon Odori”. It is an event where you can enjoy Bon Odori dances in Yokai costumes, live music, DJ performances, Yokai costume contests, food stalls, and more. The event should be very interesting, especially for kids, so definitely check it out.
October 12-14, Tokyo Big Sight
If you love coffee, this event is for you! SCAJ is the largest coffee trade fair in Asia. Here you will be able to taste a wide variety of high-quality coffee beans that cannot be found anywhere else. You will be able to see and touch the newest coffee machines and other coffee-related products. Seminars and classes by the baristas from Japan and all over the world will be held during this 3-day event. Be noted that if you buy a ticket in advance, it will cost only 1,200 as opposed to 2,000 at the door.
Sumida Street Jazz Festival
October 15-16, Sumida Triphony Hall Large Hall, Sumida Park Theater Kura, Oyokogawa Shinsui Park Event Square
If you like music in general and jazz in particular, do not miss this community festival in Sumida. The entrance is free and the schedule of performances you can find here. At the same time and in the same place, there will be also Octoberfest. Here you will find all kinds of beer, even beer for kids, and of course food stalls.
35th Tokyo International Film Festival
October 24-November 2, Hibiya-Yurakucho-Marunouchi-Ginza area
This year Tokyo International Film Festival will be open with the world premiere of a new Japanese movie “Fragment of the last will” directed by Zeze Takahisa. The closing film will be “Living” by Oliver Hermanus from the UK. More information about the venues and tickets will be posted on the official website, so do not forget to check it.
Yumetsu Halloween Party
September 21-November 6, Yumenoshima Tropical Botanical Garden
For only 250 yen (adult fare) you can visit Yumenoshima botanical garden in Shinkiba and enjoy a view of the whole lawn decorated with more than 100 giant ghost pumpkins weighing 50 to 100 kg from Hitachiomiya City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Dedicated photo spots and other exhibitions will be also available at the venue.
Fiesta de Espana 2022
November 26-27, Yoyogi Park
This is the biggest Spanish festival in Japan. It attracts over 100,000 visitors each time. At the festival, you will find stalls with Spanish food, such as paella, al ajillo, and also Spanish wine. A cultural program includes flamenco dances, playing guitar, and other activities.
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