In a few days, Golden Week starts in Japan. In this article, we collected some of the best things you can do in Tokyo during the Golden Week.
Tokyo Skytree Town Carp Streamer Festival
This Carp Streamer Festival is one of the biggest in the city and it is dedicated to Children’s Day. 800 carp streamers will be fluttering in the air. Besides the main event, there are many other activities available for the whole family at Tokyo Sky Tree. The festival will last until May 8.
Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival
Sakura is not the only famous flower blooming in Japan in spring. Wisteria is another very popular and absolutely stunning plant you can enjoy in late April-early May. In Tokyo one of the best locations to see it is at the Kameido Tenjin Shrine. The event is completely free of charge and will last until May 5.
Bunkyo Azalea Festival at Nezu Shrine
Another beautiful flower is Azalea. The bloom starts in early April and lasts until late May. A popular spot to head to, if you want to see these flowers in Tokyo, is Nezu Shrine. The event will be held until May 1 and the admission cost is 300 yen. As the shrine is very close to Yanaka Ginza, you can visit this shopping street after the festival.
Spicey and Delicious Gourmet Festival in Hibiya
The festival will take place from April 30 till May 4. It is going to be full of delicious food, mainly meat, but also seafood and sweets. One of the most interesting dishes seems to be a burger made of shark meat, so make sure to come early before it is sold out.
Tokyo Tower Taiwan Festival 2022
This ongoing festival will be held until May 8. What makes this festival so popular is that you get a chance to try all of the most famous Taiwanese dishes in one place. A ticket for one day is 800 yen for an adult, but for this price, besides the access to the event, you also get two instant noodles and a bottle of tea. Or for additional 200 yen, you can switch it to a juicy Taiwanese pineapple.
World Wine Festival Tokyo Midtown Hibiya
The wine festival will start on April 29. More than 120 kinds of wine from all parts of the world will be represented in this event. Even if you work until late, you can stop by after your work as the event will be running until 9 PM every day. The event is free of charge but if you want to participate in the free tasting seminar, you should make your reservation online 3 days in advance.