2016 Events in Japan

Sumida River Fireworks Festival

30 July 2016

Every summer Japan prepares for the numerous fireworks (hanabi) festivals…

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Japanese F1 Grand Prix

9 October 2016

The Japanese Grand Prix usually falls towards the end of the Formula One season…

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Tokyo International Film Festival

25 October to 3 November 2016

Each year the Tokyo International Film Festival exclusively screens new and exciting…

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Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

Late March to early April 2017

Heralding the beginning of spring, cherry trees burst into a riot of pink and…

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Sanja Festival

19 - 21 May 2017

The Sanja Matsuri or Sanja Festival is the biggest of Tokyo's three great festivals,…

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Carey Finn Hails from Cape Town, lives in Tokyo (until further notice). A writer type with a love for languages, tea and cherry blossom trees, she headed to Japan to teach English “for a year or two”, and for some reason is still there five years later. After spending some time in laid-back Osaka, she moved up to the crazy capital that is Tokyo, where she tries to hold onto as much of her sanity, and yen, as possible. You can find her cheapo travel advice at www.tokyocheapo.com, where she helps people make the most of the city on a shoestring budget.

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