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2021 Events in Japan

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

March and April annually

Heralding the beginning of spring, cherry trees burst into…

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Sanja Festival

14 May 2021

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

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Sumida River Fireworks Festival

Mid July 2021

Every summer, Japan prepares for its numerous fireworks…

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Japanese F1 Grand Prix

8—10 October 2021

The Japanese Grand Prix usually falls towards the end of…

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Tokyo International Film Festival

30 October to 8 November 2021

Each year, the Tokyo International Film Festival exclusively…

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Our Travel Expert

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, where she helps people make the most of the city on a shoestring budget.

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