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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 a riot…

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Japanese F1 Grand Prix

10 - 13 October 2019

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

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Sanja Festival

17 - 19 May 2020

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

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Sumida River Fireworks Festival

25 July 2020

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

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Tokyo International Film Festival

31 October to 9 November 2020

Each year, the Tokyo International Film Festival exclusively screens…

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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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