Japan Festivals and Celebrations in April, November, June, July. Japanese Holidays in Tokyo.
Japan Festivals in April: The Japanese Cherry Blossom festival (End of March and beginning of April). Perhaps the Major Event in Japan. The start of the cherry blossom season can vary from year to year by as much as two weeks, so check it out before you arrive.
See More: Parties, Picnics, Sake And Fun At Cherry Blossom Festival In Tokyo
Best Tokyo Hotels For Cherry Blossom Viewing
Festivals in July: Tokyo celebrates one of it’s most Romantic Festivals – the Tanabata – Star Festival.
According to a very touching Chinese legend, two lovers represented by the stars Vega and Altair, were spending so much time together they forgot to do their jobs.
The king was angry at them and separated them to opposite sides of the Amanogawa River (Milky Way).
This is why Tanabata is known as the star festival.
The lovers are allowed to meet each other only once a year, on the evening of July 7th.
The special customs for this Holiday include writing poems or wishes on strips of paper and tying them to bamboo branches in the garden.
See More: Festivals in Tokyo: Cherry Blossom festival, mystical night parades, portable shrines, drums and horses
Japanese Festivals in November: Shichi-go-san – the shrine-visiting day for children aged 3, 5 and 7 (November 15th). Japanese kids dress up in their sweet little Kimonos, and visit Meiji Jingu Shrine for a touching little ceremony.
It’s a great photo opportunity and Meiji Shrine in Tokyo is the Best place to participate.
See More: Meiji Jingu Shrine