April
The best things to do in Japan in April! Our guide to the special events, Japanese festivals (matsuri), and seasonal foods offered at popular restaurants all over Japan. Main Events are Kyoto's Miyako Odori, The Sanno Spring Festival, Children's day (Kodomo no Hi) and the raising of carp kites
Events in April 2019

Vintage Sake Renaissance 2019

For sake lovers, the Vintage Sake Renaissance (#熟成古酒ルネッサンス) is a chance to taste over 100 types of koshu. What a treat!

Craft Sake Week 2019 at Roppongi Hills

During 10 days, Roppongi Hills Arena will showcase over 110 breweries in a huge event for sake lovers and foodies.

Roppongi

Breathtaking Views at Fuji Shiba-Sakura Festival

At the base of Mt. Fuji, over 800,000 shibazakura plants bloom in pink, white and violet, covering over 24,000 square meters.

Starbucks' Strawberry Frappuccino Is Here!

The coffee giant has released two Strawberry Frappuccinos, RED and WHITE, along with a new pop-up shop at Tokyo Midtown, in Akasaka.

Gion Tsujiri Matcha Donuts Are Back At Mister Donut!

For the second year in a row, Mister Donut has come up with an irresistible limited-time matcha sweets line-up through a collaboration with Gion Tsujiri, a famous tea manufacturer from Kyoto.

Free Open-air Events At Hibiya Festival

The second edition of the festival will showcase theater performances, musicals, dances, and even opera! All for free!

Kingdom Hearts III's Official Concert From April 2019!

From January 29th at Square Enix' e-store, there is a raffle for the Kingdom Hearts III concert tickets!

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Gay Pride Week! From April 28th to May 5th 2019!

Tokyo Gay Pride is a weeklong celebration held in Tokyo from April 28th to May 6th. The goal of the event is to promote a society where people feel free to be themselves, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Let's have a fun pride week!

Kurayami Matsuri in Fuchu, the Breathtaking "Darkness Festival"

Kurayami Matsuri is one of the oldest festivals in Tokyo, held for seven days from April 30th to May 6th. The main events are celebrated at night, making it an other-worldly experience.

Past April Events

Kick Off The Spring Festival Season At Yoyogi Park's Earth Day

Earth Day in Tokyo is a joyful celebration held annually in April in Yoyogi Park. Go to learn about environmental causes, have unusual festival food and drinks, listen to live music, and enjoy an overall great vibe!

Shibuya

Sichuan Festival 2019 in Nakano

Come taste the spiciness of Sichuan cuisine over the weekend in Nakano, Tokyo!

Shinjuku

Kanamara Matsuri 2019: How To Enjoy The Penis Festival

The idea of a penis festival may sound ludicrous, but actually, it's a Shinto religious tradition many Japanese folks take seriously. So there's a solemn aspect to it, but you can also have fun there! Here's how to enjoy it.

Kanagawa

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