May
The best things to do in Japan in May! Our guide to the special events, Japanese festivals (matsuri), and seasonal foods offered at popular restaurants all over Japan. Main Events are Ashikaga Flower Park's wisteria blooms, the Sanja matsuri, and the Kanda matsuri
Events Starting in 2019

Kanda Matsuri: How To Party Edo Style!

Kando Matsuri is one of the great three shrine festivals in Japan dating back to the samurai era. If you are in Japan in May, this is a must-go event!

At Menya Musashi Again For A Limited Time: "Tsukebab" = Kebab + Tsukemen + Cheese!

Only from May 16th to June 30th at Menya Musashi Iwatora in Ginza, you can try the limited time menu "tsukebab 2018" (Kebab x Tsukemen x cheese)!

Akihabara
Past May Events

Kamogawa Odori: A Rare Chance To See Real Geishas Performing A Traditional Play

Kamogawa Odori is a sure sign that spring has arrived in Kyoto. It is one of the major Geisha Odori (traditional dance) event of the old capital. If you are in Kyoto in May, consider attending the Kamogawa Odori to get a rare glimpse of true geisha dance performances.

Tokyo's Sanja Matsuri: Shinto Floats, Geishas and Yakuzas! Don't Miss It!

One of Tokyo's most interesting traditional festival has to be the Sanja Matsuri. It is held annually in May on the grounds of the Sensoji Temple. You'll see beautiful ornated floats, geishas, and even shirtless yakuzas!

Aoi Matsuri: Stunning Festival Of Kyoto From The Heian Era!

If you love the traditional, ancient side of Japan, you will love this festival of the former capital Kyoto!

Kyoto City

Meat Lovers Do Not Read: Mountain of Roast Beef in Tokyo

New at Xross Casa, during the all-you-can-eat roast beef festival, is the beef mountain nacho. Also, during the meat festival with a set reservation, you get half off!

Seasonal Sweet: Melon Parfait. A Taste of Luxury

Japanese melons are a luxury in itself in Japan, some being sold for over ¥10,000. Shizuoka melons are juicy and sweet and have the perfect texture. It is perfect for scorching Japanese summers. Why not take it up a notch, and have a seasonal melon parfait? You can until the end of the month of June! Hurry up :)

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