2019 Best Events in Tokyo

Must-Visit Upcoming Events in Tokyo 2019!

Numbers of exciting, fun and unique events are held in Tokyo through the year including traditional festivals, cherry blossoms, food events, special exhibitions and more. If you are planning your trip to Tokyo, make sure to check the event schedule in advance and don’t miss the special events available only for limited time of the year!

In this article, I have listed the most anticipated upcoming festivals and events which will be held in Tokyo 2019! From seasonal events to Rugby World Cup 2019, check out what we shouldn’t miss in 2019 in Japan! (NOTE: Information will be added/updated from time to time)

Night Pools

From June to September

Summer Dessert Buffets

From June to September

Beer Gardens

From April to October

Fireworks Festivals

From July to August

Summer Festivals

From July to August

Pikachu Outbreak 2019

Date: 6 to 12 August


Date: 16, 17, 18 August

WANO AKARI X HYAKUDAN KAIDAN Illumination Festival 2019

Date: 6 July to 1 September

Tokyo Disneyland Donald’s Hot Jungle Summer & Tokyo DisneySea Disney Pirates Summer

Date: 9 July to 1 September

Attack on Titan Exhibition FINAL

Date: 8 July to 8 September

Sumo Grand Tournament (September)

Date: 8 to 22 September

ART AQUARIUM Eco Edo Nihonbashi 2019

Date: 5 July to 23 September

NAKED Hanabi Aquarium 2019

Date: 13 July to 29 September

Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa: Special Events and Discount Tickets

ANA InterContinental Tokyo “Fruit Palette: Taste of Summer”

Date: 20 July to 30 September

ANA InterContinental Tokyo “Fruit Palette: Taste of Summer”

 Watch Rugby World Cup 2019

From 20 September to 2 November

Hokkaido Food Festival 2019

Date: 3 to 6 October

Hokkaido Food Festival in Yoyogi Park Tokyo 2019


Date: October

Best Spots to Spend Halloween in Tokyo 2019

Tokyo Ramen Show 2019

Date: 24 October to 4 November

Tokyo Ramen Show 2019

Tokyo Motor Show 2019

Date: 24 October to 4 November

Tokyo Motor Show 2019

Autumn Dessert Buffets

Date: September to November

Best Autumn Dessert Buffets in Tokyo 2019

Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition

Date: 8 August 2019 to 13 January 2020

STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition

Events at Yoyogi Park

All year around

【Past Events】

Meguro River Minna no Illumination 2018

Date: 9 November 2018 to 6 January 2019

Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee Cafe

Date: 9 November 2018 to 7 January 2019

Museum of Bad Art Exhibition in Tokyo

Date: 22 November 2018 to 14 January 2019

Sumo Grand Tournament (January)

Date: 13 to 27 January 2019

Harry Potter Cafe Opens in Japan: WIZARDING WORLD Cafe

Date: 9 November 2018 to 31 January 2019

Shinjuku Winter Illumination 2018–2019

Date: 14 November to 14 February 2019

Caretta Shiodome Illumination 2018

Date: 15 November to 14 February 2019

Marunouchi Illumination 2018–2019

Date: 8 November to 17 February 2019

Yebisu Garden Place Winter Illumination 2018

Date: 3 November to 28 February 2019

-Kingdom Hearts Event “Tower of Radiance and Shadow” Starts at Tokyo Skytree

Date: 8 January to 3 March

-Anime Japan 2019

Date: 25–26 March

-Kanamara Festival

Date: 7 April

-7 Best Strawberry Buffets in Tokyo 2019

Date: From January to April

-ANA InterContinental Tokyo: Strawberry Sensations Season of Love

Date: 15 January to 26 April

-Cherry Blossoms

Date: from late March to early April

-Golden Week

Date: 27 April to 6 May

-Bunkyo Azalea Festival

Date: 6 April to 6 May

-Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival 2019

Date: 14 April to 6 May

-Nogizaka46 Artworks Exhibition “NOGIZAKA46 ART WORKS -Almost Everything-”

Date: 11 January to 12 May

-Sanja Matsuri 2019: Tokyo’s Biggest Festival

Date: 17, 18, 19 May

-Sumo Grand Tournament (May)

Date: 12 to 26 May


Date: 27 April to 7 July 2019

Matcha Dessert Buffets

Date: April to July

-ANA InterContinental Tokyo Matcha Collection 2019

Date: 27 April to 19 July

-Hydrangea Festivals

From June to July

**Please note that the schedule and information are subject to changed due to the event organizers and so.

If you are planning to travel Tokyo in 2019, don’t miss these special events and have wonderful experience! For more info about greatest things to do in Tokyo, please take a look at these articles, too!

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