2021 Best Events in Tokyo

Must-Visit Upcoming Events in Tokyo 2021

Numbers of exciting, fun and unique events are held in Tokyo through the year including summer festivals, cherry blossom events, food events, illuminations, special exhibitions and more. If you are planning to visit Tokyo, I’d highly recommend you to check the event schedule in advance so you won’t miss the chance to join special events that are only available for the limited time of the year.

In this article, I’m going to share the list of the most anticipated upcoming events and festivals in Tokyo in 2021! From seasonal festivals to Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2021, let’s check out the best events in Tokyo this year! (NOTE: Information will be added/updated from time to time through the year)

Some of listed events in Tokyo in 2021 may be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. Please check official websites before visiting.

-Sumo Grand Tournament Tokyo Basho

Date: 10 to 24 January 2021

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-Winnie the Pooh Cafe

Date: until 31 January 2021

-Winter Illuminations

Date: until February

-Ice Skating Rinks

Date: until February

-Sailor Moon Cafe -Eternal-

Date: until late February

-Bunkyo Plum Festival

Date: TBA (early February to early March)

-Rurouni Kenshin 25th Anniversary Exhibition

Date: 22 January to 7 March 2021

Official Website: https://ruroken-ten.com/

-Anime Japan 2021

Date: 27 to 30 March 2021

-Evangelion Tokyo Skytree Project

Date: until 31 March 2021

Official Website: http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/event/special/evangelion2020/

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Date: 5 February to 4 April 2021

-Cherry Blossoms

Date: mid March to early April

-Bunkyo Azalea Festival

Date: TBA (early April to early May)

-Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival

Date: TBA (mid April to early May)

-Sanja Matsuri

Date: 14 to 16 May 2021

-Ghibli Museum Exhibition: Sketch, Flash, Spark!-From the Ghibli Forest Sketchbook

Date: until May 2021

-Strawberry Buffets

Date: until May 2021

-Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival

Date: TBA (mid June)

-Summer Festivals

Date: July to September

-DC Exhibition

Date: 25 June to 5 September 2021

-Tokyo 2021 Olympics and Paralympics

Date: 23 July to 9 August/24 August to 5 September 2021

-Banksy Exhibition

Date: 21 August to 5 December 2021

-Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Date: 18 December 2021 to 27 March 2022

*Please note that schedule and information of the events may be changed without notice.

If you are planning to visit Tokyo in 2021, you should definitely join a seasonal event that could make your trip more special and memorable! For more info about the latest trends and hottest things to do in Tokyo, please check out these articles, too!

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