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 are cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. Please check official websites before visiting.

-Hideaki Anno Exhibition

Date: 1 October to 19 December 2021

Official Website: https://www.annohideakiten.jp/

-Mickey Mouse Now and Future

Date: 19 November to 19 December 2021

Official Website:https://art.parco.jp/museumtokyo/detail/?id=759

-Usamaru Parlor

Date: 3 November to 20 December 2021

Official Website: http://the-guest.com/usamaruparlor/

-Vietnam Festival

Date: 11, 12 December 2021

Official Website: https://www.vietnamfes.net/

-Marunouchi Bright Christmas 2021 “Harry Potter” Gift from the Wizarding World

Date: 11 November to 25 December 2021

-Harry Potter x Le Creuset Menu

Date: 11 November to 25 December 2021

-Christmas Market

Date: November to December 2021

-Comiket 99

Date: 30, 31 December 2021

Official Website: https://www.comiket.co.jp/info-a/C99A/C99Ainfo.html

-60th Anniversary Sanrio Exhibition The Beginning of Kawaii 2021

Date: 17 September 2021 to 10 January 2022

-Chip and Dale Cafe

Date: 22 October 2021 to 10 January 2022

-Fullmetal Alchemist Exhibition RETURNS

Date: 18 December 2021 to 16 January 2022


Date: 18 December 2021 to 16 January 2022

Official Website: https://bleach-exhibition.com/

-Tokyo Skytree x Demon Slayer Collaboration Event

Date: 21 October 2021 to 20 January 2022

Official Website: https://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/event/special/kimetsu/

-Winter Illuminations

Date: November 2021 to February 2022

-Cardcaptor Sakura Cafe ~Colorful à la mode~

Date: 13 November 2021 to 10 January 2022

-Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Date: 18 December 2021 to 27 March 2022

-Pokemon Wonder

Date: 17 July 2021 to 3 April 2022

Official Website: https://wonder.pokemon.jp/

-Earwig and the Witch Exhibition

Date: 2 June 2o21 to May 2022

Official Website: https://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/

*Please note that schedule and information of the events may change 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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【Past Events】

-Sumo Grand Tournament Tokyo Basho (Date: 10 to 24 January 2021)

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: early February to early March)

-Rurouni Kenshin 25th Anniversary Exhibition (Date: 22 January to 7 March 2021)

-Anime Japan 2021 (Date: 27 to 30 March 2021)

-Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba x Namjatown ~Peaceful Days with Cats~ (Date: 5 February to 4 April 2021)

-Flower Parent and Child Cafe (Date: 5 March to 4 April 2021)

-BT21 Cafe (Date: 4 March to 11 April 2021)

-Alice in Wonderland Cafe (Date: February to 18 April 2021)

-teamLab Borderless Spring Exhibition (Date: 1 March to April)

-Cherry Blossoms (Date: mid March to early April)

-Animage and Studio Ghibli Exhibition (Date: 15 April to 5 May 2021)

-Kameido Tenjin Shrine Wisteria Festival (Date: 17 April to 5 May 2021)

-Tom and Jerry Cafe (Date: 4 March to 9 May 2021)

-Golden Week (Date: late April to early May)

-Bunkyo Azalea Festival  (Date: early April to early May)

-Sanja Matsuri (Date: 14 to 16 May 2021)

-Evangelion Tokyo Skytree Project (Date: until 31 May 2021)

-Ghibli Museum Exhibition: Sketch, Flash, Spark!-From the Ghibli Forest Sketchbook (Date: until May 2021)

-Strawberry Buffets (Date: until May 2021)

– ANA InterContinental Tokyo Strawberry Sensation 2021 (Date: until 30 May 2021)

-Taiwan Festival (Date: 17 to 20 June 2021)

-Zootopia Cafe (Date: 23 April to 27 June 2021)

-My Hero Academia Exhibition DRAWING SMASH (Date: 23 April to 27 June 2021)

-Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa: NAKED FLOWER AQUARIUM (Date: 24 April to 27 June 2021)

-Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival (Date: mid June)

-KINGDOM Exhibition The Road of SHIN (Date: 12 June to 25 July 2021)

-Disney Princess Exhibition WHAT IS LOVE? (Date: 23 June to 29 July 2021)

-POKEMON COLORS (Date: 22 July to 11 August 2021)

-Ultraman Cafe (Date: 16 July to 29 August 2021)

Official Website: https://go-beyond-55th-cafe.jp/

-Puroland Summer (Date: 9 July to 31 August 2021)

-Summer Festivals (Date: July to September)

-Animation Jujutsu Kaisen Exhibition (Date: 2 July to 5 September 2021)

-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)

-Jujutsu Kaisen Cafe (Date: July to September)

-Miffy Exhibition (Date: 10 July to 12 September 2021)

-Harry Potter Cafe (Date: 22 July to 12 September 2021)

-MINION SUMMER CAFE (Date: 29 July to 14 September 2021)

-Supersonic (Date: 18 and 19 September 2021)

-Detective Conan Cafe (Date: March to September)

-Matcha Buffet (Date: May to September)

-Tokyo Tower x Little Twin Stars Summer Night Fantasy (Date: 21 June to 30 September 2021)

-Winnie the Pooh HUNNY’S Tea house (Date: 3 August to 3 October 2021)

-Tokyo Game Show (Date: 30 September to 3 October 2021)

-KAWS TOKYO FIRST (Date: 16 July to 11 October 2021)

-Rapunzel in the Tower Cafe (Date: 30 July to 17 October 2021)

-BT21 Cafe (Date: July to October)

-Detective Conan Escape from Blood Task Force (Date: 12 August to 31 October 2021)

-Puro Halloween (Date: 10 September to 31 October 2021)

-Gucci Garden Archetypes (Date: 23 September to 31 October 2021)

-Halloween in Sumida Aquarium (Date: 1 to 31 October 2021)

-Yashahime Cafe (Date: 16 September to 9 November 2021)

-Escape from JOJO’s Bizarre Museum (Date: 26 August to 28 November 2021)

-Mejiro Garden Light-up (Date: 20 to 28 November 2021)

-Autumn Foliage (Date: late November to early December)

-Banksy Exhibition (Date: 21 August to 5 December 2021)

-Tokyo Comic Con (Date: 3, 4, 5 December 2021)

-Sumikko Gurashi Cafe (Date: 21 October to 5 December 2021)

-Tom and Jerry Cafe (Date: 7 October to 10 December 2021)

-Kimetsu no Yaiba Gotoge Koyoharu Exhibition (Date: 26 October to 12 December 2021)

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