10 Best Events in Tokyo in May 2024

List of Seasonal Events in Tokyo in May

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May in Tokyo is the end of spring, from cherry blossom season to the beginning of early summer with great pleasant weather. While the cherry blossoms in Tokyo finished their peak season last month, you can still enjoy viewing other beautiful and popular flowers in Tokyo this May including Wisteria.

This is also the perfect time to visit and explore Tokyo because of the good weather and because many outdoor activities are held in various places in Tokyo. In addition to this, many events and traditional festivals are held in May. Travel-wise, this is one of the busiest months in Japan, especially in Tokyo because of Golden Week which is known as Japan’s longest holiday.

Golden Week is held between the end of April and the beginning of May where four national holidays are held in one week which is one reason why Golden Week is called Japan’s longest holiday. During this period, some hotels and tour agencies will be offering special deals.

In this article, I would like to share with you the events held in the cities of Tokyo in May 2024. The events provide a unique experience for visitors in the cities of Tokyo by blending traditional Japanese culture and modern entertainment.

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1. Golden Week

Golden Week is the longest holiday in Japan containing four national holidays within seven days between the end of April and the beginning of May.

Showa Day – This is the first holiday of the Golden Week which is held every 29th of April to honor the birthday of Emperor Showa.

Constitution Memorial Day – Another national holiday on Golden Week held on the 3rd of May in celebration of the ratification of the 1947 Constitution of Japan.

Greenery Day – This is a national holiday on Golden Week held on the 4th of May to celebrate nature and give thanks by visiting parks, gardens, and other greenery places.

Children’s Day – is one of the national holidays in Japan and the last holiday of the Golden Week held every 5th of May. A special day for children to celebrate their happiness and spent time together with their parents.

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2. Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament (Introduce Sumo Tournament Tour)

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Sumo (相撲) was originated in Japan; it’s a Japanese style of wrestling and considered Japan’s National Sport. Japan is the only country where it is practiced professionally and even at the present time, the Sumo sport has ritual elements included such as the use of salt purification from Shinto.

This May, there will be a Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament held in Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sumo Arena from May 12 to 26, 2024.

Genre: Sumo Tournament
Location: Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sumo Arena
Dates: May 12 to 26, 2024
Website: https://www.sumo.or.jp//En/

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3. Sanja Matsuri

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Sanja Matsuri (三社祭) or Sanja Festival is considered as one of the three great Shinto and the largest festival in Tokyo. This grand festival is held at Asakusa Shrine every third weekend of May for three days.

Genre: Festival
Location: Asakusa Shrine
Dates: May 17 to 19, 2024
Website: https://www.asakusajinja.jp/english/

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4. Tokyo DisneySea Food and Wine Festival

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A special event to enjoy more at Tokyo Disney Sea is a huge collection of foods and drinks such as wine inspired by different countries available at all theme ports in the resort.

Genre: Event/Festival
Location: Tokyo DisneySea
Dates: April 1 to June 30, 2024
Website: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/treasure/foodandwinefestival/

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Tokyo Tower Spring 2024 has a “Spring Concerto ” theme featuring animals and flowers produced by NAKED. The colorful and beautiful spring projection mapping shows spring flowers, especially the cherry blossom, which is brought more to life by the candles around it.

Genre: Spring Illumination
Location: Tokyo Tower
Dates: March 1 to May 6, 2024
Website: https://naked.co.jp/en/works/21424

6. Showa Memorial Park Flower Festival

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Showa Park in Tachikawa is the biggest flower park in Tokyo. Every spring, this flower festival takes place where many types of spring flowers can be seen here apart from the famous cherry blossom which is a sign of spring in Japan. You can also see other flowers such as tulips with different colors, sizes, and shapes as well as nanohana (canola flower), nemophila, poppies, and many more.

Genre: Flower Festival
Location: Showa Memorial Park
Dates: March 16 to May 26, 2024
Website: https://www.showakinen-koen.jp/event/33790/

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7. Niku Fes 2024 The Carnival Tokyo

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The 2024 Niku Fes will be held in Odaiba, Tokyo to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “The Meat Festival”. Food entertainment offers various kinds of meat dishes such as branded beef.

Genre: Meat Festival
Location: Odaiba Special Venue P Section, Odaiba Aomi District
Dates: April 26 to May 6, 2024
Website: https://www.nikufes.jp/2024/

8. Odaiba Oktoberfest 2024 -SPRING-

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Oktoberfest is a large beer festival that originated in Germany and is now celebrated in various countries. Now in Japan, an Oktoberfest event will be held in Odaiba from April 26 to May 6. The festival is not only about drinking beer, there are also various foods and performances, and dancing.

Genre: Food & Drink Event
Location: Central Square of Symbol Promenade Park
Dates: April 26 to May 6, 2024
Website: https://www.oktober-fest.jp/odaiba_spring/

9. Tokyo Tower Highball Garden 2024

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Tokyo Tower will hold an outdoor event where you can relax while enjoying top-grade highballs and fine-dining foods that are perfectly matched with the beautiful night view of Tokyo Tower.

Genre: Event
Location: Tokyo Tower
Dates: April 11 to October 14, 2024
Website: https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/event/20240411000215/

10. Detective Conan Cafe 2024 

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The return of Detective Conan Cafe features menus inspired by its popular characters. A variety of souvenir goods are also available. It will be held in various places in Japan, such as Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Hokkaido, Miyagi, and Fukuoka.

Genre: Anime Cafe
Location: BOX cafe&space Shinjuku Mylord 1st store, BOX cafe&space Matsumotokiyoshi Ikebukuro Part2 store, BOX cafe&space Harajuku Alta store
Dates: Shinjuku (3/29-7/21), Ikebukuro (4/5-6/23), Harajuku (4/19-6/30)
Website: https://conan-cafe.jp/

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