10 Best Events in Tokyo in October 2022

List of Seasonal Events in Tokyo in October


Tokyo, the most popular cities for travelers to find good attractions and for residents to go away for a weekend in Japan, has a huge variety of seasonal events every month. Nothing is more pleasant than enjoying rich nature, traditional culture and trendy experiences on a lovely autumn day. October is one of the most comfortable months to travel Tokyo for its agreeable climate while September is sometimes affected by heavy rains and typhoons.

For the pleasant climate, autumn in Japan is looked on as the best season for reading, eating, art and so on. There are lots of events that are related to seasonal foods such as chestnuts, persimmons, sweet potatoes, sanma (pacific saury), fresh rice as well as pumpkins.

Halloween has become much more popular among Japanese recently, and now, many people enjoy various Halloween events in Tokyo. For travelers who have a plan to visit Tokyo or expatriates who wonder what to do this weekend, here is the list of the best events held in Tokyo in October.

Don’t miss the limited-time events that you cannot join except this month!

1. Halloween Events


There have been more various Halloween events in Tokyo in the end of October. Some famous Halloween events in Shibuya and Ikebukuro are enjoyed by adults who cosplay with their favorite characters from movies, anime and games while the autumn event is primarily for children overseas. The popular Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea treat visitors with the theme of Halloween in October.

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2. Tokyo Ramen Festa

Tokyo Ramen Festa

Tokyo Ramen Festa is one of the most popular food events in Tokyo in autumn, held in Komazawa Olympic Park. It is a must-visit event for ramen lovers since it provides various types of ramen from all over the country. If you want to experience multiple bowls of authentic ramen at the same time, it is recommended to go to Tokyo Ramen Festa.

Dates: October 27 to November 6, 2022

Website: https://ra-fes.com/

3. Showa Memorial Park Cosmos Flower Festival

You can see beautifully colorful flowers at Showa Memorial Park, a national government park located in Akishima and Tachikawa. It is a perfect spot to view seasonal flowers such as cherry blossoms, tulips, sunflowers, etc in Tokyo, and the park is colored by cosmos flowers in autumn.

Dates: September 10 to October 23, 2022

Website: https://ra-fes.com/

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4. Okamoto Taro: A Retrospective

Okamoto Taro: A Retrospective
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Okamoto Taro: A Retrospective, an exhibition featuring the famous Japanese artist Taro Okamoto, is held at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. This is the biggest chance to witness a series of explosive art works created throughout his life.

Dates: October 18 to December 28, 2022

Website: https://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/2022_tarookamoto.html

5. Pocasso and His Time

Pocasso and His Time
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National Museum of Western Art, located in Ueno Park, holds the exhibition of Pocasso and His Time – Masterpieces from Museum Berggruen/Nationalgalerie Berlin from the autumn of 2022. 35 items are displayed for the first time in Japan.

Dates: October 8, 2022 to January 22, 2023

Website: https://picasso-and-his-time.jp/

6. Shibuya Music Scramble

For international music lovers who are interested in Japanese artists, Shibuya Music Scramble is a good chance to experience their live music. The cool music event is mainly held at Shibuya Public Hall, which is also known as Line Cube Shibuya.

Dates: October 15 to 16, 2022

Website: http://shibuyamusicscramble.tokyo/

7. Kameido Tenjin Shrine Chrysanthemum Festival

Kameido Tenjin Shrine Chrysanthemum Festival

Kameido Tenjin Shrine near the Asakusa area holds several seasonal flower festival throughout the year. In addition to its Wisteria Festival in spring, Kameido Tenjin Shrine Chrysanthemum Festival is what travelers in Tokyo should visit in October.

Dates: October 23 to November 19, 2022

Website: http://kameidotenjin.or.jp/events/

8. Hokkaido Food Festival

Hokkaido Food Festival
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Hokkaido is one of the most famous areas for delicious food in Japan while it is located far from Tokyo. At Hokkaido Food Festival, lots of fresh seafoods and other regional dishes come from Hokkaido to Yoyogi Park in the beginning of autumn every year.

Dates: September 29 to October 2, 2022

Website: https://www.hokkai-syokudo.jp/yoyogi/

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9. Kappabashi Tool Festival

Kappabashi Tool Festival is a wonderful event for those who like high-quality kitchenware, annually held at Kappabashi Shopping Street. Many shops sell various kinds of kitchenware products from Japanese knives to unique displays for restaurants.

Dates: October 4 to 10, 2022

Website: https://www.kappabashi.or.jp/

10. Chainsaw Man Cafe

There are lots of themed cafes collaborating with popular anime and manga in Tokyo. A new hot spot Chainsaw Man Cafe with the theme of the trendy dark-fantasy anime is open from the middle of October while the anime series is to start at almost the same time.

Dates: October 12 to November 14, 2022

Website: https://cafe.animate.co.jp/event/chainsawman2210/

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