10 Best Events in Tokyo in October 2023

List of Seasonal Events in Tokyo in October


Tokyo, one of 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 to Tokyo for its agreeable climate while September is sometimes affected by heavy rains and typhoons.

For the pleasant climate, autumn in Japan is looked at 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, and 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! Here is our list of the best events in Tokyo in October 2023.

*Please note that this article contains affiliate links.

1. Disney Halloween


The perfect event for family and friends with cool weather. Disney Halloween 2023 in Tokyo is a carnival event full of magical surprises and fun shows where Disney characters will wear unique Halloween costumes with colorful parades, fun outdoor attractions, and fun activities.

Genre: Halloween Event
Location: Tokyo Disney Resort
Dates: September 15 to October 31, 2023

Website Tokyo Disneyland: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/treasure/halloween2023/tdl/
Website Tokyo Disney Sea: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/treasure/halloween2023/tds/

For more information about this event, check out the following article!

▶Disney Halloween at Tokyo Disney Resort

Book your tickets to Tokyo Disney Resort!

<<Book Online: Tokyo Disneyland Tickets>>
<<Book Online: Tokyo DisneySea Tickets>>

2. Sanrio Puroland Halloween 2023

© 2023 SANRIO CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPAN 著作 株式会社サンリオ

Sanrio Puroland Halloween is a seasonal event full of fun, excitement, and scariness. Where you can see Sanrio characters parading dressed in colorful Halloween costumes. Many games and activities can be enjoyed with your family and friends.

Genre: Halloween Event
Location: Sanrio Puroland
Dates: September 8 to October 31, 2023
Website: https://www.puroland.jp/2023_halloween/

For more information about this event, check out the following article!

▶Sanrio Puroland Halloween

Book your tickets to Sanrio Puroland!

<<Book your tickets in Sanrio Puroland here!!>>

3. Autumn Dessert Buffets

Copyright © Hilton Tokyo

Autumn dessert buffets in Tokyo in the month of October are a fun event that offers a variety of sweet food or desserts with an autumn-inspired theme. They are usually held in well-known hotels or restaurants in Tokyo. Here are some hotels in Tokyo that offer an Autumn dessert buffet.

Genre: Alice in Fantasy Book The Dessert Buffet
Location: Marble Lounge 1F Hilton Tokyo
Dates: September 5 to November 16, 2023
Website: https://tokyo.hiltonjapan.co.jp/restaurants/lp/marble-lounge-sweetsbuffet-halloween

Genre: Hello Kitty, My Melody, and Kuromi’s Halloween Buffet Party
Location: Keio Plaza Hotel Hachioji
Dates: September 1 to October 31, 2023
Website: https://www.keioplaza.co.jp/hachioji/event/autumn-sweets/

Genre: Halloween Sweets Buffet 2023
Location: Sunshine City Prince Hotel
Dates: September 11 to October 31, 2023
Website: https://www.princehotels.co.jp/sunshine/plan/palette/Halloween_sweets_buffet2023/

For more information about this event, check out the following article!

▶Best Autumn Dessert Buffets in Tokyo

4. Shine Muscat Sweets Afternoon Tea

The Shine Muscat is a seasonal fruit that is popular during autumn in Japan. It is similar to grapes that are green in color and has a unique sweetness and taste. And this season, you can enjoy delicious desserts made from Shine Muscat fruit offered in many hotels and restaurants in Tokyo.

Genre: Afternoon Tea Shine Muscat Special
Location: Kihachi Ayoma Flagship Restaurant
Dates: September 7 to October 30, 2023
Website: https://www.kihachi.jp/

Genre: Afternoon Tea (Autumn Fruits Basket)
Location: Tokyo Marriott Hotel
Dates: September 1 to November 30, 2023
Website: https://g.tokyomarriotthotel.com/afternoon-tea

For more information about this event, check out the following article!

▶Shine Muscat Sweets Afternoon Tea in Tokyo Autumn

5. Tokyo Ramen Festa 2023

Copyright © 2023 東京ラーメンフェスタ実行委員会

Tokyo Ramen Festa 2023 is the largest ramen event held in Tokyo participated by talented chefs from all over Japan. Here, you can witness the preparation of their special ramen. Various ramen and flavors you can taste from traditional to different unique versions of ramen such as seafood and vegan ramen.

Genre: Ramen Festival
Location: Komazawa Olympic Park
Dates: October 26 to November 5, 2023
Website: https://ra-fes.com/

6. Cosmos Flower Festival 2023

Cosmos Flower Festival 2023
©Ono Yukihito

Cosmos Festival is a flower festival held at the Showa Kinen Park where various types of cosmos flowers that bloom this season can be seen. You can enjoy walking around the park and watching beautiful flowers plus nice and calming weather.

Genre: Flower Festival
Location: Showa Memorial Park
Dates: September 16 to October 22, 2023
Website: https://www.showakinen-koen.jp/event/26103/

7. Tokyo International Film Festival 2023

©Tokyo International Film Festival

The Tokyo International Film Festival 2023 is a major event in the field of film from around the world particularly in Asia where the unique works of filmmakers from different countries are celebrated especially in Japan. You can watch on the big screen located in well-known areas in Tokyo (Hibiya, Yurakucho, Marunouchi, Ginza Area).

Genre: Film Festival
Location: Hibiya, Yurakucho, Marunouchi, Ginza Area
Dates: October 23 to November 1, 2023
Website: https://2023.tiff-jp.net/en/

8. Ueno Toshogu Special Festival – Autumn Dahlia Garden

Copyright © 上野東照宮ぼたん苑.

A special event held this autumn season at Ueno Toshogu is the Autumn Dahlia Garden. Dahlias also known as “Tenjiku Botan” in Japanese. Almost 150 beautiful dahlia flowers can be seen here where you can witness the amazing color and beauty of dahlias that bring life to the garden.

Genre: Flower Festival
Location: Ueno Toshogu Peony Garden
Dates: September 16 to October 29, 2023
Website: https://uenobotanen.com/english/

9. Shiki no Kaori Rose Garden 2023 Autumn Festival

Shiki no Kaori Rose Garden 2023 Autumn Festival
Copyright(C) Nerima-ku shikinokaori rosegarden

A special flower event that highlights the beauty of garden roses. Held at the Shiki no Kaori Rose Garden located in Hikarigaoka in Nerima, Tokyo. Here you can enjoy walking around the garden and see the different types and colors of roses, there are also activities such as musical performances and local foods to taste.

Genre: Flower Festival
Location: Shiki no Kaori Rose Garden
Dates: October 7 to November 5, 2023
Website: https://www.shikinokaori-rose-garden.com/

10. Yomiuriland Jewellumination: LIGHT is LOVE

Copyright(c) YOMIURI LAND

Is a special event held at Yomiuriland which is known as the largest amusement park in Tokyo. A fun event for the whole family and friends to enjoy the night with the beauty of different colors of lights and illuminations through elegant light shows and decorations.

Genre: Illumination/Lights Event
Location: Yomiuriland
Dates: October 19 to April 4, 2024
Website: https://www.yomiuriland.com/en/jewellumination/

Book your tickets to Yomiuriland!

<<Book your tickets in Yomiuriland here!!>>

Planning a trip to Tokyo in the autumn? Why not consider our nice 1 Week Itinerary in Tokyo in Autumn as a reference?

▽Subscribe to our free newsletter!▽

For more information about traveling and living in Japan, check these articles below, too!

▽Related Articles▽

▼Editor’s Picks▼

Written by

I'm writing by my motto: helping travelers spend their limited time experiencing something priceless in Japan. My articles won't let you down! Living in Tokyo and traveling many popular and hidden sites all over Japan, I deliver well-selected and latest tourist information to you from the perspective of “100% Japanese local”. My specific interests are island hopping, eating countless bowls of ramen, watching anime and reading manga. Enjoy Japan Web Magazine for recommended food spots, hidden gems Japanese Otaku (geek) culture, and everything about Japan :)