10 Best Events in Tokyo in September 2024

List of Seasonal Events in Tokyo in September 2024

September in Tokyo is the start of the autumn season, so this is the time to experience pleasant weather with milder temperatures. You can enjoy many events that are still related to summer such as festivals, fireworks, and traditional annual events to celebrate the beginning of autumn. This article contains the main events in Tokyo this September 2024 which presents information such as places, dates, etc.

September is the perfect time to visit and explore Tokyo, one of the favorite destinations of many tourists. Japan’s lively capital city with its seamless blend of tradition and modernity and a captivating destination that offers a variety of activities to enrich your experiences. And aside from good weather this month is not crowded there are fewer tourists compared to the peak season, and long holidays and vacations at school are just finished.

Here, you can read about various main events in Tokyo this September. In addition to what I mentioned above, September is not crowded due to the recent holidays last month when most Japanese have returned to work and school. However, Silver Week is held in September in Japan. But you can still enjoy more events with less crowds and visitors.

And if you are planning to visit Tokyo this Autumn, this article provides information that will help you find the best events in September 2024. Here is our list of events and festivals held in Tokyo in September 2024.

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1. Sumo Grand Tournament

Sumo Grand Tournament September
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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 September, there will be a Grand Sumo Tournament held in Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo from September 8 to 22, 2024.

Genre: Tournament
Location: Ryogoku Kokugikan
Dates: September 8 to 22, 2024
Website: https://www.sumo.or.jp/En/

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2. Disney Reach for the Stars (New Night Show)

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The Reach for the Stars is a new program at Tokyo Disneyland starting on the 20th of September. A new night show offering a magical experience using advanced technology, fireworks, projections, and famous Disney songs.

Genre: New Program
Location: Tokyo Disneyland
Dates: Starting September 20, 2024
Website: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/treasure/newnightshow/

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3. Character Cafe Collaborations

Detective Conan 30th Anniversary Cafe in Japan 2024-min

A special event featuring a characters-themed cafe, offering a menu and exclusive merchandise inspired by the characters available only for a limited time.

Genre: Detective Conan 30th Anniversary Cafe in Japan 2024
Location: BOX cafe&space Shinjuku Mylord
Dates: July 26 to September 23, 2024
Website: https://30th.conan-cafe.jp/

Genre: SpongeBob Cafe in Tokyo 2024
Dates: June 13 to November 4, 2024
Website: https://benelic.com/cafe_secret_recipe/

Genre: Frozen Cafe in Japan 2024
Location: OH MY CAFE, Shinjuku Mylord 7F
Dates: July 5 to September 5, 2024
Website: https://sister.ohmycafe.jp/

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4. Naked Exhibitions/Illumination

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The Naked Exhibitions are digital art exhibitions that feature various events using modern technology, colorful lighting, displays, and art to make them realistic. This season, Tokyo has many summer-related naked exhibitions and illumination events.

Genre: Naked Fireworks (Hanabi) Aquarium 2024
Location: Aqua Park Shinagawa
Dates: July 13 to September 8, 2024
Website: https://www.aqua-park.jp/special/hanabiaquarium2024/en_index.html

Genre: Milky Way Illumination at Tokyo Tower 2024
Location: Tokyo Tower
Dates: June 21 to September 23, 2024
Website: https://en.tokyotower.co.jp/event/20240528000252/

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5. Beer Gardens

Beer gardens are a part of summer in Japan and a well-known summertime event. It’s so refreshing and relaxing to drink a cold beer in the hot weather after a busy day at work. various establishments in Tokyo are offering beer garden-related events.

Genre: Shinjuku BBQ Beer Garden Hello
Location: Lumine Shinjuku LUMINE 1
Dates: April 6 to October 31, 2024
Website: https://hello-bbq.tokyo/

Genre: Hilton Tokyo Beer Garden
Location: Hilton Tokyo
Dates: May 9 to September 30, 2024
Website: https://tokyo.hiltonjapan.co.jp/plans/restaurants/dinner/beer-garden-en

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ULTRA JAPAN 2024-min

Ultra Japan is an electronic dance music festival that represents well-known DJs from different countries and is an event that is held in different places in the world. This September 14 and 15, it will be held in Odaiba Tokyo.

Genre: Music Festival
Location: Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park
Dates: September 14 and 15, 2024
Website: https://ultrajapan.com/ja

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7. Hotel New Otani Summer Garden Pool

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A special summer pool and annual event is held in Hotel New Otani (Tokyo, Osaka, Makuhari). The garden pool and night pool give a relaxing summer experience. One of the good places to enjoy summer with family and friends it’s not crowded and a good ambiance.

Genre: Summer Pool Event
Location: Hotel New Otani Tokyo
Dates: July 12 to September 8, 2024
Website: https://www.newotani.co.jp/en/group/pools/tokyo/

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8. SHIBUYA SKY Flower View

SHIBUYA SKY Flower View-min

An annual flower viewing event for summer held at Shibuya Sky offers panoramic views of Tokyo and a stunning botanical view. Featuring special effects of colorful flowers, and art flowers.

Genre: Flower Exhibition/Illumination
Dates: August 1 to September 30, 2024
Website: https://www.shibuya-scramble-square.com/sky/flower_view/

9. Cosmos Festival 2024

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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 Kinen Park
Dates: September 16 to October 22, 2023 (TBA)
Website: https://www.showakinen-koen.jp/guide-english/

10. Tokyo Skytree x Pokemon Collaboration Event in 2024 Summer

Tokyo Skytree x Pokemon Collaboration Event in 2024 Summer-min
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A lively event that gives a unique experience for all ages is held at Tokyo Skytree featuring the enchanting world of Pokemon where the place is full of Pokemon-themed decorations such as famous characters like Pikachu and Eevee. Various activities to enjoy like exhibits, special merchandise of Pokemon Characters, Themed-foods (Cafe), and Photo booth.

Genre: Collaboration
Location: Tokyo Skytree (Tembo Galleria, Tembo Deck, 1st floor)
Dates: June 25 to September 24, 2024
Website: https://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/event/special/pokemon/

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