Tokyo in September : Best Things to Do 2020

What to Do in Tokyo in September

September in Tokyo is one of the best time of the year to travel as you can enjoy the taste of 2 different seasons: summer and autumn! After the boiling hot summer, the temperature is dropping down slowly towards autumn so you can travel around more comfortably with cool breeze. There are still numbers of special summer events continuing through September such as summer dessert buffets and fireworks festival as well as upcoming autumn events such as Halloween and seasonal flowers.

Let’s check out the hottest travel information and the best things to do in Tokyo in September 2020!

Some of listed places/events in Tokyo in September 2020 are closed or cancelled due to coronavirus

1. SUPERSONIC <<Cancelled>>

The biggest music festival in Japan along with Fuji Rock Festival, Summer Sonic is held in Tokyo and Osaka for 3 days every August. However, due to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, Summer Sonic won’t be held in 2020 summer. Instead, the special music event, SUPERSONIC will be held by the same organizer. The lineup of the event is as superb as the regular Summer Sonic festival, including THE 1975, Liam Gallagher, Fatboy Slim, Skrillex, Kygo, Post Malone, and more to be announced.

See the lineup and the ticket info from the link below!

2. SUMO Tokyo Basho

Another exciting sports event will be available in Tokyo in September. The ground tournaments of Sumo are held 6 times a year at 4 different cities in Japan including three times in Tokyo: January, May and September. The tournament will be held from 13 to 27 September 2020 at Ryogoku Kokugikan stadium.

Click the link below to get exclusive tickets to see the dynamic Sumo battles live!

3. Dessert Buffets

© ANA InterContinental Tokyo

All-you-can-eat dessert buffet is a great attraction for foodies in Tokyo. Various kinds of dessert buffets are available through the year in Tokyo with different themes and ingredients such as strawberry and Matcha, which are usually hosted by high-end hotels such as ANA InterContinental Tokyo  and Hilton Tokyo. This summer, various photo-worthy and delicious dessert buffets using colourful and refreshing fruits have fascinated us and some of them are still available through September.

See the below link to check Tokyo’s hottest summer dessert buffets!

Best Dessert Buffet in Tokyo in 2019 Summer

Brand-new autumn/Halloween themed dessert buffets will be starting at numbers of venues from September, too! You can enjoy the taste of autumn through various desserts with newly harvested ingredients!

See the below link to check Tokyo’s upcoming autumn dessert buffets!

Best Autumn Dessert Buffets in Tokyo 2019

4. Disney Halloween <<Cancelled>>

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea hosts several seasonal events through the year such as Christmas and Easter. Disney Halloween is one of the most anticipated events at both parks which starts in early September. Visitors can experience the spooky and festive Halloween celebration with adorable Disney characters with special themed shows, decorations, limited food and merchandise collection.

More info:

Disney Halloween 2019 at Tokyo Disney Resort

5. Chofu City Fireworks Festival <<Cancelled>>

In case you have missed fireworks festivals in Tokyo this summer, you can catch up with this late-date fireworks event in September.  Chofu Autumn Fireworks (映画のまち調布“秋”花火) is held in early  September in Chofu City, the western suburbs of Tokyo, and featuring over 10,000 spectacular fireworks.

Date: TBA (7 September 2019)
Hours: 18:00~
(the event may be cancelled subject to weather conditions)
Website: (Japanese)

6. Cosmos Festival at Showa Memorial Park

The largest park in Tokyo, Showa Memorial Park (国営昭和記念公園) displays various kinds of colourful seasnal flowers and plants through the year including cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. From mid September to late October, it’s the best season for cosmos and the Cosmos Festival is held at the park during the season, featuring about 30 kinds of cosmos flowers blooming colourfully. See the link below for more information about Showa Memorial Park!

Showa Memorial Park : Best Flower Park in Tokyo

7. Kinchakuda Red Spider Lily Festival <<Cancelled>>

Higanbana or Manjushage (Red Spider Lily) is one of the most beloved iconic autumn flowers in Japan. The Kinchakuda Manjushage Festival is held annually from mid to late September, offering the spectacular scenery of the Instagram-worthy fiery red flower fields. The venue of the event, Kinchakuda is located in Hidaka City, Saitama Prefecture, which can be accessed within 1 hour from Tokyo.

More info:

8. Kichijoji Autumn Festival <<Cancelled>>

Kichijoji Autumn Festival (吉祥寺秋まつり) is a traditional Japanese style festival held in Tokyo’s one of cool and chic neighbourhoods, Kichijoji. Around 10 majestic Mikochi (portable shrines) are carried through the streets of Kichijoji, and there will be special events and numbers of food stalls with a great festive atmosphere for 2 days.

Date: TBA (14 and 15 September 2019)
Website: (Japanese)

9. BANKSY Exhibition <<Postponed>>

The world’s most famous street artist, BANKSY’s own exhibition is held at Terrada Wharehouse G1 Building in Tokyo

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10. Tokyo Game Show 2020

The most anticipated video game event, Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is held in Tokyo every September. The event features the newest video games and the latest technology experiences from numbers of global game-related companies, and offers visitors chances to actually try them out. The first two days of this 4-day event will be for press and business, and the last two days will be open for public. (Date: 24 to 27 September 2020).

LATEST INFORMATION: Tokyo Game Show 2020 will be held online due to prevention of further spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

More info:

11. Tokyo Wagyu Show (TBA)

Japan’s biggest outdoor Wagyu Beef event is held annually in Tokyo in autumn. Tokyo Wagyu Show  features around 25 food vendors from around Japan, offering delicious Wagyu Beef and regional dishes at affordable price!

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12. Ultra Japan (TBA)

The biggest EDM (Electronic Dance Music) festival in Japan, Ultra Japan is held annually in Tokyo in September, featuring a number of world’s greatest DJs and artists performing live music. The acts for Ultra Japan 2019 (14 and 15  September) were AFROJACK, DJ SNAKE, GALANTIS, pendulum and Steve Aoki, and more names will be announced in near future! Don’t miss a chance to join the greatest EDM party in the heart of Tokyo!

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Thanks for reading! Which event in September are you looking forward to most?? For more travel information about travelling in Japan in autumn, please check out these articles below, too!

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