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  • Mount Fuji Fair

    Wed Jul 2 - Thu Jul 31, 2014
    Billing itself as 'a shop presenting Japanese cool', Jiyugaoka's Katakana stocks a plethora of souvenir-appropriate products, ... More details
  • X-Ray Sexysushi Exhibition

    Sat Jun 14 - Thu Jul 31, 2014
    Self-taught photographer X-Ray Sexysushi made his name online, uploading moments from his daily life and hobbies until getting ... More details
  • Firefly Hunting & Evenings

    Wed Jun 4 - Thu Jul 31, 2014
    Serving seasonal delicacies in the backwoods of Mount Takao, the Ukai Chikutei restaurant now puts on a special show in its ... More details
  • Prince Disco 2014 Summer

    Fri Aug 1, 2014
    The Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa may not be the most likely venue for a no-holds-barred dance party, but the Prince Disco ... More details
  • Shibuya Summer Festival

    Until Sat Aug 2, 2014
    Pull on your yukata and head out to central Shibuya for this summer bash featuring everything from fashion shows to free ... More details
  • Hachioji Festival

    Fri Aug 1 - Sun Aug 3, 2014
    19 floats and portable shrines are carried around the north side of Hachioji at this summer festival, one of the top events of ... More details
  • Gessoji Monzen-Ichi & Bon Odori

    Sat Aug 2 - Sun Aug 3, 2014
    The Gessoji summer festival is a small Kichijoji classic, taking place on the temple grounds and along the Sun Road shopping ... More details
  • Aoyama Food Flea

    Sat Aug 2 - Sun Aug 3, 2014
    Following the success of its first edition in July 2014, Aoyama Food Flea returns again to bring together an even bigger range ... More details
  • 13th Asagaya Bali Dance Festival

    Sat Aug 2 - Sun Aug 3, 2014
    Asagaya's Bali festival returns again this year, supplying two evenings of free gamelan and traditional Indonesian dance. Bonus ... More details
  • Ikegami Honmonji Bon Odori

    Mon Aug 4 - Tue Aug 5, 2014
    Climb up the hill to Kamata's Ikegami Honmonji for traditional Obon dance performances, delectable festival food and a lottery ... More details
  • Nationwide Delicacies Fair

    Until Tue Aug 5, 2014
    27 prefectures get together for this celebration of Japanese delicacies, held at the Odakyu department store in Shinjuku. ... More details
  • FitFlop Pop-Up Shop

    Until Thu Aug 7, 2014
    Good news for all of you struggling with uncomfortable shoes: the stylish, thick-soled type of footwear known as FitFlops is ... More details

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