April
The best things to do in Japan in April! Our guide to the special events, Japanese festivals (matsuri), and seasonal foods offered at popular restaurants all over Japan. Main Events are Kyoto's Miyako Odori, The Sanno Spring Festival, Children's day (Kodomo no Hi) and the raising of carp kites
Events in April 2020

Vintage Sake Renaissance 2019

For sake lovers, the Vintage Sake Renaissance (#熟成古酒ルネッサンス) is a chance to taste over 100 types of koshu. What a treat!

Craft Sake Week 2020 at Roppongi Hills

During 10 days, Roppongi Hills Arena will showcase over 110 breweries in a huge event for sake lovers and foodies.

Roppongi

Yoyogi Park's Earth Day 2020

Earth Day in Tokyo is a joyful celebration held annually in April in Yoyogi Park. Go to learn about environmental causes, have unusual festival food and drinks, listen to live music, and enjoy an overall great vibe!

Shibuya

Breathtaking Views at Fuji Shiba-Sakura Festival 2020

At the base of Mt. Fuji, over 800,000 shibazakura plants bloom in pink, white and violet, covering over 24,000 square meters.

Kurayami Matsuri 2020 in Fuchu, the Breathtaking "Darkness Festival"

Kurayami Matsuri is one of the oldest festivals in Tokyo, held for seven days from April 30th to May 6th. The main events are celebrated at night, making it an other-worldly experience.

Past April Events

Kanamara Matsuri 2020: How To Enjoy The Penis Festival

The idea of a penis festival may sound outlandish, but actually, it's a conservative Shinto religious tradition many Japanese folks take seriously. So there's a solemn aspect to it, but you can also have fun there! Here's how to enjoy it.

Kanagawa

Gion Tsujiri Matcha Donuts Are Back At Mister Donut!

For the second year in a row, Mister Donut has come up with an irresistible limited-time matcha sweets line-up through a collaboration with Gion Tsujiri, a famous tea manufacturer from Kyoto.

Avengers Pop-up Cafe in Osaka! (4/26 ~ 5/26)

Marvel is celebrating the release of Avengers: Endgame by opening a temporary cafe offering limited edition cafe items in Osaka! Fans of the series can enjoy various drinks and food items themed after their favorite Avengers until May 26th!

Osaka City

Starbucks' Strawberry Frappuccino Is Here!

The coffee giant has released two Strawberry Frappuccinos, RED and WHITE, along with a new pop-up shop at Tokyo Midtown, in Akasaka.

Snoopy Fantaration: Japanese Artists Honor Snoopy in Art and Science Exhibition

The beloved character is the theme of a new exhibition in Yokohama, mixing art and science, featuring Japanese artists.

Yokohama

Free Open-air Events At Hibiya Festival

The second edition of the festival will showcase theater performances, musicals, dances, and even opera! All for free!

Tom & Jerry 80th Anniversary Exhibition in Ginza

The iconic duo will celebrate their 80th anniversary in 2020, and Matsuya Ginza is hosting the exhibition.

Johnnie Walker Pop-Up Bar in Shibuya!! (April 19 - May 6)

For just a few weeks, JW fans can enjoy special edition highballs and food at this awesome outdoor bar at Shibuya Stream! Check it out before the event finishes!

Shibuya

Tokyo Gay Pride Week! From April 25th to May 6th 2020!

Tokyo Gay Pride is a weeklong celebration held in Tokyo from April 25th to May 6th. The goal of the event is to promote a society where people feel free to be themselves, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Let's have a fun pride week!

Kingdom Hearts III's Official Concert From April 2019!

From January 29th at Square Enix' e-store, there is a raffle for the Kingdom Hearts III concert tickets!

Tokyo Station

Sichuan Festival 2019 in Nakano

Come taste the spiciness of Sichuan cuisine over the weekend in Nakano, Tokyo!

Shinjuku

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