Suginami Ward’s Asagaya neighborhood hosts one of the largest Tanabata Festival displays in Tokyo. Cruise down the covered sho..
This dance festival is held annually on the last or second to last weekend of August. Dancing lasts exactly 3 hours, but festivities..
Find a variety of regions, each with their own characteristics, in Suginami. From unique shrines, like Asagaya Shinmeigu, known for warding off bad luck to historical temples, visitors can also encounter unique subcultures. Take Nishi-Ogikubo’s thriving antiques trade, Asagaya’s post-war shopping streets, Koenji’s hipster cafes and vintage boutiques, or Ogikubo’s animation heritage or ramen legacy — each area truly gives a taste of local Japanese life like no other part of Tokyo.
Throughout the year, you can enjoy a variety of festivals, like the Tokyo Koenji Awaodori and Asagaya Tanabata Festival, as well as annual events like the cherry blossom season and arrival of the autumn leaves. Visitors can enjoy the various charms of this modern suburban area of Tokyo.