Within easy access from Tokyo, Nagatoro is one of the favored spots to enjoy autumn attractions.
Events in Japan
November - 11 : Jyuichi-gatsu
Showakinen-koen, the largest national park in Tokyo, has various attractions including cultural and sporting amenities as well as gardens. The 300m-long ginkgo trees tunnel is the highlight of the park in autumn.
3600 candles illuminate a historic brick building in Mikawashima, Arakawa-ku Tokyo. Admission is free
More than 500 pottery stalls will take place at this market and sell various types of potteries; teacups, rice bowls and Ramen bowls, designed in a traditional or modern Japanese style. Walking around the market to find your favourite will be fun.
Located in Hakone, Hakone-yumoto is an Onsen hot spring resort town with a long history. This event is a parade to re-enact the Daimyo Gyoretsu, the feudal lord's procession done in the Edo Period over 265 years.
Torinoichi Fair 酉の市 is an open-air market selling lucky charms called Kumade. It's been said that the Kumade bring people good fortunes and protect from misfortunes.
Utsunomiya is known for Gyoza. During this local food festival, Gyoza stalls will line up in Utsunomiya Joushi Park where various types of Gyoza are served at reasonable prices.
The All Japan Cycling Championship (Mountain Bike) XCE / XCC is the highlight of this event. Food trucks will line in the park and offer various local food. Admission Free.
A traditional festival held in Hanno City. People from towns in the Hanno gather with their gorgeous floats and parade on the streets.
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The race is set on the 3.5km closed circuit in the middle of Saitama city. Top international riders who have won Le Tour de France classifications and leading Japanese riders will join this competition.
The largest mechanical tool exhibition held in Japan.
This exhibition will showcase elaborate wood crafts in the traditional Japanese style for housing interiors, organized by the Tategu craft association.
The Naritasan Temple is known for its beautiful Japanese garden with seasonally blooming trees and flowers. In autumn, the 165,000-square-meter garden is covered with colorful fall leaves.
Enmeiin, the temple in the warm and friendly historic town of Yanaka will hold an antique market for the first time.
Held at the park of Oshijo 忍城, a small but historic castle in Gyoda city, features a parade of people in samurai warrior costumes. The highlight is the performance of harquebusiers.
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A local food event featuring Udon noodles is held in Kumagaya, Saitama prefecture. 15 different kinds of Udon Noodles mainly from Kumagaya city will be there.