It’s been a long summer here in Suginami, Tokyo (all of Japan, really) but we have finally reached cooler days. Autumn in Suginami is very exciting as we have so many many festivals: Asagaya Jazz Streets Oct. 27 – 28, Koenji Fest Oct. 28 – 29, Suginami Festa Nov. 4 – 5, Trolls in the Park Nov. 3 – 23, Ogikubo Music Festival Nov. 9 – 12 and the fall foliage illumination at Otaguro Park Nov. 24 – Dec. 3.
If you’re in Tokyo during early August, it is the perfect time to enjoy the Asagaya Tanabata Festival, and during this time we will be holding Japanese culture workshops including making sushi, Japanese crafts, and we let you rent yukata (Japanese summer robes) to go to the festival in! See details on the Japan Culture Workshops page, and sign up before the workshops fill up!
We have a new interview page so that you can get to know some of the unique artists in Suginami, Tokyo! We also updated our workshops page so you can get the necessary info to create your unique Japanese experience and souvenirs! Both pages are in the “Learn” section under “INFO”.
At all major JR stations in Tokyo and stations in Suginami on the Chuo Line you can pick up a FREE Ramen Guide & Chuo Line Area Map: it has information on local points of interest AND information on 9 recommended ramen shops in the Suginami Chuo Line area!