Festivals & Events
If you're a jazz fan, you should be at the Tokyo Jazz Festival. The event showcases some of the finest jazz performers from across the world in the Shibuya district of the city.
The event runs for several days from late August to early September, and sees an eclectic array of artists make their way to Japan's capital city.
Taking place in venues across Shibuya and Setagaya, festival event spaces are easily accessible by public transportation.
Yoyogi Park is a five-minute walk from Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line. NHK Hall is a 10-minute walk from Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line and a 15-minute walk from Yoyogi Park Station on the Tokyo Metro Line.
The Tokyo Jazz Festival is the largest jazz music event in all of Japan, and has been around since 2002. The event recently moved from its original home of Marunouchi to the cultural epicenter of Shibuya in 2017.
The impressive NHK Hall and the two more low-key spaces in Shibuya work as the flagship venues for the event. The music is almost inescapable this time of year, though, with free shows regularly on tap at neighboring Yoyogi Park.
A multitude of different passes are available, from single sessions to multi-day tickets.