Festivals & Events
Tokyo Jazz Festival 東京JAZZ
Keep cool at Tokyo's biggest jazz festival
If you're a jazz fan, you need to go to the Tokyo Jazz Festival. The event showcases some of the finest jazz performers from across the world.
The event runs for several days in the summer, from late August to early September, with an array of world-class artists on the bill.
- Live jazz free of charge in Yoyogi Park
- The top acts at NHK Hall
- Buying a multi-day pass to save money
How to Get There
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 stages are now set in Shibuya
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 Shibuya in 2017.
The hall of music
The impressive NHK Hall and the two more low-key spaces in Shibuya serve as the flagship venues for the event. However, free shows regularly occur at nearby Yoyogi Park.
A multitude of different passes are available, from single sessions to multi-day tickets.