The Tokyo Rainbow Pride celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ community and raises awareness of issues facing LGBTQ people in Japan. Usually Tokyo Rainbow Pride starts with rainbow week, which includes a series of LGBTQ-related events, all leading up to the big pride parade to wrap everything up.
The following is the event program for 2020. Stay tuned for the 2021 program.
Due to the global Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Tokyo Rainbow Pride is sadly canceled in 2020. See you in 2021!
Bear in mind that this is the event program for 2019. Stay tuned for the 2020 program for Tokyo Rainbow Pride, coming soon. Tokyo Rainbow Pride will include a two-day line-up of performances on April 28 and 29 in Yoyogi Park! The main parade of Tokyo Rainbow Pride will take place on Sunday, April 28, and will include colorful floats and plenty of proud marchers. The procession will cover three kilometers through the Harajuka/Shibuya area, and it will kick off at 2pm from Yoyogi Park.
Along with the Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade, you can look forward to a two-day pride festival 'Stage' which will take place in Yoyogi Park. Dance the days away to several local DJs and live performers, and experience your pride in epic proportions. The official After Party will take place on April 28 at Aisotope Lounge in Shinjuku Nichome.
During this period, the city also welcomes Pride Week, which runs from April 27 to May 6, and will include a series of different LGBTQ events and festivities. Expect everything from yoga in the park to a family picnic. So if you're looking to experience your pride in Japan's capital, pencil in Tokyo Rainbow in your gay events' calendar for 2019, fun will be a given!