Earth Garden Summer Festival (July 1-2): This is a two-day outdoor market at Yoyogi Park where the food, workshops, and products on offer all promote ecological living—so you can feel good about going and also what you bring home. The park’s event square will also have a stream of musical performances spanning both days.
Museum of Modern Art – Free Admission Day (July 2): Save yourself the 430-yen entrance free and head to the Museum of Modern Art, where access to the MOMAT Collection and Gallery 4 is free for all visitors. On display now are summer-fitting works, such as Kaburaki Kiyokata’s Boating Excursion on the Sumida River.
The Oedo Antique Market (July 3): A cheapo favorite, Japan’s biggest outdoor market in Japan is back at the Tokyo International Forum. It’s a great spot for finding unique souvenirs, decorating your apartment on a shoestring, or even just strolling around outdoors. The market will be canceled in case of rain through, so keep an eye on the forecast.
100100000000 Light-Year Tunnel (ongoing til July 20): A two-month art exhibition spotlighting 3 contemporary artists: Tsunao Okumura, Nanae Mitobe and Nerhol (an artist duo composed of Yoshihisa Tanaka and Ryuta Iida). Each brings something different to the table—from embroidery, photo sculptures and colorful paintings.
Tokyo Summer Sales (throughout July): Need a new wardrobe? Many of the Tokyo summer sales (that can save you a whole lot of yen) start this weekend! See our guide and check out the sales at stores near you!