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Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival


Catch the biggest tanabata festival in the Kanto region! It’s all about love and other dreams.

Shitamachi Tanabata


Continue the tanabata celebrations with parades and performances on Kappabashi Hondori Road between Asakusa and Ueno.

Enoshima Tenno Festival

See mikoshi, portable shrines, paraded both on land and in the sea. An exciting, rowdy and different sort of summer festival.

Hachioji Summer Market

hachioji summer market
Photo by Rosana Prada used under CC

Grab your yukata and get ready for some shopping at this popular summer event!

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Japan Rail Pass
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Ocean Peoples Tokyo Festival

Honor the sea at a park in the center of the city (yep, it’s in Yoyogi).

Mi Casa Es Su Casa Exhibition and Workshop

There’s still some time to check out this interactive, umbrella-centric art exhibition at the Design Festa Gallery.

Forest Beer Garden

forest beer garden shinjuku
Photo by Junya Ogura used under CC

Kick back with a cold one in the Outer Garden of Meiji Jingu Shrine.

Takao Beer Mount

Photo by Jean-Marc Bolfing used under CC

Or head a little higher up for a brew with a view.

For more top Tokyo events happening this month, see our July recommendations.

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