Cheapo Weekend for July 7-8: Tanabata, Marine Mikoshi and Markets

Carey Finn

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Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Photo by Kazu Letokyoite used under CC

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

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 Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Dates:5th Jul–7th Jul, 2019
Entry:Free

Shitamachi Tanabata

Photo by Littlelixie used under CC

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

 Shitamachi Tanabata

Dates:6th Jul–7th Jul, 2019
Entry:Free

Enoshima Tenno Festival



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

 Enoshima Tenno Festival

Dates:14th Jul, 2019
Entry:Free

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!

 Hachioji Summer Market

hachioji summer market
Dates:6th Jul–7th Jul, 2019
Entry:Free

Ocean Peoples Tokyo Festival

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

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 Ocean Peoples Tokyo

Dates:13th Jul–14th Jul, 2019
Entry:Free

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.


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 Mi Casa Es Su Casa Exhibition and Workshop

Dates:16th Jun–15th Jul, 2018
Entry:Free

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.

 Forest Beer Garden

forest beer garden shinjuku
Dates:21st May–23rd Sep, 2019
Entry:Free

Takao Beer Mount

Photo by Jean-Marc Bolfing used under CC

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

 Mt. Takao Beer Mount

Dates:15th Jun–15th Oct, 2019

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

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Filed under: Events, Things to do
Tags: Art, Beaches, Beer Garden, Beer Gardens, Festivals, Markets, Outdoors, Summer, Summer Festivals, Tanabata, Weekend
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