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A Detective’s Journey to the End of the Night

Looking for a bit of unconventional fun? How about a mad dash through the streets of Tokyo as you evade pursuers and solve creative challenges along the way.

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Fussa Firefly Festival

See one of nature’s most illuminating phenomenon in western Tokyo. Accompanying the fireflies will be food stalls and various traditional performances.



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Philippine Expo

A celebration of the Filipino community in Japan with food stalls, dance performances, art, music, a parade and more.

Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia 2018

Sit down for a screening of one or ten of over 250 short films from around the world.

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Ima no Africa

Tokyo celebrates the diversity of Africa with a showcase of food, music, art, fashion and culture. There are kid-friendly activities and the opportunity to meet representatives from 38 African countries.

Japan Media Arts Festival
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Japan Media Arts Festival

The festival showcases various aspects of popular media art in Japan, including entertainment, manga and animation. See creative works from over 70 countries.

Photo by Naoki Natsume/ Ishii used under CC

Bunkyo Ajisai Festival

If you like flowers, don’t miss this chance to see 10,000+ hydrangeas in their early summer glory!

Mi Casa Es Su Casa Exhibition and Workshop

Coinciding with the rainy season, this exhibition features an interactive installation centered around umbrellas. Visitors can admire the artwork on display, or even create umbrella art of their own!

Photo by Jean-Marc Bolfing used under CC

Mt. Takao Beer Mount

If you like your beer gardens with a sweet view, try the one atop Mt. Takao—the highest beer garden in Tokyo. Make sure you go hungry and thirsty though, it’s an all-you-can-drink deal (don’t worry, there’s more than beer) accompanied by an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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

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