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Experience one of Tokyo’s biggest summer festivals, famous for massive portable shrines being paraded through the streets.
Minakami Outdoor Festival
If you’re in the mood for a mini escape from the city, head to Gunma Prefecture for a taste of Minakami’s outdoor adventure opportunities.
Catch another of Tokyo’s mega-festivals, which features a huge parade this Friday. Expect traditional costumes, music and much more!
Salsa Street Festival 2018
Bust a move or two at this popular event in Ueno Park. Latin American food and drinks will be available for when you need to refuel.
The Okinawa Festival
Explore the music, culture and food of Japan’s southern islands, without having to leave Tokyo.
International Tokyo Toy Show
Play around at Japan’s biggest show for the toy trade. While Thursday and Friday are trade-only days, the event is open to the public on the weekend. Kids welcome!
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018
Sit down for a screening of one or ten of over 250 short films from around the world.
Erica Ward Solo Exhibition
Get creatively existential with this display that uses pen and watercolor illustrations to ask where the individual ends and the city begins.
Japanese Antique Market
Browse for bargains at the monthly Ooedo Kottouichi market, and get to know a bit about Japanese crafts in the process.
Bunkyo Ajisai Festival
If you like flowers, don’t miss this chance to see 10 000+ hydrangeas in their early summer glory!
For more top Tokyo events happening this month, see our June recommendations.
Tokyo and Japan have a reputation for the strange and unusual museums.