Tokyo events for Monday, June 26 to Sunday, July 2, 2023.

As we enter July, things are heating up, so why not cool off at the beach with music, try out some nighttime dance festivals, or get your last fill of the hydrangeas and roses?

You can also always go on a day trip to the mountains, or if it’s raining, visit a few whacky and weird museums.

Summer Breeze: More Than Music Beach Event

More Than Music hits the beach! Join the party at Surfers in Zushi. Wine and dine on their fantastic food, enjoy the sunset at their private beach, and all while listening to incredible live music to set the mood.

Oku Asakusa Bon Odori Festival

Taking place for the first time this year, this odori matsuri (dance festival) is held to celebrate the area of Oku Asakusa. The main event will be a traditional Japanese dance called Bon Odori. Dancers and festival goers will dance in a circle around a special lantern-laden scaffold called a yagura.

Friday Road Show and Ghibli Exhibition

This is a fairly small Studio Ghibli exhibition in collaboration with the TV program Friday Road Show. It will be held at B&C Hall in Warehouse Terrada.

Suggested Activity
Go Karting with Cosplay through Asakusa & Akihabara (See Skytree)
Don your favourite video game or superhero outfit and drive go-karts through Asakusa and Akihabara — passing Tokyo Skytree! International driving license required.

Machida Tenmangu Antique Fair

This is a vibey and popular but fairly small market, with around 120 vendors selling Japanese antiques, as well as kimono, tableware, furniture and decor from decades past, and all manner of other stuff you might expect to find at a flea market in Japan.

Earth Garden Summer Festival

Earth Garden is an outdoor market and festival at Yoyogi Park with a focus on promoting an ecological lifestyle. Spend the day in the park where there will be market stalls selling organic/earth-friendly wares, various workshops, a children’s area, and live musical performances.

Arabian Festival 2023

The Arabian Festival (or Arabian Fes as it is officially called) is coming to Yoyogi Park to celebrate the wide-ranging cultures, fashions, and foods of Arab countries. The festival is being held in an effort to expand people’s notion of Arabian culture, which varies vastly from, say, Egypt to Morocco to Dubai.

Takahata Fudōson Hydrangea Festival — last chance!

Get that shot of hydrangeas (ajisai in Japanese) framing a pagoda while enjoying some typical matsuri (festival) food and events.

Spring Rose Festival — last chance!

The Spring Rose Festival at Kyu-Furukawa Gardens takes place between the end of April to the end of June each year. An Autumn Rose Festival is also held later on in the year.

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