Tokyo Events This Week: Fireworks and Water Festivals

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Tokyo events for Monday, July 8 to Sunday, July 14, 2019

Fireworks season kicks off this week with two events, one in Yokohama and one in Kamakura. Other notable festivals includes the Enoshimia Tenno, which takes its festivities to the sea, and Oceans People, which celebrates the deep blue in Yoyogi Park with markets and more.

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Enoshima Tenno
Enoshima Tenno | Photo by David Ishikawa

Artist Talks, Summer Edition

Artist Talks is an informal gathering of artists to discuss art and ideas. Artists give short talks followed by questions from the audience.

 Artist Talks, Summer Edition

Artists Talks
Dates:8th Jul, 2019
Entry:Free

71st Kamakura Fireworks Festival

A fireworks-by-the-beach festival near Tokyo. One of the first events kicking off fireworks season

 71st Kamakura Fireworks Festival

Kamakura Fireworks
Dates:Early Jul, 2020
Entry:Free



Nerd Nite #35: Express Yourself

Nerd Nite is “the Discovery Channel with beer”, a worldwide monthly event series that mixes presentations, performances, trivia, demos, music, and of course drinking.

 Nerd Nite #35: Express Yourself

Nerd Nite
Dates:12th Jul, 2019
Entry:
Adults:
On the door: ¥1,000

National Museum of Western Art – Free Admission Day

Check out the extensive permanent collection at the Museum of Western Art in Ueno Park for free. Works include paintings from the late Medieval period through to the 20th century and modern French sculpture.

 National Museum of Western Art - Free Admission Day

Dates:23rd Nov, 2019
Entry:Free

Yokohama Sparkling Twilight

Ready for hanabi, but don’t want to wait a few more weeks for Tokyo’s fireworks season to begin? Head to Yokohama for the Sparkling Twilight two-day event. Festivities start in the early afternoon with parades and food stalls, but come 7:30pm and the Yokohama skyline will light up with 3,000 fireworks.

 Yokohama Sparkling Twilight

Dates:Mid Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

Ocean Peoples Tokyo

Celebrate the sea at a park in the center of the city (yep, it’s in Yoyogi). There will be music, markets and food—hopefully accompanied by an ocean-like breeze.

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 Ocean Peoples Tokyo

Dates:Mid Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

Enoshima Tenno Festival

See mikoshi (portable shrines) paraded both on land and in the sea—a rowdy kinda summer festival!

 Enoshima Tenno Festival

Dates:Mid Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

S2O Japan Songkran Music Festival 2019

A two-day music festival featuring a slew of electro DJ headliners, including Knife Party, Yellow Claw and Nicky Romero along with Jay Hardway, Bassjackers and Vinai.


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 S2O Japan Songkran Music Festival 2020

s20 Songkran Japan
Dates:13th Jul–14th Jul, 2020
Entry:¥14,000 – ¥30,000

Natural Healthy Festival

Enjoy art, sample healthy vegan food, try fine organic wine and experience finger yoga (and then tell us about it) at this event at Gallery Jiyugaoka.

 Natural Healthy Festival

Jiyugaoka Natural Healthy Festival
Dates:14th Jul–15th Jul, 2019
Entry:Free

Mitama Matsuri

This festival is quite a sight—honoring the spirits of the dead with 30,000 lanterns lining the walkway up to Yasukuni Shrine.

 Mitama Matsuri

Dates:13th Jul–16th Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

Oedo Beer Festival 2019 (Summer)

Craft beer festival with free entry (unlike some other beer festivals in Tokyo). There will be a selection of international and domestic beer with glasses starting at ¥300 a pop.

 Oedo Beer Festival 2020 (Summer)

Dates:Mid
~
Late Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

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