Tokyo events for Monday, July 1 to Sunday, July 7, 2019

This week in Tokyo, check out the colourful Tanabata festivals, immerse yourself in Italian culture at the Amore Mio festival, watch the chariot procession as part of Ratha Yatra celebrations, and more!

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Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Catch the biggest tanabata festival in the Kanto region—it’s all about love, dreams and whimsy.

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Shitamachi Tanabata

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

Earth Garden Summer Festival

A two-day outdoor market where the food, workshops, and products on offer all promote ecological living—so you can feel good about attending, and what you bring home. The event square will also have a stream of musical performances spanning both days.

Hachioji Summer Market

Grab your yukata and get ready for some shopping, street food and flowers at this popular summer event.

Ratha Yatra 2019

The 11th annual Ratha Yatra festival in Japan features a 3 m-tall chariot pulled by participants, plus dance performances and plays. This event is a great way to learn about the commonalities between Japanese and Indian culture.

Italia, Amore Mio!

The biggest Italian festival in Japan with a little bit of everything: Italian fashion and car shows, live entertainment, Italian film screenings, language and cooking lessons—and of course plenty of Italian food and wine.

Museum of Modern Art – Free Admission Day

The MOMA houses mainly Japanese works of the 20th century including a number deemed Important Cultural Properties or masterpieces—see it all for free this Sunday.

Tokyo River Clean-Up

Join community volunteers to help clean up Arakawa and Edogawa River, participate in a guided eco-tour and wind down with a picnic at a nearby park.

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