Tokyo Events This Week: Tanabata and Summer Festivals

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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.

 Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Dates:Early Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

Shitamachi Tanabata

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



 Shitamachi Tanabata

Dates:Early Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

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.

 Earth Garden Summer Festival

earth garden
Dates:6th Jul–7th Jul, 2019
Entry:Free

Hachioji Summer Market

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

 Hachioji Summer Market

hachioji summer market
Dates:Early Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

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.

 Ratha Yatra 2020

Ratha Yatra
Dates:Early Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

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.

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 Italia, amore mio!

Italia Amore Mio event
Dates:Early Jul, 2020
Entry:Free

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.

 Museum of Modern Art - Free Admission Day

momat
Dates:3rd Nov, 2019
Entry:Free

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.

 Tokyo River Clean-Up: Edogawa

Arakawa River Tokyo
Dates:4th Aug, 2020
Entry:Free
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Filed under: Events, Things to do
Tags: Cultural Festivals, Indian, Italian, July Events, Summer Events, Tanabata
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