Ueno Summer Festival


The Ueno Natsu Matsuri (summer festival) consists of various events and festivities over an approximately two-week-long period beginning in mid-July.

What happens?

The festival includes a paper lantern-floating festival (July 17 in 2023), an antique market, and various musical and dance performances. There will also be a festival atmosphere with dancing and stalls from each Friday to Sunday (3 p.m. to 9 p.m.) during the event period, as well as a big Bon Odori dance festival with competitions and parades from July 22–23 (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.).

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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