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These festivals and fireworks shows in Tokyo are cancelled this year

Sadly, popular summer events like Azabujuban Matsuri and Sumida Fireworks Festival won’t be happening this year

Youka Nagase
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Youka Nagase

With the rainy season coming to an end, summer is officially here. However, this summer will be similar to last year’s, except for the Olympics, which will go ahead without any spectators on July 23. 

While many museums and attractions in the city are now operating on reduced hours, the current state of emergency in Tokyo has put a stop to the usual summer festivities to help curb the spread of Covid-19. 

Here we’ve compiled a list of festivals that are cancelled this year.


Kagurazaka Street Festival (Jul)

Hibiya Oedo Matsuri (Jul)

Nakameguro Summer Festival (Jul)

Asagaya Tanabata Festival (Aug)

Fukagawa Hachiman Festival (Aug)

Hachioji Festival (Aug)

Shimokitazawa Ichibangai Awa-Odori (Aug)

Azabujuban Noryo Festival (Aug)

Sumida Kinshicho Kawachi Ondo Bon-Odori Festival (Aug)

Asakusa Samba Carnival (Sep)

Fireworks shows

Tachikawa Fireworks Festival (Jul-Aug)

Edogawa Fireworks Festival (Aug)

Okutama Noryo Firework Festival (Aug)

Ome Noryo Firework Festival (Aug)

Chofu Fireworks Festival (Sep-Oct)

Tamagawa Fireworks Festival (Oct)

Sumida Fireworks Festival (Oct)

Adachi fireworks (Nov)

This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

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