August 2019 events in Tokyo

Plan your August in Tokyo with our events calendar of the best things to do, including summer festivals, fireworks, gigs and dance parties
Asakusa Samba Carnival | Time Out Tokyo
By Time Out Tokyo Editors

August in Tokyo is usually when the summer heat hits its peak, resulting in plenty of sweaty messes on the trains, peak electricity usage and incessant dehydration warnings. However, August is also the month for some of the city's best summer festivals, firework shows and outdoor drinking events, not to mention the Obon holidays and after-dark activities on water. Find the right beer garden, hit a public pool or head out to Chiba for Summer Sonic – our guide to all the best events in Tokyo this August helps you avoid FOMO for good.