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August 2020 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

By Time Out Tokyo Editors
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UPDATE: Due to Covid-19 coronavirus, events in the city are limitedStay informed with the latest updates here

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 beer gardens, and chances to cool down at one of the city's many public pools.

BE SAFE: Before you go, read our guide on how to go out safely, as well as the new domestic travel guidelines

Our August highlights

Beer garden top image
Photo: Tatiana Rodriguez/Unsplash

1. Best beer gardens in Tokyo

Bars and pubs

Ah, summer! As we say every year, it just wouldn't be summer without an evening spent idly sipping frosty pints or elaborate cocktails out in the open air. After all, what's the great outdoors for if not to be conquered one alcohol-packed drink deal at a time? Plus, with the on-going coronavirus situation, an alfresco setting is much more preferable to an enclosed bar...

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