Colorful yukata and the sound of cicadas mark the beginning of a highly anticipated summer in Japan. From traditional street matsuri (festivals) to raging music fests spotlighting international artists, it’s hard not to get swept up in all the vibrant festivities Tokyo has to offer during the longest days of the year.
Treat yourself to a seasonal konbini ice cream or a fancy kakigori (shaved ice desserts) to beat the heat, or take the train to the nearest beaches and bask in the balmy weather. While some events like music festivals will require booking tickets far in advance – which you can now do through us – no time of year offers more opportunities for spontaneity and adventure. Here’s a list of unmissable activities to revel in the best of the summer.
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