UPDATE: Many events have been cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus. If you're unsure if yours has been affected, please call ahead to confirm.
July is when summer really hits with full force in Tokyo, with fireworks shows, bon odori celebrations and a wide range of other seasonal festivals taking place. Although large events including the Sumida River Fireworks festival have been cancelled this year, we're still looking forward to the many wind bell (fuurin) fairs going on around the city and beer gardens. Plus, July is finally the start of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics so there's bound to be events to celebrate and watch the Games.
Just make sure to hydrate – the heat and humidity can be suffocating, especially later in the month. Make sure you don't miss out on anything with our guide to all the best events going on in Tokyo this July.