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Shinjuku Eisa Festival
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July 2020 events in Tokyo

Plan your July in Tokyo with our events calendar of the best things to do, including fireworks, summer festivals, gigs and art exhibitions

By Time Out Tokyo Editors

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. The list of unmissable events includes the Sumida River Fireworks, Ueno's Summer Festival and the many wind bell (fuurin) fairs going on around the city, but you'll also want to attend one of Japan's many great music festivals, head out to the beach for Marine Day, and get tipsy at a beer garden. 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.

Our July highlights

Yoyogi Village Beer Terrace
Photo: Kurkku

1. Yoyogi Village Beer Terrace

Things to do

Providing a more eco-conscious alternative to the average Tokyo mall, Yoyogi Village is bringing back its annual beer garden for summer. Again taking over the faux beach at the complex, this beer garden’s theme is  'The Apero', so picture a relaxing environment decked out with plants from Sora Botanical Garden Project, a horticultural studio...

松山智一《Wheels of Fortune》2020 ステンレス ©Mariko ASAYAMA
松山智一《Wheels of Fortune》2020 ステンレス ©Mariko ASAYAMA

2. Meiji Jingu Forest Festival of Art

Art Meiji Shrine & Inner Garden, Harajuku

Note: The dates and hours of this event may change due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. Please see the official website for the latest details. A celebration of art and culture set in the forest surrounding Meiji Shrine, this festival – co-presented by Japan Cultural Expo – zooms in on the relationship between nature and Japanese arts and culture with a diverse programme that will be going on until 2021...


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