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June 2017 events in Tokyo

Plan your June in Tokyo with our events calendar of the best things to do, including early-summer festivals, food events and rainy season fun

Photo by Joyce Lam

June in Tokyo is best described as damp, as this is usually when the dreaded rainy season rolls along. Although you'll have to wait a little longer until the city's summer festivals really kick into gear, all is not lost: June is usually packed with interesting exhibitions, gigs and openings, plus seasonal favourites like Tanabata, hydrangea and rose festivals, as well as firefly-viewing events all over the city. Grab an umbrella and make sure you don't miss out with our guide to all the best events going on in Tokyo this June.

Our June highlights


Night Factory Views Exhibition

Discover the beauty in factories. No, really. You may not think industrial zones such as the Keihin sprawl just south of Tokyo would warrant any attention, but come night-time, the cranes, power plants and factories are illuminated like a castle of lights. 'Night view factory cruises', which see your boat weave through the plants and down mysterious...

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Todays Gallery Studio , Asakusabashi Until Sunday June 25 2017

ShortShorts Film Festival & Asia

One of the biggest international short film festivals in Asia returns to Tokyo and Yokohama, taking place at Omotesando Hills Space O, Laforet Museum Harajuku, Itscom Studio & Hall, Ebisu's Act Square, Hikarie Hall, the Andaz Studio at Andaz Tokyo and Yokohama's Brillia throughout the month...

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Brillia Shortshorts Theatre , Minato Mirai Until Sunday June 25 2017

Concerts in June


Make the trip out to Shirahama Flower Park, perched on the southern edge of the Boso Peninsula, for this all-night dance and art party combining house and techno with video performances, live painting, a market and much more, all right by the beach. Taking on the Master Blaster sound system...

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Shirahama Flower Park , Chiba Until Sunday June 25 2017