Summer in Tokyo: The Big Preview

Top concerts, traditional festivals, fireworks, food and so much more!

Summer in Tokyo: The Big Preview

June in Tokyo We're already well into the month, but there's still plenty to look forward to, including a visit from South Korea's answer to AKB48 (spoiler: they're much, much better), and the start of the season's beach parties and sea-splashed gigs. Full calendar here

July in Tokyo The highlights of July include art fairs, the Bolshoi Circus, a midsummer night flamenco performance, the opening of the world's steepest roller coaster and – families take note – the Ultraman Festival at Sunshine City! Full calendar here

August in Tokyo Tokyo goes festival crazy during August, with Summer Sonic heading up the modern events, and a handful of great traditional fests fleshing out the other weekends, including the rescheduled Sumida River Fireworks extravaganza. Full calendar here

September in Tokyo Details are still hazy for many of September's events, though the venerable Tokyo Jazz Fest already has its schedule planned and published. We'll be keeping this page updated, so come back soon! Full calendar here

Everyday summer ideas Not everything has a defined schedule, of course, and you'll find alternative ideas and info on this page, including ongoing art shows (air conditioned!), shopping ideas and a few spooky summer Tokyo haunts. Read more

By Time Out writers
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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