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The best things to do in Japan in July! Our guide to the special events, Japanese festivals (matsuri), and seasonal foods offered at popular restaurants all over Japan. Main Events are the Sumidagawa fireworks in Tokyo, the Gion matsuri in Kyoto, and the Fuji Rock music festival
Past July Events

2019 Guide to Fireworks Festivals in Japan! (花火大会)

Fireworks are extremely popular in Japan. Most people say that fireworks here are better than anywhere else in the world! Summer is fireworks season, and millions of people throughout the country go to watch fireworks with their friends and family. If you are in Japan this summer, definitely put one of these festivals on your itinerary!

This Summer's Must-Try Ramen: Chilled Tantanmen at Ippudo!

From the end of July through September 23rd, 2019, the famous ramen chain 'Ippudo' will be offering a very special bowl of chilled tantanmen to help combat the summer heat! If you're in Japan this summer, this special bowl of ramen is definitely worth checking out!

Sublime! A summertime lemon parfait now served at coisof in Ginza

Take a moment to indulge in a sublime summer treat at coisof! The famous ice cream shop is now offering a beautiful and refreshing lemon-based parfait from June 6th to September 16th.

Ginza

Tokyo's Pokemon Cafe Introduces New 'Gold' and 'Silver' Deserts!

The wildly poplar pokemon cafe in Tokyo is offering two new desert items featuring the cover Pokemon from the 'Gold' and 'Silver' games! The Beautiful and nostalgic desserts just gave us 2 more reasons to vist the cafe!

Tokyo

2019 Tokyo Fireworks Festivals Calendar

Summer is here! There are the most popular and amazing fireworks (hanabi) festivals in Tokyo the you can't miss. When and where can you see? Here is a schedule of Tokyo's famous fireworks festivals so you can mark your calendar!

Tokyo

Gion Matsuri 2019: Kyoto's Traditional Summer Festival!

One of the most popular, traditional and famous festivals in Japan is called Gion Matsuri, which is a summer festival held in Kyoto where they parade with Japanese traditional float called Yamaboko. Let's figure out more together!

Kyoto City

Fuji Rock Festival 2019: The Largest Outdoor Music Festival In Japan!

Fuji Rock Festival is the largest outdoor music festival in Japan, and it is annually held in the Naeba Ski Resort, which is located in Niigata. It is known as the world's cleanest festival as they promote in protecting the environment and bringing music and the environment together. Each year, more than 200 Japanese and international musicians perform throughout the 3 days, so it is a big event that you should definitely check out!

Kagurazaka Matsuri 2019, from July 23th to 27th!

Kazurazaka Matsuri takes place in Kagurazaka, Tokyo, from July 23th to 27th, 2019! This festival is filled with good food and a traditional dance called Awaodori! For those who are curious what this matsuri is about, check out this article!

Shinjuku

2019 Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival: Most Traditional Fireworks Experience on July 27!

Fireworks is a really popular summer event in Japan, and there are lots of fireworks events happening during summer. Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival is one of the most popular fireworks events! Check this article for more information!

Asakusa

Tenjin Matsuri 2019, One of the Biggest Summer Festivals in Japan!

Tenjin Matsuri is one of the biggest natsu matsuri, summer festivals, in Japan. Around 1.3 million people come to watch this energetic event! Check this article for more information on Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka!

Michelin Guide Food Festival in Yokohama! (7/12 ~ 7/21)

For 10 days in July, the prestigious Michelin Guide will be hosting a food festival in Yokohama. Restaurants featured in the guide will gather and offer visitors a taste of their signature dishes.

Yokohama

Mitama Matsuri 2019: A Popular Japanese Summer Festival in Tokyo

Mitama Matsuri is well known as a famous summer festival in Tokyo, Japan. Each year more than 300 thousand people come to enjoy the display of 30 thousand lanterns and mikoshi (float) events. Let's see what's so special about Mitama Matsuri!

Hakata Gion Yamakasa 2019: a Float-carrying Festival with an Electric Atmosphere!

The Hakata Gion Yamasaka is a hugely popular float festival that attracts approximately 1 million spectators every year in Fukuoka City. The festival has a 750-year history and is one of Fukuoka's most prominent. Read on to discover what makes this event so great!

Fukuoka City

Ocean Day In Japan: Origins And Things To Do!

Ocean day, also known as Sea Day, Marine Day or "Umi no Hi" (海の日), is a Japanese national holiday in July. Find out where the origin comes from, it's cultural significance - or lack of, actually! - and special events surrounding Ocean Day, including the Marine Day Odaiba Lantern Festival!

Marine Day Lantern Festival 2019, In Odaiba, Tokyo!

The Odaiba Marine Day Lantern Festival is a great summertime activity in Tokyo. Enjoy the sight of countless paper lanterns on the beach with the Rainbow bridge and traditional boats as the backdrop! Check out the foods and other things to do as well!

Odaiba

Taiwan Festival 2019 In Yoyogi, Tokyo!

The Taiwan Festival is held everywhere in Yogogi park on July 27-28. Yoyogi. Yoyogi park is a great place to hang out in the summer for picnics and hanging out with friends. Plus there's a fun festival going on all the time, from Brazilian to Thai, let's stop by!

Harajuku

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