July
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
Events in July 2018

Hakata Gion Yamakasa 2018: 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

Gion Matsuri 2018: 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

A Limited-Time Only Luxurious Summer Truffle & Japanese Beef Burger!

A summer truffle & Kuroge Wagyu beef pizza burger will be available this summer for a limited time at the restaurant & bar "The Dining Room" at the Tokyo Intercontinental Hotel. From July 1st to August 31st!

Shinagawa

Mitama Matsuri 2018: 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!

Marine Day Lantern Festival 2018, 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

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!

Tenjin Matsuri 2018, 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!

Kagurazaka Matsuri 2018, from July 25th to 28th!

Kazurazaka Matsuri takes place in Kagurazaka, Tokyo from July 26th to 29th, 2017! This festival is filled with good food and traditional dance called Awaodori! For those who are curious what this matsuri is about, check out this article!

Fuji Rock Festival 2018: 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!

Sumidagawa Fireworks 2018 Festival: Have the Most Traditional Fireworks Experience on July 28th!

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!

Past July Events

Wicked Snow is Introducing 3 New Summer Kakigori from July 1st to August 30th, 2017!

Wicked Snow (Harajuku) is a Korean Kakigori (Shaved ice/snow ice/bingsu) store where they sell various desserts and ciabatta. For this summer, they have released 3 new Kakigori: watermelon, melon (cantaloupe) and watermelon & melon!

Starbucks Japan's New Must-Try Summer Drink is Here: Key Lime Cream and Yogurt Frappuccino!

Starbucks Japan has been releasing magical drinks quite often these days, but they hadn't been releasing any news about their new frappuccino. But guess what. FINALLY! They announced that they will be releasing a perfect summer frap, Key Lime Cream & Yogurt Frappuccino from July 14th to August 31st, 2017! Check out the information below!

Hawaiian Afternoon Tea in Nagoya!

Imagine having tea at a summer resort with tropical fruits and colourful sweets, that's the theme for this Hawaiian Afternoon Tea at the W cafe at the Sir Winston Hotel in Nagoya. From July 1st to August 31st, you can enjoy this summer treat!

Nagoya

Chocolate-Watermelon Dango!? Try Yagumo Dango's Summer Mochi Dessert!

Everyone know what watermelon and chocolate is, and most people know what mochi or dango is, but what about chocolate-watermelon dango? Let's figure out what it is!

Enjoy Summer In Tokyo! Smirnoff Midpark Cafe At Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi!

Here's one event to mark on your calendar for Tokyo this summer! Check out Tokyo Midtown's Smirnoff Midpark Cafe from July 14 - August 31! Escape the city heat and relax under the garden trees and enjoy some fantastic cocktails and delicious food!

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