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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

2018 Guide to Fireworks Festivals in Japan!

Fireworks are really huge in Japan, especially during summer. It is one of the seasonal events, and people go watch fireworks with their friends and family. If you are in Japan during summer, visit the following fireworks festivals!

Ghibli Special Expo is in Hiroshima until September 24th!

This year, there will be a special pop up museum "Ghibli Grand Expo" in Hiroshima. This expo will show people how the movies are produced and published to the world. If you are a fan of Studio Ghibli, you will definitely enjoy this place!

Hiroshima City

The Fusion of Fireworks and Dolphins at Shinagawa HaNaBi Aquarium

Hanabi a.k.a fireworks is a Japanese traditional art and popular event in summer. This year, Aqua Park Shinagawa combined fireworks and an aquarium. You can enjoy the special summer event this year.

Shinagawa

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

An Unlikely Collaboration: Ippudo & Hard Rock Cafe Create A Ramen Burger!

The world-famous Ippudo ramen restaurant is collaborating with Hard Rock Cafe in Hakata with their own original menu. The campaign called, "THIS IS HAKATA 2018" will be from July 2nd to August 31st, 2018.

Fukuoka City

New Summer 2018 Frozen Drinks From Teavana At Starbucks Japan

For the summer of 2018 in Japan, you'll be able to enjoy some new frozen drinks at Starbucks Cafes across the country. The Frozen Tea Grapefruit And Tomato and the Frozen Tea Herbal Lemonade were made possible thanks to a collaboration with Teavana. Here's what to expect.

Smirnoff Midpark Cafe 2018 For A Chill Summer Night In Roppongi!

During 7/13~8/26 Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi has a Smirnoff event every day, and it is a super summery event that you can only enjoy this summer! Check out this article to find out more information about this cool event!

Roppongi

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 mid July to the end of August! Escape the city heat and relax under the garden trees and enjoy some fantastic cocktails and delicious food!

2018 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 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

Taiwan Festival 2018 In Yoyogi, Tokyo!

The Taiwan Festival is held everywhere in Yogogi park on July 28-29. 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

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!

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!

2018 Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival: 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!

Asakusa

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!

A New Seasonal Drink At Coisof: A Mango Shake

In Harajuku, the much talked about Coisof is offering a limited-time only drink from July 7th to 22nd 2018. The Taiwan mango Coi-shake is a refreshing drink made with exquisite mangoes and yogurt. As toppings, they used "oiri" (a Japanese sweet) and is the perfect summer drink!

Harajuku

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 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

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!

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

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