Events in Japan

June - 7 :  Shichi-gatsu

Events in Japan

Narita-san Gion Festival | Jul.6-8 2018

Naritasan Gion is a religious festival held at Naritasan Temple and the nearby area in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. With a history of over 300 years, this traditional festival takes place annually in summer, in the hope of bountiful crops, the welfare of its people and dreams to come true. The highlight of the festival is parading of gorgeously decorated floats and people in traditional dress.

Giant Doll Parade at Sawara | Jul.13-15 2018

During the 3-day festival, various events  are staged on streets in Sawara old town, featuring parading of Dashi floats decorated with giant Samurai dolls, accompanying of traditional festival music "Sawara-bayashi"

The World's Best Cosplay Performance Championship (WCS) in Aichi | Jul.28-Aug.5 2018

One of the largest cosplay events held in Japan. Cosplayers from over 30 countries come to Aichi Prefecture and join this event to compete for the championship.  

Mt.Fuji Climbing Season Begins in July

Yoshida Trail: July 1st(Sun) 2018
Subashiri Trail: July 10th(Tue) 2018
Gotemba Trail: July 10th(Tue) 2018
Fujinomiya Trail: July 10th(Tue) 2018
The trail of crater rim: July 10th(Tue) 2018


At this event, made-in-Australia food including Aussie beef and wine will be enjoyed. Street rugby and marching band performance etc. will also take place.

Japan–Netherland Friendship SAMURAI Festival | Jul.4 - 8. 2018

This event will take place at Ueno Park Tokyo, to celebrate the friendship between Japan and Netherland traced back to Samurai era over 400 years ago. Ninja and Samurai performers will be on stage. Japanese and Dutch food stalls will also be there.

Tokyo Old Book Market (Aishokai) | Jul.13 and 14. 2018

An old/secondhand book exhibition and sale will be held at Kosho Kaikan Building in Kanda. Various kind of books will be sold at this market, including books on Japanese art, academic literature, traditional Manga, and magazine.  Goold for those looking for something unique written in Japanese.

Sou(Koto) and Shakuhachi Evening in Adachi-ku | Jul.8 2018

A traditional Japanese music concert will take place at a local community center at Umejima in Adachi-ku. This concert is good for local people living in the neighboring area. Admission is free.

Adachi Traditional Arts and Handcraft Exhibition | Jul.7-8. 2018

An exhibition to promote traditional arts and crafts created in Adachi-ku of Tokyo 23 Wards. The exhibits include Hocho cooking knives, Bonsai scissors, Miniature shrines, Yukata (Casual Kimono dress), Ukiyoe wood printings and more.

Seasonal Art Exhibition - Under the half moon, cool air and flowers | Jun.1 - Jul.28 2018

Rokucho Museum, a private museum in Adachi-ku, Tokyo, exhibits traditional Japanese artworks that include paintings by renown artists; Uemura Shoen, Ito Shinsui, and Togo Seiji.

The Arakawa Traditional Handcraft Fair | Jul. 6-8. 2018

The exhibition to promote the traditional handicraft industry in Arakawa-ku, Tokyo The admission is free.

Nishiaraidaishi Yosakoi Dance Festival | Jul.1.2018

A local dance festival will take place at Nishiarai-Daishi, a large temple in north Tokyo. During this festival, 20 dancing teams will perform Yosakoi dance in front of the temple. Yosakoi is an advanced folk dance originally from Kochi Prefecture on Shikoku Island. The feature of Yosakoi dance is to dance lively in a group

Asakusa Kappabashi Tanabata Festival | Jul.5-9 2018

During the festival, the street is decorated with bamboos with colorful wishing paper, and various folk arts will be performed there on the weekend.

Tsukishima Kusaichi Street Market | Jul.7-8 2018

A folk market held at Tsukishima old town known for Monja Street.About 150 stalls will line there.

Kagurazaka Matsuri Festival | Jul. 25-28 2018

Hozuki(Japanese lantern plant) Market will be held at the temple in Kakurazaka. A traditional Japanese folk dance will also be performed on the streets there.

Firework Festival in Adachi | July. 21. 2018

One of the largest fireworks festival held in Tokyo. Some 12 thousand of fireworks will be set off. Since this festival is held at the riverbank of the Arakawa River, visitors can sit back and lay on the ground while watching.

Firework Festival in Katsushika | Jul. 24. 2018

A large fireworks festival held at the Edogawa Riverside in Tokyo. About 13000 fireworks will be set off.