Fukagawa Hachiman Festival – August 9th – 11th, 2019 7:30am to 3:30pm
The Fukugawa Festival is a highlight of every August. One of the biggest Shinto festivals of the year, is not something you want to miss. Everyone enjoys throwing and splashing water, this huge water fight is a refreshing way to enjoy your afternoon.
Venue: Tomioka Hachiman Shrine (Fukagawa Shrine) Closest Train station: Monzennakacho Station
Kanazawa Fireworks 2019 – August 24th, 2019 7:00pm ~ 8:00pm
In the event of rain, the festival will be cancelled.
This one is a little farther out of the city, but totally worth it. The last Saturday of every August, thousands of people make their way down to the coast to watch this Annual show. Sit under a beautiful evening sky, catch the salty ocean air in the breeze and enjoy one of the last Summer Firework Festivals in Japan as the perfect finale to your summer. Make the trip worth it and stop off in Yokohama to enjoy some sights, Kanazawa also has a Costco.
Venue: Marine Park, Yokohama Closest Station: Uminokoen-shibaguchi Station
Roppongi Dance Bon Dance – August 23rd – 25th, 2019 3:00pm ~ 8:00pm
Whether you like dancing, eating, or people watching, this festival has a little something for everyone. It is especially convenient if you are a resident at our sharehouse, Witt-Style Roppongi. There are many types of Traditional Japanese Dance on display and beautifully colored Kimono’s and cultural garb. This show goes perfect with our favorite festival foods like yakitori, which is a type of chicken on a stick, takoyaki which is octopus dough balls or the classic shaved ice, Kakigori.
Venue: Roppongi Hills Arena Closest Station: Roppongi Station
Koenji Awa Odori – August 23rd – 25th, 2019 5:00pm ~ 8:00pm
Beat the heat and join this festival in the evening. It is a perfect day to walk around this hip neighborhood and enjoy a day of thrift shopping. When the sun starts to go down and you hear drums in the distance, you can walk over and enjoy the sounds, colors, and extravagance of Koenji Awa Odori. You can’t miss this if you are a resident of our popular sharehouse, Happy House Koenji. Thousands of costumed dancers, performers and musicians make for an unforgettable night.
Venue: Koenji Closest Station: Koenji Station
Mitami Festival – July 13th – 16th, 2019 6:00pm ~
For a picturesque evening, kick off this summer at the annual Lantern Festival. A spiritual festival that started as a memorial to honor those lost during World War II, this has turned into one of the largest summer festivals in all of Japan. The sky, and the background of your unforgettable photos will be lit up by 30,000 lanterns. People enjoy eating Japanese street food, drinking and watching performances and of course seeing the lanterns.
Venue: Yasukuni Shrine Closest Station: Kudanshita Station and Ichigaya Station
Sumida River Fireworks Festival – July 27th, 2019 7:00pm ~ 8:30pm
This is a 90-minute long show that takes place annually, and has been going on since 1732! Back in the Edo Era, it was named Ryogoku River Fireworks festival. Enjoy hanabi to the tune of more than 22,000 fireworks being set off. This historical show, is sure to not disappoint. Recommended for a date night.
Venue: Along Sumida River Closest Station: Asakusa Station & Kuramae station
Did we miss anything? Let us know if we overlooked your favorite festivals, or if you decide to visit one of our suggestions, let us know in the comments! If you don’t live in Japan, but want to, check out our selection of women’s-only sharehouses in Tokyo!
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