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THINGS TO DO IN TOKYO IN JUNE 2024

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BAY QUAETER YOKOHAMA

YOKOHAMA

June 1 - September 23    17:00-22:00

         This year marks the 5th anniversary of the “Lantern Night”, which are hosting once again! In addition to the usual colorful lanterns, bringing the total to a maximum of 474 lanterns. It also offer exclusive events like the “Premium Night”, where the Lantern Night venue can be privately reserved for up to seven groups each day, and the “Lantern Painting Experience” perfect for creating summer memories with children. Enjoy a delightful time at the Yokohama Bay Quaeter’s “Lantern Night” this summer.

SANNO MATSURI

HIE JINJA

June 7 6:00-17:00

          Held in mid June, the Sanno Matsuri is one of the three most famous festivals of Tokyo, alongside the Kanda Matsuri and Fukagawa Matsuri. A full version of the festival is held only in even-numbered years, alternating with the full version of the Kanda Matsuri, which takes place in odd-numbered years. The Sanno Matsuri extends over a week with a variety of events.

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HIBIYA MUSIC FESTIVAL

HIBIYA PARK

June 8 - June 9 10:00-20:30

         The Hibiya Music Festival is an open, “free and borderless” music event held at Hibiya Park, home to the iconic outdoor concert venue “Yagion”, a historic site in Japan’s outdoor concert scene. People across three generatioms--parents, children, and grandparents—can enjoy live performances from top artists and various high-quality music experiences that transcend age, genre, and preference. It aims to create a new cycle of music culture, enriching music, embedding it naturally into people’s lives, and enhancing everyday life.

HYDRANGEA FESTIVAL

TOKYO

June 8-July 7    9:00-17:00

A must-visit spot in early summer-the Akigawa Valley with 30,000 hydrangeas. This mountain was created by its founder, who single-handedly planted 15,000 flowers over half a century. The passion for flowers has been passed down through generations, becoming a source of pride for all descendants of the Akigawa Valley. If you want to see a sea of blue hydrangea covering the mountains, take your kids for a weekend outing, or stroll with your pets, this place should definitely be on your travel list.

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CANDLE NIGHT

ZOJOJI

June 21    18:00-21:00

       A must-visit spot in early summer-the Akigawa Valley with 30,000 hydrangeas. This mountain was created by its founder, who single-handedly planted 15,000 flowers over half a century. The passion for flowers has been passed down through generations, becoming a source of pride for all descendants of the Akigawa Valley. If you want to see a sea of blue hydrangea covering the mountains, take your kids for a weekend outing, or stroll with your pets, this place should definitely be on your travel list.

OKU-ASAKUSA BONODORI

SUMIDA PARK Sanyabori Square

June  29     14:00-21:00

If you want to experience traditional Japanese festivals, we recommend this event. You can join local residents in forming a circle and dancing together. Even if you don’t know the dance, you can learn by following the lead dancers on stage. Held under the theme of “Learning from the past to create the future”, this event aims to promote the development of the Oku-Asakusa area through traditional Bon Odori dancing. In addition to Bon Odori, you can enjoy stalls, carnival games, and taiko drum performances, making it a delightful summer night experience.

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