Best Things To Do In Tokyo July 2018 include: Sumida River Mega fireworks, Mount Fuji Climbing Season, visiting local homes in Kyoto at Gion Matsuri Festival, Mystical night parades at Romantic Tanabata Star Festival and DisneyKids Summer Adventure at Tokyo Disneyland.

Tokyo Events July 2018

Before we go into Best Things To Do In Tokyo July 2018 I’d like to remind you that Tokyo weather in July is Hot & rainy. Between 24-31 C. Bring an umbrella.

The rainy season should be over by July 20. As for the humidity – Most Tokyo places are air-conditioned, so no worries.
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Best Things To Do In Tokyo July 2018

Sumida River Fireworks (July 26th 2018)

Summer is the time to get a taste for downtown Tokyo’s atmosphere.

Crane your neck towards the night sky along with a million other viewers, and enjoy the Sumida River fireworks. These large-scale, popular Tokyo fireworks attract large crowds, and are one of the happiest, liveliest Tokyo Festivals.

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Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo
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Tanabata Festival / Star Festival In Tokyo

July 7th

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If you’re in Japan in July, don’t miss Tanabata Festival. Simply put, its one of the most beautiful festivals in the Japanese tradition.

Beautiful colorful decorations, floaters and displays are positioned along the Main Streets. In Tokyo the Star festival involves shopping malls, which are decorated with stunning, colorful streamers and amazing colorful decorations.

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Tokyo Disneyland Featuring Star Festival

Tokyo Disneyland  features a greeting parade with Mickey as Altari and Minnie as Vega. Disneyland has cast members dressed in yukata who are handing out pieces of paper shaped like Mickey Mouse for people to write their wishes on.

The special parade in honor of Tanabata includes a marching band playing the traditional Tanabata song.

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Fun Things To Do In Kyoto July 2018

The Gion Matsuri Festival is celebrated through the entire month of July at Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto.
The fun part is visiting local homes which open their doors to the public, and exhibit the traditional Japanese residences of Kyoto.

The highlight of this festival is on July 17th when gorgeous floats, sometimes called ‘mobile Japanese art museums,’ parade down the main streets of Kyoto. 17 of the World Heritage Sites are located in Kyoto. The Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace – these places have an out of this world beauty. See More:

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Hakone Day tour
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Tokyo Fun Things To Do July 2018

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Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan with a beautifully symmetrical volcanic cone, which is snow-capped several months a year.  It goes without saying the Mountain is one of the Top 10 Things to do and places to visit in Japan.

Mount Fuji Day Trip from Tokyo – Since its only 100 km (62 mi) south-west of Tokyo, this can be easily done in one day from Tokyo. Taking a Tour will save you the hassle of trying to figure out how to get there on your own from the train station. Taking a guided Tour to Fuji will also enable you to see other things in the area like Hakone Hot springs and the ‘Five Lakes’ without renting a car.

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Tokyo Trip Checklist

  • To make sure you have all the important things covered see my first-time-in-Tokyo guide
  • Get your 1,2 or 3-day Tokyo Unlimited Subway Pass to easily get around Tokyo
  • If you want to travel on bullet trains you can save big with a Japan Rail Pass. Here’s why is worth it.
  • You’ll need a prepaid sim or Portable WIFI to stay connected in Tokyo.
  • Check out my detailed Tokyo packing list to make sure you’re prepared.
  • The best site to book hotels in Tokyo is almost always And remember to book early, especially during busy times.
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