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Best 9 Must-see hot events Guide in Tokyo, July 2017

Must-see hot events held in Tokyo for July, 2017 brought to you by MagicalTrip staff. From events featuring Japan’s tradition such as Hozuki Market, the Fireworks Festival held at lots of places in Tokyo which can be enjoyed with children and to huge event where you can enjoy Taiwanese tourism, culture, entertainment & food, the Taiwan Festa. We highlight the best events for anyone visiting Tokyo in June, 2017 and wondering what to do.
Plan a trip around the various traditional events held in Tokyo in July, 2017.
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Connect with Japanese Culture and Tradition

1. Shiman Rokusen Nichi Festival Hozuki Market – 9 to 10 July


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Shiman Rokusen Nichi Hozuki Market is an event held in Hozuki Market alongside the festival held at Asakusa. Hozuki will be filled with stalls that have been a summer tradition of Asakusa. At Asakusa Temple, there is a special day called “Kudokunichi” and it is said that if you visit the temple that day it will be equivalent to visiting the temple for 100 even a 1000 days. Among these special days, July 10 is considered the most sacred day to visit, and is equivalent to visiting for 460,000 days. Hence the name “Shiman Rokusen Nichi” came about. It is also said that if you buy a Hozuki on this day, you can live healthily for the year. During this festival about 100 stores selling Hozuki will be visited by over 750,000 visitors every year.

Schedule

9th to 10th July : AM9:00-PM9:00

Access & Address

5 min by walk from Asakusa Station

  • 25 min by train from Tokyo Station

Held around Sensoji, 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Price / Charge & Reservation

For free & don’t need to reserve.

Official Site

Shiman Rokusen Nichi Festival Hozuki Market Official Site

2. 10 year Anniversary Exhibition First Public Display of National Treasure “Fusenryo Raden Maki-e Design” A Sacred Treasure Box – 1 to 17 July


Source: 美しいキモノ・アカデミー 夏の出張講座 第20回

At the Suntory Museum, from May 31 to July 17, the national treasure “Fusenryo Raden Maki-e Design Sacred Treasure Box” will be publicly displayed for the first time in about 50 years. The “sacred treasure box” used to be for holding personal belongings but since the box was painted “yellow” it was said to be used to hold sacred items, and due to its’ beauty it is now a national treasure. When visiting please observe the complex structure of Japanese craftsmen, and enjoy the masterpiece.

Schedule

1st to 17th July : AM10:00-PM6:00

  • Friday & Saturday & 16th July : AM10:00-PM8:00

Access & Address

0 min by walk from Roppongi Station
3 min by walk from Nogizaka Station

  • 20 min by train from Tokyo Station

Held around Suntory Museum at Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Price / Charge & Reservation

Ticket for today : 1,300 yen (University & High school student : 1,000 yen)
Ticket sold in advance : 1,100 yen (University & High school student : 800 yen)
Junior high school student & younger children : Free

Tickets are available at the venue but we recommend you to purchase tickets in advance to avoid traffic.
Please contact us for advance ticket status.

Official Site

10 year Anniversary Exhibition First Public Display of National Treasure “Fusenryo Raden Maki-e Design” A Sacred Treasure Box Official Site

3. Kurokawa Institute of Ancient Cultures+Sen-oku Hakuko Kan “Praise for Swords: The Beauty of Samurais” – 1 to 31 July


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The Kurokawa Institute of Ancient Cultures is well-known with many collections of valuable Asian archival drawings, and historical traditional crafts. At this institute regarding Japanese swords, they possess an eclectic collection of national treasures and important cultural properties. At this special exhibition, they display of around 30 different swords created from the Heian Era up to the Edo Era, taking for examples the national treasure of the “Short sword, Mumei”, or even the important cultural property of the “Long Sword Kunimitsu” and the “Long Sword Bizen Osafune Kagemitsu”. Other than that, they introduce sword braces and paintings drawn by Samurais. Those interested in Japanese swords, Samurais, or Japanese warriors have to visit this exhibition.

Schedule

1st to 31st July : AM10:00-PM5:00

  • Closed on mondays
  • Open on 17th July & Closed on 18 th July

Access & Address

5 min by walk from Roppongi-Itchome
10 min by walk from Kamiyacho Station
10 min by walk from Tameike-Sanno Station

  • 15 min by train from Tokyo Station

Held around Sen-oku Hakuko kan (Tokyo), 1-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Price / Charge & Reservation

Adult : 800 yen
University & High school student : 600 yen
Junior high school student & younger children : Free

Tickets are available at the venue but we recommend you to purchase tickets in advance to avoid traffic.
Please contact us for advance ticket status.

Official Site

Kurokawa Institute of Ancient Cultures+Sen-oku Hakuko Kan “Praise for Swords: The Beauty of Samurais” Official Site

Food Event for Foodies

4. Taiwan Festa 2017 – 29 to 30 July


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Taiwan Festa is a festival hosted by Taiwanese people living in Japan and other Japanese people who wish for good relations between Taiwan and Japan, and through various themes such as “Tourism・Industry・Entertainment・Culture・Food” aims to further the relations between Taiwan and Japan. Despite this year being only the second time this festival is held, over 100,000 visitors visited the first Taiwan Festa last year over the 2 days. The festival takes place in the outdoor stage at Yoyogi Park, where you can enjoy upcoming artists and popular idol group performances. There are also many Taiwan food stalls where you can enjoy Taiwanese food culture. This 2 day festival is an amazing place to enjoy tourism・culture・entertainment・food all in one place!

Schedule

29th June : AM10:00-PM8:00
30th June : AM10:00-PM7:00

Access & Address

14 min by walk from Shibuya Station
8 min by walk from Harajuku Station
6 min by walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station
6 min by walk from Yoyogi-Koen Station
10 min by walk from Yoyogi-Hachiman Station

  • 20 min by train from Tokyo Station

Held around Outdoor Stage at Yoyogi Park, 2-2-3 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Price / Charge & Reservation

For free & don’t need to reserve.

Official Site

Taiwan Festa Official Site

Featured Event for Kids

5. Tokyo Bay Noryosen 2017 – 1 to 31 July


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Tokyo Bay Noryosen 2017 is an event held as a summer tradition of Tokyo Bay. You can enjoy a variety of luxurious foods with music and dances while watching a beautiful night view on a 5000 t class passenger ship. This event is perfect for work banquets, memory making with family and parties with over 100 participants. Travelers are also welcomed to board along without issue! There is also a special deal of 1000 yen off if your wear yukata for Mondays ~ Fridays. The cruise lasts for about 2 hours going from Takeshiba Terminal to Tokyo Tower, Rainbow Bridge and other famous sights. Please enjoy the night view of Tokyo seen from the Tokyo Bay.

Schedule

1st to 31st July : PM5:00-9:00

Access & Address

7 min by walk from Hamamatsucho Station
1 min by walk from Takeshiba Station
1 min by walk from Daimon Station

  • 20 min by train from Tokyo Station

Boarding at Takeshiba Passenger Ship Terminal, 1-12 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Price / Charge & Reservation

Ticket (with all you can drink) : 2,600 yen
High school & Junior high school student : 1,050 yen
Elementary school student : 550 yen

Tickets needs to be purchased in advance.
Please contact us for advance ticket status.

Official Site

Tokyo Bay Noryosen 2017 Official Site

6. The 51st Katsushika Noryo Fireworks Festival – 25 July


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The Katsushika Noryo Fireworks Festival, held at the Katsushika Shibamata baseball stadium near the Edogawa riverbed, is a festival where about 13,000 fireworks can be enjoyed fairly close to the firework launch site. This festival is also known for its creative and unique fireworks that change every year. “Shibamata station” is the closest station to the venue as well as a great place to see the old town of Tokyo. As you move towards the venue, it would be crowded with many stalls where you can enjoy Japanese festival food while you find a viewing spot and watch the fireworks. This festival can also be enjoyed without having to worry about a building blocking your vision!

Schedule

25th July : AM7:20-PM8:20

  • If raining, postponed to the next day

Access & Address

10 min by walk from Shibamata Station

  • 50 min by train from Tokyo Station

Held around Shibamata Baseball Park (Edogawa Riverbed)

3-1-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
17-13 Shibamata, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo

Price / Charge & Reservation

For free & don’t need to reserve.

Also, there are paid seats (example : 7,000 yen for 2 people on plastic picnic sheet / for 943 pairs)

Tickets needs to be purchased in advance.
Please contact us for advance ticket status.

Official Site

The 51st Katsushika Noryo Fireworks Festival Official Site

7. Yugawara Onsen Marine Fireworks Festival – 17 July


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Yugawara Onsen Marine Firework Festival is a 3-day firework festival with over 20,000 visitors and around 6000 fireworks used. The fireworks will be shot from two ships and will shrine brightly above the Yugawara Onsen waters. One of the key fireworks to look out for is the 30cm ball star mine firework. Following the roaring sound is a beautiful flash of light and colors seen in the sky and ocean surface. Before the fireworks, the “Yatsu festival” parade is held as the finale of the day festival so be sure to enjoy the fireworks after watching this parade!

Schedule

17th July : PM8:00-8:30

Access & Address

25 min by walk from Yugawara Station

  • 75 min by train from Tokyo Station

Held around Yugawara Beach Swimming Area, Yoshihama, Yugawara-cho, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa

Price / Charge & Reservation

For free & don’t need to reserve.

Official Site

Yugawara Onsen Marine Fireworks Festival Official Site

8. Adachi Fireworks Festival – 22 July


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The Adachi Fireworks Festival, held at the riverbed of Arakawa, is an amazing event where over 12,000 fireworks are fired in an hour. With a history of about 100 years, it is a popular festival loved by the locals since ancient times. The location is very nice for firework viewing since it is the spacious riverbed of Arakawa, and is crowded with over 600,000 visitors every year. The festival consists of four parts, and the last 2 parts consists of a collaboration between music and fireworks. The must-see fireworks of this festival are the main firework, “Niagara” and the finale where 4000 fireworks will be shot within 5 minutes. If you happen to be in Tokyo during this period, definitely visit!

Schedule

22nd July : AM7:30-PM8:30

Access & Address

20 min by walk from Kitasenju Station

  • 30 min by train from Tokyo Station

Held around Arakawa Riverbed, Adachi-ku, Tokyo

Price / Charge & Reservation

For free & don’t need to reserve.

Official Site

Adachi Fireworks Festival Official Site

9. Yosakoi Festival in Hikarigaoka Park – 15 to 17 July


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The Yosakoi Festival in Hikarigaoka Park is a popular festival with about 150 stores participating. The most interesting event of this festival is the Yosakoi dance battles where numerous dance teams gathered from nearby neighborhoods and dance off showing off their unique and outstanding costumes. The “Yosakoi” dance is a dance that originated from the Kochi prefecture, and is unique for its freedom in costume and dances to match the costumes. Since the venue is in Hikarigaoka Park, you can enjoy the event while staying cool in the shade of the trees.

Schedule

15th to 17 th July : AM11:00-PM5:00

Access & Address

8 min by walk from Hikarigaoka Station

  • 50 min by train from Tokyo Station

Hikarigaoka Park, 4-1-1 Hikarigaoka, Nerima-ku, Tokyo

Price / Charge & Reservation

For free & don’t need to reserve.

Official Site

Yosakoi Festival in Hikarigaoka Park Official Site

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About Shoto Hachiya

Hello, my name is Shoto! I’ve lived in and traveled many countries. Through the experiences, I saw a lot of different cultures and customs, and that made me realize how unique Japanese culture is.