10 Best Events in Japan in June 2024

List of Seasonal Events in Japan in June

Planning to visit Japan in June? Then, this article is for you.
June in Japan is said to be the beginning of summer although it is also the rainy season in Japan. Many traditional events are held in June, including the festivals that are held annually during June, such as flower festivals and other cultural festivals. In different parts of Japan, many art exhibits, music events, sports events, etc. are held.

June is a great time to visit Japan, because of the moderate weather, with an average temperature of 25-27° C.  It is not so hot because summer is just starting and there is rain on some days in June. But generally, it is nice weather so you will enjoy sightseeing, walking around the park, and attending events in various areas of Japan.

You will surely enjoy the unique stratagem each place has for its visitors; some of them are hotels that offer seasonal food buffets and afternoon teas, food fairs that represent their cities, and above all, the vibes and fashion are amazing.

In this article, I would like to introduce you to the 10 best events held in Japan in June 2024. These events provide a unique experience for visitors in Japan and let them witness various traditional Japanese cultures with modern culture and entertainment.

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1. Sanno Matsuri

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The Sanno festival (山王祭) is one of the three well-known festivals in Tokyo held every year in June. It is celebrated to indicate the beginning of the summer festival season in Japan. And this year at Hie Shrine the Sanno festival will be held from June 7 to 17, 2024.

Genre: Festival
Location: Hie Shrine (Tokyo)
Dates: June 7 to 17, 2024
Website: https://www.tenkamatsuri.jp/

2. Fuji Kawaguchiko Herb Festival

Fuji Kawaguchiko Herb Festival
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The Kawaguchiko Herb Festival is an annual flower festival at Lake Kawaguchi. The purple lavender flowers are a seasonal flower that blooms from June to July. And from June 22 to July 15, 2024, the festival will be held at Oishi Park and Yagizaki Park.

Genre: Festival
Location: Oishi Park/Yagizaki Park (Yamanashi)
Dates: June 22 to July 15, 2024
Website: https://fujisan.ne.jp/pages/380/

For more information about this event, check out the following article!

▶Fuji Kawaguchiko Herb Festival 2024

3. Universal Cool Japan 2024

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Enjoy the cool adventure in Universal Studio Japan featuring exciting activities and attractions of famous Japanese anime such as Detective Conan, My Hero Academia, and the Monster Hunter.

Genre: Attraction
Location: Universal Studio Japan
Dates: March 1 to June 30, 2024
Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us

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4. Disney Palpalooza “Donald’s Quacky Duck City”

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Donald Ducks and friends will be the star in the latest special event series of Disney Pal-Palooza. The entire resort will be surrounded by Donald Duck-themed decorations and designs. And even in food, there are also menus related to Donald Duck, goods for souvenirs are also available, and more fun activities.

Genre: Amusement Park
Location: Tokyo Disneyland
Dates:  April 9 to June 30, 2024
Website: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/treasure/donaldsquackyduckcity/

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5. Hydrangea Colors at Huis Ten Bosch (Nagasaki)

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Take a walk, relax, and refresh yourself while observing the beautiful Hydrangea flowers with different colors giving off Western vibes at Huis Ten Bosch Canal and flower square.

Genre: Flowers/Attractions
Location: Huis Ten Bosch
Dates: May 25 to June 30, 2024
Website: https://english.huistenbosch.co.jp/event/hydrangea/

6. Immersive Museum OSAKA

Immersive Museum OSAKA
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Immersive Museum is a unique painting museum with various innovations of painting masterpieces. The special event will be held in the Dojima river forum from June 17 to September 6, 2023.

Genre: Museum
Location: Dojima River Forum (Osaka)
Dates: June 1 to August 21, 2024
Website: https://immersive-museum-osaka.jp/

7. Izawanomiya Rice Planting Festival (Mie Prefecture)

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Is a cultural and traditional rice planting ceremony held in Mie Prefecture. It is also one of the most popular and largest rice-planting festivals in Japan along with the Katori shrine and Sumiyoshi Taisha.

Genre: Cultural Festival
Location: Mie Prefecture
Dates: June 24, 2024
Website: https://www.isejingu.or.jp/ritual/annual/event.html

8. Detective Conan Cafe

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The return of Detective Conan Cafe features menus inspired by its popular characters. A variety of souvenir goods are also available. It will be held in various places in Japan, such as Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Hokkaido, Miyagi, and Fukuoka.

Genre: Anime Cafe
Location: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Yokohama, Miyagi, Hokkaido and Fukuoka.
Dates: Until end of June and July 21, 2024 in some place.
Website: https://conan-cafe.jp/

For more information about this event, check out the following article!

▶Detective Conan Cafe in Japan 2024

9. Hydrangea Festival

The hydrangea is one of the favorite flowers in Japan that is considered a symbol of the rainy season with different colors and meanings, it is an abundant and beautiful flower in June. And many hydrangea festivals are held in different parts of Japan such as Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo etc. and one of the famous festival of hydrangea is in bunkyo ward in Tokyo.

Genre:  Flower Festival
Location: Tokyo and Osaka
Dates: June 10-18, 2024 (Tokyo) and June 3 to 25, 2024 (Osaka)
Website: https://www.city.bunkyo.lg.jp/bunka/kanko/event/matsuri/ajisai.html

For more information about this event, check out the following article!

▶︎Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival 2024

10. Hokkaido Shrine Festival 2024

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Is a cultural festival also known as the “Sapporo Festival” and one of the biggest festivals in Hokkaido. There are many activities such as parades and processions where many people dress up in Japanese costumes, ceremonies/rituals, entertainment, and food stalls.

Genre: Culture/Tradition
Location: Sapporo
Dates: June 16, 2024
Website: http://www.hokkaidojingu.or.jp/

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Greetings to all mommies I am a supermom from Philippines. Previously, I worked and lived in Dubai for seven years, until 2015 the year I  moved in Japan. Currently, I am happily settled here with my Japanese husband and our 7 months old baby. I could only describe my almost 6 years of living here as a roller coaster ride more so, after I gave birth to my son. Japan had changed me in ways unimaginable. It has influence my lifestyle, my perceptions and beliefs. I was able to witness firsthand the pros and cons of living in the country. From their  language, culture and ethnicity, the people, place and in work. Those years were enough to give me quite personal and memorable experiences which I would be more than delighted to share with you.