10 Best Events in Tokyo in August 2023

List of Seasonal Events in Tokyo in August 2023

August in Tokyo is a time of celebration of cultural and traditional events for the summer. Several big events and festivals are celebrated in this month. And this article contains the main events in Tokyo this August 2023: the places, dates, and some information related to the events.

Tokyo is one of the favorite destinations of many foreign tourists because of the amazing activities and events that take place year-long. August is one of the best times to visit Tokyo where you can witness the countless big festivals that are celebrated during summer and unique attractions in some parts of the cities of Tokyo. Each city has a different style and preparation for related summer events.

Here, you can read about the different types of events that are held with cultural festivals that have been celebrated for a long time until now, such as the fireworks festivals and the summer festivals. There are also food events related to summer such as beer gardens, barbeques, etc.

And if you are planning to visit Tokyo in August, this article will help you to guide and provide some information about the best events in August 2023.

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1. Fireworks Festivals

The Fireworks Festival or “Hanabi Matsuri” in Japanese is a part of the celebration in Japan during summer. In these events, there are almost more than 20,000 fireworks with different colors and shapes being displayed. And there are some popular fireworks festivals held in Tokyo such as the following events below.

Genre: Edogawa Fireworks Festival
Location: Edogawa River ban
Dates: August 5, 2023
Website: https://www.city.edogawa.tokyo.jp/hanabi/index.html

Genre: Koto Fireworks Festival
Location: Arakawa Sunamachi Riverside Park
Dates: August 11, 2023
Website: https://koto-hanabi.com/

Genre: Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival
Location: Meiji Jingu Gaien
Dates: August 12, 2023
Website: https://www.jinguhanabi.com/

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

2. Summer Festivals

The Summer Festival, or “Natsu Matsuri” in Japanese, is a cultural and traditional summer celebration in Japan where every festival has a different meaning apart from celebrating summer. Some events last for several days and include other ways of celebrating such as dancing, wearing traditional Japanese costumes, and colorful parades. In some cases, these Summer festivals are held together with the firework festivals.

Genre: Tsukiji Honganji Temple Bon Odori Festival
Location: Tsukiji Honganji
Dates: August 2 to 5, 2023
Website: https://tsukijihongwanji.jp/

Genre: Fukagawa Festival
Location: Tomioka Hachiman-Gu Shrine
Dates: August 11to15, 2023
Website: https://fukagawa-web.com/

Genre: Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi
Location: Harajuku/Omotesando Area
Dates: August 26 and 27, 2023
Website: https://www.super-yosakoi.tokyo/

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

3. Summer at Tokyo Disney Resort

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It’s a summer event in Tokyo Disney Resort which is part of the summer and the 40th-anniversary celebration that contains a new entertaining program with exciting and adventurous events to make the summer more fun.

Genre: Summer Event
Location: Tokyo Disney Resort
Dates: July 4 to September 6, 2023
Website: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/treasure/summer2023/

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4. Shibuya Sky Botanical View

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The Shibuya Sky Botanical View is an event in Shibuya Sky to experience the wonderful view of different types of plants during summer where you can feel the harmony of landscapes and plants.

Genre: Exhibition Show
Dates: August 1 to October 1, 2023
Website: https://www.shibuya-scramble-square.com/sky/botanical_view/

Get your Shibuya Sky Tickets here! 

5. Beer Gardens

Beer gardens are a part of summer in Japan and a well-known summertime event. It’s so refreshing and relaxing to drink a cold beer in the hot weather after a busy day at work. various establishments in Tokyo are offering beer garden-related events. Here are some events that will take place in the Tokyo area.

Genre: Shinjuku BBQ Beer Garden Hello
Location: Lumine Shinjuku LUMINE 1
Dates: July 1 to August 31, 2023
Website: https://hello-bbq.tokyo/

Genre: Forest Beer Garden
Location: Meiji Jingu Gaien Nikoniko Park
Dates: April 18 to September 24, 2023
Website: https://mbg.rkfs.co.jp/

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

6. Naked Exhibitions

Naked Hanabi Aquarium
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The Naked Exhibitions are digital art exhibitions that feature various events using modern technology, colorful lighting, displays, and art to boost at make it realistic. And this season, there are many summer-related naked exhibitions in Tokyo like the events below.

Genre: TOKYO TOWER CITY LIGHT FANTASIA (Summer landscape 2023)
Location: Tokyo Tower (main deck 2nd Flr.)
Dates: June 23 to September 3, 2023
Website: https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/event/illumination/city-light-fantasia-Summer-landscape-2023/

Genre: Naked Fireworks Aquarium
Location: Maxell Aquapark Shinagawa
Dates: July 1 to October 22, 2023
Website: https://www.aqua-park.jp/special/hanabiaquarium2023/

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

7. Friday Road Show and Ghibli Exhibition Tokyo 2023

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This event is about the “Friday Road Show”. This event features their history which is one of the long-running TV shows aired every Friday in Japan and the exhibition showcases Studio Ghibli’s works a well-known Japanese animation film studio.

Genre: Exhibition
Location: Warehouse Terrada B&C Hall/E Hall
Dates: June 29 to September 24, 2023
Website: https://kinro-ghibli.com/tokyo/

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

8. Hotel New Otani Tokyo Garden Pool

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This is a summer event featuring the Garden pool in Hotel New Otani Tokyo which is a well-known summer attraction every year that is held in hotel branches such as Tokyo, Makuhari, and Osaka.

Genre: Summer Event
Location: Hotel New Otani Tokyo
Dates: July 14 to September 3, 2023
Website: https://www.newotani.co.jp/en/group/pools/tokyo/

9. Summer Sonic 2023

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Summer Sonic is a summer music festival in Japan that started in the year 2000 in August and combines artists from both Japan and other countries. Held in the two major cities Osaka and Tokyo. And this August 2023, the most exciting festival will again be held in Tokyo, featuring various artist collaborations.

Genre: Music Event
Location: ZOZO Marine Stadium & Makuhari Messe
Dates: August 19 to 20, 2023
Website: https://www.summersonic.com/

10. Tokyo Dance Festival

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The Tokyo Dance Festival is a special summer dance event featuring Tokyo Tower in the background. A big performance of different dancers from all over the world. Dancer of all genres from traditional to contemporary dance.

Genre: Festival
Location: Shiba Park
Dates: August 19 and 20, 2023
Website: https://tokyo-dfes.com/

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