10 Best Events in Tokyo in August 2024

List of Seasonal Events in Tokyo in August 2024

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 2024: 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 2024.

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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 24, 2024
Website: https://www.city.edogawa.tokyo.jp/hanabi/index.html

Genre: Koto Fireworks Festival
Location: Arakawa Sunamachi Riverside Park
Dates: August 12, 2024
Website: https://koto-hanabi.com/

Genre: Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival
Location: Meiji Jingu Gaien
Dates: August 10, 2024
Website: https://www.jinguhanabi.com/

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

▶︎Best Fireworks in Tokyo 2024 Summer

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: July 31 to August 2, 2024
Website: https://tsukijihongwanji.jp/

Genre: Fukagawa Festival
Location: Tomioka Hachiman-Gu Shrine
Dates: around August 15 every year
Website: https://fukagawa-web.com/

Genre: Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi
Location: Harajuku/Omotesando Area
Dates: August 24 and 25, 2024
Website: https://www.super-yosakoi.tokyo/

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

▶︎10 Best Summer Festivals in Tokyo 2024

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 2 to September 18, 2024
Website: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/treasure/summer2024/

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4. Jujutsu Kaisen Exhibition 2024

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Jujutsu Kaisen Exhibition is a long-awaited and must-see event for many fans of anime and manga series. Featuring various merchandise and immersive exhibition related to Jujutsu Kaisen world.

Genre: Exhibition Show
Location: Hikarie Hall, Shibuya Hikarie 9F
Dates: July 6 to August 27, 2024
Website: https://jujutsuten.com/

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

▶Jujutsu Kaisen Exhibition 2024

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: April 6 to October 31, 2024
Website: https://hello-bbq.tokyo/

Genre: Forest Beer Garden
Location: Meiji Jingu Gaien Nikoniko Park
Dates: April 16 to September 23, 2024
Website: https://mbg.rkfs.co.jp/

Genre: Beer Festa 2024
Location:  4F Sky Arena Tokyo Skytree Town
Dates: June 14 to September 1, 2024
Website: https://sky-arena-beer-garden.com/

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

▶︎Best Beer Gardens in Tokyo 2024

6. Naked Exhibitions

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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 2024)
Location: Tokyo Tower (main deck 2nd Flr.)
Dates: May 13 to September 1, 2024
Website:https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/event/20240513000233/

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

7. Yomiuri Land’s Pool WAI (Water Amusement Island)

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An annual event every summer at the Yomiuriland Pool, the water amusement island one of the greatest water parks in Tokyo to beat the heat and enjoy summer. Offering a variety of pools for kids and adults with cool amenities and thrilling water rides.

Genre: Summer Event
Location: Yomiuriland
Dates: June 29 to September 16, 2024
Website: https://www.yomiuriland.com/en/pool-wai/

8. Roppongi Gourmet Burger Grand Prix 2024

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The Roppongi gourmet burger grand prix 2024 event started in 2014 and is now celebrating its 10th year. Here they offer different special varieties of burgers. With almost 17 stores in Roppongi Hills participating, hamburger specialty stores, steak houses, and some stores offer unique burgers.

Genre: Food Event
Location: Roppongi Hills
Dates: July 1 to September 1, 2024
Website: https://www.roppongihills.com/en/sp/burger_2024/

9. Summer Sonic 2024

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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 17 to 18, 2024
Website: https://www.summersonic.com/

10. Pokemon and Blue Sky Sky Tree

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A lively event that gives a unique experience for all ages is held at Tokyo Skytree featuring the enchanting world of Pokemon where the place is full of Pokemon-themed decorations such as famous characters like Pikachu and Eevee. Various activities to enjoy like exhibits, special merchandise of Pokemon Characters, Themed-foods (Cafe), and Photo booth.

Genre: Anime Character Event
Location: Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck, Tembo Galleria
Dates: June 25 to September 24, 2024
Website: https://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/event/special/pokemon/

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

▶︎Tokyo Skytree x Pokemon Collaboration Event in 2024 Summer

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