Tokyo in June : Best Things to Do 2019
What to Do in Tokyo in June
1. Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival
Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival or Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri (文京あじさいまつり) is a traditional flower event held annually at Bunkyo Ward in mid June. The venue of the event is around Hakusan Shrine and Hakusan Park, featuring over 3,000 hygrangeas which can be enjoyed at the historical sites. There will be special events during the festival as well as the vendors selling food and local products.
Access: 3 mins walk from Hakusan Station
Date: 8-16 June 2019
More places to see beautiful hydrangea in Tokyo:
2. Matcha Buffet
Strawberry dessert buffets have taken Japan by storm during winter and spring, and now it’s time to indulge ourselves with delicious green delicacies! Matcha dessert buffets are held at several hotels in Tokyo including ANA InterContinental Tokyo. Enjoy the best quality and photo-worthy Matcha desserts only this time of the year!
Best Matcha Buffets in Tokyo 2019:
The Matcha Collection at ANA InterContinental Tokyo:
3. Vietnam Festival 2019
Various international festivals are held at Yoyogi Park through spring and summer, and Vietnam Festival is one of the events people most anticipate. The Vietnam Festival (ベトナムフェスティバル) features traditional Vietnamese folk art, special performances by Vietnamese musicians, and of course delicious Vietnamese food.
Access: 10 mins walk from Harajuku Station or Yoyogi Koen Station
Date: 8-9 June 2019
Check out more upcoming events at Yoyogi Park Tokyo in 2019!:
4. Taiwan Festival Tokyo 2019
Another international festival we shouldn’t miss out in Tokyo in June is Taiwan Festival Tokyo 2019 (台湾フェスティバルTOKYO 2019) held at Ueno Park, Tokyo. The festival features special Taiwanese themed performances, music, arts, the market with various delicious Taiwanese food. One of the highlight of the festival is the Lychee seeds throwing competition (held on 22&23 June) which the winner gets return tickets to Taiwan.
Access: 5 mins walk from Ueno Station
Date: 20–23 June 2019
Hours: 10:00~21:00 (~19:00 on 23 June)
Check more tourist attractions around Ueno area!
5. The 54th Fussa Firefly Festival
Tokyo’s traditional firefly festival is held in the mid June annually in Fussa City in the outskirts of Tokyo. The Fussa Firefly Festival (福生ほたる祭り) features special events and vendors with food and drinks between 1pm to 9pm, and about 500 fireflies are released in Fussa Firefly Park around 7pm, displaying the magical scenery of lights glowing in the dark.
Access: 7 mins walk from Kumagawa Station or 10 mins walk from Ushihama Station
Date: TBA (likely to be 15 June 2019)
Hours: TBA (likely to be 13:00–21:00)
6. International Tokyo Toy Show 2019
International Tokyo Toy Show (東京おもちゃショー) is the biggest toy event in Japan organised by The Japan Toy Association (JTA). The 4-day event takes place at Tokyo Big Sight in Ariake in mid June (first two days for trade/business and final two days for public). The event features toy showcases and workshops which are suitable for both adults and kids.
Access: Short walk from Tokyo Big Sight Station (Yurikamome Line)
Date: 13–16 June 2019 (15 & 16 June for public)
15 June (Sat) 9:00～17:00
16 June (Sun) 9:00～16:00
7. MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless
MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless (デジタルアートミュージアム：チームラボ ボーダレス) is a popular digital art museum opened in 2018. The museum is now one of the must-visit spots in Tokyo all year round, but it’s especially recommended during rainy season since you can spend several hours there.
The 10,000 square meter museum displays the interactive digital artworks using the latest technology, offering visitors a whole new futuristic art experience. The most popular exhibition at the museum: Forest of Resonating Lamps — One Stroke features colours that change seasonally.
Check out the link below for more information about MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless.
The man made island on Tokyo Bay, Odaiba is the district known for shopping and entertainments. Odaiba offers a wide selection of museums, indoor amusement facilities, large shopping malls and places to eat, which a whole day is not even enough to see all you want.
Here are the best highlights of Odaiba in 2019!
9. Indoor Activities
June could be a gloomy month since there are quite a few rainy days. However, there are various kinds of indoor activities in Tokyo which are perfect getaways during rainy the season! Museums, amusement parks, shopping malls and unique cafes, Tokyo will surely entertain you without sunshine! Here are some of the hottest indoor spots in Tokyo in 2019 summer!
VR Ninja Dojo:
Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa:
More indoor activities:
Did you enjoy the list?? Don’t miss the special events and tourist attractions only available in June 2019! For more information about travelling in Japan in summer, here are some more articles for you to check out 😉