Things to do in Tokyo in June - Events and Festivals

by Kenzia - TripleLights travel specialist

Planning a trip to Tokyo in June? Wondering what else to do other than visiting the major attractions? Wondering what interesting events you can participate in?

 

Look no further! I’ve got you covered with the things you can do in Tokyo in June.

 

Find out the events and festivals you can go to this June while in Tokyo, things to do, travel tips, and more recommendation.

Things to do in Tokyo in June - Events and Festivals

You won’t run out of things to do and places to go in Tokyo. But, if you are looking for something outside than just visiting the major attractions, and want to participate in some interesting events and festivals, here’s your guide to them:



June Events and Festivals

International Tokyo Toy Show

It’s the biggest show for toy trade in Japan. The event is open to the public during the weekend, so if you’re interested, go for a quick visit. Not only stuffy a trade show, there will be entertainment for kids and “kid’s park” with toys and activities.

Date

7th June –10th June 2018   

9:00am – 5:00pm

*4 pm on Sunday

Location

Tokyo Big Sight

3 Chome-11-1 Ariake, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0063 (map)

Website

http://www.toys.or.jp/toyshow/

 

The Okinawa Festival

Okinawa’s quite far from Tokyo, and if you don’t have the chance to visit Okinawa, you can still enjoy its food, culture, music, and crafts even from Tokyo!

Date

9th June–10th June 2018

11:00am – 9:00pm

Location

Yoyogi Park Events Square

2-1 Yoyogikamizonochō, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 151-0052 (map)

 

Torigoe Matsuri

Things to do in Tokyo in June - Events and Festivals

One of the most important festivals in Tokyo, with the main feature being the procession of the 4-ton Torigoe Shrine’s omikoshi (portable shrine). People gather to see the huge omikoshi, which is the biggest in Tokyo. Like any other matsuri, there are food stalls, games, trinkets, and lots of people. This is definitely an experience to have while you’re in Tokyo.

Date

9th June –10th June 2018  

6:30am – 9:00pm

Location

Torigoe Shrine

2-4-1 Torigoe, Taitō, Tokyo 111-0054 (map)

 

Sanno Matsuri

One of “the three great festivals” of Tokyo taking place every year. Hundreds of people are dressed in traditional costumes, accompanied by musicians on floats and the omikoshi (portable shrine). This is a festival worth watching. You can also try the many different Japanese foods in one place.

Date

7th June – 17th June 2018

The main parade, which is the highlight, falls on Friday, June 10th from 7:30 am until 4:45 pm

Location

Hie Shrine

2 Chome-10-5 Nagatacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0014(map)

 

Bunkyo Ajisai Festival

See the beautiful hydrangea flowers (ajisai in Japanese) all over Tokyo and beyond. There are many places you can enjoy them, but here are some places you can best enjoy them:

Hakusan Shrine

Date: June 10 - June 18

Location: 5-31-26 Hakusan, Bunkyō, Tokyo 112-0001 (map)

Fuchu-shi Kyoudo no Mori Museum

Date: June 8 - July 7

Location: 6 Chome-32 Minamicho, Fuchu, Tokyo 183-0026 (map)

Koukyo Higashi Gyoen

Location: 1-1 Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-8111 (map)

 

Katsushika Iris Festival

Head to Katsushika City and enjoy the stunning Iris flowers with various musical performances. The Horiki Iris Garden hosts 6,000 Iris plants with 200 varieties, and Mizumoto Park is home to 14,000 flowers and 80 varieties.

Date

Late May-Mid June 2018

Location #1

Horikiri Iris Garden

2 Chome-19-1 Horikiri, Katsushika-ku, Tōkyō-to 124-0006 (map)

Location #2

Mizumoto Park

〒125-0034 Tōkyō-to, Katsushika-ku, Mizumotokōen, 3−2 (map)

 

Mt. Takao Beer Garden

Things to do in Tokyo in June - Events and Festivals The highest beer garden in Tokyo, where you can enjoy the view of Mt. Takao with drinks and food. There is an all-you-can-drink service

with lots of different beers, wine, cocktails, etc adults can enjoy. Not only drinks, there is also an all-you-can-eat buffet for adults and children as well.

Date

Mid/ late June - early October

Location

Mount Takao

Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844 (map)

Ticket

- Adults (high school student and up) – Men: 3,500 yen | Women: 3,300 yen- Middle school student: 2,500 yen- Elementary school student: 1,500 yen- Small children: 500 yen

Website

http://www.takaotozan.co.jp/beermnt/

 

Other events in Tokyo in June 2018

 

Here are some other events and festivals you can go to in June.

Event

Date

Location

Eco Life Fair

Early June

Yoyogi Park Events Square (map)

Salsa Street Festival 2018

June 9- June 10 2018

Fountain Square, Ueno Park (map)

Gorillaz Humanz Tour

21st June 2018  

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Makuhari Messe (map)

African Hibiya Festival

Late June 2018

Hibiya Park (map)

Myanmar Festival

June 30- July 1 2018

Zojoji Temple (map)

Forest Beer Garden

Mid May-late September

Forest Beer Garden (map)



Travel tips for June Tokyo Trip

  • The weather in June is warm to a little hot with an average temperature of 26°C (79°F) at the highest and 19°C (66°F) at the lowest.
  • It’s the rainy season, and it’s going to rain quite a lot, so check the weather before you head out and bring your umbrella!

 

Make your Tokyo trip even more interesting! How?

Things to do in Tokyo in June - Events and Festivals

With all the places to and things to do, it’s impossible to have a boring time while in Tokyo. But, you can make your trip more interesting! How, you ask? Hire a private guide. Private guides know where are the best places to go to experience Tokyo in June, especially for the Hydrangeas and Iris Flowers viewing!

 

Or, you can also go on private tours with private guides to experience the attractions in Tokyo even better.

 

Where to find a private tour or hire a tour guide in Tokyo?

Things to do in Tokyo in June - Events and Festivals

Look, the thing is...

 

There are many places on the web offering private tours in Tokyo, or private guides. However, it’s difficult to determine whether it’s good and trustworthy website or not. Or whether the tour guides are professional and qualified or not. That’s why I’m recommending you TripleLights website. The website offers many local tour guides and also private tour options in Tokyo, from which you can choose according to your needs and preferences.

 

Recommended tours

Things to do in Tokyo in June - Events and Festivals

While you are in Tokyo, why not explore other cities like Kamakura to enjoy more of the beautiful hydrangeas and iris flowers? The distance between Tokyo and Kamakura is short and you can just make it a day trip!

 

You can click here for the complete guide to travel to Kamakura from Tokyo. You can go on private tours for a day trip from Tokyo to Kamakura, my recommendations are the Kamakura, one day tour, and the Kamakura 1-Day Tour. Not only you can enjoy the beautiful flowers, you can also explore and experience Kamakura.

 

Wait, there's more:

Here is a list of more tours in Tokyo to take into consideration to make your trip more interesting, and also you can click here for tours in other areas of Japan.

 

If you don’t prefer looking through the private tour options but prefer to find the perfect guide for you, here is a list of great tour guides in Tokyo.

 

I hope this article helps provide useful information you can use for your trip to Tokyo in June, including the events and festivals in June, where to enjoy the hydrangeas and Iris flowers, travel tips, and more recommendation. I hope you have a great time in Tokyo!

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