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Family Friendly Events & Activities in Tokyo: July/August
In case you haven't heard, summer is matsuri season in Tokyo! From centuries-old Japanese traditions to Brazilian Bossa Nova to Hawaiian Hula, the next month's festivals have something for the whole family. And if you want a break from the matsuri scene, there are river clean-ups, dancing Pikachus and kid-friendly concerts to enjoy, as well.
Be sure to check out our other article on summertime in Tokyo for more tips on festivals, fireworks and fun!
Natsu Birakai Music Festival
13 July - 15 July
With diaper-changing and breastfeeding rooms, this fun concert series is especially tailored to families.
13 July - 12 August
This festival is five weeks long! The highlight is a parade strating at Ueno Park on 20 July.
18 July - 21 July
The theme of this year's event is "yokai!"
19 July - 21 July
More than 5,000 hula dancers will participate across six stages in Ikebukuro.
Celebrated in honor of an ancient plum (sumomo), this festival has plenty of plums to taste!
Do your part to keep Tokyo beautiful and the rivers clean!
20 July - 21 July
A little bit of Carnaval in Tokyo!
20 July - 21 July
Thousands of local artisans will have their unique crafts on display and for purchase.
24 July - 27 July
An Hozugi Market and plenty of Awaodori dancing can be found at this matsuri.
Shinjuku Eisa Festival
Okinawa comes to Tokyo at this festival showcasing the traditional dance.
27 July - 28 July
Enjoy all the cuisine of Taiwan at this festival, which is designed to replicate a Taiwanese night market.
31 July - 3 August
Plenty of dancing, food and a costume contest make this festival a can't-miss.
A low-key festival with all the foods, games and entertainment you could want.
3 August - 4 August
This festival features yoga classes and an array of Sri Lankan delicacies.
6 August - 12 August
Exactly what it sounds like!
10 August - 11 August
Be sure to check out the lovely yagura and bon dancers at this festival!
Citta Summer Festival
10 August - 12 August
From street performers to international street foods, this event in Kawasaki has it all!
One of three major festivals in Tokyo, the Fukagawa Festival features a must-see water-throwing event on the 11th.
However you decide to have fun with your family over the next few weeks, CareFinder's community of bilingual babysitters is here to help! Find your sitter today.