What to do in Tokyo this week? (July 16th- July 22nd)

Here are some fun festivals and events you can enjoy with all the family.

2018-07-18   Festivals & Events,

TV Asahi – Roppongi Hills Summer Station (July 14th to August 26th)

You can enjoy various shows

For the fifth year, TV Asahi and Roppongi Hills provide 44 days of fun for all the family: live music, a beer terrace, many attractions for children based on the famous character Doraemon, the chance to take pictures in some famous Asahi TV shows stage replicas… We recommend buying the tickets in advance.

Place: Roppongi Hills and TV Asahi Headquarters

Official website (Japanese Only): Summer Station

 Access: Next to the Exit 1C of Roppongi Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Toei Oedo Line)

Marine Day Lantern Festival (July 15th and July 16th)

Help displaying the lanterns on the beach.

It will be Marine Day on July 16th. To celebrate and pray for safety on the sea, more than 50000 paper lanterns will be displayed on the beach to form beautiful drawings. From 1pm you can help display the lanterns, and they will be lit from 6:30 pm (see cover picture).

Place: Odaiba Beach in Odaiba Kaihin-Koen

Official website (Japanese Only): Marine Parks Navi

 Access: 5mn on foot from Odaiba Kaihin-Koen Station (Yurikamome Line), 10mn en foot from Tokyo Teleport Station (Rinkai Line)

Belly Button Festival (July 22nd)

Traditional belly button dance

Yes, you read that correctly… a belly button festival will take place at the Naka-Itabashi Shopping Street in Itabashi ward. You can enjoy belly button dance, which is basically drawing a face on your belly and hiding your face with some kind of hat. During the festival you can enjoy various shows among which some belly dances, kids shows, belly button dance parade and the election of miss belly button.

Place: Naka-Itabashi Shopping Street (Naka-itabashi Shotengai)

Official Website (Japanese Only): Nakaita

Access: Next to the North Exit of Naka-Itabashi Station (Tobu Tojo Line)

Adachi Fireworks Festival

For more all the details about this festival, please check our article: 2018 Best Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo!

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Writer / Translator

I’m French but I’ve been living in Tokyo for many years during which I had a lot of meaningful and thrilling experiences. I’m curious and I love learning new things. My hobbies are kick boxing, scuba diving, Japanese traditional painting, etc… As a writer, I’d like to share information about less touristic, more authentic places. I will also write about all the fun and cultural activities unique to Japan.