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What to Do in Tokyo in June 2024: Roundup of Tokyo Area Events and Festivals

What to Do in Tokyo in June 2024: Roundup of Tokyo Area Events and Festivals

Last updated: 16 May 2024

Tokyo events in June are shaped by the rainy season, known as "tsuyu." As the city awaits the arrival of summer, cloudy and rainy days become the norm. The Japan Meteorological Agency predicts that Tokyo's rainy season in 2024 will start in early June.

Despite the weather, there are unique events to enjoy, such as the Hydrangea Train along the Hakone Tozan Railway and indoor exhibitions perfect for rainy days. Outdoor music festivals, traditional events, and flea markets also take place, providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy the city in June.

Table of Contents
  1. Events at Popular Theme Parks and Tourist Spots
  2. Traditional Japanese Festivals in Tokyo
  3. Seasonal Flower Events
  4. Culture, Crafts & Festivals

Events at Popular Theme Parks and Tourist Spots

Showa Modern x Hyakudan Kaidan: Tokyo Modern Girl Life (Meguro)

Recreating Modern Girl Bars in Historic Buildings
Recreating Modern Girl Bars in Historic Buildings

The "Hyakudan Kaidan" at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo is a unique structure designated as a Tangible Cultural Property by Tokyo. It features a series of three two-story buildings and one single-story building, connected by an indoor staircase with 99 steps, ascending a slope with a height difference of 16 meters. At this venue, an exhibition themed "Modern Girls and Modern Tokyo" showcases the lifestyle of women from the Taisho to early Showa period. Displays include Meisen kimonos, perfumes, cosmetics, and scenes reminiscent of social gatherings and shopping trips, akin to moments from films and theater. Additionally, the Kusamakura Room is set up with a retro-modern bar featuring stained glass, perfect for taking photos while imagining oneself as a modern girl or boy. Each room includes English explanation panels.

Event Details
・Venue: Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, Tangible Cultural Property "Hyakudan Kaidan"
・Dates: March 23 - June 16, 2024 (Open daily)
・Time: 11 AM - 6 PM (Last entry at 5:30 PM)
・Admission: Same-day tickets - Adults 1,600 yen / University & High School Students 1,000 yen / Elementary & Junior High School Students 800 yen (Free for preschool children)
・Contact: 03-5434-3140 (Event Planning 10 AM - 6 PM)

  • Hotel Gajoen Tokyo
    Hotel Gajoen Tokyo
    ホテル雅叙園東京
    • Address 1-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-0064
    • Nearest Station Meguro Station (JR Yamanote Line / Tokyo Metro Namboku Line / Toei Mita Line / Tokyu Meguro Line)
      5 minutes on foot

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Donald Duck Takes Center Stage in "Donald's Quacky Duck City" (Maihama)

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The special event series "Disney Palpalooza" is designed with the concept of "having the best fun with friends." The first installment featured Minnie Mouse, and now the spotlight shifts to Donald Duck for the second round. The highlight of this event is the entertainment program "Quacky Celebration ★ Donald the Legend!" set in Donald's dream city, Duck City. Here, Disney characters celebrate superstar Donald in a festive parade and performance, held along the parade route and at Castle Forecourt, lasting about 35 minutes and occurring 1-2 times daily.

The entrance flower bed now features Donald instead of Mickey, and a Donald monument stands in the center of World Bazaar. The park is adorned with Duck City-themed decorations, and special merchandise and menu items inspired by Duck City are available.

Event Details
・Venue: Tokyo Disneyland
・Dates: April 9 - June 30, 2024
・Time: Varies by season; check the official website for details
・Admission: Varies by season; check the official website for details
・Contact: 0570-00-8632 (Navi Dial)

Tokyo Skytree Town® 12th Anniversary (Oshiage)

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(C)TOKYO-SKYTREETOWN

Tokyo Skytree Town will celebrate its 12th anniversary on May 22, 2024. To commemorate this milestone, Tokyo Solamachi® stores will feature special menus and products inspired by the number "12." Highlights include a 12-item sashimi platter (Uoriki Sushi, East Yard 30th floor) and a meat hot pot containing 1,212g of premium Japanese black beef (Oniku no Senmonten Sugimoto Main Store, East Yard 6th floor). Additionally, Pompadour and the official Tokyo Skytree® shop, SKYTREE SHOP, will offer exclusive 12th-anniversary items and menus. Starting May 17, scratch card prize bags with various goodies will be available in limited quantities. The "Solamachi Street Performance Festival" on June 1 and 2 will feature juggling, acrobatics, and more. The 12th anniversary promises a variety of unique events.

Event Details
・Location: Various locations in Tokyo Skytree Town
・Dates: May 10, 2024 - June 2, 2024
・Closed: Open daily during the event
・Phone: Tokyo Solamachi Call Center 0570-55-0102 (10 AM - 6 PM)
Tokyo Skytree Call Center 0570-55-0634 (10 AM - 6 PM)

Tokyo DisneySea®'s 8th New Theme Port "Fantasy Springs" Grand Opening (Maihama)

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©Disney

Tokyo DisneySea will celebrate the grand opening of "Fantasy Springs," a new themed area inspired by "The Magical Springs of Disney Fantasy," on June 6, 2024. The area features three zones based on popular Disney films: "Frozen Kingdom" from "Frozen," "Rapunzel's Forest" from "Tangled," and "Peter Pan's Neverland" from "Peter Pan." Additionally, it will include the Disney hotel, "Tokyo DisneySea Fantasy Springs Hotel." Attractions such as "Anna and Elsa's Frozen Journey," "Rapunzel's Lantern Festival," and "Peter Pan's Neverland Adventure" will delight visitors. The area also offers various dining options like restaurants and popcorn wagons, along with shops selling a variety of merchandise.

Event Details
・Venue: Tokyo DisneySea
・Date: Grand opening on June 6, 2024
・Time: Check the official website for seasonal hours
・Admission: Check the official website for seasonal pricing
・Closed: Open year-round
・Phone: 0570-00-8632 (Navi Dial)

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo 1st Anniversary (Nerima)

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Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Pub-lishing Rights © J.K.R.© 2024 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo will celebrate its first anniversary on June 16, 2024. To mark this occasion, the "Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo 1st Anniversary" event will be held from June 16 to July 15. As a pre-event, a special gathering will be hosted on June 10 in the "Great Hall of Hogwarts Castle," inviting 200 fans and special guests. Additionally, graphic designers Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, known for their work on the films, will design and sell limited-edition anniversary art collection items featuring Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms on tote bags. Special food menus and services will also be announced throughout the event period.

Event Details
・Venue: Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo
・Date: June 16 - July 15, 2024

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo
    ワーナー ブラザース スタジオツアー東京
    • Address 1-1-7 Kasuga-cho, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 179-0074

Traditional Japanese Festivals in Tokyo

Sanno Festival (Chiyoda)

Sanno Festival (Chiyoda)

The festival at Hie Shrine in Chiyoda, traditionally revered as the guardian deity of the Tokugawa Shogunate, is one of Edo's three major festivals and one of Japan's three major festivals. In 2024, the highlight is the "Shinko Festival," held only on June 7 during the main festival year. This must-see event features two phoenix floats, one imperial mikoshi, and three dashi floats, with around 500 priests and parishioners parading 300 meters around the Imperial Palace area in central Tokyo. Additionally, the downtown area will host a united procession, and the shrine grounds will feature events like the "Sayama New Tea Dedication Ceremony" offering new Sayama tea, and the "Hawaiian Hula Dedication Ceremony" with hula dance performances.

Normally a quiet place, the shrine grounds will be adorned with many lanterns, and visitors can enjoy songs and dances accompanied by powerful taiko drum performances.

Event Details
・Venue: Hie Shrine
・Date: June 7, 2024, to June 17, 2024
・Time: Varies by event
・Admission: Free
・Closed: Open throughout the festival
・Phone: 03-3581-2471

  • Sanno Festival
    • Address Hie Shrine, 2-10-5 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0014
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    • Nearest Station Tameike-Sanno Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)
      5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3581-2471

Reisai "Nagoshi no Taisai" Tsukiji Shishi Festival (Chuo)

Reisai "Nagoshi no Taisai" Tsukiji Shishi Festival (Chuo)

The Tsukiji Namiyoke Inari Shrine, known for prayers for disaster prevention, business prosperity, and construction safety, hosts an annual event. It takes place on June 10 and the Friday to Sunday surrounding it. During the "Kagematsuri" (Shadow Festival), held annually, either the Senkan Shrine Mikoshi, the Tenjo Daijishi (male lion), or the Benzaiten Ohagurojishi (female lion) is paraded on Sunday.

Every three years, during the "Hono Festival" (Main Festival), both the Senkan Shrine Mikoshi and two of the lion floats are carried. This year is a "Kagematsuri" year. On Sunday, June 9, from 9 AM to 3:30 PM, the highly revered "Kazari Mikoshi," an Edo-period mikoshi, will be carried through the Tsukiji area. During the event, Harumi-dori to Namiyoke Shrine will be closed to traffic, and around 40 stalls will line the streets, creating a festive atmosphere.

Event Details
・Venue: Namiyoke Shrine
・Date: June 7–10, 2024
・Time: Check the official website for daily schedules
・Admission: Free
・Closed: Open throughout the festival
・Phone: 03-3541-8451

  • Namiyoke Inari Shrine
    波除神社
    • Address Namikaze Shrinea 20-37, Tsukiji 6-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045

Seasonal Flower Events

Alice's Blooming Carnival (Yachiyo, Chiba)

Alice's Blooming Carnival (Yachiyo, Chiba)

Keisei Rose Garden, the largest rose-themed park in the Kanto region, is hosting an event inspired by the world of *Adventures of Alice in Wonderland*. Timed with the peak blooming season, Top Of Peak, this event showcases 10,000 rose bushes across 1,600 varieties over about a month and a half. The garden features the Spring Rose Arch, with 38 arches adorned with diverse climbing roses. This year, for the first time, a daytime parade will be held on June 1, 8, and 16, featuring young voice actors, the garden's mascot character, and local dance schools. Additionally, the new Alice Forest area, introduced last year, will debut the White Rabbit's Terraced Field, displaying over 88 types of flowers in a relay blooming format. Some flower guide signs include English descriptions.

Event Details
・Venue: Keisei Rose Garden
・Dates: April 20–June 16, 2024
・Hours: 9 AM–6 PM (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
・Admission: 1,800 yen
・Closed: Open daily during the event
・Phone: 047-459-0106

Hakone Hydrangea Train (Hakone)

The Allegra running amidst hydrangeas
The Allegra running amidst hydrangeas

Along the Hakone Tozan Railway, which runs from Hakone-Yumoto Station to Gora Station in about 40 minutes, hydrangeas bloom in full splendor from mid-June. With around 10,000 hydrangea plants, this route is affectionately known as the "Hydrangea Train." The varieties include purple and pink Western hydrangeas and white Annabelles. The train travels from Hakone-Yumoto Station to Gora Station, ascending over 400 meters, allowing for a prolonged viewing period as the blooms progress with the altitude. The close proximity to the flowers is a unique feature of the Hakone Tozan Railway.

Additionally, the special "Night Hydrangea Train" runs from June 15 to June 30, from 6:30 PM to 10 PM. This special train features dimmed interior lights and a slower pace with announcements in Japanese, allowing passengers to fully enjoy the illuminated hydrangeas.

Event Details
・Venue: Hakone Tozan Railway (Hakone-Yumoto Station)
・Dates: Mid-June to early July
・Hours:
・Admission: Free
・Closed: Open daily during the event
・Phone: 0465-32-6823 (Hydrangea Train Inquiries: Hakone Tozan Railway, Weekdays 9 AM–5 PM)

  • Hakone-Yumoto Station
    箱根湯本駅
    • Address 707-1 Yumoto Shiraishishita, Hakone-cho, Ashigarashita-gun, Kanagawa 250-0311

Hasedera Temple Hydrangeas (Kamakura)

Hasedera Temple Hydrangeas (Kamakura)

Hasedera Temple, located about a five-minute walk from Enoshima Electric Railway's Hase Station, is known as the "Temple of Flowers" due to its year-round blossoms. The hydrangeas, which are at their peak from late May to late June, are especially famous. The temple grounds feature over 2,500 hydrangea plants across more than 40 varieties, differing in color, shape, and blooming period. A scenic path offers views of hydrangeas blooming on the hillside, taking about 10 minutes to traverse if uncrowded. At the top, visitors can enjoy views of Sagami Bay and the town of Hase. From half bloom to the end of the season, an "Ajisai Path Admission Ticket" is required in addition to the regular admission (details on the official website). The diverse hydrangea varieties, including Western hydrangeas, lacecap hydrangeas, mountain hydrangeas, and white Annabelles near the path entrance, are a major attraction. Unique to Hasedera are hydrangeas named "Kamakura" and new varieties "Hase no Shiosai" and "Hase no Inori."

Event Details
・Venue: Hasedera Temple
・Dates: Late May to early July
・Hours: 8 AM–4:30 PM (closing at 5 PM); April to June: 8 AM–5 PM (closing at 5:30 PM)
・Admission: 400 yen; from half bloom to the end of the season, an additional "Ajisai Path Admission Ticket" (500 yen per person for elementary school age and above) is required
・Closed: Open daily during the event
・Phone: 0467-22-6300

Culture, Crafts & Festivals

Tokyo Flea Market '24 Spring (Tachikawa)

Tokyo Flea Market '24 Spring (Tachikawa)

The flea market at Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa combines shopping, experiences, and live performances. Featuring 291 vendors from across the country, you'll find antique shops, secondhand bookstores, vintage clothing stores, and more. Shoppers can hunt for unique antiques, vintage items, crafts, and art. The market also includes "Tokyo Sweets Street" with adorable packaged sweets, "Wamono Kaido" selling kokeshi dolls and Japanese fireworks, and "Flower Marche" offering succulents and dried flowers. Various workshops, such as making paper flower wreaths and hammocks, add to the experience. There's a "Kids Area" as the second venue for Tokyo Flea Market, featuring workshops for making instruments and stuffed animals, commemorative photos, face painting, and safe food stalls.

Event Details
・Venue: Showa Kinen Park, Mizuno Cultural Zone Yumehiroba
・Dates: May 31–June 2, 2024
・Hours: 9:30 AM–5 PM
・Admission: Online tickets and advance tickets: 1,500 yen; same-day tickets: 2,000 yen
・Closed: Open daily during the event
・Phone: 042-444-5367

Hibiya Music Festival 2024

Hibiya Music Festival 2024

The music event held at Hibiya Park is a free, open-to-all celebration featuring a diverse range of artists across genres and generations. Performers include enka singer Sayuri Ishikawa, renowned rock musician Motoharu Sano, singer-songwriter Kazumasa Oda, Kamome Children's Choir, and world-famous clarinetist Eiji Kitamura. In addition to live performances, there are workshops produced by conductor Hideaki Hirai, talk shows, and a music market.

For the first time, the Hibiya Music Festival is featuring the "BEER GARDEN AREA supported by Maruefu." Here, the mobile "Maruefu Car" will be serving beer. Visitors can enjoy different pouring styles such as "Mild Pour" and "Sharp Pour," or try a "Half & Half" mix of Maruefu and Kuro-Nama beers.

Event Details
・Venue: Hibiya Park Large Concert Hall (Yayoi Hall), Small Music Hall, First Flower Bed, Health Plaza, Lawn Plaza, Hibiya Library and Museum Large Hall and Small Hall, among others (tentative)
・Satellite Venue: Tokyo Midtown Hibiya Step Plaza and Park View Garden
・Dates: June 8–9, 2024
・Hours: 10:30 AM–8:30 PM (tentative)
・Admission: Free
・Closed: Open daily during the event
・Phone: 03-6457-9118

  • Hibiya Park
    • Address 1-6, Hibiyakouen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0012
      View Map
    • Nearest Station Hibiya Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line / Toei Mita Line)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3501-6428

Oedo Antique Market

Oedo Antique Market

Held once or twice a month at Yurakucho Tokyo International Forum, this is Japan's largest outdoor antique market. It started in September 2003 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Edo's founding and now takes place on the first and third Sundays of each month. The market features around 250 stalls offering a wide range of items, from ancient Japanese antiques dating back 300 years to recent American vintage pieces. It's a great opportunity to explore Japan's history and culture. The market is conveniently located just across the crosswalk from Yurakucho Station and a five-minute walk from Tokyo Station.

Note: The event is canceled in case of rain.

Event Details
・Venue: Yurakucho Tokyo International Forum
・Dates: June 9 and 16, 2024
・Hours: 9 AM–4 PM
・Admission: Free
・Closed: Open daily during the event (*Note: Schedule may change.)

June is packed with events and activities to enjoy, including free music festivals and hydrangea viewing at their peak. Noteworthy events include the opening of a new theme port at Tokyo DisneySea and the 12th-anniversary celebration of Tokyo Skytree.

Despite the humid and rainy weather typical of the rainy season, participating in these events can help you make the most of this time of year.

(Note: The information in this article is current as of May 2024. Please check official websites for the latest updates.)

Written by:

Kaori Kimura

Kaori Kimura

Kaori Kimura is a Japanese travel writer with roughly 20 years of experience in editing and publishing travel guides. After graduating from university, she worked at a publishing company for about 10 years, specializing in travel guides. She has undertaken numerous assignments both internationally, including in places like Paris, France, and Taiwan, as well as domestically in areas such as Hokkaido and Kyushu. Following this, she lived in Guangzhou, China for about two years as an expatriate spouse and contributed to local media, writing on economics and travel guides. Upon returning to Japan, she gained experience in editing and writing for web media. A key strength of hers is her involvement in creating travel guide articles for both inbound and outbound tourism. She possesses the highest level (HSK-6) of the standardized Chinese language proficiency test, level 2 in Japan's French language test, and EIKEN Grade Pre-1.

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