Events in Tokyo and surrounding area
Join Natsu Matsuri Summer Festivals to beat heat.
Events in July
Events in August
In July and August, many festivals are held in Tokyo and the surrounding areas.
Nikko City and Nikko National Park
Nikko 日光 is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan, introduced by a number of travel guide books. Nikko is also famous as a summer resort for people who escape from busy Tokyo and enjoy outdoor activities.
Mount Fuji Resort Area and Fuji Five Lakes
The first day of climbing season starts on 1st of July (Yoshida trail on Yamanashi side) and 10th of July (Fujinomiya trail on Shizuoka side). As it gets so crowded at weekends and during Obon holidays (13-15 Aug), it is recommended to schedule your trip on week days. Also, please be aware of that the Fujisan Preservation Fund System starts from 2014. For more details, see the official info by Yamanashi prefecture (pdf)
Sawara old town and Katori-jingu Shrine in Chiba
Sawara 佐原 in Katori city,香取市 Chiba prefecture, is an old town lies in a natural waterway district known for its cherished old townscape. Sawara is designated as a conservation area for historically important buildings, and the town is often used as a location for filming TV dramas and movies, that is recently making Sawara more popular among tourists from Asian countries.
11th(Fri) - 13th(Sun) July 2014 Sawara-no Taisai Festival
A Variety of Aquariums in Tokyo
It seems Japanese people like observing fish, as well as eating them. So, we do have many aquariums in Tokyo and the suburbs of Tokyo for you to enjoy.
Outlet Shopping Malls in Tokyo and surrounds
A number of large outlet malls have opened around Kanto region and many of them are located in a resort area or popular tourist spots.