TOKYO BY SEASONS

Cherry blossoms, fireworks and bon-odori dance festivals, and seasonal delicacies—this section shines the spotlight on Tokyo’s four seasons.

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The greatest feature of summer in Japan is fireworks that light up the sky in reds, yellows, blues, and whites. Fireworks against the illuminated TOKYO SKYTREE and as seen from a yakatabune boat are special treats reserved only for Tokyoites. Many communities host summer festivals and bon-odori dances, attracting large crowds with food and game stalls. For lovers of marine sports, take a short trip to the Izu or Ogasawara islands, which retain the beauty of untamed nature. The view of the vast blue sky and ocean offer a taste of paradise.

SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS

Fireworks festivals

Fireworks festivals along rivers and beaches nearly every weekend from late July through August

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Bon odori

Circle the stage in step with the rhythmical music—a summer tradition cherished by the Japanese

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Beer gardens

Ice cold beer with the skyline and night breeze at a department store rooftop or outdoor beer garden

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Marinesports

Various water activities in the metropolis facing the sea and home to the Izu and Ogasawara islands

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