Tokyo in August: Discover Unique Summer Festivals and Glamping Spots

If you are going to go sightseeing, you may want to incorporate into your itinerary things that can only be seen or experienced during that time of the year. In this issue, we will introduce the weather, conditions, events, and recommended spots in August in Tokyo for those who are interested in such things!

*The events introduced here are subject to cancellation, so please check the official website before heading out.

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About Tokyo in August


August is a very hot and humid month in Tokyo. Average temperatures are usually above 30°C (86°F), and it is not uncommon for daytime temperatures to exceed 35°C (95°F). The sun is particularly strong, and care must be taken to avoid heat stroke and sunburn. Even at night, the heat can remain above 25°C (77°F).


August is the season of summer festivals and fireworks displays in Japan. Many summer festivals and fireworks displays are held in Tokyo as well. August is also the month of the Obon vacations (an annual summer holiday in Japan), when many people visit their hometowns and relatives.


August is the perfect time to enjoy nature at the beach or in the mountains. Cool highlands and hot spring resorts are also popular. However, it is important to allow plenty of time when planning your itinerary, as sightseeing spots and transportation are crowded in August.

August Fashion

August is very hot and humid in Tokyo, so cool, comfortable clothing is required. The clothing made of breathable materials such as cotton or linen is recommended; light clothing such as T-shirts, tank tops, shorts, and sandals are common. It is also important to use hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect against sunburn. Be sure to drink water frequently, especially during this time of year.

Festival to enjoy Japanese culture

Edogawa Fireworks Festival (江戸川区花火大会)

Edogawa Fireworks Festival is a large-scale fireworks display held on the banks of the Edogawa River on the first Saturday in August every year. A total of about 14,000 fireworks are launched, and since the fireworks can be seen on a wide riverbed unobstructed by tall buildings and other obstacles, the fireworks are more powerful than ever. The fireworks display featuring a Mt. Fuji motif, renowned as one of Japan’s largest, is especially impressive. This festival is very popular!

*In 2024, the festival date varies from the usual schedule due to certain circumstances and held in the second half of August.

Asagaya Tanabata Matsuri Festival (阿佐谷七夕まつり)

Asagaya Tanabata Matsuri Festival is a popular shopping street festival usually held in early August. Colorful ornaments and large handmade paper decorations cover the shopping arcade. The motifs of the paper decorations are varied every year, and there are even ones made of anime characters✨Since the festival is held in the shopping arcade, enjoy the cute decorations full of ideas while also enjoying delicious food and shopping.

Glamping Spots in Tokyo

Okutama River Terrace (奥多摩グランピング リバーテラス)

How about a one-day glamping experience to heal in the forests and rivers of Okutama? We recommend the plan that includes a barbecue lunch featuring venison from Okutama and Akikawa beef steaks. This is a spot where you can enjoy wild game meat cuisine in a private space while enjoying day camping with just bring yourself.


KEIKOKU GLAMPING TENT is a superb “village” space in Tokyo. Surrounded by lush greenery in a valley, you can spend a luxurious time while enjoying the sound of a clear stream. In the surrounding area, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as river play, trout fishing, trekking, and hiking. This is a luxurious and relaxing glamping spot where you can even enjoy lymph drainage massage.

Perfect for summer! A spot to enjoy cool and refreshing food

Himitsudō (ひみつ堂)

Himitsudo, a shaved ice specialty shop, is located in Taito Ward. You can enjoy soft and cold shaved ice made from natural Nikko ice shaved manually in the traditional way. It’s shaved differently depending on the season and made from seasonal fruits. The secret of its popularity is its handmade syrup!

Kirimugiya Jinroku (切麦や甚六)

Kirimugiya Jinroku, where you can enjoy udon and tempura, is located in Shinjuku-ku. The additive-free broth made from carefully selected ingredients and homemade firm udon noodles are excellent. Hot udon is of course available, but cold udon is recommended during this summer season! The thick broth with a hint of sweetness and udon noodles that have been cooled and watered down will be easily eaten even during the hot season when you may not have much of an appetite.

Kurogi (廚 くろぎ)

At the sweet shop Kurogi in Ueno, Taito-ku, you can enjoy popular cold sweet treats. The most famous of all is the excellent, fluffy shaved ice. The ice is as fluffy as powdered snow, and you can enjoy a wide variety of menu items, including those made with sake.

The shop is also a place where you can enjoy a parfait and Warabi mochi, as well as alcoholic beverages during café hours.

Editor’s Comment


We have introduced some spots where you can fully enjoy the best part of summer. Please take a look at them and enjoy a memorable August ✨Don’t forget to stay hydrated as the hot days continue!

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