Two people going backpacking in a forest.

July in Japan at the beginning is the time for rain, fireflies, and Tanabata. After the rainy season passes it becomes the time for summer and firework festivals. Japan in July is a great time to beat the heat by going to te beaches or the mountains before the summer doldrums set in. Of course there many local events and festivals going on as well all over the country!

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July in Japan Calendar

July 2021

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Timeline of July in Japan

26 July 2024
31 July 2024
Japanese Culture, Japanese Cultural Calendar, Gion Festival in Kyoto, People pulling the giant mikoshii along the streets of Kyoto.

Gion Festival (Kyoto City) 祇園祭り ぎおんまつり

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27 July 2024
31 July 2024
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Gion Festival (Kyoto City) 祇園祭り ぎおんまつり

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28 July 2024
31 July 2024
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Gion Festival (Kyoto City) 祇園祭り ぎおんまつり

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29 July 2024
31 July 2024
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Gion Festival (Kyoto City) 祇園祭り ぎおんまつり

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30 July 2024
31 July 2024
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Gion Festival (Kyoto City) 祇園祭り ぎおんまつり

July in Japan at the beginning is the time for rain, fireflies, and Tanabata. After the rainy season passes it becomes the time for summer and firework festivals. Japan in ... ...

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31 July 2024
Japanese Culture, Japanese Cultural Calendar, Gion Festival in Kyoto, People pulling the giant mikoshii along the streets of Kyoto.

Gion Festival (Kyoto City) 祇園祭り ぎおんまつり

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01 July 2025
Japanese Culture, Japanese Cultural Calendar, Two people going backpacking in a forest.

Mountain Opening Day in Japan 山開き やまびらき

Mountain Opening Day in Japan on July 1st every year is the official start of the mountaineering season in Japan with the opening of the summer time trails on Mt. Fuji. ...

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01 July 2025
Japanese Culture, Japanese Cultural Calendar, Fireworks over a river in Miyagi city in Miyagi prefecture.

River Opening 川開き かわびらき

"River Opening" celebrate the beginning of the cool breeze from the river that cools things down in summertime and also serve as water god festivals. ...

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01 July 2025

Sea Opening or Beach Opening 海開き うみびらき

Sea Opening or Beach Opening is when the beaches officially open for the summer crowds. This includes providing life guards, cafes, and many amenities that make going to the beach safe and fun! The opening day may include prayers for safety from Shinto priests as well; it just depends on the beach. ...

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01 July 2025
15 July 2025
Japanese Culture, July in Japan, The giant mikoshi called a Yamakasa is pulled along the street at the Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival in Fukuoka

Hakata Gion Yamakasa 博多祇園山笠 はかたぎおんやまかさ

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01 July 2025
31 July 2025
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Gion Festival (Kyoto City) 祇園祭り ぎおんまつり

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02 July 2025
06 July 2025
Half-Summer, Japanese Culture, July in Japan

Half-Summer 半夏生 はんげしょう

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I have lived and worked with my family in Japan since 2005. For many years I have been interested in the very practical and creative side of Japanese culture. In my free time I travel around, enjoy hiking in the countryside and cities, and just generally seeing and doing new things. This blog is primarily a way for me to focus my energies and record and teach others about what I have learned by experience constructively. I am interested in urban development, and sustainable micro-economics, especially home-economics, and practical things everyday families can do to survive and thrive through these changing times.


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