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Every week, several new articles about Japan are published on Kanpai. More about that.

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I-Link Tower - A beautiful view of Tokyo’s skyline

Events calendar

  • From 1 to 31 July -- Gion Matsuri Festival in Kyoto with float processions on July 17 and 24
  • 17 July -- On July 17, 1868, Edo was renamed Tokyo.
  • 19 July -- End of rainy season (Tsuyu) in Japan
  • 20 July -- Sea day / Umi no Hi in Japan (holiday)
  • From 24 to 25 July -- Tenjin Matsuri Festival in Osaka
  • 25 July -- Sumida River Fireworks in Asakusa
  • 6 August -- Anniversary date of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945

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