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Japan Summer Tours

Summer in Japan is known for festivals, traditional clothing, and fireworks.
Come experience the culture through the unique sense of the lively festivals happening all over the country.

Summer in Japan

What are summers like in Japan? Summer time in Japan is a time for fantastic firework displays, exhilarating festivals, and scenery at its most lush and vibrant state. Enjoy the extra daylight at summer celebrations during the months of June, July, and August.

Summers in Japan are known to be hot and humid during most days, but that shouldn't stop anyone from experiencing an amazing trip to Japan. Summertime is the season of fireworks, festivals, food, and more. Find yourself at one of many of Japan's lively celebrations and indulge in delicious street vendor food underneath an incredible fireworks show. Or if you wish to escape the sultry summer air, traveling to northern parts of Japan is a great way to do so. Enjoy comfortable, warm weather during a scenic hike through the lush, mountainous regions of Japan.

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Month-by-month guide to traveling in Japan in Summer

Visiting Japan in June

June is typically the wettest month of the year, excluding Hokkaido. Visiting Japan in June is perfect for seeing the gorgeous lavender and flower fields in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Hokkaido has the most mild climate during summer in Japan and offers picturesque landscapes to explore. It is most notable for its Furano Flower Fields, where the sweet scent of lavender fills the air and visitors can enjoy charming views of numerous flower varieties.

Visiting Japan in July

Visiting Japan in July is one of the most lively times of the year. It is also the month of the Gion Matsuri, or Gion Summer Festival. It is the most famous festival in Japan, consisting of numerous events and a grand procession of floats. It's hard not to run into local festivals and firework displays during this time. July is also an excellent time to visit Mt. Fuji, where visitors will even climb to the top under favorable weather conditions. Although July is typically a rainy season, it doesn't stop others from enjoying the list of events that take place this month.

Visiting Japan in August

High-spirited festivals and exciting fireworks continue into the month of August in Japan. Visiting Japan in August allows opportunities to see the Three Great Summer Festivals of Tohoku. This includes witnessing the fiery warrior floats of the Aomori Nebuta Festival, impressive bamboo-hoisting skills at the Akita Kanto Festival, and making wishes at the colorful streamer-decorated Sendai Tanabata Festival. Don't forget to dance the night away at the Awa Odori Festival, a one of a kind celebration that is highly recommended for all travelers visiting Japan in August.

Month-by-month guide to traveling in Japan in Summer

Visiting Japan in June

June is typically the wettest month of the year, excluding Hokkaido. Visiting Japan in June is perfect for seeing the gorgeous lavender and flower fields in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Hokkaido has the most mild climate during summer in Japan and offers picturesque landscapes to explore. It is most notable for its Furano Flower Fields, where the sweet scent of lavender fills the air and visitors can enjoy charming views of numerous flower varieties.

Visiting Japan in July

Visiting Japan in July is one of the most lively times of the year. It is also the month of the Gion Matsuri, or Gion Summer Festival. It is the most famous festival in Japan, consisting of numerous events and a grand procession of floats. It's hard not to run into local festivals and firework displays during this time. July is also an excellent time to visit Mt. Fuji, where visitors will even climb to the top under favorable weather conditions. Although July is typically a rainy season, it doesn't stop others from enjoying the list of events that take place this month.

Visiting Japan in August

High-spirited festivals and exciting fireworks continue into the month of August in Japan. Visiting Japan in August allows opportunities to see the Three Great Summer Festivals of Tohoku. This includes witnessing the fiery warrior floats of the Aomori Nebuta Festival, impressive bamboo-hoisting skills at the Akita Kanto Festival, and making wishes at the colorful streamer-decorated Sendai Tanabata Festival. Don't forget to dance the night away at the Awa Odori Festival, a one of a kind celebration that is highly recommended for all travelers visiting Japan in August.

Japan Summer Tours

Don't let the heat and humidity stop you from enjoying a trip to Japan you will never forget. Japan Summer Tours are lively, beautiful, and culturally rich. Bring on the summer heat by visiting Japan's biggest summer festivals, or escape to the Japanese Alps for picturesque strolls and cooler climates. Travelers on our Japan Summer Tours can expect must-see attractions in well-known regions, lush scenery, and more.

Select from a list of our Summer Tours to Japan to see the hottest festivals, must-see sites of Tokyo and Kyoto, and vibrant landscapes in the rural parts of Japan. Travel to Japan during your summer vacation.

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    question mark icon         Tour#: GTX524934

Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Summer Tour with Hiroshima & Expo 2025 Osaka arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka

    41 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4798.00

Anime Flavor Tour is the best thing to fulfill your Otaku needs. We will go to some of the popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

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Sun. Jun 1, 2025 Thu. Jun 12, 2025 US $4798.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sat. Jun 14, 2025 Wed. Jun 25, 2025 US $4798.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sat. Jun 28, 2025 Wed. Jul 9, 2025 US $4798.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sat. Jul 5, 2025 Wed. Jul 16, 2025 US $4798.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sat. Jul 12, 2025 Wed. Jul 23, 2025 US $4798.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sat. Aug 16, 2025 Wed. Aug 27, 2025 US $4798.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTH4926644

Highlights of China and Japan Tour Summer with Expo 2025 Osaka arrow readmore icon

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)


15 Days 14 Nights | from US $4898.00

This 15-day tour takes travelers on a cultural and historical route through the lands of China and Japan, plus the Expo 2025 Osaka.

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Sun. Jun 15, 2025 Sun. Jun 29, 2025 US $4898.00 Beijing Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTR4931793

Best of Japan Tour Summer (Reverse): Kyoto Gion Summer Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka arrow readmore icon

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo

    135 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan, plus Gion Summer Festival and Expo 2025 Osaka.

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Fri. Jul 11, 2025 Tue. Jul 22, 2025 US $4898.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTD5285201

Best of Japan Tour Summer: Tokushima Awa Odori Dance Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Tokushima / Takamatsu / Oboke Gorge / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka

    135 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

Perfect for those who want to visit the well known regions of Japan, plus Expo 2025 Osaka.

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Fri. Aug 8, 2025 Tue. Aug 19, 2025 US $4898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTT3737481

Tohoku Walking & Hiking Tour: Summer arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Nikko / Oze / Dewa Sanzan / Kakunodate / Nyuto Onsen / Tono / Tokyo


13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4930.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

A small-group guided walking & hiking tour exploring mountains in Tohoku with 6 days of walking and hiking of 2-6 hours per day.

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Fri. Aug 16, 2024 Wed. Aug 28, 2024 US $4930.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Sold Out / Waiting List
Tue. Jul 1, 2025 Sun. Jul 13, 2025 US $5175.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Fri. Aug 15, 2025 Wed. Aug 27, 2025 US $5175.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Tokyo Tokyo Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTW6378547

Hokkaido & Beyond: Summer Flowers & Nature arrow readmore icon

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Hokuryu / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto

    3 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Discover the summer beauty of Hokkaido and Honshu on our Hokkaido and Beyond: Summer Flowers and Nature Tour, which includes Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Biei, Sounkyo, Kushiro, Nikko, Karuizawa, Yudanaka, and more.

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Sat. Aug 16, 2025 Thu. Aug 28, 2025 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Aug 16, 2026 Fri. Aug 28, 2026 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTR1717185

Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals arrow readmore icon

Furano / Biei / Otaru / Sapporo / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Akita / Kakunodate / Hiraizumi / Sendai / Matsushima / Urabandai / Aizu Wakamatsu / Nikko

    8 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4998.00

The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku...plus Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals.

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Mon. Jul 29, 2024 Fri. Aug 9, 2024 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Tue. Jul 29, 2025 Sat. Aug 9, 2025 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Wed. Jul 29, 2026 Sun. Aug 9, 2026 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTG6365995

Hokkaido & Beyond: Lavenders & Summer Flowers arrow readmore icon

Lake Toya / Nanae / Hakodate / Lake Onuma / Noboribetsu / Shiraoi / Furano / Biei / Yoichi / Otaru / Sapporo / Nikko / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto

    3 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4998.00

Enjoy the summer in Hokkaido and Honshu on our Hokkaido and Beyond: Lavenders and Summer Flowers Tour, which includes visits to Furano, Biei, Sapporo, Otaru, Hakodate, Nikko, Karuizawa, and Yudanaka.

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Sat. Jul 12, 2025 Thu. Jul 24, 2025 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sun. Jul 12, 2026 Fri. Jul 24, 2026 US $4998.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTV3359507

Discover Japan Summer Tour - Snow Monkeys & Nakasendo arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Osaka


11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5298.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Enjoy the summer season exploring the beauty and wonder of Japan by joining our Discover Japan Summer Tour, visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Osaka, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo and more.

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Sun. Jun 22, 2025 Wed. Jul 2, 2025 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. Jun 22, 2026 Thu. Jul 2, 2026 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Guarantee / Book Now  
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Discover Japan Summer - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & Tenjin Festival arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka


11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5298.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Experience the heart pounding excitement of the Tenjin Festival in Osaka during our Discover Japan Tenjin Festival Tours, which includes the delights of Tokyo, Kyoto, Yudanaka, the Nakasendo Road, Nara, and Mount Fuji.

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Tue. Jul 16, 2024 Fri. Jul 26, 2024 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Sold Out / Waiting List
Wed. Jul 16, 2025 Sat. Jul 26, 2025 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Guarantee / Book Now  
Thu. Jul 16, 2026 Sun. Jul 26, 2026 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Guarantee / Book Now  




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