TOKYO Summer.

The rainy season is almost over, which means we're about to enter the serious summer heat here in Tokyo.

One of the best ways to make those steamy nights a little more bearable is to visit some of the many summer festivals taking place all over the city.

The celebrations start around Tanabata (July 7) and continue with festivals dedicated to everything from flowers to wind bells, while August sees big-time events like the awa-odori dances and Asakusa's great samba carnival. We've put together a list of all the major festivals – now's your turn to experience the magic of summer and fill up on delicious matsuri food.

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