July usually marks the start of festival season, but in the cautious world of Japan in 2022, most big events (including the majority of fireworks festivals) remain canceled while others are scaled back. Despite the dearth of events, July of 2022 looks to be the most event-filled July since 2019. Here’s a list of events that are worth checking out.
1. Earth Garden Summer Festival and Arabian Fes (July 2–3)
These seemingly quite different festivals will be filling the Yoyogi Park Events Square for one of the first large scale events to be held here in a while. The Arabian Fes is being organized by commercial interests, so we’re picking that the event will be more Disney Alladin than authentic cultural celebration. Earth Gar