Ueno Natsu Matsuri or Ueno Summer Festival, on the banks of Shinobazu Pond and in the compound of the pagoda in Ueno Park. On the 19th, a parade of local performing arts and folk dancing is held on Chuo-dori Ave. Various events, such as toro-nagashi (floating lanterns), kotto ichi (antique fair), and an exhibition of ice sculptures will be scheduled during the festival period.
Access: The JR Yamanote Line, the Ginza or Hibiya Subway Line to Ueno Sta. (G16, H17)
Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (10th floor, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan Bldg., 2-10-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.