Festivals & Events

Kyogen: Busu
2016.10.18
Watch traditional Japanese performing arts at the Edo Tokyo Museum!
The Edo Tokyo Museum will host Noh and Kyogen Performances on stage this coming December. The performances will be played with English captions and th
Sumida_Fireworks_001
2016.06.11
For July 27th, 2019 : Tips to Actually See Something during the Sumida River Fireworks Festival
The Sumida river fireworks festival is big summer attraction for Tokyoites. Last year more than 800,000 people visited. However, visitors are often di
Odawara Reitaisai Festival
2016.04.27
It’s coming again this year! Matsubara Shrine’s Reitaisai Festival is the most energetic period in Odawara! (3rd to 5th May)
It’s a festival held in Odawara city, Kanagawa Prefecture from 3rd to 5th May. This festival is for the enshrined grand god of Odawara, and these thre
Tulips
2016.04.25
Let’s go to the Tulip festival at Echigo Kyuryo Park and see two hundred thousand tulips in bloom!
Each city in Japan has its own designated flower that represents the city. Niigata Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture both have tulips as their designat
Herding deer
2016.04.03
Deer herding to the beautiful sounds of a horn in Nara!
Herding deer started in 1892 with the establishment of a shelter for deer called Rokuen. The building was lost during the war, but rebuilt, and they h
2016.03.07
<Special Event>The Hokkaido Shinkansen Line is finally opening! Learn special tips for traveling around Hokkaido and Tohoku!
The Hokkaido Shinkansen Line will open on March 26, 2016, allowing rail travel between Tokyo and Hakodate (Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station) in about 4 ho
The Samurai show
2015.11.27
A Report of Nagoya 'Bushotai' Group, the Samurai Show on Stage
Asakusa is a popular destination for foreign tourists, because of its traditional Japanese culture. Nagoya’s samurai show was exceptionally held in To
Shichi-go-san
2015.11.09
Shichi-Go-San, the Celebration and Rite of Passage for Japanese Children
It’s a day to celebrate children’s growth. If you visit Japanese Shinto shrines in November, you'll be luck as you will probably see children dress
Iizaka Kenka Matsuri
2015.09.11
“Iizaka Kenka Matsuri”in Fukushima, where 1-ton floats violently crash into each other(MOVIE)
https://youtu.be/phpEqMEymDw Iizaka Kenka Matsuri is the best event to see during Fukushima's autumn schedule of festivals. The main festival in aut
Nihon-matsu Chochin (Lantern) Festival
2015.09.09
The“Nihon-matsu Chochin (Lantern) Festival”- 3,000 beautiful red paper lanterns swaying in the autumn evening sky!(MOVIE)
https://youtu.be/jEbFocfsVl0 The Nihon-matsu Chochin (Lantern) Festival is held every year in Nihon-matsu, Fukushima Prefecture from October 4th to t
2015.09.08
How to Enjoy the “Chrysanthemum Festival” on September 9th
The September 9th and the chrysanthemum flowers are said to bring good luck. Here is why.
second half of September.
2015.08.26
【AUTUMN】The Best Japanese Festivals for the Second Half of September 2018
Horse riding archery, demonstrations of manhood or traditional costumes and dances; what's best?
Bon-odori
2015.08.12
How to join the locals and dance Bon Odori
Bon-odori can be seen everywhere during summer! Learn more about this tradition and where to see the 3 greatest bon dances festivals.
People and the ice to freeze before the precincts.
2015.08.07
Japan has an ice God and you can celebrate it in Nara; the Himuro Shirayuki Festival
The Himuro Shirayuki Festival with the God of ice The festival started in August of last year (2014) at Himuro Shrine. 1300 years ago, the city w
2015.07.27
The locally managed fireworks festival “Naniwa Yodogawa Firework Festival,”in Osaka.【MOVIE】
Fireworks are a Japanese tradition. The rainy season in Japan is finally over and we are now entering the real summer! Fireworks festivals are held a