Festivals & Events

2015.07.23
From all over Japan, 40,000 participants! "Wanpaku Sumo" trains body and mind for courage and courtesy.
Wanpaku Sumo promotes the mental and physical health of children. 31th National Tournament. As a sport, Wanpaku Sumo is based on the importance o
2015.07.20
A real samurai battle right before your eyes.“Soma-Nomaoi”, a cavalry battle!(MOVIE)
https://youtu.be/EdHa-2IYOc8 The 1000 year-long tradition of“Soma-Nomaoi” July and August are the two months in Japan when most festivals are held.
Yamahoko parade
2015.07.10
Kyoto’s 1,100 year summer festival, the“Gion Matsuri”(MOVIE)
https://youtu.be/iUN61gtTeJk Gion Matsuri, in hopes for good health The summer has finally arrived! Gion Matsuri is held in Kyoto, again! The sound
2015.07.09
I want to see it at least once, the Hakata “Gion Yamakasa Festival !” The splendid display of men running through the town of Hakata during it. (MOVIE)
https://youtu.be/-mI4ucwgIHA A dedication ritual at Kushida Shrine that boasts over 770 years of tradition. Everywhere Japan, when people think of a
2015.07.03
Why is the “Nachi-no- Ōgi matsuri” held?(MOVIE)
A Shinto ritual held at the Nachi Falls and the Kumano Nachi Taisha to welcome the Kumano gods home. In the region of Kumano, the religious sites o
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2015.06.22
For 6th-7th July, 2019 - Make a wish at the Shitamachi Tanabata Festival in Ueno and Asakusa
If you want to enjoy the Tanabata Festival in Tokyo, I recommend celebrating it in Asakusa and Ueno, two 'shitamachi' (old downtown).
Otaue Shinji
2015.06.11
Located right in the center of Osaka, the “Otaue Shinji” rice planting festival at Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine!(MOVIE)
Living in harmony with the four seasons, the people of the country of rice - Japanese Shinto Rituals. Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine is located righ
2015.04.30
Kokufu will be full of festivities! Kurayami-matsuri, a carnival in the darkness of night
The biggest shrine in Musashi province, Okuni-mitama-jinja Shrine The festival held in the darkness of night called Kurayami-matsuri, is one of the c
2015.02.21
【WINTER】Enjoy fascinating scenery in a snowy region during the “Yunishigawa Onsen Snow Hut Festival”
A hot spring in the mountain valley where a legend from 800 years ago still leaves its trace. Yunishigawa Onsen, a little known hot spring with a
2015.02.10
What to Look for on Hina Matsuri Dolls Displays
Hina Matsuri, also called Dolls' Day or Girls' Day, takes place each year on March 3. Everywhere in Japan dolls are put on display to celebrate. But w
2014.12.02
The Ginkgo Festival:Beautiful Autumn Colors in Tokyo's Jingu Gaien
The best place and time to admire Ginkgo trees like the locals.
2014.08.01
“Sanja Matsuri”, a festival with over 1300 years of history celebrated in Tokyo’s famous Asakusa district.
Asakusa’s 3 most popular days of the year when people get crazy! When asked, “What’s the most popular sightseeing area in Tokyo,” the common