Festivals & Events

2018 Japan's Best Festivals for July (July 1st to July 15th)
(For the second half of July click here) Fri, 13th July to Sun, 15th July, 2018: “Amagi Gion Yamakasa” in Asakura city, Fukuoka Prefecture. “Amagi
How about a traditional, ceremonial hike? “Ohyama-mairi” at Ohyama Afuri Jinja-Shrine!
Another attraction of Kanagawa is “Ohyama”. When you think of Kanagawa Prefecture, you might think Yokohama, Kamakura, or Hakone. Ohyama has also b
Enjoy 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).
【SUMMER】Recommended events for the second half of June!
Friday, 19th June: “Ishigaki-shi Haryusen Taikai” in Ishigaki city, Okinawa This is a traditional festival where fishermen compete in a boat race o
Otaue Shinji
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
event for early June
Recommended events for early June - Festivals that signify the beginning of summer!
Friday June 5th to Sunday June 7th, Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Matsuri in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture This traditional festival has been celebrated fo
A festival to parade a large 100-year-old tree around town in Chiba Prefecture
The City of Amatsu, Kamogawa loves the festival at the shrine where Boshu Ise is enshrined. Amatsu Shinmei Shrine is located in the southeastern pa
An authentic rice planting ceremony will be held next to Mt.Fuji!
The season for planting rice has come! It’s already the season for planting rice in Japan. Already famously known, Japanese people live on rice and
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
Only once, every 7 years! Zenkoji-temple’s ”Gokaicho”, where you can see a replica of a hidden Buddhist statue starting April 5th this year!
Zenkoji Temple has a history of over 1400 years. Zenkoji Temple is located in Shinshu, Nagano Prefecture. It enshrines the Amida triad (Zenkoji-shi
It’s ends March 15th, so don’t miss this last chance to experience Kyoto’s elegance during “Hanatouro,” an evening illumination festival with flowers.
”Hanatouro” is a new seasonal tradition in Kyoto Higashiyama During this event you can see temples/shrines and streets in the area ill
Tadaima Japan hosted a 2nd Event, A Workshop for making multifaceted Edo glass!
I had previously wrote an article about Multifaceted Edo Kiriko and actually made one, but this time we held a workshop event for those who became int
【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
“Hina Matsuri,” a doll festival for girls that prays for health and happiness
The picture above is a doll set from a family who has daughters and is on display during Hina Matsuri every year. Hina Matsuri started during the Hei