THU

Menkake Gyoretsu

Menkake Gyoretsu is a masked parade that takes place at Goryo Shrine, Kamakura, Kanagawa Pref. Kagura (Shinto dance with music) is performed in the precincts starting around 1 p.m. Menkake-Gyoretsu (a parade of men wearing grotesque and comical masks) followed by mikoshi (portable shrines) ...

FRI

Heian Jingu Shin-en Muryo Kokai

Heian Jingu Shin-en Muryo Kokai, the Shin-en Garden attached to Heian shrine, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, is open to the public for free of charge only on this day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Japanese bush clovers are usually in full bloom in September. Access: ...

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Ujigawa Ukai

Ujigawa Ukai, Uji River, Kyoto Pref. Period of time: Jun. 14-Sep. 21 Boarding time: 6:30 p.m., returning around 8 p.m. (June 14-Aug. 31); 6 p.m., returning around 7:30 p.m. (Sept. 1-Sept. 21) Charge: ¥2,000 (child: ¥1,000) without meal Tickets are put on sale 30 ...

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Dara-Dara Matsuri Festival

Dara-Dara Matsuri Festival of Shiba Daijingu Shrine, Minato-ku. The festival is also known as Shoga Matsuri or Ginger Root Festival. It features open-air stalls selling fresh ginger roots from 9 a.m. daily during the festival period. On Sept. 16, a Shinto ritual is held ...

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Annual Festival of Akagi Shrine

Annual Festival of Akagi Shrine, Akagi-Motomachi, Shinjuku-ku. On Sept. 19, a Shinto ritual is held in the precincts of the shrine from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. On the 20th and 21st, the town’s mikoshi (portable shrines) parade through in the neighborhood of the ...

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Heiwajima Antique Fair at Heiwajima Tokyo Ryutsu Center

Heiwajima Antique Fair at Heiwajima Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Ota-ku, is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (to 4 p.m. on Sept. 21) daily during the period. (Please enter an hour before the closing time.) More than 280 dealers participate in this fair. Admission ...

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Annual Festival of Nezu Shrine

Annual Festival of Nezu Shrine

Annual Festival of Nezu Shrine, Nezu, Bunkyo-ku. On Sept. 21, a parade of the shrine’s mikoshi (a portable shrine) and a float is held in the neighborhood of the shrine continually from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two kagura (Shinto dance with music), sanza-no-mai ...

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Nippon-no-Furusato Tono Matsuri Festival

Nippon-no-Furusato Tono Matsuri Festival

Nippon-no-Furusato Tono Matsuri Festival in Tono, Iwate Pref. The festival coincides with an annual festival of Tono Hachimangu Shrine. On Sept. 20, mikoshi (portable shrine) starts at 8:30 a.m. from the shrine, proceeding through the main streets of the city, and then arrives at ...

SUN

Shimada Mage Matsuri Festival

Shimada Mage Matsuri Festival in Shimada, Shizuoka Pref., features a parade of traditional Shimada coiffured women in yukata (cotton kimono). The parade starts from the “Hon-Dori 7-chome” point at 12 p.m., stopping at various sites such as the Oi Shrine where folk dancing is ...

MON

Kushi Matsuri

Kushi Matsuri or comb festival at Yasui Konpiragu Shrine, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, features a colorful parade of about 45 women having their hair done in various coiffures representing each era from ancient times to the present day, and in clothes reflecting those eras. After the ...

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Annual Festival of Fujisaki Hachimangu Shrine

Annual Festival of Fujisaki Hachimangu Shrine, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Pref. On Sept. 13, shishi-kazari-oroshi (lion Dance) from 11 a.m. and kagura (Shinto dance with music) from 3 p.m. are performed at the shrine. On Sept. 19, kazari-uma-oroshi, or the purification ceremony of 67 adorned horses ...

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Aizu Matsuri Festival

Aizu Matsuri Festival

Aizu Matsuri Festival in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Pref. A procession of town people dancing on Shinmei-dori Street is held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., both on Sept. 21 and 22. The highlight of the festival is held on Sept. 23, when aizu-han-ko gyoretsu (a ...

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Koi-koi Matsuri Festival

Koi-koi Matsuri Festival at Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga, Ishikawa Pref. A parade of mikoshi and people dancing on the main street from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22, and a parade of o-shishi mikoshi or a portable shrine shaped like a huge lion ...

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Hagi Matsuri

Hagi Matsuri or the Japanese bush clover festival of Nashinoki shrine, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto. Bush clovers are beautifully planted all over the precincts of the shrine. Several Japanese traditional performances are scheduled as follows: on Sept. 20, kyogen or noh farce performance from 11 a.m. ...

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Seimei Shrine Annual Festival

Annual Festival of Seimei Shrine, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto. On Sept. 22, kagura (Shinto dance with music) and a lantern parade of children are held from around 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Sept. 23, the main event of the festival, shinko-sai, or a parade of ...

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Ohara Hadaka Matsuri

Ohara Hadaka Matsuri is the naked festival of the Ohara Shrine, Ohara, Isumi, Chiba Pref. On Sept. 23rd, 18 mikoshi (portable shrines), each from 18 different places in Ohara, carried by men wearing loin-clothes will be placed in the sea and along the beach ...

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