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Tokyo: Yushima Tenjin Sai

Tokyo: Yushima Tenjin Sai

Annual Festival of the shrine. Mikoshi parade through the neighborhood, and edosato-kagura (Shinto dance with music) is performed several times a day. The festival is rather small in scale this year. Schedule & Key events: ● May 28 from 10 a.m.: Parade of mikoshi ...

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Tokyo: Hanazono-jinja Reitaisai

Annual Festival of the shrine. The highlight of the festival is a procession of mikoshi (two portable shrines) and floats from the shrine, parading on Yasukuni-dori Street, Shinjuku-dori Street and Meiji-dori Street. Schedule & Key events: ● May 29 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. ...

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Ibaraki: Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri

Ayame (iris) Flower Festival. A million iris flowers of 500 species are in bloom in the garden. Admission is free. Yomeiri-fune (a boat escorting a bride) and local Japanese entertainments are performed during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 6:30 p.m.-10 ...

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Kamo River Summer Terraces

Kamo River Summer Terraces

Over the centuries, Japanese people have thought up many ways to combat the muggy summer weather. Kyotoites in particular have always beat the heat with a certain elegance, one way being to take their meals on kawayuka (dining terraces built on rivers). This tradition ...

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Gifu: Nagaragawa Ukai

Gifu: Nagaragawa Ukai

Cormorant fishing. It will be held every day during the period except on the night of the full moon (Sept. 15 this year) or when the water is excessively muddy. Fee is ¥3,100 (weekdays) or ¥3,400 (Sat., Sun. and national holidays), without meal. For ...

Notice: Event and location information is subject to change.