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Kyoto: Miyako Odori

Cherry Dance performed by maiko (apprentice geiko) and geiko. Admissions are ¥2,500, ¥4,200 or ¥4,800. For further information, call 075-541-3391 at Kobu kabukai. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 12:30 p.m.-, 2 p.m.-, 3:30 p.m.-, 4:50 p.m.- Location: Kobu Kaburenjo, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Access: (1) ...

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Mie: Shunki Kagura Sai

Spring Festival of the shrine. Performance of jingu-bugaku (ancient court dance with music) is dedicated to the shrine on a makeshift stage at Naiku. The places and hours of the performances are subject to change in case of rain. Schedule & Key events: ● ...

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Yamagata: Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri

Festival in commemoration of the famous warlord Uesugi Kenshin (1530-1578). Schedule & Key events: ● May 3 from 9:30 a.m.: Parade of mikoshi of Uesugi-jinja Shrine and floats, through the city’s main street from 10:20 a.m.: Uesugi gundan gyoretsu (a parade of about 1,000 ...

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Tokyo: Meiji-jingu Haru-no Taisai

Annual Spring Festival of the shrine. Many Japanese performing arts are performed during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: Many Japanese performing arts Location: Meiji-jingu Shrine, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Access: (1) JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku Station, and then walk 5 min.; (2) Tokyo ...

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Aomori: Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri

Cherry Blossom Festival with about 2,600 cherry trees on the ground of Hirosaki Castle and along the castle’s moat in Hirosaki Park. The festival period is subject to change depending on blossoming. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Cherry blossoms light ...

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Kyoto: Mibu Kyogen

Medieval pantomime, designated as one of National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties. Mibu Kyogen, 30 pantomime skits, have been handed down, and five kinds of which, are performed. Admission is ¥800. Schedule & Key events: ● April 29-May 4, 1-5:30 p.m. ● May 5, ...

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Tokyo: Bunkyo Tsutsuji Matsuri

Tsutsuji (azalea) Flower Festival. You can enjoy viewing of about 3,000 azalea blossoms. Admission to the garden is ¥200. Please enter the garden by 5:30 p.m.. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Azalea Garden is open Location: Nezu-jinja Shrine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo ...

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Tokyo: Fuji Matsuri

Fuji (wisteria) Flower Festival. There are over 100 wisteria roots in the shrine precincts, and they are usually in full bloom in this season. Schedule & Key events: ● daily sunset – 9 p.m. Flowers are lit up Location: Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Koto-ku, Tokyo ...

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The 37th Oharame Matsuri

The 37th Oharame Matsuri

Situated at the foot of Mount Hiei, the area of Ohara in Kyoto’s outer suburbs is renowned for its natural beauty. Another thing Ohara is known for is its spring festivities, in which it celebrates the Oharame, women workers noted for their aizome (indigo-dyed) ...

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Nagano: Onbashira Matsuri

Sacred pillars Festival, held every seven years for over 1,200 years. This festival is held over two months, consisting of the two parts: ・ Yamadashi – pulling Onbashira trees out of the mountains. ・ Satobiki – hauling Onbashira trees to the shrine. Preceding this ...

Notice: Event and location information is subject to change.