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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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Jingu Aki-no-Kagura-sai Autumn Festival

Jingu Aki-no-Kagura-sai Autumn Festival at naiku (inner shrine) of Ise Shrine, Ise, Mie Pref. Jingu bugaku, or ancient court dance with music, is performed on the makeshift stage in shin-en of the naiku, twice at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m. daily during the ...

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Yassa Matsuri Festival

The Yassa Matsuri Festival is at Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine, Minakami-machi, Gunma Pref. The festival has a 400-year history. Youths wearing loin-clothes jostle around each other in the precincts of the shrine, shouting “Yassa, Yassa,” and vie with one another climbing up the pillars to ...

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Grand Sumo Tournament

Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan Hall, Sumida-ku. Dohyo-iri (the ring-entering ceremony) by yokozuna (the grand champions) takes place around 3:45 p.m. daily. Then the main bouts by maku-uchi (upper-rank sumo wrestlers) start. Advance tickets are sold at Ryogoku Kokugikan Hall, Ticket Pia, convenience ...

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Annual Festival of Yabo Temmangu Shrine

Annual Festival of Yabo Temmangu Shrine, Kunitachi, on the outskirts of Tokyo. On Sept. 27, a parade of people with lanterns is held in the neighborhood of the shrine from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. On the 28th, a parade of mando, around ten ...

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Fukuro Matsuri Festival

Fukuro Matsuri Festival of Mitake Shrine, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku. On Sept. 27, a showcase of music and dance by popular artists and folk dancers are scheduled to take place on the makeshift stage in front of the JR Ikebukuro Station (West Exit) during the day. ...

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Nagaragawa Ukai

Nagaragawa Ukai

Nagaragawa Ukai, Nagara River, Gifu Pref. Period of time: May 11 – Oct. 15 (except July 26, Aug. 2 and Sept. 9) Boarding time: 6:15 p.m. Departure time: 7:15 p.m., returning around 8:30 p.m. Charge: ¥3,100 (without meal) for weekdays, ¥3,400 (without meal) for ...

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Kisogawa Ukai

Kisogawa Ukai, Kiso River, Aichi Pref. Period of time: Jun. 1st – Oct. 15th (except Aug. 10th), Boarding time: 7:20 pm, returning around 8:10 pm (Jun. 1st – Aug. 31st ), 6:50 pm, returning around 7:45 pm (Sep. 1st – Oct. 15th) Charge: ¥2,600 ...

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Tokyo Jidai Matsuri

Tokyo Jidai Matsuri

No time to read an entire history book Japan? Instead take part in the annual Tokyo Jidai Matsuri (The Festival of Eras), which will take place at Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple on Nov. 3. The event is considered one of the fall’s best festivals in ...

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