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Hokkaido: Chitose-Shikotsuko Hyoto Matsuri

Ice Festival. Many ice sculptures exhibited on the shore are lit up. Some more events are scheduled during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 4:30-10 p.m. Ice sculptures lighting up ● Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays from 6:30 p.m.: Fireworks display ...

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Hachinohe Enburi Festival

Hachinohe Enburi Festival

Spring is a time for dancing — well, in Japan it is. As the weather warmed, farmers would traditionally celebrate with festivals, and that was no different up north. The Hachinohe Enburi Festival, which starts Feb. 17 with a parade, is named after the ...

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Kyoto: Gion Corner Toki Tokubetsu Koen

Winter Special Performance. The demonstration of several kinds of traditional Japanese entertainments and arts is staged. Admission is ¥3,150 (¥2,500 for foreign visitors until Feb. 26). For further information, call 075-561-1119 (in English). Schedule & Key events: ● every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and national ...

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Kyoto: Gion Corner Toki Tokubetsu Koen

Winter special performance. The demonstration of several kinds of traditional Japanese entertainments and arts is staged. Admission is ¥3,150 (¥2,500 for foreign visitors until Feb. 26). For further information, call 075-561-1119 (in English). Schedule & Key events: ● every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and national ...

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Kyoto: Gion Corner Toki Tokubetsu Koen

Winter Special Performance. The demonstration of several kinds of traditional Japanese entertainments and arts is staged. Admission is ¥3,150 (¥2,500 for foreign visitors until Feb. 26). For further information, call 075-561-1119 (in English). Schedule & Key events: ● every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and national ...

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Yamagata: Zao Juhyo Light-up

Festival featuring the lighting up Juhyo, known as “Ice Monster,” trees covered with frost. Schedule & Key events: ● Dec. 23, 24; Dec. 29-Jan. 3; Jan. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22; Jan. 27-March 5 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Juhyo lighting up Location: along Zao ...

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Yamagata: Zao Juhyo Light-up

Festival featuring the lighting up juhyo, known as “Ice Monster,” trees covered with frost. Schedule & Key events: ● Jan. 1-Jan. 3, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, Jan. 27-March 5 5-9 p.m. Juhyo lighting up Location: along Zao Ropeway Sancho Line, Yamagata Access: ...

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Shizuoka: Atami Baien Ume Matsuri

Japanese Apricot Festival. There are about 470 Japanese apricot trees of 60 species in the garden and they begin to bloom usually from the middle of January. Various entertainments are scheduled during the festival period. Admission is ¥300. Schedule & Key events: ● daily ...

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Kanagawa: Odawara Ume Matsuri

Ume (Japanese apricot) Flower Festival. There are about 250 apricot trees in Odawara Joshi Park and about 35,000 trees in Soga Bairin which consists of three gardens: Bessho, Nakagawara and Hara Gardens. Many events are scheduled on every Saturday and Sunday during the festival ...

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Kanagawa: Sankei-en Kanbai-kai

Ume (Japanese apricot) Flower Festival. This Japanese-style landscape garden has about 600 Japanese apricot trees. Admission to the garden is ¥500. Please enter by 4:30 p.m.. Schedule & Key events: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Sankei-en, Yokohama, Kanagawa Access: (1) JR Keihin Tohoku or Negishi ...

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Yamagata: Zao Juhyo Light-up

Festival featuring the lighting up juhyo, known as “Ice Monster,” trees covered with frost. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 5-9 p.m. Juhyo lighting up Location: along Zao Ropeway Sancho Line, Yamagata Access: JR Yamagata Shinkansen Line to Yamagata Station, and then take bus ...

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Shizuoka: Atami Baien Ume Matsuri

Japanese Apricot Festival. There are about 470 Japanese apricot trees of 60 species in the garden and they begin to bloom usually from the middle of January. Various entertainments are scheduled during the festival period. Admission is ¥300. Schedule & Key events: ● daily ...

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Tokyo: Yushima Tenjin Ume Matsuri

Ume (Japanese apricot) Flower Festival. Taiko and other entertainments are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday and national holidays during the festival period. Tea ticket is ¥500. Schedule & Key events: ● Feb. 11 from noon: Edo-Satokagura (Shinto dance with music) ● Feb. 11, 12, ...

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Shizuoka: Kawazu-zakura Matsuri

Cherry Blossom Festival. Rich pink blossoms are distinctive of Kawazu-zakura which come into bloom in February. You can enjoy seeing the cherry blossoms along Kawazu River, even at night since the blossoms are lit up. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 6-9 p.m. Cherry ...

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Kanagawa: Yugawara-bairin Ume-no-Utage

Ume (Japanese apricot) Flower Festival. Visitors can enjoy viewing about 4,000 Japanese apricot trees in blossom. Admission is ¥200 except lighting up time. Schedule & Key events: ● Feb. 4 from noon: Geigi-no-mai (classical Japanese dance performed by professional female entertainers) ● Feb. 11, ...

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