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Shizuoka: Ajisai Matsuri & Kinme Matsuri

More than 3 million hydrangeas are blooming at Shimoda Park with a panoramic view of Shimoda Port. During the Hydrangeas Festival, many interesting events will be held. Kinme Festival will be held at the same time. It is a best season to eat kinmedai ...

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Tokyo: Chinowa-kuguri / Suijo-sai

Chinowa-kuguri — a traditional ceremony to pray for good health and longevity. Suijo-sai — Shinto purification ceremony of the shrine. Gozabune boat carrying katashiro (paper cut in the shape of dolls), guarded by dozens of boats, departs from Yanagibashi Bridge and goes down Sumida ...

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Yamanashi: Fujisan Yama-biraki

Yamanashi: Fujisan Yama-biraki

Ceremonies to open the official climbing season of Mount Fuji — the highest mountain in Japan, 3,776 meters high above sea level. There are two major events such as omichi-biraki — a ceremony of going through torii gate by the priests praying for the safety of ...

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Osaka: Aizen Matsuri

One of the biggest summer festivals in Osaka, featuring a parade of hoe-kago (palanquin) with women inside carried by people and other women in yukata. Some other events are scheduled during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: ● June 30, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ...

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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 (Oct. 4 this year) or when the water is excessively muddy. Fee is ¥3,100 or ¥3,400 without meal. For reservation, please call 058-262-0104 (Gifu City ...

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Aichi: Kisogawa Ukai

Cormorant fishing. Fee is ¥2,600 (weekdays on June 1-July 14 & Sept. 1-Oct. 15, and June 10) or ¥2,900 (every Sat. & Sun., July 15-Aug. 31, Sept. 18 and Oct. 9), without meal. There are also lunch cruise every Tues., Thur., Sat. and Sun. ...

Notice: Event and location information is subject to change.