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Hot Spring Water Sprinkling Festival

Hot Spring Water Sprinkling Festival

With festival season already upon us, Yugawara in Kanagawa Prefecture offers a unique celebration that is guaranteed to leave participants a little drenched. The Hot Spring Water Sprinkling Festival is similar to other festivals in that parades of people carry portable shrines on their ...

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Tokyo: Ozumo Gogatsu Basho

Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan. Dohyo-iri (the ring-entering ceremonies) by Yokozuna (the grand champions) take place around 3:55 p.m. daily. Then the main matches by Maku-uchi (upper-rank Sumo wrestlers) start. Advance tickets are sold at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Ticket Pia, convenience stores and so ...

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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 25  midmorning Edosato-Kagura performance on Kaguraden stage ...

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Tokyo: Hanazono-jinja Reitaisai

Annual Festival of the shrine. The highlight of the festival is a procession of eight mikoshi owned by towns, parading through the neighborhood of the shrine. The festival is rather small in scale this year. Schedule & Key events: ● May 28 from 11:30 ...

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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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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 JPY or 3,400 JPY without meal. For reservation, please call 058-262-0104 ...

Notice: Event and location information is subject to change.