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Kamakura Hanabi Taikai

Kamakura Hanabi Taikai

Kamakura Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display) at Zaimokuza and Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura, Kanagawa Pref., is scheduled from 7:20 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. and has about 2,500 fireworks. If it rains, it will be postponed to July 24. Access: The JR Yokosuka Line to Kamakura Sta., ...

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Uwajima Ushi-Oni Matsuri

Uwajima Ushi-Oni Matsuri

Uwajima Ushi-Oni Matsuri Festival at Warei Shrine, Uwajima, Ehime Pref. The major events of the festival are held on July 24. (1) Togyu (bull fighting) is held at togyu-jo (bull fighting ground) from noon to 3 p.m. (2) Oyaushioni, or three bull-headed monsters, parade ...

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Gion Matsuri Festival

Gion Matsuri Festival

Gion Matsuri Festival of Yasaka Shrine, Kyoto. This elegant festival, originating in 869, is counted as one of the three grandest festivals in Japan. The festival actually lasts for one month in July and has two highlights, Saki-Matsuri on the July 17 and Ato-Matsuri ...

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Aizu-Tajima Gion Matsuri

Aizu-Tajima Gion Matsuri

Aizu-Tajima Gion Matsuri, Festival of Tadeuga Shrine and Kumano Shrine, Minami-Aizu-machi, Fukushima Pref., is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets. On the July 22 kodomo-kabuki (traditional Japanese plays by boys) are performed on the floats set in the center ...

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Tenjin Matsuri

Tenjin Matsuri

Tenjin Matsuri Festival of Tenmangu Shrine, Kita-ku, Osaka. The festival, originating more than 1,000 years ago, is counted as one of the three grandest festivals in Japan. On July 25, a procession of horen (a portable shrine) leaves Tenmangu Shrine at 3:30 p.m. for ...

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Tanabe Matsuri Festival

Tanabe Matsuri Festival of Tokei Shrine, Tanabe, Wakayama pref., with a 450-year history and noted for its okasa (floats). On the July 24, a parade of mikoshi (portable shrines), three decorated horses, townspeople in traditional attire and eight okasa (floats) is held from Tokei ...

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Kagurazaka Matsuri Festival

Kagurazaka Matsuri Festival in the Kagurazaka area, Shinjuku-ku. Hozuki Ichi or Ground Cherry Pod Fair is held in the compound of Bishamonten Zenkokuji Temple from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the 23rd and 24th. Awa odori folk dancing is presented by townspeople in ...

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Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai

Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai

Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display) over the Sumida River, Taito-ku, is held from 7:05 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and has about 20,000 fireworks. In case of rain or strong wind, it will be postponed to the 27th. Access: The Ginza or Toei Asakusa Subway ...

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Enshu Arai Tezutsu Hanabi

Enshu Arai Tezutsu Hanabi

Enshu Arai Tezutsu Hanabi, Fireworks Display at Arai-cho, Shizuoka Pref., is characterized by the pillars of fire rising 20 meters up in the air, gushing out of cylinders held in the arms of young men in the playground of Arai Elementary School from 7:30 ...

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Yahiko Toro Matsuri

Yahiko Toro Matsuri or Lantern Festival at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, Niigata Pref., has a 1,000-year history and is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets. On July 25, a parade of people holding torchlights starts from Mt. Hikone to the ...

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Yamaguchi Gion Matsuri

Yamaguchi Gion Matsuri

Yamaguchi Gion Matsuri Festival of Yasaka Shrine, Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi Pref. On July 20th, sagi-no-mai, or heron dance, is performed in near the shrine from 6 p.m., and then three mikoshi (portable shrines) are carried through the main streets of the city from 7 p.m. ...

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Tobata Gion Yamagasa Festival

Tobata Gion Yamagasa Festival

Tobata Gion Yamagasa Festival at Tobata, Kita-Kyushu, Fukuoka Pref., is the festival of three shrines (Tobihata Hachimangu, Sugawara Jinja and Nakabaru Hachimangu) and is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets. It features a parade of yamagasa (huge eight floats ...

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Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri

Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri

Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri Festival of Tsushima Shrine, Tsushima, Aichi Pref., designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets. The festival is highlighted by two parades of boats on the pond in Tenno-gawa Park; (1) five Makiwara-bune boats decorated with hundreds ...

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Nagasaki Peiron Senshuken Taikai

Nagasaki Peiron Senshuken Taikai

Nagasaki Peiron Senshuken Taikai or a boat race of more than 70 ancient-Chinese-style boats, at Matsugae Kokusai Kanko Futo Pier of Nagasaki Port, Nagasaki Pref., is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 26, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on ...

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Kozan Matsuri

Kozan Matsuri or Gold Mine Festival at Aikawa-machi, Sado City, Niigata Pref. The town was once a gold mining town in feudal days. A local folk dancing parade is held on the town’s main streets from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 26, ...

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Tsuwano Gion Matsuri Festival

Tsuwano Gion Matsuri Festival of Yasaka Shrine at Tsuwano-cho, Shimane Pref. Sagi-mai-shinji, or heron dance, is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets. Two men dressed like herons and others in traditional costumes perform the dance in tune with leisurely ...

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