Art

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Aichi: Okazaki Sakura Matsuri

Cherry Blossom Festival. The period of light up is subject to change depending on blooming. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Cherry blossoms light up at Okazaki Park Location: Okazaki Park, Okazaki, Aichi Access: JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line to Toyohashi Sta. From there, ...

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Sanno Festival

Sanno Festival

General visitors are prohibited from viewing the event due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. If you’re praying for something significant, like world peace or a good harvest, a simple bow and a clap before your local shrine’s offertory box might be insufficient. To really help get ...

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Kyoto: Yasurai Matsuri

Festival designated as one of the National Important Intangible Cultural Properties, originates from a legend of the shrine having abated a serious epidemic in ancient times. The highlight of this festival is a procession of parishioners holding Hanagasa (big umbrellas decorated with flowers), devils ...

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Gifu: Takayama Matsuri

One of the grandest festival in Japan, registered as the Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. 12 gorgeously embellished floats parade along the streets in the city, escorted by people in gay attire. The festival reaches its climax when all the floats lit up with ...

Notice: Event and location information is subject to change.