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Tokyo: Kameido Tenjin Kiku Matsuri

Chrysanthemum Exhibition. Admission is free. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Koto-ku, Tokyo Access: (1) JR Sobu Line to Kameido Sta. (North Exit), and then walk 15 min. (2) JR Sobu Line or Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line to ...

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Tokyo: Meiji-jingu Kikka-ten

Summay: Chrysanthemum Exhibition. Admission is free. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 6:10 a.m.-4:10 p.m. Location: Meiji-jingu Shrine, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Access: (1) JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku Sta.(Omotesando Exit), and then walk 5 min. (2) Tokyo Metro Chiyoda or Fukutoshin Line to Meiji-Jingumae Sta. (C03, F15)(Exit 2), and ...

THU

Nagano: Bunka Bunsei Fuzoku Emaki-no Gyoretsu

Festival featuring a procession of people dressed as warriors, postmen, priests, pilgrims, merchants' daughters, farmers, comb venders and so on of the Edo period along Nakasendo (old highway). Schedule & Key events: 10:30 a.m. Procession starts from Nagiso-machi Sogo Ground noon Procession stops ...

THU

Nagano: Nagano Ebisu-ko Enka Taikai

Fireworks Display with over 12,000 fireworks. It is held in late autumn unlike the other fireworks displays which usually take place in high summer. This fireworks display dates back to the feudal times, and people in Nagano boast the skills required to make huge ...

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Miyazaki: Shinwa-no Takachiho Yo-kagura Matsuri

Mythology performed by Shinto dance at night. There are 33 mythological plays of Kagura to be dedicated to the shrine. Schedule & Key events: ● Nov. 22 6 p.m.-10 p.m. ● Nov. 23 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Location: Takachiho-jinja Shrine, Takachiho-cho, Miyazaki Access: JR Nipo Honsen Line to Nobeoka ...

THU

Kumamoto: Yatsushiro Myoken-Sai

Festival with a 400-year history, noted for a long procession, designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties and registered as the Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. This festival features the procession of Shishi lion, 12 Kazari-uma (decorated horses), warriors, ...

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Ikebana × Hyakudankaidan 2017

Ikebana × Hyakudankaidan 2017

What sets the Hotel Gajoen Tokyo (formerly known as Meguro Gajoen) apart from other buildings is its wooden Hyakudan Kaidan, which translates as "staircase of 100 steps" and leads visitors to seven gorgeous banquet rooms. The space is packed with old paintings, but this autumn ...

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Ibaraki: Kasama-no Kiku Matsuri

Chrysanthemum Exhibition. Potted chrysanthemums and dolls made of chrysanthemum are exhibited in the shrine precincts. Japanese traditional performing arts, such as Bugaku (Ancient court dance with music) and Yabusame are also performed during the festival period. Admission to the exhibition of chrysanthemum dolls is ...

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Saga: Aki-no Arita Tojiki Matsuri

Autumn Ceramic Fair. The entire city is full of stalls selling Arita ceramics. "Haru Chawan Kokan," the event of exchanging a broken rice bowl for a brand-new one with the autumn design for free of charge, is held at the site called "Arita Toji-no ...

SUN

Kagoshima: Kusajishi-shiki

Japanese archery ritual, held in the Sengan-en garden which was built more than 350 years ago by the feudal lord of that time. The archers dressed in ceremonial robes shoot arrows at the targets (figures of deer) according to traditional Ogasawara-ryu (school) rites. Admission ...

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Kyoto: Aki-no Ningyo-ten

Dolls Exhibition. Old Japanese dolls are exhibited at the temple noted for its collection of dolls. Please enter by 3:30 p.m.. Admission is 600JPY. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Hokyo-ji Temple, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Access: From JR Kyoto Sta., take municipal bus No. ...

MON

Tokyo: Tori-no-Ichi

Good Luck Rake Fair, held on each "Day of Cock" in November every year. Kumade are sold at dozens of stalls. Daidai-kagura (Shinto dance with music) and Kumade-no-mai (bamboo-rakes' dance) are performed during the fair. Schedule & Key events: ● Nov. 6 & 18 & 30 ...

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