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Tokyo: Hanazono-jinja Reitaisai

Annual Festival of the shrine. The highlight of the festival is a procession of two mikoshi and floats from the shrine, parading on Yasukuni-dori Street, Shinjuku-dori Street and Meiji-dori Street. Open-air stalls selling foods and others are set up. Schedule & Key ...

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Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Festival

Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Festival

In some parts of the Hokuriku region, traditional andon (paper lanterns) light up the streets at this time of year. One place they'll be on display is in the Tsuzawa district of Oyabe, Toyama Prefecture, as part of the Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Festival, which ...

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Musikfest Nara 2018

Musikfest Nara 2018

When the almost monthlong Musikfest Nara starts on May 7, the prefecture's historical spots won't just be worth seeing, they'll be worth hearing. The 28-day event is set to feature around 250 music programs in 24 different municipalities. The opening day, for example, will feature ...

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Ibaraki: Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri

Ayame (iris) Flower Festival. A million iris flowers from approximately 500 species are in bloom. Admission is free. Yomeiri-fune (a boat escorting a bride) and local Japanese entertainments will be performed. Schedule & Key events: ● daily ...

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Gifu: Nagaragawa Ukai

Cormorant fishing. It will be held every day during the period except on the night of the full moon (Sept. 25 this year) or when the water is excessively muddy. Fee is 3,100 JPY or 3,400 JPY without meal. To make a reservation, please ...

Notice: Event and location information is subject to change.