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Kyoto: Arashiyama Ukai

Cormorant fishing. Fee is 1,800JPY without meal. Tickets are put on sale on the day from 1 hr. before the departure time. No reservation is necessary unless you charter a boat for a group. Schedule & Key events: ● Sept. 1-23 6:30 p.m.-, 7:30 ...

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Fukushima: Aizu Matsuri

Festival of the area. The highlight of this festival is Aizu-han-ko Gyoretsu (a procession in honor of a feudal lord of the Aizu domain and his 500 armored warriors). Some more events are scheduled during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: ● Sept. 21 7 ...

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Ishikawa: Koi-koi Matsuri

Festival featuring a parade of O-shishi mikoshi (portable shrine shaped like a huge lion head carried by town's people) and Geisha (professional female entertainers), and Yamanaka-bushi-wa-odori dancing parade by thousands of people in festival attire to the sound of Shamisen (three-stringed musical instruments), flutes ...

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Kyoto: Hagi Matsuri

Japanese bush clover Festival. Bush clovers are beautifully planted all over the shrine precincts. Several Japanese traditional performances are scheduled. Fee for tea ceremony is 800JPY or 1,500JPY. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Chakai (tea ceremony) ...

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Kyoto: Seimei-jinja Reisai

Annual Festival of the shrine. Main event of the festival is Shinko-sai (a parade of mikoshi led by a traditional boys' drums and fifes band, the carriages of the halberds, girls in beautiful attire, and decorated horses), proceeding on the main streets in the ...

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Kyoto: Kushi Matsuri

Comb Festival featuring a colorful parade of about 45 women having their hair done in various coiffures representing each era from ancient times to the present day and in clothes reflecting those eras. If it rains, the parade will be canceled. Schedule & Key events: from ...

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Chiba: Ohara Hadaka Matsuri

Naked festival. The highlight of this festival is Shiofumi, in which 18 mikoshi carried by men wearing loin-clothes are jostled each other in the sea and along Ohara Kaisuiyoku-jo Beach. Schedule & Key events: ● Sept. 23 from 9 a.m.: ...

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Mie: Jingu Aki-no-Kagura-sai

Autumn Festival at the shrine. If it rains, Jingu Bugaku will be performed in the Sanshuden Hall only once from 11 a.m. on the day. Various Japanese traditional performing arts are scheduled during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: ● daily from 11 a.m.: & from ...

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'Friends' pop-up cafe

'Friends' pop-up cafe

A little bit of Central Perk is making its way to Tokyo with a “Friends” pop-up cafe taking residence at the Loft Food Lab in Ginza Sept. 18-24. To celebrate the popular sitcom’s 25th anniversary, take your own friends to snap a photo on ...

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Gunma: Yassa Matsuri

Festival with a 400-year history. Youths wearing loin-clothes jostle each other in the shrine precincts, shouting "Yassa, Yassa," and vie with one another climbing up the pillars to be the first getting the bell attached to the top of the ceiling in the shrine. Schedule ...

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Tokyo: Fukuro Matsuri

Annual Festival of the area. The highlight of this festival is a parade of mikoshi accompanied by people beating Taiko on the streets of JR Ikebukuro Sta. West Exit area. Many other events are scheduled during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: ● Sept. ...

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Kyoto: Ujigawa Ukai

Cormorant fishing. Fee is 2,000JPY (child 1,000JPY) without meal. Tickets are put on sale 1 hr. before the boarding time on the day. No reservation is necessary unless you charter a boat for a group. Schedule & Key events: ● Sept. 1-Sept. 30 6 p.m.-7:30 ...

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Aichi: Kisogawa Ukai

Cormorant fishing. Fee is 3,000JPY without meal. There are also lunch cruise every Tue., Thu., Sat. and Sun. with 5,000JPY. For reservation, please call 0568-61-2727 (Kisogawa Kanko) or reserve through major travel agencies. Schedule & Key events: ● Sept. 1-Oct. 15 7 ...

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Yokohama Otomatsuri

Yokohama Otomatsuri

For the next two months, Yokohama will be full of music as the triennial music festival, Yokohama Otomatsuri, takes over the city with more than 300 programs. Some of the concerts will offer free entry, even for performances by well-known acts and musicians such as ...

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