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Tokyo: Ozumo Gogatsu Basho

Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan Hall. Dohyo-iri (the ring-entering ceremonies) by yokozuna (the grand champions) take place around 3:55 p.m. each day. After this are the main matches by maku-uchi (upper-rank Sumo wrestlers). Advance tickets are sold at Ticket Pia and convenience stores. ...

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Tokyo: Yushima Tenjin Sai

Annual Festival of the shrine. The highlight of this festival is Shinkosai, a procession of horen (palanquins) and mikoshi drawn by townspeople, parading in the neighborhood of the shrine. Edosato-Kagura (Shinto dance with music) is also performed several times each day. Schedule & Key ...

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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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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.