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Kawaguchiko Herb Festival 2018

Kawaguchiko Herb Festival 2018

Camping provides a nice reprieve from the typical hustle and bustle of city life, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature. If you can set up a tent by Lake Kawaguchiko in Yamanashi Prefecture with a view of Mount Fuji, you're likely to forget ...

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Tokyo: Mitama Matsuri

Soul Festival of the shrine, associated with "Buddhist Bon Festival." Over 30,000 lanterns are lit up along the approach to the shrine. Various events, such as traditional performances, folk dancing and mikoshi carrying, are scheduled during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: ● ...

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Miyagi: Shiogama Minato Matsuri

Port Festival featuring a parade of two giant mikoshi of the shrines. If it heavily rains, fireworks display will be postponed to July 21. Schedule & Key events: from noon: Parade of two mikoshi on each boat ...

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The 27th Rainbow Reel Tokyo

The 27th Rainbow Reel Tokyo

The year 1992 saw blockbusters such as "Basic Instinct" and "The Crying Game" hit screens in the West. Meanwhile, Japan marked the launch of the Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Two years ago the event was renamed Rainbow Reel Tokyo and aimed ...

MON
Shiogama Port Festival

Shiogama Port Festival

July 16 marks Marine Day in Japan, and one of the holiday's biggest features are the many umibiraki (beach opening) ceremonies. But the port of Shiogama in Miyagi Prefecture plans to mark the day with an aquatic parade of mikoshi (portable shrines). At noon, two ...

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Tokyo: Sumomo Matsuri

Sumomo (plum) Festival. About 120 stalls selling plums are set up in the shrine precincts. Crow-pattern uchiwa fans are sold in front of Haiden Hall. (It is said that a crow drove away evil in the past.) Schedule & Key events: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. ...

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Saitama: Chichibu Kawase Matsuri

Annual Festival of the shrine. The highlight of this festival is mikoshi-arai, a ritual that mikoshi is carried into Arakawa River. Schedule & Key events: ● July 19 from 7 p.m.: Rite to build a pillar to welcome Susanoo, Shinto god, at the ...

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Saitama: Uchiwa Matsuri

Annual Festival of the shrine with more than 400 years history, featuring a parade of beautifully decorated 12 floats to the tune of festival music daily during the period. The highlight of this festival is tatakiai in which young men compete in drumming on ...

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Niigata: Kozan Matsuri

Gold Mine Festival. The town was once a gold mining town in feudal days. Schedule & Key events: ● July 21 from 8 p.m.: Local folk dancing parade on the town's main streets ...

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Fukuoka: Kokura Gion Daiko

Drumming Festival, each town in the city has its own drums, which are beaten by the townspeople going through the neighborhoods during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: ● July 21 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Demonstration of drumming at Otemon-mae Hiroba ● July 22 11 a.m.-2:40 p.m. ...

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Tokyo: Katsushika Noryo Hanabi Taikai

Fireworks Display with about 13,000 fireworks over Edogawa River. Depending on the weather conditions, the event will be postponed to next day. Schedule & Key events: 7:20 p.m.-8:20 p.m. Location: Shibamata Yakyu-jo (Edogawa River), Katsushika-ku, Tokyo Access: Keisei Kanamachi Line to Shibamata Station, and then walk 10 minutes. Festival information ...

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Kanagawa: Kamakura Hanabi Taikai

Fireworks Display with about 4,000 fireworks at two beaches. Depend on the weather conditions, the event will be postponed to next day. Schedule & Key events: 7:20 p.m.-8:10 p.m. Location: Zaimokuza Beach, Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura, Kanagawa Access: JR Yokosuka Line to Kamakura Station, and then walk 15 minutes. Festival ...

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Fukushima: Aizu-Tajima Gion Matsuri

Festival of the shrines, designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties. Schedule & Key events: ● July 22 from 1 p.m.: Kodomo-kabuki performance on the floats set in the center of the town from 4 p.m.: Parade of four o-yatai, on which ...

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Ehime: Uwajima Ushi-Oni Matsuri

One of the biggest summer festival in Shikoku region. Festival comes its climax when three mikoshi on the boat are carried on the sea and hashirikomi (men scramble for catching sacred white strips of paper hanging from a tall bamboo pole standing at the ...

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Osaka: Tenjin Matsuri

Festival, with over a 1,000-year history, counted as one of the three grandest festivals in Japan. This festival features horen on the sacred boat, going upstream on Okawa River, followed by a fleet of a hundred of boats decorated with lighted lanterns. Schedule & Key ...

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Wakayama: Tanabe Matsuri

Festival with a 450-year history and noted for its okasa. The highlight of this festival is a parade of mikoshi, three decorated horses, townspeople in traditional attire and eight okasa. Schedule & Key events: ● July 24 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Parade from the shrine, through the ...

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