SUN

Takaosan Shunki Taisai

Annual Spring Festival of Mt. Takao features a procession of children in fancy attire, Yamabushi mountain priests in their traditional attire and a corps of fife & drum. Takaosan Yakuo-in Temple: Keio Line to Takaosan-guchi Station, and then walk 3 min. to cable car ...

SUN

Daidai Kagura

Annual Spring Festival at Shinagawa-jinja Shrine. Daidai kagura (sacred Shinto music and dance) to pray for a good harvest and a good health of the year is presented in the main hall of the shrine. Keikyu Line to Shin-Bamba Station (North Exit), and then ...

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Kamakura Matsuri

Spring Festival to cerebrate the beginning of sightseeing season in Kamakura since 1959. If it heavily rains, events will be canceled. JR Yokosuka Line to Kamakura Station, and then walk 10 min. Festival information  compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan ...

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Narita Taiko Matsuri

Narita Taiko Matsuri

Traditional Japanese Taiko Festival. “Sengan Hana-Daiko”, drum beating taken part in by about 700 parishioners, and “Naritasan Sennen Yobutai,” a millennium night stage show of drum-beating under torchlights in the compound of the temple, are the highlight. Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple: (1) JR Sobu Honsen Line ...

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Kyo Odori

Traditional Kyoto Dance. Admissions are ¥2,200, ¥2,800, ¥4,200 or ¥4,800, sold at major travel agencies. (1) Keihan Honsen Line to Kiyomizu-Gojo Station, and then walk 7 min.; (2) From JR Kyoto Station, take municipal bus No. 205, 4 or 17 to Kawaramachi-Matsubara Bus Stop, ...

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Furukawa Matsuri

Furukawa Matsuri

Annual festival of the shrine, designated as one of the National Intangible Folk-Cultural Property. Main event of the festival is okoshi-daiko, in which hundreds of partially clothed men parade on the streets beating drums and singing folk songs. In the morning to evening, a ...

TUE

Negi-no-mai at Tenso-jinja Shrine

Masked priests perform sacred dances to the tune of drum music for a good harvest of the year. If it rains, the dance will be performed indoors. Tokyu Ikegami Line to Ontakesan Station, and then walk 5 min. Festival information  compiled in cooperation with ...

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Yasukuni-jinja Shunki Reitaisai

Annual Spring Festival. Japanese traditional dance and martial arts are dedicated to the shrine on the stage of Nohgakudo Hall at Yasukuni-jinja. Tokyo Metro Tozai, Hanzomon Line or Toei Shinjuku Subway Line to Kudanshita Station (T07, Z06, S05)(Exit 1), and then walk 5 min. ...

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Japan Hobby Show 2015

Japan Hobby Show 2015

Hundreds of passionate hobbyists will show off their seasoned skills at this three-day event, which boasts some 700 booths and 13 sponsors. This show has something for everyone, from homely pastimes such as knitting and scrapbooking to decorative pursuits including embroidery and calligraphy. It ...

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Haru-no Sado Geino-sai

Local folk dances and other local performing arts of Sado Island are staged at the park. If it rains, these will be performed in the “Ibuki-21″ gymnasium. JR Joetsu Shinkansen Line to Niigata. From there, take bus to Niigata Port – Sado-Kisen (15 min.), ...

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Himeji Central Park Night Safari

Himeji Central Park Night Safari

Normally, only safari-park and zoo staff get to see what animals like to do in the moonlight, but Himeji Central Park is now offering everyone the exciting opportunity to catch a glimpse of the after-dark activity of lions, zebras, elephants and other wild creatures. ...

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2015 Tanto Tulip Festival

2015 Tanto Tulip Festival

This floral event sprouted from the idea of one farmer, who thought, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could bring together all the kinds of tulips that grow in town and display them in one place?” With the help of local farmers, that dream ...

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The 23rd LOHAS FESTA

The 23rd LOHAS FESTA

Being an ecologically aware green consumer is becoming more and more important every year. It’s not just about separating rubbish and recycling plastics and cans. It’s a lifestyle that the LOHAS Festa in Osaka is challenging visitors to embrace, asking them to consider what ...

WED

Hayama Matsuri

Festival with a 100-year history to pray for a good harvest of the year. A horse attractively adorned with artificial flowers, rice stalks and flag-shaped decoration steps on the ground to the sound of music, been followed by people performing local dance. JR Nipposen ...

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