Festivals of Japan : All

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Aug.4 - Aug.6

Shimizu Port Festival

Shizuoka

August 4 Pre-night festival eve 17:30-19:00 Palette Kumoji Square August 5 Night festival eve 16:00-18:00 Saion Square August 6 Parade 13:00-18:30 

10,000 Eisa Dance Parade

Okinawa

Oct.7 - Oct.9 (tentative)

Kiritampo Festival

Akita

Mid October

Fall Pottery Festival

Shimane

Several days in mid-August including August 15th

Tomioka Hachiman Shrine Festival (Fukagawa Hachiman Festival)

Tokyo

Feb.24 - Feb.25

Katsuyama Sagicho Festival

Fukui

Late October - Early November

Saga International Balloon Fiesta

Saga

Late April - Mid May

Nemophila Harmony

Ibaraki

Apr

Shibata Cherry Blossom Festival & Ogawara Cherry Blossom Festival

Miyagi

Aug.14 - Aug.15

Tamba Sasayama Dekansho Festival

Hyogo

Nov.22 - Nov.24

Ichijo Festival

Kochi

The first Saturday of August every year (festival eve is on Friday)

Hyuga Hyottoko Mask Summer Festival

Miyazaki

Mid-November

Taketa Bamboo Lantern Chikuraku

Oita

Every year from April 29 to May 5

Arita Ceramic Bazaar

Saga

Jul.22 - Jul.24

Warei Shrine Festival,Uwajima Ushioni Festival

Ehime

July

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

Fukuoka

Jul.27 - Jul.29

Yama-age Festival

Tochigi

Sep.16 - Sep.18

Ishioka Festival (Grand Festival of the Hitachi no Kuni Sosha Gu Shrine)

Ibaraki

2017年4月最終日曜日の予定

Tosa Akaoka Dorome Festival

Kochi

May.3 - May.5

Seihakusai Festival

Ishikawa

Aug.5 - Aug.14

Nara To-kae

Nara

Oct.14 - Oct.15

Sake Festival

Hiroshima

Mar.30

Nagashibina in Mochigase

Tottori

Spring Takayama Festival (Sanno Festival) Apr.14 - Apr.15 (Every Year) [Autumn Festival (Hachiman Festival) Oct.9 - Oct.10 (Every Year)]

Takayama Festival

Gifu

Nov.4 - Nov.5

Saito Tomb Festival

Miyazaki

Aug.15 - Aug.16

Yamaga Lantern Festibal

Kumamoto

Aug.4 - Aug.6

ishidori matsuri

Mie

Friday-Sunday in mid-May

Sanja Festival

Tokyo

Early February

The 69th Sapporo Snow Festival

Hokkaido

Apr.20 - May.5

The Sakura Festival of Kakunodate

Akita

Early February - Mid February

Shiramine Yukidarume Snowmen Festival

Ishikawa

Third Friday to Sunday in July every year

Kokura Gion Daiko Drums

Fukuoka

Oct.8 - Oct.10

Marimo Festival

Hokkaido

Aug.4 - Aug.6

Oita Tanabata Festival

Oita

Early February

Iwate snow festival

Iwate

Mid June

Sanno Festival

Tokyo

Dec.31

New Year Memorial Ceremony

Shimane

May.3 - May.4

Marugame Castle Festival

Kagawa

Oct.8

Naha Giant Tug of War

Okinawa

Jul.14 - Jul.16 (Autumn Festival: Oct.13 - Oct.15)

Grand Festival of Sawara

Chiba

Aug.14 - Aug.16

Bicchu Takahashi Matsuyama Odori

Okayama

Dec.2 - Dec.3

Chichibu Night Festival

Saitama

May 2, 2018 - May 4, 2018 (tentative)

Shimonoseki Kaikyo Festival

Yamaguchi

Every year on the second Sunday of April

Washibara Hachimangu Shrine Yabusame Shinji

Shimane

Aug.9 - Aug.12

Yosakoi Festival

Kochi

Oct.29

Mt. Mitoku Fire Festival

Tottori

Early April 2018

SHINGENーKO FESTIVAL ~The largest samurai parade in the world~

Yamanashi

Aug.12 - Aug.15

The awa dance(awa odori) in tokushima city

Tokushima

September

Fujisaki Hachimangu Grand Festival

Kumamoto

Jul.15 - Jul.16

Terukuni Shrine Lantern Festival

Kagoshima

May.17 - May.18

Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival

Tochigi

Jan.9 - Jan.11

Toka Ebisu Festival

Hyogo

Saturday, March 24, 2018 (tentative)

The Kanoukaen

Nagasaki

Sep.1 - Sep.3

Etchu-Yatsuo Owara Kaze-no-Bon

Toyama

Feb.10 - Feb.11

Miyajima Oyster Festival

Hiroshima

Three days around July 7th every year

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Kanagawa

The third Friday-Sunday of April every year

Nobeoka Daishi Matsuri

Miyazaki

May.1 - Late May (tentative)

Tomonoura, Sea Bream Net-fishing

Hiroshima

Sep.16.2017 - Sep.17.2017 (tentative)

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

Osaka

Feb.23 - Mar.4

Katsuura Big Doll Festival

Chiba

Mid April

Hana Haru Festa

Tokushima

Late April - Early May

Yonezawa Uesugi Festival

Yamagata

Early December - December 31

Sendai Pageant of Starlight

Miyagi

Jan.15

Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Fire Festival

Nagano

2017/08/02 - 2017/08/07 (August 1 is the festival eve)

Aomori Nebuta Festival

Aomori

Nov.1 - Nov.30 (tentative)

Korankei Momiji Festival

Aichi

Jan.9 - Jan.11

Toka Ebisu Festival (Imamiya Ebisu Shrine)

Osaka

No fixed date (normally from Apr.1 - Apr.30)

Takato Cherry Blossom Festival

Nagano

Early February (tentative)

YAMAGATA snow festival 2016

Yamagata

Aug.1 - Aug.4

Sansa Odori Festival

Iwate

Mid February

Hachinohe Enburi

Aomori

Nov.25

Hofu Tenmangu Gojinkousai (Hadakanbo Festival)

Yamaguchi

Feb.19 - Apr.2

BIG HINA MATSURI

Tokushima

Jan.20

Kawarayu Onsen Yukake Festival

Gumma

May 2018 (Golden Week)

Heartland Kurashiki

Okayama

Mid May

Kanda Festival

Tokyo

Early April

Beppu Hatto Hot Spring Festival

Oita

Feb.10 - Mar.10

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Shizuoka

May.3

Odawara Hojo Godai Festival

Kanagawa

May.1

Takaoka Mikuruma-yama Festival

Toyama

Aug.13

Kanmon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival

Yamaguchi

The fourth Saturday and Sunday of July every year

Hamasaki Gion Festival

Saga

Feb.17

Saidaiji Temple Eyo

Okayama

Late August

Kuzuryu Festival 2017 Eiheiji Dai Toro Nagashi

Fukui

Apr.19 - Apr.20 (Every Year)

Furukawa Festival

Gifu

Late February - Late March

Mito Plum Blossom Festival

Ibaraki

Every year it is held over three days that include the fourth Saturday of July.

TOBATA GION OYAMAGASA

Fukuoka

Aug.12 - Aug.14

Sanuki Takamatsu Festival

Kagawa

Mar.3

Hina Nagashi

Wakayama

Oct.23 - Oct.25

Ueno Tenjin Festival

Mie

Oct.7 - Oct.17

Saijo Festival

Ehime

Jun.7 - Jun.11

YOSAKOI SORAN FESTIVAL

Hokkaido

April 22, 2017 to May 7, 2017 * The 2018 festival dates are to be determined.

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

Aomori

Oct.7 - Oct.8

Otsu Festival

Shiga

Aug.8

Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Festival

Shiga

Every fourth Saturday and Sunday in July

Owari Tsushima Tennoh Festival

Aichi

Aug.4 - Aug.6

Jantokoi Uozu Festival

Toyama

May.3 - May.31

Fukigae Dunes Sand Sculpture Festival

Kagoshima

May.19- May.21 (every year)

Mikuni Festival

Fukui

Aug.2 - Aug.3

Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks Show

Niigata

Apr.1 - May.7

Iga Ueno NINJA Festa

Mie

Oct.7 - Oct.8

Kanuma Autumn Festival

Tochigi

Feb.13 - Feb.14

Jizo Exorcism Festival

Yamanashi

Apr.1 - Apr.17

Takada Cherry Blossom Festival Takada Park

Niigata

Apr.13 - Apr.16

Nagahama Hikiyama Festival

Shiga

July - September

Noto “Kiriko” Festival

Ishikawa

Jan.7

Nanokado Hadaka-mairi

Fukushima

Apr.2

Castle Town Obata Cherry Blossom Festival

Gumma

Aug.4 - Aug.6

Kiryu Yagibushi Festival

Gumma

The three-day period from the third Friday to Sunday in September

Kuji Fall Festival

Iwate

Saturday, January 27 to Monday, February 12, 2018 (17 days)

10th Annual Nakiji Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival –Night Illumination of World Heritage Nakijin Castle Ruins–

Okinawa

Aug.26-Aug.27 (every year)

Yoshida Fire Festival

Yamanashi

Aug.5 - Aug.7

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

Yamagata

Oct.8

Matsushiro Sanada Jumangoku Festival

Nagano

Oct.14 - Oct.15

Nada Fighting Festival

Hyogo

Mid August. 2017

O-bon Daikento Lighting Up of Japanese Umbrellas

Tottori

Nov.2 - Nov.3

Ohara Festival

Kagoshima

Undetermined (scheduled for the end of October)

KAWASAKI Halloween

Kanagawa

Third Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of every February

Tokamachi Snow Festival

Niigata

Last Saturday to Monday in July (July.29.2017 - July.31.2017)

Soma-Nomaoi

Fukushima

Second Saturday of November every year

Taimatsu Akashi

Fukushima

Late January, 2018 (plan)

Otateyama Festival

Nara

Beginning of October 2017

Sanuki Toyohama Chousa Festival

Kagawa

Jul.7 - Jul.9

Narita Gion Festival

Chiba

Mid April

The Ushibuka Haiya Festibal

Kumamoto

Mid February (tentative)

Yokote Kamakura Festival

Akita

Late June,2017 - June.25.2017

Tenjin Festival (Osaka Tenmangu Shrine)

Osaka

3rd Sunday of October and the Saturday before it

Kawagoe Festival

Saitama

May.3 - May.5

Hamamatsu Festival

Shizuoka

Every year on the Saturday and Sunday before May 15th.

OGAKI FESTIVAL

Gifu

Jul.20 - Jul.22

Kumagaya Fan Festival

Saitama

Oct.7 - Oct.9

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Nagasaki

Early October - Early November (tentative)

Entsuin Temple Fall Foliage Illumination

Miyagi

The Sunday before Health and Sports Day every year

Niu Festival (Laughter Festival)

Wakayama

Every year on first weekend of April

Inuyama Festival

Aichi

Feb.16 - Mar.2

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Nagasaki

Jul.14

Nachi Fire Festival

Wakayama

Oct.15 - Oct.18 (tentative)

NIIHAMA TAIKO FESTIVAL

Ehime

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