Festivals of Japan : All

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

Feb.19 - Apr.2

BIG HINA MATSURI

Tokushima

Mid October

Fall Pottery Festival

Shimane

Oct.29

Mt. Mitoku Fire Festival

Tottori

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

Takato Cherry Blossom Festival

Nagano

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

Aomori Nebuta Festival

Aomori

Early April

Beppu Hatto Hot Spring Festival

Oita

The third Friday-Sunday of April every year

Nobeoka Daishi Matsuri

Miyazaki

Mid February (tentative)

Yokote Kamakura Festival

Akita

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

TOBATA GION OYAMAGASA

Fukuoka

Dec.31

New Year Memorial Ceremony

Shimane

Saturday, March 24, 2018 (tentative)

The Kanoukaen

Nagasaki

Aug.8

Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Festival

Shiga

Oct.7 - Oct.17

Saijo Festival

Ehime

Early December - December 31

Sendai Pageant of Starlight

Miyagi

Feb.17

Saidaiji Temple Eyo

Okayama

Aug.4 - Aug.6

Kiryu Yagibushi Festival

Gumma

Aug.12 - Aug.14

Sanuki Takamatsu Festival

Kagawa

Aug.13

Kanmon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival

Yamaguchi

Nov.22 - Nov.24

Ichijo Festival

Kochi

Apr.20 - May.5

The Sakura Festival of Kakunodate

Akita

Late April - Early May

Yonezawa Uesugi Festival

Yamagata

Late April - Mid May

Nemophila Harmony

Ibaraki

Mid-November

Taketa Bamboo Lantern Chikuraku

Oita

Aug.1 - Aug.4

Sansa Odori Festival

Iwate

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

Grand Festival of Sawara

Chiba

Feb.10 - Mar.10

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Shizuoka

Dec.2 - Dec.3

Chichibu Night Festival

Saitama

May.3 - May.31

Fukigae Dunes Sand Sculpture Festival

Kagoshima

Every year on first weekend of April

Inuyama Festival

Aichi

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

Beginning of October 2017

Sanuki Toyohama Chousa Festival

Kagawa

Late June,2017 - June.25.2017

Tenjin Festival (Osaka Tenmangu Shrine)

Osaka

Feb.10 - Feb.11

Miyajima Oyster Festival

Hiroshima

September

Fujisaki Hachimangu Grand Festival

Kumamoto

Mar.30

Nagashibina in Mochigase

Tottori

Third Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of every February

Tokamachi Snow Festival

Niigata

Mid August. 2017

O-bon Daikento Lighting Up of Japanese Umbrellas

Tottori

Aug.14 - Aug.16

Bicchu Takahashi Matsuyama Odori

Okayama

Second Saturday of November every year

Taimatsu Akashi

Fukushima

Jul.22 - Jul.24

Warei Shrine Festival,Uwajima Ushioni Festival

Ehime

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

Kuji Fall Festival

Iwate

Aug.4 - Aug.6

ishidori matsuri

Mie

Several days in mid-August including August 15th

Tomioka Hachiman Shrine Festival (Fukagawa Hachiman Festival)

Tokyo

Aug.15 - Aug.16

Yamaga Lantern Festibal

Kumamoto

Jan.9 - Jan.11

Toka Ebisu Festival (Imamiya Ebisu Shrine)

Osaka

Aug.9 - Aug.12

Yosakoi Festival

Kochi

Aug.14 - Aug.15

Tamba Sasayama Dekansho Festival

Hyogo

Aug.4 - Aug.6

Jantokoi Uozu Festival

Toyama

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

Soma-Nomaoi

Fukushima

Mid May

Kanda Festival

Tokyo

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

Takayama Festival

Gifu

Jan.20

Kawarayu Onsen Yukake Festival

Gumma

Oct.15 - Oct.18 (tentative)

NIIHAMA TAIKO FESTIVAL

Ehime

Apr.19 - Apr.20 (Every Year)

Furukawa Festival

Gifu

Mid February

Hachinohe Enburi

Aomori

Apr.1 - Apr.17

Takada Cherry Blossom Festival Takada Park

Niigata

Jan.7

Nanokado Hadaka-mairi

Fukushima

Sep.16.2017 - Sep.17.2017 (tentative)

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

Osaka

Mid April

Hana Haru Festa

Tokushima

Every year on the second Sunday of April

Washibara Hachimangu Shrine Yabusame Shinji

Shimane

Oct.7 - Oct.9

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Nagasaki

Aug.2 - Aug.3

Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks Show

Niigata

Early February - Mid February

Shiramine Yukidarume Snowmen Festival

Ishikawa

Nov.4 - Nov.5

Saito Tomb Festival

Miyazaki

Feb.24 - Feb.25

Katsuyama Sagicho Festival

Fukui

May.1 - Late May (tentative)

Tomonoura, Sea Bream Net-fishing

Hiroshima

Three days around July 7th every year

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Kanagawa

Jul.7 - Jul.9

Narita Gion Festival

Chiba

May.19- May.21 (every year)

Mikuni Festival

Fukui

Aug.5 - Aug.7

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

Yamagata

Jul.14

Nachi Fire Festival

Wakayama

Apr.1 - May.7

Iga Ueno NINJA Festa

Mie

Oct.7 - Oct.8

Kanuma Autumn Festival

Tochigi

July - September

Noto “Kiriko” Festival

Ishikawa

May.3 - May.5

Seihakusai Festival

Ishikawa

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

April

Tosa Akaoka Dorome Festival

Kochi

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

OGAKI FESTIVAL

Gifu

Oct.8

Naha Giant Tug of War

Okinawa

Mid June

Sanno Festival

Tokyo

3rd Sunday of October and the Saturday before it

Kawagoe Festival

Saitama

Oct.7 - Oct.8

Otsu Festival

Shiga

Aug.12 - Aug.15

The awa dance(awa odori) in tokushima city

Tokushima

Oct.14 - Oct.15

Nada Fighting Festival

Hyogo

Oct.23 - Oct.25

Ueno Tenjin Festival

Mie

Jul.15 - Jul.16

Terukuni Shrine Lantern Festival

Kagoshima

The fourth Saturday and Sunday of July every year

Hamasaki Gion Festival

Saga

Apr

Shibata Cherry Blossom Festival & Ogawara Cherry Blossom Festival

Miyagi

Aug.4 - Aug.6

Oita Tanabata Festival

Oita

Nov.25

Hofu Tenmangu Gojinkousai (Hadakanbo Festival)

Yamaguchi

Oct.14 - Oct.15

Sake Festival

Hiroshima

Aug.5 - Aug.14

Nara To-kae

Nara

Sep.1 - Sep.3

Etchu-Yatsuo Owara Kaze-no-Bon

Toyama

Nov.1 - Nov.30 (tentative)

Korankei Momiji Festival

Aichi

Early April 2018

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

Yamanashi

Oct.7 - Oct.9 (tentative)

Kiritampo Festival

Akita

Undetermined (scheduled for the end of October)

KAWASAKI Halloween

Kanagawa

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

Shimonoseki Kaikyo Festival

Yamaguchi

Early October - Early November (tentative)

Entsuin Temple Fall Foliage Illumination

Miyagi

Jul.20 - Jul.22

Kumagaya Fan Festival

Saitama

Apr.13 - Apr.16

Nagahama Hikiyama Festival

Shiga

Feb.13 - Feb.14

Jizo Exorcism Festival

Yamanashi

Aug.4 - Aug.6

Shimizu Port Festival

Shizuoka

Late January, 2018 (plan)

Otateyama Festival

Nara

Sep.16 - Sep.18

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

Ibaraki

Every year from April 29 to May 5

Arita Ceramic Bazaar

Saga

Nov.2 - Nov.3

Ohara Festival

Kagoshima

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

May.1

Takaoka Mikuruma-yama Festival

Toyama

Aug.26-Aug.27 (every year)

Yoshida Fire Festival

Yamanashi

Apr.2

Castle Town Obata Cherry Blossom Festival

Gumma

Feb.16 - Mar.2

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Nagasaki

Early February

The 69th Sapporo Snow Festival

Hokkaido

Feb.23 - Mar.4

Katsuura Big Doll Festival

Chiba

Every fourth Saturday and Sunday in July

Owari Tsushima Tennoh Festival

Aichi

May.17 - May.18

Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival

Tochigi

Mid April

The Ushibuka Haiya Festibal

Kumamoto

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

Hyuga Hyottoko Mask Summer Festival

Miyazaki

July

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

Fukuoka

The Sunday before Health and Sports Day every year

Niu Festival (Laughter Festival)

Wakayama

Early February (tentative)

YAMAGATA snow festival 2016

Yamagata

May.3 - May.4

Marugame Castle Festival

Kagawa

Jan.9 - Jan.11

Toka Ebisu Festival

Hyogo

Oct.8

Matsushiro Sanada Jumangoku Festival

Nagano

Friday-Sunday in mid-May

Sanja Festival

Tokyo

Early February

Iwate snow festival

Iwate

May.3 - May.5

Hamamatsu Festival

Shizuoka

Oct.8 - Oct.10

Marimo Festival

Hokkaido

May.3

Odawara Hojo Godai Festival

Kanagawa

Jul.27 - Jul.29

Yama-age Festival

Tochigi

Jan.15

Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Fire Festival

Nagano

May 2018 (Golden Week)

Heartland Kurashiki

Okayama

Late October - Early November

Saga International Balloon Fiesta

Saga

Third Friday to Sunday in July every year

Kokura Gion Daiko Drums

Fukuoka

Late February - Late March

Mito Plum Blossom Festival

Ibaraki

Late August

Kuzuryu Festival 2017 Eiheiji Dai Toro Nagashi

Fukui

Mar.3

Hina Nagashi

Wakayama

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