Festivals of Japan : Processions and parades

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

Early April 2018

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

Yamanashi

Every year on first weekend of April

Inuyama Festival

Aichi

Apr.2

Castle Town Obata Cherry Blossom Festival

Gumma

Mid April

The Ushibuka Haiya Festibal

Kumamoto

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

Takayama Festival

Gifu

Apr.19 - Apr.20 (Every Year)

Furukawa Festival

Gifu

Late April - Early May

Yonezawa Uesugi Festival

Yamagata

May.1

Takaoka Mikuruma-yama Festival

Toyama

May.3

Odawara Hojo Godai Festival

Kanagawa

May.3 - May.5

Seihakusai Festival

Ishikawa

May.3 - May.5

Hamamatsu Festival

Shizuoka

Mid May

Kanda Festival

Tokyo

May.19- May.21 (every year)

Mikuni Festival

Fukui

Jun.7 - Jun.11

YOSAKOI SORAN FESTIVAL

Hokkaido

Mid June

Sanno Festival

Tokyo

July - September

Noto “Kiriko” Festival

Ishikawa

July

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

Fukuoka

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

Grand Festival of Sawara

Chiba

Third Friday to Sunday in July every year

Kokura Gion Daiko Drums

Fukuoka

Jul.20 - Jul.22

Kumagaya Fan Festival

Saitama

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

TOBATA GION OYAMAGASA

Fukuoka

Jul.22 - Jul.24

Warei Shrine Festival,Uwajima Ushioni Festival

Ehime

The fourth Saturday and Sunday of July every year

Hamasaki Gion Festival

Saga

Aug.1 - Aug.4

Sansa Odori Festival

Iwate

Aug.4 - Aug.6

Oita Tanabata Festival

Oita

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

Aug.5 - Aug.7

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

Yamagata

Aug.9 - Aug.12

Yosakoi Festival

Kochi

Aug.12 - Aug.15

The awa dance(awa odori) in tokushima city

Tokushima

Sep.16 - Sep.18

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

Ibaraki

Sep.16.2017 - Sep.17.2017 (tentative)

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

Osaka

Beginning of October 2017

Sanuki Toyohama Chousa Festival

Kagawa

Oct.7 - Oct.8

Otsu Festival

Shiga

Oct.7 - Oct.17

Saijo Festival

Ehime

Oct.8 - Oct.10

Marimo Festival

Hokkaido

Oct.8

Matsushiro Sanada Jumangoku Festival

Nagano

3rd Sunday of October and the Saturday before it

Kawagoe Festival

Saitama

Oct.14 - Oct.15

Nada Fighting Festival

Hyogo

Oct.15 - Oct.18 (tentative)

NIIHAMA TAIKO FESTIVAL

Ehime

Undetermined (scheduled for the end of October)

KAWASAKI Halloween

Kanagawa

Oct.23 - Oct.25

Ueno Tenjin Festival

Mie

Nov.4 - Nov.5

Saito Tomb Festival

Miyazaki

Nov.22 - Nov.24

Ichijo Festival

Kochi

Feb.24 - Feb.25

Katsuyama Sagicho Festival

Fukui

May 2018 (Golden Week)

Heartland Kurashiki

Okayama

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

Shimonoseki Kaikyo Festival

Yamaguchi

May.17 - May.18

Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival

Tochigi

Jul.27 - Jul.29

Yama-age Festival

Tochigi

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