Festivals of Japan : Shrines and temples

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

Mar.3

Hina Nagashi

Wakayama

Every year on the second Sunday of April

Washibara Hachimangu Shrine Yabusame Shinji

Shimane

Apr.13 - Apr.16

Nagahama Hikiyama Festival

Shiga

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

The third Friday-Sunday of April every year

Nobeoka Daishi Matsuri

Miyazaki

Mid May

Kanda Festival

Tokyo

Friday-Sunday in mid-May

Sanja Festival

Tokyo

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

OGAKI FESTIVAL

Gifu

May.19- May.21 (every year)

Mikuni Festival

Fukui

Mid June

Sanno Festival

Tokyo

Late June,2017 - June.25.2017

Tenjin Festival (Osaka Tenmangu Shrine)

Osaka

Jul.7 - Jul.9

Narita Gion Festival

Chiba

Jul.14

Nachi Fire Festival

Wakayama

Jul.15 - Jul.16

Terukuni Shrine Lantern Festival

Kagoshima

Every fourth Saturday and Sunday in July

Owari Tsushima Tennoh Festival

Aichi

The fourth Saturday and Sunday of July every year

Hamasaki Gion Festival

Saga

Aug.4 - Aug.6

ishidori matsuri

Mie

Several days in mid-August including August 15th

Tomioka Hachiman Shrine Festival (Fukagawa Hachiman Festival)

Tokyo

Aug.26-Aug.27 (every year)

Yoshida Fire Festival

Yamanashi

September

Fujisaki Hachimangu Grand Festival

Kumamoto

Sep.16 - Sep.18

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

Ibaraki

Beginning of October 2017

Sanuki Toyohama Chousa Festival

Kagawa

Oct.7 - Oct.8

Kanuma Autumn Festival

Tochigi

Oct.7 - Oct.17

Saijo Festival

Ehime

Oct.7 - Oct.9

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Nagasaki

The Sunday before Health and Sports Day every year

Niu Festival (Laughter Festival)

Wakayama

Oct.23 - Oct.25

Ueno Tenjin Festival

Mie

Oct.29

Mt. Mitoku Fire Festival

Tottori

Nov.25

Hofu Tenmangu Gojinkousai (Hadakanbo Festival)

Yamaguchi

Jan.7

Nanokado Hadaka-mairi

Fukushima

Jan.9 - Jan.11

Toka Ebisu Festival (Imamiya Ebisu Shrine)

Osaka

Jan.9 - Jan.11

Toka Ebisu Festival

Hyogo

Feb.13 - Feb.14

Jizo Exorcism Festival

Yamanashi

Feb.17

Saidaiji Temple Eyo

Okayama

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

Shimonoseki Kaikyo Festival

Yamaguchi

May.17 - May.18

Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival

Tochigi

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