Festivals of Japan : Autumn

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

* Due to COVID-19, many festivals are being cancelled this year. Please check each festival on the official website to confirm if it will take place or not.

Late October - Early November every year (tentative)

Saga International Balloon Fiesta

Saga

Early November - Late November every year (tentative)

Korankei Momiji Festival

Aichi

Mid-November every year (tentative)

Taimatsu Akashi

Fukushima

Mid-November every year (tentative)

Taketa Bamboo Lantern Chikuraku

Oita

Sunday in early October (the day before the second Monday)

Niu Festival (Laughter Festival)

Wakayama

Early October - Mid-October every year (tentative)

Saijo Festival

Ehime

Every year for the 3 days of the Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the second week of October

Kiritampo Festival

Akita

Every year in the second week of October

Matsushiro Sanada Jumangoku Festival

Nagano

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Otsu Festival

Shiga

Every year on October 14/15

Nada Fighting Festival

Hyogo

Late October - Late November every year (tentative)

Entsuin Temple Fall Foliage Illumination

Miyagi

Every year on the last Sunday of October

Mt. Mitoku Fire Festival

Tottori

Every year on November 2/3

Ohara Festival

Kagoshima

Every year from early July to mid-October

Noto “Kiriko” Festival

Ishikawa

September 1 to 3 every year

Etchu-Yatsuo Owara Kaze-no-Bon

Toyama

Every year on the first Sunday or national holiday after September 16

Fujisaki Hachimangu Grand Festival

Kumamoto

Every year on September 15 and for three days with Respect for the Aged Day as the last days.

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

Ibaraki

Late September every year (tentative)

Kuji Fall Festival

Iwate

Every year for three days from October 7 to 9

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Nagasaki

October 8 to 10 (fixed dates every year)

Marimo Festival

Hokkaido

Early October every year (tentative)

Naha Giant Tug of War

Okinawa

Every year on the third Saturday/Sunday of October

Kawagoe Festival

Saitama

Every year for three days with the second Sunday in October as the last day.

Sanuki Toyohama Chohsa Festival

Kagawa

Every year from October 16 to 18

NIIHAMA TAIKO FESTIVAL

Ehime

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Kanuma Autumn Festival

Tochigi

Every year on the second Saturday/Sunday in October

Sake Festival

Hiroshima

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Fall Pottery Festival

Shimane

Every year for the 3 days of the Friday, Saturday and Sunday that are closest to October 25

Ueno Tenjin Festival

Mie

Every year on the first Saturday/Sunday of November

Saito Tomb Festival

Miyazaki

Late November every year (tentative)

Ichijo Festival

Kochi

Every year on the fourth Saturday in November.

Hofu Tenmangu Gojinkousai (Hadakanbo Festival)

Yamaguchi

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