Festivals of Japan : Spring

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.

Early February - Early March every year (tentative)

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Shizuoka

Mid-February - Early April every year (tentative)

BIG HINA MATSURI

Tokushima

Late February - Late March every year (tentative)

Mito Plum Blossom Festival

Ibaraki

Late February - Early March every year (tentative)

Katsuura Big Doll Festival

Chiba

Early April every year (tentative)

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

Yamanashi

Early April - Late April every year (tentative)

Takato Cherry Blossom Festival

Nagano

Early April every year (tentative)

Inuyama Festival

Aichi

Mid-April every year (tentative)

Hana Haru Festa

Tokushima

Spring Takayama Festival (Sanno Festival) Mid-April every year (tentative) [Autumn Festival (Hachiman Festival) Early October every year (tentative)

Takayama Festival

Gifu

Mid-April every year (tentative)

Furukawa Festival

Gifu

Late April - Early May every year (tentative)

Yonezawa Uesugi Festival

Yamagata

Late April - Mid-May every year (tentative)

Nemophila Harmony

Ibaraki

Late April - Early May every year (tentative)

Arita Ceramic Bazaar

Saga

Early May every year (tentative)

Kurashiki Fujimusume Monogatari -40th Heartland Kurashiki-

Okayama

Early May - Late May every year (tentative)

Tomonoura, Sea Bream Net-fishing

Hiroshima

Early May every year (tentative)

Odawara Hojo Godai Festival

Kanagawa

Early May every year (tentative)

Hamamatsu Festival

Shizuoka

Mid-May every year (tentative)

Kanda Festival

Tokyo

Mid-May every year (tentative)

Sanja Festival

Tokyo

Mid-May every year (tentative)

OGAKI FESTIVAL

Gifu

Early April every year (tentative)

Castle Town Obata Cherry Blossom Festival

Gumma

Mid-April every year (tentative)

The Ushibuka Haiya Festibal

Kumamoto

Late April every year (tentative)

Tosa Akaoka Dorome Festival

Kochi

Early May every year (tentative)

Takaoka Mikuruma-yama Festival

Toyama

Early May every year (tentative)

Seihakusai Festival

Ishikawa

Early May every year (tentative)

Iga Ueno NINJA Festa

Mie

Early May - Late May every year (tentative)

2020 Fukiagehama Sand & Flower Festa in Minamisatsuma

Kagoshima

Mid-February - Early March every year (tentative)

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Nagasaki

March 3 every year

Hina Nagashi

Wakayama

Late March every year (tentative)

The Kanoukaen

Nagasaki

Early to mid-April *Timings may differ depending on the state of bloom of the cherry trees.

Shibata Cherry Blossom Festival & Ogawara Cherry Blossom Festival

Miyagi

Early to mid-April *Timings may differ depending on the state of bloom of the cherry trees.

Shimonoseki Kaikyo Festival

Yamaguchi

April 1 to the following Sunday every year *There are irregularities

Beppu Hatto Hot Spring Festival

Oita

The first Sunday of April every year.

Washibara Hachimangu Shrine Yabusame Shinji

Shimane

April 13–16 every year

Nagahama Hikiyama Festival

Shiga

Late March every year (tentative)

Nagashibina in Mochigase

Tottori

Third week in April every year

Nobeoka Daishi Matsuri

Miyazaki

April 20–May 5 every year

The Sakura Festival of Kakunodate

Akita

April 23–May 5 every year

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

Aomori

May 2–4 every year

Takada Cherry Blossom Festival Takada Park

Niigata

Held on May 3 and 4 every year (scheduled)

Marugame Castle Festival

Kagawa

May 17 and 18 every year

Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival

Tochigi

May 19–21 every year

Mikuni Festival

Fukui

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