Festivals of Japan : Spring

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

Early February - Early March every year (tentative)

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Shizuoka

Late February - Late March every year (tentative)

Mito Plum Blossom Festival

Ibaraki

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

Takayama Festival

Gifu

Late April - Early May every year (tentative)

Yonezawa Uesugi Festival

Yamagata

Late April - Early May every year (tentative)

Arita Ceramic Bazaar

Saga

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-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

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

April 13–16 every year

Nagahama Hikiyama Festival

Shiga

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

Every year around February

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Nagasaki

March 3 every year

Hina Nagashi

Wakayama

End March–Early April *Timings may differ depending on the state of bloom of the cherry trees

Takada Castle Site Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Niigata

Early April–End May every year (tentative) *The best time to see nemophila is from mid-April to early May

Flowering

Ibaraki

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

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

Beppu Hatto Hot Spring Festival

Oita

Early April every year (tentative)

Castle Town Obata Cherry Blossom Festival

Gumma

The first Sunday of April every year.

Washibara Hachimangu Shrine Yabusame Shinji

Shimane

Mid-April every year (tentative)

Hana Haru Festa

Tokushima

Late March every year (tentative)

Nagashibina in Mochigase

Tottori

Third week in April every year

Nobeoka Daishi Matsuri

Miyazaki

April 19 and 20 every year

Furukawa Festival

Gifu

April 20–May 5 every year

The Sakura Festival of Kakunodate

Akita

April 23–May 5 every year

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

Aomori

Early May every year (tentative)

Seihakusai Festival

Ishikawa

Early May every year (tentative)

Iga Ueno NINJA Festa

Mie

May 2–4 every year (tentative)

Shimonoseki Kaikyo Festival

Yamaguchi

Early May - Late May every year (tentative)

Fukiagehama Sand & Flower Festa in Minamisatsuma

Kagoshima

Mid-May every year (tentative)

Sanja Festival

Tokyo

Mid-May every year (tentative)

OGAKI FESTIVAL

Gifu

Mid-February - Early April every year (tentative)

Big Hina Matsuri

Tokushima

Late February - Early March every year (tentative)

Katsuura Big Doll Festival

Chiba

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