Festivals of Japan : Summer

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

Late June - Late July every year (tentative)

Tenjin Festival (Osaka Tenmangu Shrine)

Osaka

Early July every year (tentative)

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

Fukuoka

Early July every year (tentative)

Narita Gion Festival

Chiba

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Nachi Fire Festival

Wakayama

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Kokura Gion Daiko Drums

Fukuoka

Late July every year (tentative)

Hamasaki Gion Festival

Saga

Every year from August 2 to 7

Aomori Nebuta Festival

Aomori

Early August every year (tentative)

Shimizu Port Festival

Shizuoka

Early August every year (tentative)

10,000 Eisa Dance Parade

Okinawa

Early August - Mid-August every year (tentative)

Yosakoi Festival

Kochi

Mid-August every year (tentative)

O-bon Daikento Lighting Up of Japanese Umbrellas

Tottori

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Tamba Sasayama Dekansho Festival

Hyogo

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Bicchu Takahashi Matsuyama Odori

Okayama

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Tomioka Hachiman Shrine Festival (Fukagawa Hachiman Festival)

Tokyo

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Yamaga Lantern Festibal

Kumamoto

Late August every year (tentative)

Yoshida Fire Festival

Yamanashi

Every year from July 20 to 23

Kumagaya Fan Festival

Saitama

Every year for the three days of Friday to Sunday in the first week of August.

Kiryu Yagibushi Festival

Gumma

Every year from August 5 to 7

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

Yamagata

Early June - Mid-June every year (tentative)

YOSAKOI SORAN FESTIVAL

Hokkaido

Every year from June 7 to 17

Sanno Festival

Tokyo

Every year from early July to mid-October

Noto “Kiriko” Festival

Ishikawa

Early July every year (tentative)

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Kanagawa

Summer festival: The Friday, Saturday and Sunday after July 10 Autumn festival: The Friday, Saturday and Sunday that surround the second Saturday in October.

Grand Festival of Sawara

Chiba

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Terukuni Shrine Lantern Festival

Kagoshima

Late July every year (tentative)

TOBATA GION OYAMAGASA

Fukuoka

Late July every year (tentative)

Owari Tsushima Tennoh Festival

Aichi

July 22, 23 and 24

Uwajima Ushioni Festival

Ehime

Every year on the Friday to Sunday that includes the fourth Saturday of July.

Yama-age Festival

Tochigi

Late July every year (tentative)

Soma-Nomaoi

Fukushima

Early August every year (tentative)

Sansa Odori Festival

Iwate

Every year on August 2/3

Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks Show

Niigata

Every year on the first Friday to Sunday of August

Jantokoi Uozu Festival

Toyama

Every year on the first Sunday of August and the day before.

ishidori matsuri

Mie

Early August - Mid-August every year (tentative)

Nara To-kae

Nara

First Saturday in August

Hyuga Hyottoko Mask Summer Festival

Miyazaki

Early August every year (tentative)

Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Festival

Shiga

Mid-August every year (tentative)

The Awa Dance (Awa Odori) in Tokushima City

Tokushima

Every year on August 12 to 14

Sanuki Takamatsu Festival

Kagawa

Every year on August 13

Kanmon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival

Yamaguchi

Late August every year (tentative)

Kuzuryu Festival Eiheiji Dai Toro Nagashi

Fukui

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