Festivals of Japan

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* 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 December every year (tentative)

Chichibu Night Festival

Saitama

Early March every year (tentative)

Hina Nagashi

Wakayama

Early February every year (tentative)

Iwate snow festival

Iwate

Mid-November every year (tentative)

Taketa Bamboo Lantern Chikuraku

Oita

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

Fujisaki Hachimangu Grand Festival

Kumamoto

Early August - Mid-August every year (tentative)

Nara To-kae

Nara

Late June - Late July every year (tentative)

Tenjin Festival (Osaka Tenmangu Shrine)

Osaka

Late November every year (tentative)

Ichijo Festival

Kochi

Early August every year (tentative)

Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks Show

Niigata

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Jizo Exorcism Festival

Yamanashi

Early July every year (tentative)

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Kanagawa

Early February every year (tentative)

YAMAGATA snow festival

Yamagata

Early August every year (tentative)

Oita Tanabata Festival

Oita

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

Kiritampo Festival

Akita

Mid-September every year (tentative)

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

Osaka

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Tomioka Hachiman Shrine Festival (Fukagawa Hachiman Festival)

Tokyo

Early October - Mid-October every year (tentative)

Saijo Festival

Ehime

Mid-April every year (tentative)

Furukawa Festival

Gifu

Late August every year (tentative)

Yoshida Fire Festival

Yamanashi

Early June - Mid-June every year (tentative)

YOSAKOI SORAN FESTIVAL

Hokkaido

Late July every year (tentative)

Yama-age Festival

Tochigi

Every year on November 2/3

Ohara Festival

Kagoshima

Mid-May every year (tentative)

Kanda Festival

Tokyo

Late July every year (tentative)

TOBATA GION OYAMAGASA

Fukuoka

Every year during the second week of October

Sanuki Toyohama Chousa Festival

Kagawa

Late September every year (tentative)

Kuji Fall Festival

Iwate

Early July every year (tentative)

Narita Gion Festival

Chiba

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Kokura Gion Daiko Drums

Fukuoka

Early February - Mid-February every year (tentative)

Shiramine Yukidarume Snowmen Festival

Ishikawa

Late April every year (tentative)

Tosa Akaoka Dorome Festival

Kochi

Mid-January every year (tentative)

Kawarayu Onsen Yukake Festival

Gumma

Mid-April every year (tentative)

The Ushibuka Haiya Festibal

Kumamoto

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Nachi Fire Festival

Wakayama

Early August every year (tentative)

Shimizu Port Festival

Shizuoka

Late April - Early May every year (tentative)

Yonezawa Uesugi Festival

Yamagata

September 1 to 3 every year

Etchu-Yatsuo Owara Kaze-no-Bon

Toyama

Late July every year (tentative)

Warei Shrine Festival,Uwajima Ushioni Festival

Ehime

Late July every year (tentative)

Soma-Nomaoi

Fukushima

Late April - Early May every year (tentative)

Arita Ceramic Bazaar

Saga

Early August every year (tentative)

Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Festival

Shiga

Early August every year (tentative)

ishidori matsuri

Mie

Early January every year (tentative)

Nanokado Hadaka-mairi

Fukushima

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

Niu Festival (Laughter Festival)

Wakayama

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Terukuni Shrine Lantern Festival

Kagoshima

Late January - Mid-February every year (tentative)

Nakiji Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival –Night Illumination of World Heritage Nakijin Castle Ruins–

Okinawa

Early August every year (tentative)

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

Yamagata

Mid-January every year (tentative)

Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Fire Festival

Nagano

Early April - Late April every year (tentative)

Takato Cherry Blossom Festival

Nagano

Late July every year (tentative)

Owari Tsushima Tennoh Festival

Aichi

Mid-February - Early March every year (tentative)

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Nagasaki

Every year on the first Saturday/Sunday of November

Saito Tomb Festival

Miyazaki

Mid-May every year (tentative)

OGAKI FESTIVAL

Gifu

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Yamaga Lantern Festibal

Kumamoto

Early January - Mid-January every year (tentative)

Toka Ebisu Festival

Hyogo

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

Takayama Festival

Gifu

Mid-February - Early April every year (tentative)

BIG HINA MATSURI

Tokushima

Early January - Mid-January every year (tentative)

Toka Ebisu Festival (Imamiya Ebisu Shrine)

Osaka

Early July every year (tentative)

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

Fukuoka

Early May every year (tentative)

Marugame Castle Festival

Kagawa

Late April - Early May every year (tentative)

The Sakura Festival of Kakunodate

Akita

Mid-May - Late May every year (tentative)

Mikuni Festival

Fukui

Early April every year (tentative)

Beppu Hatto Hot Spring Festival

Oita

Early May - Late May every year (tentative)

Tomonoura, Sea Bream Net-fishing

Hiroshima

Early May - Late May every year (tentative)

2020 Fukiagehama Sand & Flower Festa in Minamisatsuma

Kagoshima

Mid-April every year (tentative)

Nobeoka Daishi Matsuri

Miyazaki

Early April every year (tentative)

Inuyama Festival

Aichi

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Tamba Sasayama Dekansho Festival

Hyogo

Early May every year (tentative)

Takaoka Mikuruma-yama Festival

Toyama

Mid-August every year (tentative)

The awa dance(awa odori) in tokushima city

Tokushima

Late December every year (tentative)

New Year Memorial Ceremony

Shimane

Mid-August every year (tentative)

O-bon Daikento Lighting Up of Japanese Umbrellas

Tottori

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Otsu Festival

Shiga

Early April every year (tentative)

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

Yamanashi

Early October every year (tentative)

Naha Giant Tug of War

Okinawa

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Sake Festival

Hiroshima

Late April - Mid-May every year (tentative)

Nemophila Harmony

Ibaraki

Early April - Mid-April every year (tentative)

Takada Cherry Blossom Festival Takada Park

Niigata

Late January every year (tentative)

Nara Chitose Hogu-hogu Festival (Otateyama Festival 2020)

Nara

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Bicchu Takahashi Matsuyama Odori

Okayama

Late October - Late November every year (tentative)

Entsuin Temple Fall Foliage Illumination

Miyagi

Early August every year (tentative)

10,000 Eisa Dance Parade

Okinawa

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Sanuki Takamatsu Festival

Kagawa

Late March every year (tentative)

Nagashibina in Mochigase

Tottori

Every year on October 14/15

Nada Fighting Festival

Hyogo

Early May every year (tentative)

Hamamatsu Festival

Shizuoka

Late July every year (tentative)

Hamasaki Gion Festival

Saga

Mid-May every year (tentative)

Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival

Tochigi

Early February - Mid-February every year (tentative)

Miyajima Oyster Festival

Hiroshima

Every year in the second week of October

Matsushiro Sanada Jumangoku Festival

Nagano

Mid-April every year (tentative)

Washibara Hachimangu Shrine Yabusame Shinji

Shimane

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Tokamachi Snow Festival

Niigata

Mid-November every year (tentative)

Taimatsu Akashi

Fukushima

Mid-April every year (tentative)

Nagahama Hikiyama Festival

Shiga

Early October every year (tentative)

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Nagasaki

Early August every year (tentative)

Hyuga Hyottoko Mask Summer Festival

Miyazaki

Early October every year (tentative)

Marimo Festival

Hokkaido

Late February - Late March every year (tentative)

Mito Plum Blossom Festival

Ibaraki

Early August every year (tentative)

Sansa Odori Festival

Iwate

Early April every year (tentative)

Castle Town Obata Cherry Blossom Festival

Gumma

Early February every year (tentative)

Sapporo Snow Festival

Hokkaido

Early May every year (tentative)

Shimonoseki Kaikyo Festival

Yamaguchi

Early April every year (tentative)

Shibata Cherry Blossom Festival & Ogawara Cherry Blossom Festival

Miyagi

Every year on the last Sunday of October

Mt. Mitoku Fire Festival

Tottori

Early February - Early March every year (tentative)

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Shizuoka

Mid-July every year (tentative) (Autumn Festival: Mid-October every year (tentative))

Grand Festival of Sawara

Chiba

Early August every year (tentative)

Jantokoi Uozu Festival

Toyama

Mid-April every year (tentative)

Hana Haru Festa

Tokushima

Late March every year (tentative)

The Kanoukaen

Nagasaki

Every year from October 16 to 18

NIIHAMA TAIKO FESTIVAL

Ehime

Early August every year (tentative)

Aomori Nebuta Festival

Aomori

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Saidaiji Temple Eyo

Okayama

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Kanuma Autumn Festival

Tochigi

Late August every year (tentative)

Kuzuryu Festival Eiheiji Dai Toro Nagashi

Fukui

Early May every year (tentative)

Iga Ueno NINJA Festa

Mie

Early November - Late November every year (tentative)

Korankei Momiji Festival

Aichi

Early August every year (tentative)

Kiryu Yagibushi Festival

Gumma

Early December - Late December every year (tentative)

Sendai Pageant of Starlight

Miyagi

Early May every year (tentative)

Odawara Hojo Godai Festival

Kanagawa

Mid-September every year (tentative)

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

Ibaraki

Early May every year (tentative)

Seihakusai Festival

Ishikawa

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

Ueno Tenjin Festival

Mie

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Kanmon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival

Yamaguchi

Late February every year (tentative)

Katsuyama Sagicho Festival

Fukui

Early July - Late September every year (tentative)

Noto “Kiriko” Festival

Ishikawa

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Hachinohe Enburi

Aomori

Late October - Early November every year (tentative)

Saga International Balloon Fiesta

Saga

Mid-June every year (tentative)

Sanno Festival

Tokyo

Early May every year (tentative)

Kurashiki Fujimusume Monogatari -39th Heartland Kurashiki-

Okayama

Mid February every year (tentative)

Yokote Kamakura Festival

Akita

Early August - Mid-August every year (tentative)

Yosakoi Festival

Kochi

Every year on the third Saturday/Sunday of October

Kawagoe Festival

Saitama

Late February - Early March every year (tentative)

Katsuura Big Doll Festival

Chiba

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Fall Pottery Festival

Shimane

Mid-July - Late July every year (tentative)

Kumagaya Fan Festival

Saitama

Mid-May every year (tentative)

Sanja Festival

Tokyo

Late November every year (tentative)

Hofu Tenmangu Gojinkousai (Hadakanbo Festival)

Yamaguchi

Late October every year (tentative)

KAWASAKI Halloween

Kanagawa

Mid-April - Early May every year (tentative)

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

Aomori

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