Festivals of Japan
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Early April–End May every year (tentative) *The best time to see nemophila is from mid-April to early May
Mid-August every year (tentative)
Tomioka Hachiman Shrine Festival (Fukagawa Hachiman Festival)
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
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)
Every year for three days with the second Sunday in October as the last day.
Sanuki Toyohama Chohsa Festival
April 1 to the following Sunday every year *There are irregularities
Beppu Hatto Hot Spring Festival
Every year on the third Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November
Taketa Bamboo Lantern Chikuraku
Late January - Mid-February every year (tentative)
Nakiji Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival –Night Illumination of World Heritage Nakijin Castle Ruins–
Every year for the 3 days of the Friday, Saturday and Sunday that are closest to October 25
Ueno Tenjin Festival
End March–Early April *Timings may differ depending on the state of bloom of the cherry trees
Takada Castle Site Park Cherry Blossom Festival
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
Every year on the Friday to Sunday that includes the fourth Saturday of July.
Spring Takayama Festival (Sanno Festival) Mid-April every year (tentative) [Autumn Festival (Hachiman Festival) Early October every year (tentative)
One day in late March or early April (March 3 according to the old calendar)
Nagashibina in Mochigase
Sunday in early October (the day before the second Monday)
Niu Festival (Laughter Festival)
Every year on the first Sunday or national holiday after September 16
Fujisaki Hachimangu Grand Festival
Every year for the 3 days of the Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the second week of October
Every year on the fourth Saturday in November.
Hofu Tenmangu Gojinko-sai Festival (Hadakabo “Naked Monk” Festival)
Every year for the three days of Friday to Sunday in the first week of August.
Kiryu Yagibushi Festival