Festivals of Japan : All (Region)

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 January - Mid-January every year (tentative)

Toka Ebisu Festival (Imamiya Ebisu Shrine)

Osaka

Early January - Mid-January every year (tentative)

Toka Ebisu Festival

Hyogo

Late January - Mid-February every year (tentative)

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

Okinawa

Early February every year (tentative)

Sapporo Snow Festival

Hokkaido

Early February - Early March every year (tentative)

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Shizuoka

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Hachinohe Enburi

Aomori

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

Late February every year (tentative)

Katsuyama Sagicho Festival

Fukui

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 June - Mid-June every year (tentative)

YOSAKOI SORAN FESTIVAL

Hokkaido

Mid-June every year (tentative)

Sanno Festival

Tokyo

Late June - Late July every year (tentative)

Tenjin Festival (Osaka Tenmangu Shrine)

Osaka

Early July - Late September every year (tentative)

Noto “Kiriko” Festival

Ishikawa

Early July every year (tentative)

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

Fukuoka

Early July every year (tentative)

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

Kanagawa

Early July every year (tentative)

Narita Gion Festival

Chiba

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

Grand Festival of Sawara

Chiba

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Nachi Fire Festival

Wakayama

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Kokura Gion Daiko Drums

Fukuoka

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Terukuni Shrine Lantern Festival

Kagoshima

Mid-July - Late July every year (tentative)

Kumagaya Fan Festival

Saitama

Late July every year (tentative)

TOBATA GION OYAMAGASA

Fukuoka

Late July every year (tentative)

Owari Tsushima Tennoh Festival

Aichi

Late July every year (tentative)

Warei Shrine Festival,Uwajima Ushioni Festival

Ehime

Late July every year (tentative)

Hamasaki Gion Festival

Saga

Late July every year (tentative)

Yama-age Festival

Tochigi

Late July every year (tentative)

Soma-Nomaoi

Fukushima

Early August every year (tentative)

Sansa Odori Festival

Iwate

Early August every year (tentative)

Aomori Nebuta Festival

Aomori

Early August every year (tentative)

Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks Show

Niigata

Early August every year (tentative)

Kiryu Yagibushi Festival

Gumma

Early August every year (tentative)

Jantokoi Uozu Festival

Toyama

Early August every year (tentative)

Shimizu Port Festival

Shizuoka

Early August every year (tentative)

ishidori matsuri

Mie

Early August every year (tentative)

Oita Tanabata Festival

Oita

Early August every year (tentative)

10,000 Eisa Dance Parade

Okinawa

Early August every year (tentative)

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

Yamagata

Early August - Mid-August every year (tentative)

Nara To-kae

Nara

Early August every year (tentative)

Hyuga Hyottoko Mask Summer Festival

Miyazaki

Early August every year (tentative)

Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Festival

Shiga

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)

The awa dance(awa odori) in tokushima city

Tokushima

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Sanuki Takamatsu Festival

Kagawa

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Kanmon Kaikyo Fireworks Festival

Yamaguchi

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)

Kuzuryu Festival Eiheiji Dai Toro Nagashi

Fukui

Late August every year (tentative)

Yoshida Fire Festival

Yamanashi

Mid-September every year (tentative)

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

Ibaraki

Mid-September every year (tentative)

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

Osaka

Late September every year (tentative)

Kuji Fall Festival

Iwate

Early October every year (tentative)

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Nagasaki

Early October every year (tentative)

Marimo Festival

Hokkaido

Early October every year (tentative)

Naha Giant Tug of War

Okinawa

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Fall Pottery Festival

Shimane

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Kanuma Autumn Festival

Tochigi

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Sake Festival

Hiroshima

Late October every year (tentative)

KAWASAKI Halloween

Kanagawa

Late October - Early November every year (tentative)

Saga International Balloon Fiesta

Saga

Early November - Late November every year (tentative)

Korankei Momiji Festival

Aichi

Mid-November every year (tentative)

Taimatsu Akashi

Fukushima

Mid-November every year (tentative)

Taketa Bamboo Lantern Chikuraku

Oita

Late November every year (tentative)

Ichijo Festival

Kochi

Late November every year (tentative)

Hofu Tenmangu Gojinkousai (Hadakanbo Festival)

Yamaguchi

Early December - Late December every year (tentative)

Sendai Pageant of Starlight

Miyagi

Mid-January every year (tentative)

Kawarayu Onsen Yukake Festival

Gumma

Early February every year (tentative)

Iwate snow festival

Iwate

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Saidaiji Temple Eyo

Okayama

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

September 1 to 3 every year

Etchu-Yatsuo Owara Kaze-no-Bon

Toyama

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

Fujisaki Hachimangu Grand Festival

Kumamoto

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

Niu Festival (Laughter Festival)

Wakayama

Early October - Mid-October every year (tentative)

Saijo Festival

Ehime

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

Kiritampo Festival

Akita

Every year on the third Saturday/Sunday of October

Kawagoe Festival

Saitama

Every year in the second week of October

Matsushiro Sanada Jumangoku Festival

Nagano

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Otsu Festival

Shiga

Every year on October 14/15

Nada Fighting Festival

Hyogo

Every year during the second week of October

Sanuki Toyohama Chousa Festival

Kagawa

Every year from October 16 to 18

NIIHAMA TAIKO FESTIVAL

Ehime

Late October - Late November every year (tentative)

Entsuin Temple Fall Foliage Illumination

Miyagi

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

Ueno Tenjin Festival

Mie

Every year on the last Sunday of October

Mt. Mitoku Fire Festival

Tottori

Every year on the first Saturday/Sunday of November

Saito Tomb Festival

Miyazaki

Every year on November 2/3

Ohara Festival

Kagoshima

Every year on December 2 to 3

Chichibu Night Festival

Saitama

Every year on December 31

New Year Memorial Ceremony

Shimane

Every year on January 7

Nanokado Hadaka-mairi

Fukushima

Every year on January 15

Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Fire Festival

Nagano

Late January - Early February every year

YAMAGATA snow festival

Yamagata

Late January every year (tentative)

Nara Chitose Hogu-hogu Festival (Otateyama Festival 2020)

Nara

Early February - Mid-February every year (tentative)

Shiramine Yukidaruma Snowmen Festival

Ishikawa

Every year on the 2nd Saturday/Sunday of February

Miyajima Oyster Festival

Hiroshima

Every year on February 13 to 14

Jizo Exorcism Festival

Yamanashi

February 15 and 16 each year

Yokote Kamakura Festival

Akita

Mid-February - Early March every year (tentative)

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Nagasaki

Late February every year (tentative)

Tokamachi Snow Festival

Niigata

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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