Festivals of Japan : Hokkaido Tohoku

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

Every year from August 2 to 7

Aomori Nebuta Festival

Aomori

Mid-November every year (tentative)

Taimatsu Akashi

Fukushima

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

Kiritampo Festival

Akita

Late October - Late November every year (tentative)

Entsuin Temple Fall Foliage Illumination

Miyagi

Every year on January 7

Nanokado Hadaka-mairi

Fukushima

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

October 8 to 10 (fixed dates every year)

Marimo Festival

Hokkaido

Early June - Mid-June every year (tentative)

YOSAKOI SORAN FESTIVAL

Hokkaido

Late September every year (tentative)

Kuji Fall Festival

Iwate

Late November to February 12

Yamagata Sound & Light Fantasia 2021

Yamagata

Early February every year (tentative)

Sapporo Snow Festival

Hokkaido

April 20–May 5 every year

The Sakura Festival of Kakunodate

Akita

Late April - Early May every year (tentative)

Yonezawa Uesugi Festival

Yamagata

Third Sunday of May every year and the day before

Sendai Aoba Festival

Miyagi

6th, 7th and 8th of August every year

Sendai Tanabata Festival

Miyagi

Early December - Late December every year (tentative)

Sendai Pageant of Starlight

Miyagi

Early February every year (tentative)

Shizukuishi Winter Festa

Iwate

Every year from February 17 to 20

Hachinohe Enburi

Aomori

February 15 and 16 each year

Yokote Kamakura Festival

Akita

April 21–May 5 every year (May change depending on the flowering status of the cherry trees)

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

Aomori

Every last weekend and Monday of May (from 2024)

Soma-Nomaoi

Fukushima

Every year from August 1 to 4

Sansa Odori Festival

Iwate

Every year from August 5 to 7

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

Yamagata

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