Festivals of Japan : Illumination

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

Late January - Mid-February every year (tentative)

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

Okinawa

Early February - Early March every year (tentative)

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Shizuoka

Mid-August every year (tentative)

O-bon Daikento Lighting Up of Japanese Umbrellas

Tottori

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Yamaga Lantern Festibal

Kumamoto

Early November - Late November every year (tentative)

Korankei Momiji Festival

Aichi

Mid-November every year (tentative)

Taketa Bamboo Lantern Chikuraku

Oita

Late October - Late November every year (tentative)

Entsuin Temple Fall Foliage Illumination

Miyagi

Every year on December 31

New Year Memorial Ceremony

Shimane

Early February - Mid-February every year (tentative)

Shiramine Yukidaruma Snowmen Festival

Ishikawa

Late March every year (tentative)

The Kanoukaen

Nagasaki

Late August every year (tentative)

Kuzuryu Festival Eiheiji Dai Toro Nagashi

Fukui

Late November to February 14

Yamagata Sound & Light Fantasia 2021

Yamagata

Late November every year (tentative)

Ichijo Festival

Kochi

Early December - Late December every year (tentative)

Sendai Pageant of Starlight

Miyagi

Late January every year (tentative)

Nara Chitose Hogu-hogu Festival (Otateyama Festival 2020)

Nara

Early February every year (tentative)

Sapporo Snow Festival

Hokkaido

February 15 and 16 each year

Yokote Kamakura Festival

Akita

Every year around February

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Nagasaki

End March–Early April *Timings may differ depending on the state of bloom of the cherry trees

Takada Castle Site Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Niigata

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Terukuni Shrine Lantern Festival

Kagoshima

Late July every year (tentative)

Owari Tsushima Tennoh Festival

Aichi

Early August - Mid-August every year (tentative)

Nara To-kae

Nara

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