Festivals of Japan : Illumination

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.

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 - Early March every year (tentative)

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Nagasaki

Late March every year (tentative)

The Kanoukaen

Nagasaki

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

Mid-August every year (tentative)

O-bon Daikento Lighting Up of Japanese Umbrellas

Tottori

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Yamaga Lantern Festibal

Kumamoto

Late August every year (tentative)

Kuzuryu Festival Eiheiji Dai Toro Nagashi

Fukui

Early November - Late November every year (tentative)

Korankei Momiji Festival

Aichi

Mid-November every year (tentative)

Taketa Bamboo Lantern Chikuraku

Oita

Late November every year (tentative)

Ichijo Festival

Kochi

Early December - Late December every year (tentative)

Sendai Pageant of Starlight

Miyagi

Late December every year (tentative)

New Year Memorial Ceremony

Shimane

Late January every year (tentative)

Nara Chitose Hogu-hogu Festival (Otateyama Festival 2020)

Nara

Early February - Mid-February every year (tentative)

Shiramine Yukidarume Snowmen Festival

Ishikawa

Mid February every year (tentative)

Yokote Kamakura Festival

Akita

Early April - Mid-April every year (tentative)

Takada Cherry Blossom Festival Takada Park

Niigata

Late October - Late November every year (tentative)

Entsuin Temple Fall Foliage Illumination

Miyagi

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