Festivals of Japan : Nature

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

Late February - Late March every year (tentative)

Mito Plum Blossom Festival

Ibaraki

Early November - Late November every year (tentative)

Korankei Momiji Festival

Aichi

Late October - Late November every year (tentative)

Entsuin Temple Fall Foliage Illumination

Miyagi

Early February - Mid-February every year (tentative)

Shiramine Yukidaruma Snowmen Festival

Ishikawa

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 February every year (tentative)

Iwate snow festival

Iwate

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

Early April–End May every year (tentative) *The best time to see nemophila is from mid-April to early May

Flowering

Ibaraki

Early April - Late April every year (tentative)

Takato Cherry Blossom Festival

Nagano

April 1 to the following Sunday every year *There are irregularities

Beppu Hatto Hot Spring Festival

Oita

April 20–May 5 every year

The Sakura Festival of Kakunodate

Akita

April 23–May 5 every year

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

Aomori

Early February every year (tentative)

Sapporo Snow Festival

Hokkaido

February 15 and 16 each year

Yokote Kamakura Festival

Akita

Mid-late February every year (tentative)

Tokamachi Snow Festival

Niigata

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