Festivals of Japan : Processions and parades

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 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 every year (tentative)

Inuyama Festival

Aichi

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

Early May every year (tentative)

Kurashiki Fujimusume Monogatari -39th Heartland Kurashiki-

Okayama

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 - Late May every year (tentative)

Mikuni Festival

Fukui

Early June - Mid-June every year (tentative)

YOSAKOI SORAN FESTIVAL

Hokkaido

Mid-June every year (tentative)

Sanno Festival

Tokyo

Early July - Late September every year (tentative)

Noto “Kiriko” Festival

Ishikawa

Early July every year (tentative)

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

Fukuoka

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

Grand Festival of Sawara

Chiba

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Kokura Gion Daiko Drums

Fukuoka

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)

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

Early August every year (tentative)

Sansa Odori Festival

Iwate

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)

Yosakoi Festival

Kochi

Mid-August every year (tentative)

The awa dance(awa odori) in tokushima city

Tokushima

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

Early October every year (tentative)

Marimo Festival

Hokkaido

Late October every year (tentative)

KAWASAKI Halloween

Kanagawa

Late November every year (tentative)

Ichijo Festival

Kochi

Early April every year (tentative)

Castle Town Obata Cherry Blossom Festival

Gumma

Mid-April every year (tentative)

The Ushibuka Haiya Festibal

Kumamoto

Early May every year (tentative)

Takaoka Mikuruma-yama Festival

Toyama

Early May every year (tentative)

Seihakusai Festival

Ishikawa

Early May every year (tentative)

Shimonoseki Kaikyo Festival

Yamaguchi

Mid-May every year (tentative)

Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival

Tochigi

Early October - Mid-October every year (tentative)

Saijo Festival

Ehime

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

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 first Saturday/Sunday of November

Saito Tomb Festival

Miyazaki

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