Festivals of Japan : Processions and parades

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

Early April 2018

SHINGENーKO FESTIVAL ~The largest samurai parade in the world~

Yamanashi

Every year on first weekend of April

Inuyama Festival

Aichi

Apr.2

Castle Town Obata Cherry Blossom Festival

Gumma

Spring Takayama Festival (Sanno Festival) Apr.14 - Apr.15 (Every Year) [Autumn Festival (Hachiman Festival) Oct.9 - Oct.10 (Every Year)]

Takayama Festival

Gifu

Apr.19 - Apr.20 (Every Year)

Furukawa Festival

Gifu

Late April - Early May

Yonezawa Uesugi Festival

Yamagata

May.1

Takaoka Mikuruma-yama Festival

Toyama

May.3

Odawara Hojo Godai Festival

Kanagawa

May.3 - May.5

Seihakusai Festival

Ishikawa

May.3 - May.5

Hamamatsu Festival

Shizuoka

Mid May

Kanda Festival

Tokyo

May.19- May.21 (every year)

Mikuni Festival

Fukui

Mid June

Sanno Festival

Tokyo

July - September

Noto “Kiriko” Festival

Ishikawa

Jul.14 - Jul.16 (Autumn Festival: Oct.13 - Oct.15)

Grand Festival of Sawara

Chiba

Jul.20 - Jul.22

Kumagaya Fan Festival

Saitama

Aug.5 - Aug.7

Yamagata Hanagasa Festival

Yamagata

Sep.16 - Sep.18

Ishioka Festival (Grand Festival of the Hitachi no Kuni Sosha Gu Shrine)

Ibaraki

Sep.16.2017 - Sep.17.2017 (tentative)

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

Osaka

Oct.7 - Oct.8

Otsu Festival

Shiga

Oct.7 - Oct.17

Saijo Festival

Ehime

Oct.8

Matsushiro Sanada Jumangoku Festival

Nagano

3rd Sunday of October and the Saturday before it

Kawagoe Festival

Saitama

Undetermined (scheduled for the end of October)

KAWASAKI Halloween

Kanagawa

Oct.23 - Oct.25

Ueno Tenjin Festival

Mie

Feb.24 - Feb.25

Katsuyama Sagicho Festival

Fukui

May.17 - May.18

Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival

Tochigi

Jul.27 - Jul.29

Yama-age Festival

Tochigi

Mid-April every year (tentative)

The Ushibuka Haiya Festibal

Kumamoto

Early May every year (tentative)

Heartland Kurashiki

Okayama

Early May every year (tentative)

Shimonoseki Kaikyo Festival

Yamaguchi

Early June - Mid-June every year (tentative)

YOSAKOI SORAN FESTIVAL

Hokkaido

Early July every year (tentative)

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

Fukuoka

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Kokura Gion Daiko Drums

Fukuoka

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

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 - Mid-August every year (tentative)

Yosakoi Festival

Kochi

Mid-August every year (tentative)

The awa dance(awa odori) in tokushima city

Tokushima

Early October every year (tentative)

Sanuki Toyohama Chousa Festival

Kagawa

Early October every year (tentative)

Marimo Festival

Hokkaido

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Nada Fighting Festival

Hyogo

Mid-October every year (tentative)

NIIHAMA TAIKO FESTIVAL

Ehime

Early November every year (tentative)

Saito Tomb Festival

Miyazaki

Late November every year (tentative)

Ichijo Festival

Kochi

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