Festivals of Japan : Shrines and temples

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

Apr.13 - Apr.16

Nagahama Hikiyama Festival

Shiga

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

Mid May

Kanda Festival

Tokyo

Friday-Sunday in mid-May

Sanja Festival

Tokyo

Every year on the Saturday and Sunday before May 15th.

OGAKI FESTIVAL

Gifu

May.19- May.21 (every year)

Mikuni Festival

Fukui

Mid June

Sanno Festival

Tokyo

Late June,2017 - June.25.2017

Tenjin Festival (Osaka Tenmangu Shrine)

Osaka

Jul.7 - Jul.9

Narita Gion Festival

Chiba

Every fourth Saturday and Sunday in July

Owari Tsushima Tennoh Festival

Aichi

Aug.4 - Aug.6

ishidori matsuri

Mie

Several days in mid-August including August 15th

Tomioka Hachiman Shrine Festival (Fukagawa Hachiman Festival)

Tokyo

Aug.26-Aug.27 (every year)

Yoshida Fire Festival

Yamanashi

Sep.16 - Sep.18

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

Ibaraki

Oct.7 - Oct.8

Kanuma Autumn Festival

Tochigi

Oct.7 - Oct.17

Saijo Festival

Ehime

Oct.23 - Oct.25

Ueno Tenjin Festival

Mie

Jan.7

Nanokado Hadaka-mairi

Fukushima

Jan.9 - Jan.11

Toka Ebisu Festival (Imamiya Ebisu Shrine)

Osaka

Feb.13 - Feb.14

Jizo Exorcism Festival

Yamanashi

May.17 - May.18

Nikko Toshogu Shrine Annual Grand Spring Festival

Tochigi

Early January - Mid-January every year (tentative)

Toka Ebisu Festival

Hyogo

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Saidaiji Temple Eyo

Okayama

Early March every year (tentative)

Hina Nagashi

Wakayama

Early April every year (tentative)

Washibara Hachimangu Shrine Yabusame Shinji

Shimane

Mid-April every year (tentative)

Nobeoka Daishi Matsuri

Miyazaki

Early May every year (tentative)

Shimonoseki Kaikyo Festival

Yamaguchi

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Nachi Fire Festival

Wakayama

Mid-July every year (tentative)

Terukuni Shrine Lantern Festival

Kagoshima

Late July every year (tentative)

Hamasaki Gion Festival

Saga

Early September every year (tentative)

Fujisaki Hachimangu Grand Festival

Kumamoto

Early October every year (tentative)

Sanuki Toyohama Chousa Festival

Kagawa

Early October every year (tentative)

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Nagasaki

Early October every year (tentative)

Niu Festival (Laughter Festival)

Wakayama

Late October every year (tentative)

Mt. Mitoku Fire Festival

Tottori

Late November every year (tentative)

Hofu Tenmangu Gojinkousai (Hadakanbo Festival)

Yamaguchi

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