Festivals of Japan : Shrines and temples

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.

Early January - Mid-January every year (tentative)

Toka Ebisu Festival (Imamiya Ebisu Shrine)

Osaka

Early January - Mid-January every year (tentative)

Toka Ebisu Festival

Hyogo

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

Mid-May every year (tentative)

Kanda Festival

Tokyo

Mid-May every year (tentative)

Sanja Festival

Tokyo

Mid-May every year (tentative)

OGAKI FESTIVAL

Gifu

Mid-June every year (tentative)

Sanno Festival

Tokyo

Late June - Late July every year (tentative)

Tenjin Festival (Osaka Tenmangu Shrine)

Osaka

Early July every year (tentative)

Narita Gion Festival

Chiba

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

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Tomioka Hachiman Shrine Festival (Fukagawa Hachiman Festival)

Tokyo

Late August every year (tentative)

Yoshida Fire Festival

Yamanashi

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Saidaiji Temple Eyo

Okayama

Every year on February 13 to 14

Jizo Exorcism Festival

Yamanashi

April 13–16 every year

Nagahama Hikiyama Festival

Shiga

Third week in April every year

Nobeoka Daishi Matsuri

Miyazaki

May 19–21 every year

Mikuni Festival

Fukui

Every year on the first Sunday of August and the day before.

ishidori matsuri

Mie

Every year on the first Sunday or national holiday after September 16

Fujisaki Hachimangu Grand Festival

Kumamoto

Every year on September 15 and for three days with Respect for the Aged Day as the last days.

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

Ibaraki

Every year for three days from October 7 to 9

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Nagasaki

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Kanuma Autumn Festival

Tochigi

Every year on the fourth Saturday in November.

Hofu Tenmangu Gojinkousai (Hadakanbo Festival)

Yamaguchi

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