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

Early March every year (tentative)

Hina Nagashi

Wakayama

Mid-April every year (tentative)

Nobeoka Daishi Matsuri

Miyazaki

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 - Late May every year (tentative)

Mikuni Festival

Fukui

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

Early August every year (tentative)

ishidori matsuri

Mie

Mid-August every year (tentative)

Tomioka Hachiman Shrine Festival (Fukagawa Hachiman Festival)

Tokyo

Late August every year (tentative)

Yoshida Fire Festival

Yamanashi

Mid-September every year (tentative)

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

Ibaraki

Early October every year (tentative)

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Nagasaki

Mid-October every year (tentative)

Kanuma Autumn Festival

Tochigi

Late November every year (tentative)

Hofu Tenmangu Gojinkousai (Hadakanbo Festival)

Yamaguchi

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Saidaiji Temple Eyo

Okayama

Mid-April every year (tentative)

Nagahama Hikiyama Festival

Shiga

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

Fujisaki Hachimangu Grand Festival

Kumamoto

Every year on February 13 to 14

Jizo Exorcism Festival

Yamanashi

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