Kamogawa Odori is a sure sign that spring has arrived in Kyoto. It is one of the major Geisha Odori (traditional dance) event of the old capital. If you are in Kyoto in May, consider attending the Kamogawa Odori to get a rare glimpse of true geisha dance performances.
One of Tokyo's most interesting traditional festival has to be the Sanja Matsuri. It is held annually in May on the grounds of the Sensoji Temple. You'll see beautiful ornated floats, geishas, and even shirtless yakuza!
In May, Tokyo will host the Okinawa Matsuri, a festival celebrating the food, music, and art from Okinawa. Come get the good vibes!
Facebook Japan will be celebrating 11 years in Japan by hosting a pop-up cafe in Harajuku for just 3 days. The Cafe will serve Facebook-themed sweets from Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19th.
Kando Matsuri is one of the great three shrine festivals in Japan dating back to the samurai era. If you are in Japan in May, this is a must-go event!
If you love the traditional, ancient side of Japan, you will love this festival of the former capital Kyoto!
The coffee giant has released two Strawberry Frappuccinos, RED and WHITE, along with a new pop-up shop at Tokyo Midtown, in Akasaka.
The beloved character is the theme of a new exhibition in Yokohama, mixing art and science, featuring Japanese artists.
The exhibition "Barbie Loves TOKYO SKYTREE RUNWAY" celebrates 60 years of the beloved doll until May 6.
The second edition of the festival will showcase theater performances, musicals, dances, and even opera! All for free!
The iconic duo will celebrate their 80th anniversary in 2020, and Matsuya Ginza is hosting the exhibition.
For just a few weeks, JW fans can enjoy special edition highballs and food at this awesome outdoor bar at Shibuya Stream! Check it out before the event finishes!
Tokyo Gay Pride is a weeklong celebration held in Tokyo from April 28th to May 6th. The goal of the event is to promote a society where people feel free to be themselves, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Let's have a fun pride week!
Kurayami Matsuri is one of the oldest festivals in Tokyo, held for seven days from April 30th to May 6th. The main events are celebrated at night, making it an other-worldly experience.
Hataka Dontaku is one of the most traditional festivals in Japan, being celebrated for over 800 years. Every year, during Golden Week, it gathers nearly 2 million people in Fukuoka.
The no.1 beer in Japan has a special edition packaging to celebrate Spring. Grab a pack and let's go hanami!
During 10 days, Roppongi Hills Arena will showcase over 110 breweries in a huge event for sake lovers and foodies.
From January 29th at Square Enix' e-store, there is a raffle for the Kingdom Hearts III concert tickets!
Miyako odori (都をどり) is a traditional dance event performed by geishas and maikos. It is annually held in Kyoto in April, 3 times a day. You can enjoy the beautiful geisha dance and drink the great tasting green teas before the dance starts.
Earth Day in Tokyo is a joyful celebration held annually in April in Yoyogi Park. Go to learn about environmental causes, have unusual festival food and drinks, listen to live music, and enjoy an overall great vibe!