Kamogawa Odori is a sure sign that spring has arrived in Kyoto. It is one of the major Geisha Odori (traditional dance) events 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.
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.
Aoi Matsuri is one of the most ancient festivals of Kyoto, dating back to the Heinan period (8th century).
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 yakuzas.
This summer, Monsoon Cafe (locations around Tokyo) is having a "Summer Mango Fair," featuring four new mango and coconut-themed deserts! We headed to the Omotesando location to check it out for ourselves. Mango lovers, don't miss this!
Japan's first-ever share kitchen restaurant, re:Dine Ginza, is offering an all-you-can-drink wine or sake buffet that normally costs ¥ 2,800 for just ¥ 1,000, in exchange for a follow on SNS. Previously, only the wine buffet was offered, but a sake buffet has been added for the new promotion!
For the beginning of the summer 2019 season, Starbucks Japan is launching a new promotion that aims to recreate a nostalgic Japanese coffee house feeling. 20 stores throughout the country will feature a retro sign, and special food and beverage items will be available at all locations!
Until the end of May, the Daimaru department store's Tokyo location is presenting a 'Green Sweets Fair' that features more than 30 matcha-infused sweets items at various vendors within the store. Matcha lovers can enjoy a wide range of beautiful delicacies, including some special seasonal items!
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.