Kick off the Japanese summer season with one of the most interesting dance festivals in Japan: the Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival! Dances are a modern adaptation of the traditional Awa Odori and the moves mimic fishermen hauling their catch. How awesome is that!
Sanno Matsuri is one of the three major festivals in Tokyo and in Japan. It is a biannual festival that happens alternately with Kanda Matsuri. Check out this article for more information on Sanno Matsuri!
A nice way to enjoy Japan in June is by going to the Hokkaido Shrine Festival in Sapporo. You'll see an amazing procession of portable shrines, you'll hear traditional and modern music, you'll have the chance to try out some of the best festival foods there is, and you'll see plenty of people dressed in traditional summer kimonos!
The Hakata Gion Yamasaka is a hugely popular float festival that attracts approximately 1 million spectators every year in Fukuoka City. The festival has a 750-year history and is one of Fukuoka's most prominent. Read on to discover what makes this event so great!
One of the most popular, traditional and famous festivals in Japan is called Gion Matsuri, which is a summer festival held in Kyoto where they parade with Japanese traditional float called Yamaboko. Let's figure out more together!
Mitama Matsuri is well known as a famous summer festival in Tokyo, Japan. Each year more than 300 thousand people come to enjoy the display of 30 thousand lanterns and mikoshi (float) events. Let's see what's so special about Mitama Matsuri!
The Odaiba Marine Day Lantern Festival is a great summertime activity in Tokyo. Enjoy the sight of countless paper lanterns on the beach with the Rainbow bridge and traditional boats as the backdrop! Check out the foods and other things to do as well!
Ocean day, also known as Sea Day, Marine Day or "Umi no Hi" (海の日), is a Japanese national holiday in July. Find out where the origin comes from, it's cultural significance - or lack of, actually! - and special events surrounding Ocean Day, including the Marine Day Odaiba Lantern Festival!
Summer is here! There are the most popular and amazing fireworks (hanabi) festivals in Tokyo the you can't miss. When and where can you see? Here is a schedule of Tokyo's famous fireworks festivals so you can mark your calendar!
Kazurazaka Matsuri takes place in Kagurazaka, Tokyo, from July 23th to 27th, 2019! This festival is filled with good food and a traditional dance called Awaodori! For those who are curious what this matsuri is about, check out this article!
Tenjin Matsuri is one of the biggest natsu matsuri, summer festivals, in Japan. Around 1.3 million people come to watch this energetic event! Check this article for more information on Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka!
Fireworks are really huge in Japan, especially during summer. It is one of the seasonal events, and people go watch fireworks with their friends and family. If you are in Japan during summer, visit the following fireworks festivals!
Fuji Rock Festival is the largest outdoor music festival in Japan, and it is annually held in the Naeba Ski Resort, which is located in Niigata. It is known as the world's cleanest festival as they promote in protecting the environment and bringing music and the environment together. Each year, more than 200 Japanese and international musicians perform throughout the 3 days, so it is a big event that you should definitely check out!
Fireworks is a really popular summer event in Japan, and there are lots of fireworks events happening during summer. Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival is one of the most popular fireworks events! Check this article for more information!
The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is one of the big three festivals of its kind in the Tohoku region. "Nebuta" is in reference warriors carried on floats traveling to the center of the city. Aomori puts on an amazing spectacle with gigantic lantern-floats surrounded by dancers in unique costumes dancing to traditional music. This event attracts approximately 3 million people every year. A must see!
Ever thought that you could walk amongst 100,000 sunflowers?! Now you can at Kiyose Sunflower Festival. Easily accessible via express train from Ikebukuro station, the Sunflower Festival offers visitors amazing scenery you can't find in downtown Tokyo! Get along to get that Instagram photo or just explore the wonderful area.