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Yosakoi Soran Festival In Sapporo: Dance Like... A Northern Fisherman?

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!

Jun 06, Thu 〜 Jun 10, Mon
Sapporo

Sanno Matsuri 2019: One of the Tokyo's Three Big Festivals!

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!

Jun 06, Thu 〜 Jun 16, Sun
Tokyo

Hokkaido Shrine Festival: Celebrate The Arrival Of Summer At This Traditional Matsuri In Sapporo

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!

Jun 14, Fri 〜 Jun 16, Sun
Sapporo

Hakata Gion Yamakasa 2019: a Float-carrying Festival with an Electric Atmosphere!

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!

Jul 01, Mon 〜 Jul 15, Mon
Fukuoka

Gion Matsuri 2019: Kyoto's Traditional Summer Festival!

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!

Jul 01, Mon 〜 Jul 31, Wed

Mitama Matsuri 2019: A Popular Japanese Summer Festival in Tokyo

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!

Jul 11, Thu 〜 Jul 15, Mon
Tokyo

Marine Day Lantern Festival 2019, In Odaiba, Tokyo!

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!

Jul 14, Sun 〜 Jul 15, Mon

Ocean Day In Japan: Origins And Things To Do!

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!

Jul 15, Mon 〜 Jul 15, Mon

2019 Tokyo Fireworks Festivals Calendar

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!

Jul 20, Sat 〜 Aug 10, Sat
Tokyo

Kagurazaka Matsuri 2019, from July 23th to 27th!

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!

Jul 23, Tue 〜 Jul 27, Sat
Tokyo

Tenjin Matsuri 2019, One of the Biggest Summer Festivals in Japan!

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!

Jul 24, Wed 〜 Jul 25, Thu

2019 Guide to Fireworks Festivals in Japan!

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!

Jul 24, Wed 〜 Oct 06, Sun

Fuji Rock Festival 2019: The Largest Outdoor Music Festival In Japan!

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!

Jul 26, Fri 〜 Jul 28, Sun
Niigata

2019 Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival: Most Traditional Fireworks Experience on July 27!

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!

Jul 27, Sat 〜 Jul 27, Sat
Tokyo

Aomori Nebuta Matsuri 2019: Be prepared to be dazzled by stately lantern-warriors!

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!

Aug 02, Fri 〜 Aug 07, Wed
Aomori

100,000 Sunflowers at Kiyose 2019 Sunflower Festival, Tokyo

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.

Aug 17, Sat 〜 Aug 27, Tue

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