29 Apr

Tanzan Shrine Kemari Festival

Sakurai City, Nara Pref.

Afternoon Afternoon Join Join Kansai Kansai

Sitting quietly in the mountains of Nara Prefecture is the Tanzan Shrine, the home of this Spring/Autumn festival. Deep in roots, this festival brings back to life a game called...

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29 Apr
30 Apr

Kagoshima Spring Festival Daihanya

Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Pref.

All Day All Day See See Kyushu Kyushu

The traditional Kagoshima song "Hanya-bushi" is a song made for dance with roots in the Amami region of Japan's southern islands. Originators mixed those light rhythmed roots and incorporated them...

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23 Apr

Shiroi Juku Yaezakura (Double Cherry Blossoms) Matsuri

Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.

Afternoon Afternoon See See Kanto Kanto

Shiroi Juku is a historic post town ("Juku" represents a village or a town built at key points of network to host travelers since medieval times) where traditionally built storehouses...

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29 Apr

Onogami Onsen Matsuri

Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.

Afternoon Afternoon Kanto Kanto

With the flowing clean waters of Agatsuma River to the South, the hot spring known as Onogami Onsen is surrounded by luscious green, blessed with a water rich environment. The...

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3 May
5 May

Naha dragon boat race

Naha City, Okinawa Pref.

Afternoon Afternoon See See Okinawa Okinawa

The Naha Dragon Boat Race, aka the "Hari", is a festival to pray for a rich catch and safety at sea. The Hari refers to the boat used in the...

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