22 Apr

Shiroi Juku Yaezakura (Double Cherry Blossoms) Matsuri

Shibukawa City, Gunma Pref.

Afternoon See 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 line the old streets. While men wearing Sengoku era warrior attires march under the Yaezakura cherry trees planted along the...

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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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14 Apr
15 Apr

Sanno Matsuri

Takayama City, Gifu Pref.

Over 400 Years All Day See Chubu

【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】Takayama City, residing in the Hida region in northern Gifu Prefecture, is often referred to as Hidatakayama. They say the name of the Takayama Matsuri, which is held annually on April 14th and 15th, goes back to the civil war era of Japan (late 16 cent. to...

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【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】Takayama City, residing in the Hida region in northern Gifu Prefecture, is often referred to as Hidatakayama. They say the name of the Takayama Matsuri, which is...

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1 May

Takaoka Mikurumayama Matsuri

Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.

Over 400 Years Caution ! Afternoon See Hokuriku

At this festival you will see seven beautifully decorated floats known as Mikurumayama. Each of the floats belongs to one of the seven local boroughs called "Yamacho" which safely keeps and decorates in their own fashion. These beautiful floats are worthy of careful appreciation as they each boast in detail...

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At this festival you will see seven beautifully decorated floats known as Mikurumayama. Each of the floats belongs to one of the seven local boroughs called "Yamacho" which safely keeps...

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2 May
3 May

Chiryu Matsuri

Chiryu City, Aichi Pref.

Over 400 Years Afternoon See Chubu

The Chiryu Matsuri is a festival with an ancient and honorable origin featuring magnificent floats, held in Chiryu City, Aichi Prefecture, on May 2nd and 3rd.It is said that the first time the floats were paraded as an offering for the deities was in 1653. Since then, the Hon-matsuri, or...

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The Chiryu Matsuri is a festival with an ancient and honorable origin featuring magnificent floats, held in Chiryu City, Aichi Prefecture, on May 2nd and 3rd.It is said that the...

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29 Apr

Tanzan Shrine Kemari Festival

Sakurai City, Nara Pref.

Afternoon Join 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 Kemari that the royal family members used to play 1,400 years ago. The Tanzan Shrine is where the soul of...

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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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