31 May
2 Jun

Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Matsuri

Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref.

All Day See Hokuriku

The Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Matsuri is held annually in commemorating Kaga-han (roughly present day Ishikawa Pref.)'s founder Lord Maeda Toshiie's entry into Kanazawa castle on June 14th of 1583, establishing a foundation for Kanazawa city. Hyakumangoku parade, the festival's highlight, marches from Kanazawa station to Kanazawa castle park with Lord Maeda...

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The Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Matsuri is held annually in commemorating Kaga-han (roughly present day Ishikawa Pref.)'s founder Lord Maeda Toshiie's entry into Kanazawa castle on June 14th of 1583, establishing a...

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5 Jun
9 Jun

YOSAKOI SORAN FESTIVAL

Sapporo City, Hokkaido Pref.

Night Join Hokkaido

Sapporo, the city of snow during winter, becomes lush with green in June.In this city, the amazing festival YOSAKOI Soran is held in and around Menuki Street and Odori Park.This festival began in 1992. Its roots lie in the Yosakoi Festival of Kochi prefecture and is a unique blend that...

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Sapporo, the city of snow during winter, becomes lush with green in June.In this city, the amazing festival YOSAKOI Soran is held in and around Menuki Street and Odori Park.This...

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22 Jun

Akasaki Matsuri

Toba City, Mie Pref.

Over 400 Years Night See Kansai

This festival has been marking the start of summer in Toba City for over 800 years. The locals love it so much they call the festival Akasaki-San. Since so many people wear yukatas, light casual kimono-like garments, while making their rounds at the shrine, it has also come to be...

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This festival has been marking the start of summer in Toba City for over 800 years. The locals love it so much they call the festival Akasaki-San. Since so many...

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23 Jun
24 Jun

Sennichi-Mairi Houzuki Ennichi

Minato City, Tokyo Pref.

Afternoon See Tokyo

This festival is the origin of the many Houzuki (Japanese lantern plant) markets that have spread to many areas of Japan. The festival began in the Edo period due to sayings about boiled-down Japanese lantern plant having medicinal effects for children's convulsions and women's gynecological illnesses. It is believed that you...

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This festival is the origin of the many Houzuki (Japanese lantern plant) markets that have spread to many areas of Japan. The festival began in the Edo period due to...

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6 Jun
10 Jun

Shirone Ootako Gassen

Niigata City, Niigata Pref.

Over 100 Years Afternoon Join Chubu

This festival has roughly 300 years of history, dating back to the Edo period. A large river called Shinanogawa runs through the Echigo plains here, feeding off to the local Nakanokuchi river, whose banks are the launching grounds for these giant 5 by 7 meter kites. In the sky above...

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This festival has roughly 300 years of history, dating back to the Edo period. A large river called Shinanogawa runs through the Echigo plains here, feeding off to the local...

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