【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】Seihakusai, the grand annual festival of O-tokonushi Shrine (Sanno Shrine), is the largest spring festival of the...
Marugame Oshiro Matsuri
The Marugame Castle, with 400 years of history, is listed as one of the top 100 great castles of Japan...
The Kamezakishiohi Matsuri, held annually on the 3rd and 4th of May, is a bold and gorgeous display of floats...
Aoi Matsuri Festival
The Aoi Matsuri festival is an annual celebration of Shimogamo and Kamigamo shrines, and is known as one of Kyoto's...
The Sanja Matsuri
The Sanja Matsuri is an annual festival of Asakusa Shrine, located in Taito ward of Tokyo. It is said to...
Kurofune Matsuri 〜Blackship Festival〜
Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture, became the first port of Japan to open its doors to the world after the arrival...
Oyamazumi Jinja Reitaisai
Oyamazumi Shrine on Omishima Island, located in the Seto inland sea, is the head-shrine of more than 10,000 Yamazumi Shrines...
Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Matsuri
The Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Matsuri is held annually in commemorating Kaga-han (roughly present day Ishikawa Pref.)'s founder Lord Maeda Toshiie's entry...
Bara Matsuri 〜Rose Festival~
Every year, from early June to early July, when roses are in peak season, the Rose Festival, or "Bara Matsuri"...
The festival traditionally began when Toyotomi Hideyoshi who conquered Japan made his army men pull the marine boats with ropes...
Otaue Matsuri “Seppetobe”
Seppetobe is a 400 year-old local rice-planting festival. Young men covered in mud drinking imo-shochu (distilled sake brewed from potatoes)...
YOSAKOI SORAN FESTIVAL
Sapporo, the city of snow during winter, becomes lush with green in June.In this city, the amazing festival YOSAKOI Soran...
Shirone Ootako Gassen
This festival has roughly 300 years of history, dating back to the Edo period. A large river called Shinanogawa runs...
Kiso Shikki-sai/Narai Shukuba-sai
Kiso-hirasawa in Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture, is a famous town for lacquer ware. Naraijuku, located about 2 km away, is...
Tsuzawa Yotaka Andon Matsuri
The Tzusawa Yotaka Andon Matsuri is held annually at night on the first Friday and Saturday of June in the...
Morioka & Takizawa City – Yahaba Town
This festival features approximately 100 horses dressed up in all colors imaginable, parading through the towns. The horses march a...
This festival has been marking the start of summer in Toba City for over 800 years. The locals love it...
Sennichi-Mairi Houzuki Ennichi
This festival is the origin of the many Houzuki (Japanese lantern plant) markets that have spread to many areas of...
Hakata Gion Yamakasa
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】The Hakata Gion Yamakasa is the Grand Gion Festival of the Kushida Shrine and is a service...
【UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage】Gion Matsuri is an annual festival of the Yasaka Shrine located in Higashiyama of Kyoto, and is...