Urayasu Sanja Festival
The Urayasu Sanja Reitaisai is a regular joint festival of three shrines in Urayasu City, Seiryu, Toyouke, and Inari Shrine...
日本三大喧嘩祭 伊萬里神社御神幸祭 伊万里トンテントン
The Imari Tontenton is a Shinko-sai festival at Imari Shrine, located on the riverbanks of Imari river in Imari City...
Hassaku Festival at Matsuno'o Taisha Shrine
The "Hassaku" in Hassakusai refers to the new moon in August. This festival was started over 130 years ago just...
Since the Edo period, the Hyoge Matsuri has been a time to show gratitude for water and to pray for...
Kushida Shrine Shuki Reitaisai (Hiwatari Shinji)
The "Kushida Shrine Shuki Reitaisai" (Hiwatari Shinji) is a grand autumn festival held at Kushida Shrine, which is said to...
Kazusa Junisha Matsuri
The Kazusa Junisha Matsuri is said to have over 1,200 years of tradition, starting in the year 807. Known also...
Fujisaki hachimangu Reitaisai ~Shinkoushiki~
Fujisaki Hachimangu Reitaisai is the annual grand festival of Fujisaki Hachimangu Shrine—a historic occasion continued for over 1,000 years. Popularly...
Akasaka Hikawa Shrine Annual Grand Festival
The Akasaka Hikawa Shrine, host of this festival, is one of the Tokyo Jusha (10 selected shrines out of the...
Okuma Kabuto Matsuri
The Okuma Kabuto Matsuri is the grand festival of Kumakabuto Arakashihiko Shrine (also known as the Kumakabuto Shrine). The festival...
Syusseno Ishidan Matsuri
Shusseno Ishidan Matsuri is a biyearly festival held at the Atago Shrine. The sight of mikoshi running up and down...
Saruka Jinja—built approximately 1,000 years ago—is famous in the Tsugaru region (southern Aomori Pref.) for its deity that governs agriculture...
The unique Nyu Matsuri, with over 200 years of history, is also known as the Warai Matsuri, or "Laugh Festival"...
Shirahigetawara Shrine Doburoku Matsuri
At this festival, a rare brew of Sake known as “Doburoku” (permitted to be brewed only in limited locations across...
Matsumoto Shiminsai Matsumoto Matsuri
The "Matsumoto Matsuri," a section of the annual Shiminsai (citizens' festival), is loved by the people of Matsumoto as their...
Tashiro no Furyu
"Tashiro-no Furyu" is a traditional event that takes place in Tashiro, Kurogi-machi in Yame City, located in the southern parts...
Maebashi Hatsu-ichi Matsuri
The Hatsuichi Matsuri of Maebashi City is a nostalgic tradition that has been continued since the early 1600's. Over 60...
Echigo Yuzawa Onsen Snow Festival
The Echigo Yuzawa Onsen Snow Festival is held on a local ski slope just as the ski season is coming...
Shiogama Shrine Hote Matsuri
In March, before the approaching Spring, at the port city home to Shiogama Shrine, the Hote Matsuri is solemnly held...
Honen Matsuri at Tagata Shrine
The main eye catcher of this festival—quite possibly one of the rarest festivals out there—is the wooden male phallus known...
This festival gets its name, Ohashiri ("to run") from the way the omikoshi(portable shrine), is carried; in a way that...