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Festivals & Events

A collection of famous festivals and cultural events are held throughout the year all over Japan and include must-see attractions for visitors.

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Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

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Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

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Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

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Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

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Miyajima Kangensai Festival

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Itsukushima Shrine
1162-18 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Japan

Medieval nobles' style of entertainment reproduced at Itsukushima Shrine, which is one of the three scenic beauties of Japan.

Date: Late July- Early August
(June 17th according to the lunar calendar)

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Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

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Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

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All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

Find out more

3

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

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Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

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All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

Find out more

4

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

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All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

Find out more

5

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

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Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

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All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

Find out more

6

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

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All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

Find out more

7

Cormorant Fishing

Close
All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

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All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

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Star Festival

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All over Japan
Japan

Tanabata - This is an annual celebration of the stars. According to a legend, the two stars, Vega and Altair, separated lovers, are allowed to meet each other across the Milky Way only once a year on the evening of July 7th.

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Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

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All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

Find out more

9

Cormorant Fishing

Close
All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

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All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

Find out more

10

Cormorant Fishing

Close
All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

Close
All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

Find out more

11

Cormorant Fishing

Close
All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

Close
All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

Find out more

12

Cormorant Fishing

Close
All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

Close
All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

Find out more

13

Cormorant Fishing

Close
All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

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All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

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Lantern Festival

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All over Japan
Japan

O-Bon is a Buddhist ceremony for welcoming back and appeasing the souls of our ancestors. Depending on the region, the Bon Festival may be held one month later, during August 13th-15th.

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Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

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All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

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Lantern Festival

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All day event
All over Japan
Japan

O-Bon is a Buddhist ceremony for welcoming back and appeasing the souls of our ancestors. Depending on the region, the Bon Festival may be held one month later, during August 13th-15th.

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Nachi-no-Hi-Matsuri

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Kumano Nachi-taisha Shrine
Nachisan, Nachi-Katsuura-cho, Wakayama Prefecture
Japan

Huge pine torches weighing 50 kg are waved about in front of the great sacred falls in the mountains. Nachi-no-Hi-Matsuri, which is one of the three largest fire festivals of Japan, is staged in the Kumano mountains of Wakayama Prefecture, an area registered as a World Heritage Site.

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Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

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All day event
Kushida-jinja Shrine
Kami-Kawabata-cho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City,
Japan

Men carrying yamakasa, which are large 1-ton floats elaborately decorated for this festival, race through the streets of Hakata at full speed. The sight of the men concentrating all their energy into the floats captivates the hearts of the spectators who number as many as 1 million people.

Find out more

Lantern Festival

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All day event
All over Japan
Japan

O-Bon is a Buddhist ceremony for welcoming back and appeasing the souls of our ancestors. Depending on the region, the Bon Festival may be held one month later, during August 13th-15th.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

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All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

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16

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

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All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

Find out more

17

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

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All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

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Gion Matsuri

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Yasaka-jinja Shrine
Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City,
Japan

The Gion Matsuri, familiarly known as 'Gion-san,' is a festival held at Yasaka-jinja Shrine, and the highlight is the splendid pageant of some 30 floats called yamaboko proceeding along the main streets of Kyoto.

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Cormorant Fishing

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Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

Find out more

19

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

Find out more

20

Cormorant Fishing

Close
All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

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21

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

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22

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

Find out more

23

Cormorant Fishing

Close
All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

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Wild Horse Racing

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Hibarigahara, Ota Shrine and Odaka Shrine (both located in M
Soma City and Minami-Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture
Japan

A 1,000-year-old traditional festival which introduces the code of the samurai of the Warring States Period to the present day.

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Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

Find out more

Wild Horse Racing

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All day event
Hibarigahara, Ota Shrine and Odaka Shrine (both located in M
Soma City and Minami-Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture
Japan

A 1,000-year-old traditional festival which introduces the code of the samurai of the Warring States Period to the present day.

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Tenjin Matsuri

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Osaka Tenman Shrine
2-1-8 Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Japan

Come and experience the spirit of people born and bred in Osaka, maintaining traditions of 1,000 years ago.

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Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

Find out more

Wild Horse Racing

Close
All day event
Hibarigahara, Ota Shrine and Odaka Shrine (both located in M
Soma City and Minami-Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture
Japan

A 1,000-year-old traditional festival which introduces the code of the samurai of the Warring States Period to the present day.

Find out more

Tenjin Matsuri

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Osaka Tenman Shrine
2-1-8 Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Japan

Come and experience the spirit of people born and bred in Osaka, maintaining traditions of 1,000 years ago.

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26

Cormorant Fishing

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Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

Find out more

27

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

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28

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

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Sumida River Fireworks Display

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Taito-ku and Sumida-ku, Tokyo,
Japan

Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai - The evening sky of oldtown Tokyo is brightly colored with several tens of thousands of fireworks.

Venue No.1: from downstream of Sakurabashi Bridge to upstream of Kototoibashi Bridge
Venue No.2: from downstream of Komagatabashi Bridge to upstream of Umayabashi Bridge

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Cormorant Fishing

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Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

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30

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

Find out more

31

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

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Gujo Odori Dance Performance

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Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

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Cormorant Fishing

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Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

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Gujo Odori Dance Performance

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All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

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Aomori Nebuta Matsuri and Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri

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Gigantic papier-mache dolls decorating the Tohoku night with bright colors.

Dates:
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri: August 2nd-7th
Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri: August 1st-7th

Places:
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri: throughout Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture
Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri: throughout Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture

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Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

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Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

Find out more

Aomori Nebuta Matsuri and Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri

Close
All day event

Gigantic papier-mache dolls decorating the Tohoku night with bright colors.

Dates:
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri: August 2nd-7th
Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri: August 1st-7th

Places:
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri: throughout Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture
Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri: throughout Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture

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3

Cormorant Fishing

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All day event
Nagaragawa River
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River, famous for its limpid stream, in Gifu Prefecture.

This fishing is performed every night between May 11th and October 15th except during a full moon or in heavy rain.

Find out more

Gujo Odori Dance Performance

Close
All day event
Throughout the entire town of Hachiman
Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture
Japan

Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.

Dates: Mid-July - Early September

Find out more

Aomori Nebuta Matsuri and Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri

Close
All day event

Gigantic papier-mache dolls decorating the Tohoku night with bright colors.

Dates:
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri: August 2nd-7th
Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri: August 1st-7th

Places:
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri: throughout Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture
Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri: throughout Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture

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Akita Kanto Matsuri

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Kanto O-dori (between the Sanno Jujiro Crossroads and Nichom
Akita City, Akita Prefecture
Japan

Together with the Sendai Tanabata Matsuri (Sendai City), the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri (Aomori City) and the Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri (Yamagata City) this major Akita summer festival praying for an abundant harvest of the five grains, namely wheat, rice, beans, foxtail millet and Chinese millet, is one of the three main festivals of Tohoku (Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, Aomori, Yamagata and Akita prefectures).

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