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Festivals

Summer and autumn part of Japanese life!

Yamagata’s Ningen Shogi (Human Chess)

A grand battle of human-sized Japanese chess under 2,000 cherry blossoms — a unique event to see while traveling in Tohoku.

Jidai Festival

A journey across 1,000 years worth of Japanese history in Kyoto.

Saijo

The perfect Hanami hideaway and home to glorious sake.

Sapporo Snow Festival

Join the most popular winter festival in Japan in February.

Koriyama Castle

Romance comes alive.

Handa Floats Festival

Watch a rare gathering of magnificent floats in this small town also known as the Gateway to Chita Peninsula.

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

Come on ride the shrine, and ride it! ... At the most dangerous festival in Kansai!

Daimonji

Blaze and amaze: In Kyoto’s mountains is an annual festival that burns with culture.

Namahage (Demon) Museum

Unleash all your demons.

Tori-no-Ichi: Festival of the Rooster

The old town of Asakusa comes alive every November with this unique and visually stimulating 3-day festival.