Festivals

A reflection of Japanese life!

Kyoto Gion Festival

Wowing throngs of visitors for more than a millennium.

Nada no Kenka Fighting Festival

Nada no Kenka Fighting Festival

Scantily clad men in an epic battle.

Takasago Lantern Festival

Japan in color: A night of 10,000 stars.

Katsunuma Grape Festival

Come for the wine, stay for the fire!

Shimizu Tanabata Festival

Can’t make it to the Sendai celebration? Do 🎋 early!

Dontsuku Festival

Don’t call it a penis festival… then again...

Enshu Flying Dragon Festival

See a dragon spit fireworks into the night sky.

Sado Island Earth Celebration

Every August, it's the island's main event: A post-hippie island drum fest.

Yoshida Fire Festival

Fireworks at the foot of Mt. Fuji.

Fukuroi Enshu Fireworks Festival

Head to Fukuroi for the biggest fireworks fest in Shizuoka.

Nagaoka Fireworks Festival

One of Japan’s Top 3 displays.