Festivals

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sendai-tanabata festival

Sendai Tanabata Festival

Reunited lovers at Japan’s most iconic Tanabata celebration.

Feeling Icy at Lake Shikotsu.

Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

It's time for an... ice wedding at this annual winter wonderland in the heart of a national park.

Mount Wakakusa

Burn, baby burn. Mountain inferno.

Toka Ebisu Festival at Imamiya Ebisu Shrine in Osaka Japan

Imamiya Ebisu Shrine

Don’t miss out on one of Osaka’s most exciting New Year's festivals at this beloved shrine.

Shitennoji Temple Osaka Japan

Shitenno-ji Temple

One of Japan's oldest temples where you'll find the cutest pond of turtles and occasionally naked men.

kameido tenjin shrine

Kameido Tenjin Shrine

Let the scent of chrysanthemums take you back in time.

Kawasaki Halloween Parade

Kawasaki Halloween Parade

Don’t get the blues over drinking being banned in Shibuya, Kawasaki is where the real ghouls party.

KoshuGrape-Katsunuma

Katsunuma Grape Festival

Come for the wine, stay for the fire!

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

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

Morioka Sansa Matsuri

Morioka

Oodles of noodles in this colorful Iwate city.

Sado Island Earth Celebration

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