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Tsuwano Yabusame Festival

Tsuwano Yabusame Festival

Watch traditional mounted archery held on a course lined with cherry blossom trees.

Musha Gyoretsu Warrior Parade

Musha Gyoretsu Warrior Parade

Celebrate the founding of Shimane Prefecture’s capital city by watching samurai parade through the streets against a backdrop of cherry blossoms.

Abashiri Drift Ice

Abashiri Okhotsk Drift Ice Festival

Abashiri celebrates the arrival of the Siberian Okhotsk drift ice with a range of ice-related activities like drift Ice boat cruising, drift ice tours and smelt fishing.

Karatsu Kunchi

Karatsu Kunchi Festival

Every fall, thousands of people from all over Japan and the world make their way to Karatsu City for one of Saga Prefecture’s most historic and unique events, Karatsu Kunchi. Held each...

Saga International Balloon Festival

Saga International Balloon Festival

Witness over 100 unique hot air balloons take flight over the serene Saga countryside.

Nara Deer Antler Cutting Ceremony

Nara Deer Antler Cutting Ceremony

This ceremony held every October ensures that deer and people in Nara can reside together peacefully.

Arita Ceramics Fair

Arita Ceramics Fair

Get ready to find your new perfect tea cup at the Arita Ceramics Fair

Mount Iwate Morioka city scene with buildings and promenade at Katakami river with warm sunset light

Morioka

Oodles of noodles in this colorful Iwate city.

Top 10 Things To Do In Wakayama

Get away from it all in scenic Wakayama with a temple stay, hiking, or sacred fire festival.

Koriyama Castle in Nara, Japan.

Koriyama Castle

Romance comes alive.

Miura Kaigan Cherry Blossom Festival in Kanagawa Japan

Miura Kaigan Cherry Blossom Festival

Early sakura in Kanagawa!