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Festivals

Summer and autumn part of Japanese life!

Shot of Benten-jima on Inasa shrine

Mount Wakakusa

Feel the burn...

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

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

Second-hand books stacked and priced in window display of bookshop in Jimbocho, Tokyo.

Jimbocho

Tokyo’s book town.

nakanojo art festival

Nakanojo Biennale

Mountains mixed with artwork — where and how you’d least expect it.

Handa Floats Festival

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

Dazaifu shrine in Fukuoka prefecture

Dazaifu Tenmangu

Educate yourself.

Koenji Awa Odori Festival

Bright costumes, thousands of dance moves and bone-rattling drums will leave you in a trance.

People visit Sega Ikebukuro arcade game centre on May 11, 2012 in Tokyo. Sega is a profitable company with US $4.9 billion revenue in 2011.

Ikebukuro

Are you not entertained?

Joetsu

If you're a looking to do a little of everything — from traditional festivals to spiritual mountain hikes to trying out a sake flight — get here.