Festivals

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Tendo City’s Ningen Shogi (Human Chess) and Sakura Festival

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

Koriyama Castle

Romance comes alive.

Tenjin Festival

In the heart of Osaka, this thrilling festival is one of the Top 3 in all of Japan.

Tokamachi Snow Festival

Sippin' sake and seeing snow sculptures at Japan’s original snow festival.

Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival

Snow huts and water gods.

otaru, hokkaido

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival

Japan’s most romantic snow festival.

Lake Shikotsu Winter

Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

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

Spring fairy sculpture at 45th Asahikawa Winter Festival

Asahikawa Winter Festival

Marvel at the largest snow sculpture in Japan.

Iwate Snow Fest

Iwate Snow Festival

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Dancers in Nihonbashi in October.

Nihombashi-Kyobashi Festival

Just in case you missed the summer festivals.

Sapporo Snow Festival

Join the most popular winter festival in Japan in February.