Festivals

A reflection of Japanese life!

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Nebuta Festival

Cool off in Aomori this summer and dance among giant floats at Japan’s most iconic festival.

Uneme Festival

Though rooted in sorrow, it's a stunning summer festival.

Tokushima Awa odori

Awa Odori Dance Festival

Join the party at Japan’s most famous dance festival.

Tenma

A neighborhood where Osaka’s lively personality is always on full display.

kameido tenjin shrine

Kameido Tenjin Shrine

Let the scent of wisteria take you back in time.

Morioka festival

Morioka Sansa Odori Festival

Dance with the locals in the world’s largest taiko drumming party.

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.

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.