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sendai-tanabata festival

Sendai Tanabata Festival

Reunited lovers at Japan’s most iconic Tanabata celebration.

What are Tengu?

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.

Hachinoe Sansha Taisai - Floats (14)

Hachinohe Sansha Taisai Festival

Hachinohe Sansha Taisai Festival

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Fukuoka

Hakata Gion Yamakasa

A unique Fukuoka spectacle.

Sado Island Earth Celebration

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

Morioka festival

Morioka Sansa Odori Festival

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

Atami Onsen skyline

Atami Onsen

These hot springs will make you feel like you're floating in the ocean.

Tenjin Festival

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

Dancers in Nihonbashi in October.

Nihombashi-Kyobashi Festival

Just in case you missed the summer festivals.