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Namahage Festival in Akita, Japan.

Namahage Festival

Over in Akita Prefecture, it’s better to feed your demons with rice cakes than fight them.

Toka Ebisu Festival at Imamiya Ebisu Shrine in Osaka Japan

Imamiya Ebisu Shrine

Don’t miss out on one of Osaka’s most exciting New Year's festivals at this beloved shrine.

Kawasaki Halloween Parade

Kawasaki Halloween Parade

Don’t get the blues over drinking being banned in Shibuya, Kawasaki is where the real ghouls party.

Jozankei, Japan Town Skyline

Jozankei Onsen

The great Kappa King awaits you in Sapporo’s backyard.

KoshuGrape-Katsunuma

Katsunuma Grape Festival

Come for the wine, stay for the fire!

Top 10 cultural experiences in Japan: Join a matsuri

Morioka

Oodles of noodles in this colorful Iwate city.

Sado Island Earth Celebration

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

Daimonji

Blaze and amaze. Praise the ancestral spirits during Kyoto's annual fire display.

Fukuroi Enshu Fireworks Festival

Head to Fukuroi for the biggest fireworks fest in Shizuoka.

edogawa fireworks fest

Edogawa Fireworks Festival

A display to rival the Sumida River Fireworks.

Pikachu Outbreak Yokohama

Yokohama Pikachu Outbreak

Gotta catch Japan's cutest summer festival.