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Kyoto Gion Festival

Wowing throngs of visitors for more than a millennium.

Nada no Kenka Fighting Festival

Nada no Kenka Fighting Festival

Scantily clad men in an epic battle.

Takasago Lantern Festival

Japan in color: A night of 10,000 stars.

Katsunuma Grape Festival

Come for the wine, stay for the fire!

Shimizu Tanabata Festival

Can’t make it to the Sendai celebration? Do 🎋 early!

Dontsuku Festival

Don’t call it a penis festival… then again...

Enshu Flying Dragon Festival

See a dragon spit fireworks into the night sky.

Sado Island Earth Celebration

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

Fukuroi Enshu Fireworks Festival

Head to Fukuroi for the biggest fireworks fest in Shizuoka.

Nagaoka Fireworks Festival

One of Japan’s Top 3 displays.

Nakatajima Sand Dunes

Move over Tottori — Nakatajima has baby turtles & kite battles.