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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.

The beautiful wisteria in spring in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka.

Kitakyushu

Feudalism, festivals and flowers.

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.