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Demon Fireworks of Noboribetsu

Is the path to hell paved with good intentions, or fireworks?

Sado Island Earth Celebration

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

Yoshida Fire Festival

Fireworks at the foot of Mt. Fuji.

Fukuroi Enshu Fireworks Festival

Head to Fukuroi for the biggest fireworks fest in Shizuoka.

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

When art meets nature and stays there for a while... Only every three years!

Nagaoka Fireworks Festival

One of Japan’s Top 3 displays.

Otaue Rice Planting Festival

It is believed the dancing and music will enhance the vitality of the rice grains.

Hozugawa River

The Hozugawa River that winds its way from the lush green mountains of Kameoka to Arashiyama is a prime summer attraction and should definitely be part of your Kyoto Prefecture travel experience....

Tottori sand dunes in Tottori prefecture, Chugoku region

Tottori City

Thanks to the dunes and beachy blowouts, you'll look at sand in a totally new way.

Cormorant Fishing (Ukai) in Arashiyama

View this traditional fish-catching method in Kyoto: let the birds do the legwork.

Naminoue Beach

Need a quick dip while in Naha? This is the only beach you can swim at while in the main city of Okinawa.