The Grand Festival of Kasuga Wakamiya Shrine was first held in the 12th century to pray for the end of an epidemic plague and for a rich harvest.
By John Asano on December 9, 2015
The Chichibu Yomatsuri is one of the most spectacular winter festivals in Japan and is only a short trip away from Tokyo.
By John Asano on November 25, 2015
The Arashiyama Momiji Festival is a beautiful and colourful autumn festival that takes place in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto.
By John Asano on November 4, 2015
The Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu commemorates the journey of Japan’s daimyo from the capital Edo to the provinces during the Edo Period.
By John Asano on November 1, 2015
The Karatsu Kunchi Matsuri features daily parades, spectacular historical floats and powerful performances.
By John Asano on October 27, 2015
The Jidai Matsuri is held every October 22, which is the anniversary of the foundation of Kyoto.
By John Asano on October 22, 2015
The Takayama Autumn Festival is one of Japan’s biggest and most famous festivals attracting a large number of spectators every year
By John Asano on October 8, 2015
The Nagasaki Kunchi Festival is one of Japan’s most colourful and vibrant festivals.
By John Asano on October 4, 2015
The highlight of the festival is the warrior procession featuring several of Japan’s most famous historic figures and warriors.
By John Asano on October 1, 2015
Inuyama Castle’s main tower is the oldest in existence in Japan and has been designated a National Treasure of Japan
By John Asano on September 22, 2015
The Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri is considered to be Osaka’s wildest festival and is kind of like their running of the bulls.
By John Asano on September 17, 2015
The Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Matsuri is a traditional festival full of ancient rituals and powerful performances.
By John Asano on September 13, 2015
Daimonji Yaki is a spectacular ancient festival in Kyoto that is a wonderful end to the long hot summer in Japan.