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December 9, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri in Nara Park

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.

November 25, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Chichibu Yomatsuri

The Chichibu Yomatsuri is one of the most spectacular winter festivals in Japan and is only a short trip away from Tokyo.

November 4, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Arashiyama Momiji Festival in Kyoto

The Arashiyama Momiji Festival is a beautiful and colourful autumn festival that takes place in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto.

November 1, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu

The Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu commemorates the journey of Japan’s daimyo from the capital Edo to the provinces during the Edo Period.

October 27, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Karatsu Kunchi Matsuri

The Karatsu Kunchi Matsuri features daily parades, spectacular historical floats and powerful performances.

October 22, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Jidai Matsuri in Kyoto

The Jidai Matsuri is held every October 22, which is the anniversary of the foundation of Kyoto.

October 8, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Takayama Autumn Festival

The Takayama Autumn Festival is one of Japan’s biggest and most famous festivals attracting a large number of spectators every year

October 4, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

The Nagasaki Kunchi Festival is one of Japan’s most colourful and vibrant festivals.

October 1, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Gifu Nobunaga Festival

The highlight of the festival is the warrior procession featuring several of Japan’s most famous historic figures and warriors.

September 22, 2015

The National Treasure: Inuyama Castle

Inuyama Castle’s main tower is the oldest in existence in Japan and has been designated a National Treasure of Japan

September 17, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri in Osaka

The Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri is considered to be Osaka’s wildest festival and is kind of like their running of the bulls.

September 13, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Matsuri in Kamakura

The Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Matsuri is a traditional festival full of ancient rituals and powerful performances.

August 15, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Daimonji Yaki in Kyoto

Daimonji Yaki is a spectacular ancient festival in Kyoto that is a wonderful end to the long hot summer in Japan.

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