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Special deals and events in Japan

  Description Prefecture(Area)/Category
Bonden-sai
A contest to become the first to reach the sacred mountain, carrying bonden for the gods to descend.
2015/1/17 - 2015/1/17 [Winter]
Akita (Tohoku)
Annual Events
NARA Yamayaki
An entire hill is set ablaze in winter. A New Year event which originated in boundary disputes among temples.
2015/1/24 - [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Dezome-shiki
Warning people of the dangers of fire through acrobatic stunts on top of ladders.
2015/1/6 - [Winter]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
Tamaseseri
Half-naked men scramble for a lucky 8-kg ball in a shower of cold water
2016/1/3 - [Winter]
Fukuoka (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Usokae
A year of happiness secured by a golden bird. A wooden bird bringing good luck by turning last year's lies into this year's truths.
2016/1/7 - [Winter]
Fukuoka (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Toka Ebisu
Buy a good luck bamboo branch and pray to Ebisu, the patron deity of commerce for success in business.
2016/1/8 - 2016/1/11 [Winter]
Osaka (Kansai)
Annual Events
Toh-shiya (Archery Contest)
Come and experience the spirit of Japanese archery. A contest of archers firing arrows at targets 60 meters away
 The Sunday closest to January 15th - [Winter]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events