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  Description Prefecture(Area)/Category
GEAR
Sensational Emotional Dramatical Original non-verbal performance from Kyoto.
Photo by Yoshikazu Inoue
Illustration by Yamada Akihiro
Kyoto (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
Special Offer 5% OFF TOYOTA Rent-a-car x Gotemba Premium Outlets

2014/3/1 - 2014/5/31 [Spring]
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Others (Special Offer)
DOGO ONSENART 2014
An international art festival will be held in historic Dogo area, a home of Japan’s oldest hot spring.
PHOTO COURTESY : Yayoi Kusama
2014/4/10 - 2014/12/31
Ehime (Chugoku/Shikoku)
Art Festival
Fuji Shibazakura Festival

2014/4/19 - 2014/6/1 [Spring]
Yamanashi (Chubu)
Others (Events Calendar)
Mashiko Pottery Fair
PHOTO COURTESY : Mashiko Town Tourist Association
2014/4/26 - 2014/5/6 [Spring]
Tochigi (Kanto)
Others (Events Calendar)
Ukai (Cormorant Fishing)
Traditional fishing method manipulating seabirds, praised by Charlie Chaplin
2014/5/11 - 2014/10/15
Gifu (Chubu)
Annual Events
Sumo
May Grand Tournament
2014/5/11 - 2014/5/25 [Spring]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Sports Events
Aoi Matsuri
An ancient festival full of elegance - a magnificent procession dating back 1,000 years reproduced in Kyoto
2014/5/15 - [Spring]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Asakusa Sanja Matsuri
Tokyo's hottest festival of portable shrines taking place in a quarter retaining traditional culture
2014/5/16 - 2014/5/18 [Spring]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
Takigi O-Noh (Nara)
A beautiful and mystic musical theater lit up by bonfires in the evening darkness.
2014/5/16 - 2014/5/17 [Spring]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Shunki Reitaisai (Grand Festival of Spring)
A procession of 1,000 samurai warriors staged at a world heritage site
2014/5/17 - 2014/5/18 [Spring]
Tochigi (Kanto)
Annual Events
Mifune Matsuri
The scene of an ancient boat party on a river is reproduced by some 20 boats in the town of Kyoto
2014/5/18 - [Spring]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Hamamatsu Festival
A spectacular festival of some 100 large kites flying over sand dunes.
2014/5/3 - 2014/5/5 [Spring]
Shizuoka (Chubu)
Annual Events
Hakata Dontaku Festival
Let's dance in squares together! Japan's largest citizens' festival, with a history of 800 years.
2014/5/3 - 2014/5/4 [Spring]
Fukuoka (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Kanda Matsuri
100 portable shrines gather for this festival and a procession of 300 people parades through the streets of Tokyo
The Saturday and Sunday closest to May 15th - [Spring]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
Shonai Kagura

Third Saturday in May through October. -
Oita (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Japan Rail Pass
Unlimited use on JR's Shinkansen super express(Except super express named "Nozomi"), limited-express, and express trains (ordinary-class and 1st-class "Green Car" seats: reserved and non-reserved seats) and local trains as well as JR-affiliated buses thro
Year round -
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Transportations
Hokkaido Rail Pass
Unlimited use (3-day,5-day,7-day flexible 4-day passes) on all train lines of JR Hokkaido and all bus lines of JR Hokkaido Bus. For Express and Limited Express trains, reserved seats on Ordinary Car can be used.
Year round -
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
Transportations
JR East Pass
Unlimited use (ordinary-class reserved seats or 1st-class "Green Car" seats) on JR's Shinkansen super express and limited-express trains within the JR East area (flexible 5-days).
Year round -
(Tohoku)
Transportations
JR-West Rail Pass

Year round -
(Kansai)
Transportations
All Shikoku Rail Pass
Unlimited use (2-day, 3-day, 4-day, 5-day passes) on all trains, including JR Shikoku, Tosa Kuroshio Railway, Asa Kaigan Railway, Kotoden, Iyotetsu and Tosaden, within Shikoku area.
Year round -
(Chugoku/Shikoku)
Transportations
JR-Kyushu Rail Pass
Northern Kyushu area pass and All Kyushu pass are available
Year round -
(Kyushu/Okinawa)
Transportations
Joint 1-Day Card (Regional, One-day pass, Sapporo)
Unlimited 1-day use on subways and trains, as well as buses (except mileage-based fare sections) within Sapporo City limits.
Year round -
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
Transportations
Tokyo Free Ticket
1. Unlimited 1-day use on JR trains and Tokyo Metro subways within Tokyo City limits as well as subways, trams and buses operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Gov.
Year round -
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Transportations
Tokyo Metro Open Ticket
Unlimited 1-day or 2-day use on Tokyo Metro.
Year round -
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Transportations
Yokohama City 1-Day Ticket
Unlimited 1-day use on city-operated subways and buses within Yokohama City limits.
Year round -
Kanagawa (Tokyo and vicinity)
Transportations
Minato Burari Ticket
Unlimited 1-day use on subways and buses in and around Yokohama Port area.
Discounts also available on admission fees to cultural and tourist attractions.
Year round -
Kanagawa (Tokyo and vicinity)
Transportations
Hakone free pass
The Hakone Freepass is a pass that allows you to get on and off freely throughout the specified area.
Year round -
Kanagawa (Tokyo and vicinity)
Transportations
Hidaji Frii Kippu
A combined package consisting of a round-trip travel on reserved seats on ordinary cars of Limited Express Wide View Hida and either “JR Line unlimited travel area + bus unlimited travel area” or “JR Line unlimited travel area + taxi ticket.”
Year round -
(Chubu)
Transportations
One-day unlimited Pass "Enjoy Eco Card"(Regional, One-day pass, Osaka)
Unlimited use (for one day) on Osaka Municipal Subway, New Tram, City Bus in Osaka area.
Year round -
Osaka (Kansai)
Transportations
Kintetsu Rail Pass
Unlimited 5-days use on all Kintetsu lines.
Year round -
Osaka (Kansai)
Transportations
Surutto Kansai 2-day and 3-day Tickets
Unlimited use (2 days and 3 days) on private railways, subways and buses in the Kansai area.
Year round -
(Kansai)
Transportations
Surutto Kansai Osaka Unlimited Pass
Unlimited 1-day use within Osaka City limits on subways, city-operated buses and private railways.
Free admission to cultural and tourist attractions also available.
Year round -
(Kansai)
Transportations
Economical Tickets(Regional, Hiroshima and Miyajima)
Unlimited use (for one day) on Hiroshima Electric Railway and Ferry boat between Miyajima-guchi and Miyajima.
Year round -
(Chugoku/Shikoku)
Transportations