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Special deals and events in Japan

  Description Prefecture(Area)/Category
Sensational Emotional Dramatical Original non-verbal performance from Kyoto.
Photo by Yoshikazu Inoue
Illustration by Yamada Akihiro
Kyoto (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
Tokyo International BarShow

2015/5/16 - 2015/5/17 [Spring]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Others (Events Calendar)
Asakusa Sanja Matsuri
Tokyo's hottest festival of portable shrines taking place in a quarter retaining traditional culture
2016/5/20 - 2016/5/22 [Spring]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
May Grand Tournament
2016/5/8 - 2016/5/22 [Spring]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Sports Events
Ukai (Cormorant Fishing)
Traditional fishing method manipulating seabirds, praised by Charlie Chaplin
May 11th - October 15th
Gifu (Chubu)
Annual Events
Aoi Matsuri
An ancient festival full of elegance - a magnificent procession dating back 1,000 years reproduced in Kyoto
May 15th - [Spring]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Shunki Reitaisai (Grand Festival of Spring)
A procession of 1,000 samurai warriors staged at a world heritage site
May 17th - May 18th [Spring]
Tochigi (Kanto)
Annual Events
Hamamatsu Festival
A spectacular festival of some 100 large kites flying over sand dunes.
May 3rd - May 5th [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.
May 3rd - May 4th [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
Mifune Matsuri
The scene of an ancient boat party on a river is reproduced by some 20 boats in the town of Kyoto
Third Sunday of May - [Spring]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Takigi O-Noh (Nara)
A beautiful and mystic musical theater lit up by bonfires in the evening darkness.
Third week on Friday and Saturday of May - [Spring]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events