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)
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