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Special deals and events in Japan

  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
2015/5/11 - 2015/10/15
Gifu (Chubu)
Annual Events
Firefly Watching
Around Tanukiko Lake situated right in front of Kyukamura FUJI, there is a good tourist spot where Genji fireflies and Heike fireflies can be watched.
2015/6/15 - 2015/7/10 [Summer]
Shizuoka (Chubu)
Others (Events Calendar)
Gion Matsuri
Gorgeous floats, sometimes called 'mobile art museums,' parade down the main streets of Kyoto
2015/7/1 - 2015/7/31 [Summer]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival
A resplendent and gallant summer festival with men racing through the streets while bearing 1-ton floats on their shoulders
2015/7/1 - 2015/7/15 [Summer]
Fukuoka (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Sumo
July Grand Tournament
2015/7/12 - 2015/7/26 [Summer]
Aichi (Chubu)
Sports Events
Nachi-no-Hi-Matsuri
Huge pine torches weighing 50 kg are waved about in front of the great sacred falls in the mountains
2015/7/14 - 2015/7/14 [Summer]
Wakayama (Kansai)
Annual Events
Warei Taisai Festival & Uwajima Ushi-Oni Matsuri
Youths carry portable shrines in the river waters at night and monster-shaped floats parade through the town streets
2015/7/22 - 2015/7/24 [Summer]
Ehime (Chugoku/Shikoku)
Annual Events
Tenjin Matsuri
Come and experience the spirit of people born and bred in Osaka, maintaining traditions of 1,000 years ago.
2015/7/24 - 2015/7/25 [Summer]
Osaka (Kansai)
Annual Events
Fuji Rock Festival

2015/7/24 - 2015/7/26 [Summer]
Niigata (Chubu)
Music Events
Soma-Nomaoi
A 1,000-year-old traditional festival which introduces the code of the samurai of the Warring States Period to the present day.
2015/7/25 - 2015/7/27 [Summer]
Fukushima (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai
The evening sky of oldtown Tokyo is brightly colored with several tens of thousands of fireworks.
2015/7/25 - 2015/7/25 [Summer]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
SAPPORO CITY JAZZ Ezo Groove 2015
Sapporo City Jazz is one of the biggest Japanese Jazz festivals in summer. It attracts a lot of Japanese and visitors from all over the world.
2015/7/9 - 2015/8/29 [Summer]
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
Music Events
Sapporo Summer Festival
Attracting more than a million visitors to its cavernous beer garden in Odori Park. Bon Odori dance, antique fair, shopping street;, the Susukino Festival, and numerous other events are held together.
End of July - End of August [Summer]
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
Annual Events
Miyajima Kangensai Festival
Medieval nobles' style of entertainment reproduced at Itsukushima Shrine, which is one of the three scenic beauties of Japan.
Late July (June 17th according to the lunar calendar) - Early August [Summer]
Hiroshima (Chugoku/Shikoku)
Annual Events
Gujo Odori Dance Performance
Tourists and local people all dance merrily together in one big circle.
Mid July - Early September [Summer]
Gifu (Chubu)
Annual Events
Ocean Expo Park Summer Festival

Mid July - [Summer]
Okinawa (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Others (Events Calendar)
Shonai Kagura

Third Saturday in May through October. -
Oita (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events