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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)
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
Ukai (Cormorant Fishing)
Traditional fishing method manipulating seabirds, praised by Charlie Chaplin
2014/5/11 - 2014/10/15
Gifu (Chubu)
Annual Events
Sapporo International Art Festival 2014
SIAF 2014 – the city’s first international art festival – will be held as part of the Creative City Sapporo initiative.


2014/7/19 - 2014/9/28 [Summer]
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
Art Festival
Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri
Gigantic papier-mache dolls decorating the Tohoku night with bright colors.
2014/8/1 - 2014/8/7 [Summer]
Aomori (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Nagaoka Festival

2014/8/1 - 2014/8/3 [Summer]
Niigata (Chubu)
Others (Events Calendar)
Yokohama Triennale 2014

2014/8/1 - 2014/11/3
Kanagawa (Kanto)
Art Festival
Tokyo Bay Firework Display

2014/8/10 - [Summer]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Others (Events Calendar)
Awa-Odori Folk Dance Festival in Tokushima
A seasonal delight of Tokushima in the entire city resounding with festival music and dance.
2014/8/12 - 2014/8/15 [Summer]
Tokushima (Chugoku/Shikoku)
Annual Events
Yamaga Toro Matsuri
A dreamlike Bon odori dance with bright lanterns wavering in the dark night.
2014/8/15 - 2014/8/16 [Summer]
Kumamoto (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Lake Suwako Firework Display

2014/8/15 - [Summer]
Nagano (Chubu)
Others (Events Calendar)
Daimonji Gozan Okuribi
Spectacular okuribi bonfires on five Kyoto mountains signaling the end of summer.
2014/8/16 - [Summer]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri
Gigantic papier-mache dolls decorating the Tohoku night with bright colors.
2014/8/2 - 2014/8/7 [Summer]
Aomori (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Kobe Bay Firework Display

2014/8/2 - [Summer]
Hyogo (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
The All-Japan National Fireworks Competition

2014/8/23 - [Summer]
Akita (Tohoku)
Others (Events Calendar)
Dai-Chochin Matsuri
A festival to ward off evil spirits and pray for a calm sea and a large catch.
2014/8/26 - 2014/8/27 [Summer]
Aichi (Chubu)
Annual Events
Akita Kanto Matsuri
Looming up in the darkness, the kanto bamboo poles waver like ears of rice plants
2014/8/3 - 2014/8/6 [Summer]
Akita (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri
A performance of 10,000 dancers holding hanagasa (flower hats) adorned with safflowers.
2014/8/5 - 2014/8/7 [Summer]
Yamagata (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Sendai Tanabata Matsuri
Renowned as the 'Green City,' Sendai becomes immersed in Tanabata decorations.
2014/8/6 - 2014/8/8 [Summer]
Miyagi (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony
Let us unite in prayer for peace, regardless of race or nationality.
2014/8/6 - [Summer]
Hiroshima (Chugoku/Shikoku)
Annual Events
Lake Biwa Firework Display
PHOTO COURTESY : Biwako Visitors Bureau
2014/8/8 - [Summer]
Shiga (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
Jingu Gaien Firworks Festival

August - [Summer]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Others (Events Calendar)
Miyajima Kangensai Festival
Medieval nobles' style of entertainment reproduced at Itsukushima Shrine, which is one of the three scenic beauties of Japan.
Late July<br /> (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
Shonai Kagura

Third Saturday in May through October. -
Oita (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
URABANDAI: FUKUSHIMA Pref.Program to contact with nature : Firefly observation event
Every year, from late June, you can see wild Heikebotaru, a kind of firefly
found in Japan, in Ura-bandai. Our hotel staff guides you to the observation
site. Please join us.
Weekdays from late June to mid-August - [Summer]
Fukushima (Tohoku)
Others (Events Calendar)
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