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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)
OSAKA Hikari Renaissance

2014/12/1 - 2015/1/18 [Winter]
Osaka (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
Kobe Luminarie

2014/12/4 - 2014/12/15 [Winter]
Hyogo (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
NARA Yamayaki
An entire hill is set ablaze in winter. A New Year event which originated in boundary disputes among temples.
2015/1/24 - [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Nada no Kenka Matsuri
Portable shrines fiercely jolted against one another produce breathtaking scenes befitting a 'Fighting Festival'
2015/10/14 - 2015/10/15 [Autumn]
Hyogo (Kansai)
Annual Events
Kurama no Hi-Matsuri
The evening sky becomes ablaze with the flames of huge watch fires and 250 pine torches
2015/10/22 - [Autumn]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Jidai Matsuri
A grand ancient-costume procession where the long history of Japan unfolds before the spectators
2015/10/22 - [Autumn]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri
An elegant festival of traditional performing arts continuously passed down since the 12th Century
2015/12/15 - 2015/12/18 [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Okera-Mairi Festival
A traditional New Year's Eve ritual of Kyoto praying for sound health in the New Year
2015/12/31 - [Winter]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Setsubun Mantoro
Candle fire lights up 3,000 lanterns. Here you can experience a fantastic world of antiquity.
2015/2/3 - [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Omizutori
This event goes back 1,000 years. Buddhist priests draw up healing waters and run about with huge pine torches.
2015/3/1 - 2015/3/14 [Spring]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Sagicho Matsuri
Big floats are ignited with fire one after the other and men wearing make-up dance wildly.
2015/3/14 - 2015/3/15 [Spring]
Shiga (Kansai)
Annual Events
Osaka Asian Film Festival

2015/3/6 - 2015/4/15 [Spring]
Osaka (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
KOBE COLLECTION 2015 SPRING/SUMMER
PHOTO COURTESY : KOBE COLLECTION
2015/3/7 - [Spring]
Hyogo (Kansai)
Fashion Events
Aoi Matsuri
An ancient festival full of elegance - a magnificent procession dating back 1,000 years reproduced in Kyoto
2015/5/15 - [Spring]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Takigi O-Noh (Nara)
A beautiful and mystic musical theater lit up by bonfires in the evening darkness.
2015/5/15 - 2015/5/16 [Spring]
Nara (Kansai)
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
2015/5/17 - [Spring]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Otaue Rice Planting Festival
An ancient event praying for a rich rice harvest with merry dancing and songs
2015/6/14 - [Summer]
Osaka (Kansai)
Annual Events
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
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
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
Daimonji Gozan Okuribi
Spectacular okuribi bonfires on five Kyoto mountains signaling the end of summer.
2015/8/16 - [Summer]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Lake Biwa Firework Display
PHOTO COURTESY : Biwako Visitors Bureau
2015/8/7 - [Summer]
Shiga (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
Kobe Bay Firework Display

2015/8/8 - [Summer]
Hyogo (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
Toka Ebisu
Buy a good luck bamboo branch and pray to Ebisu, the patron deity of commerce for success in business.
2016/1/8 - 2016/1/11 [Winter]
Osaka (Kansai)
Annual Events
Takigi O-Noh (Bonfire Noh performance), Kyoto
A graceful musical theater performed at night in a symbolic shrine of Kyoto
Early June - [Summer]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
JR-West Rail Pass

Year round -
(Kansai)
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
HANKYU-HANSHIN WELCOME Wi-Fi
Free of charge Wi-Fi you can use at any stations of Hankyu and Hanshin railways in Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe
Year round -
(Kansai)
Others (Special Offer)
Toh-shiya (Archery Contest)
Come and experience the spirit of Japanese archery. A contest of archers firing arrows at targets 60 meters away
 The Sunday closest to January 15th - [Winter]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events