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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)
OSAKA Hikari Renaissance

2016/11/20 - 2016/1/9 [Autumn]
Osaka (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
Kobe Luminarie

2016/12/2 - 2016/12/11 [Winter]
Hyogo (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
Osaka Asian Film Festival

2016/3/4 - 2016/3/13 [Spring]
Osaka (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
Kobe Bay Firework Display

2016/8/6 - [Summer]
Hyogo (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
Lake Biwa Firework Display
PHOTO COURTESY : Biwako Visitors Bureau
2016/8/8 - [Summer]
Shiga (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
Daimonji Gozan Okuribi
Spectacular okuribi bonfires on five Kyoto mountains signaling the end of summer.
August 16th - [Summer]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri
An elegant festival of traditional performing arts continuously passed down since the 12th Century
December 15th - December 18th [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
December 31st - [Winter]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Setsubun Mantoro
Candle fire lights up 3,000 lanterns.
Here you can experience a fantastic world of antiquity.
February 3rd - [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Yamayaki
An entire hill is set ablaze in winter. A New Year event which originated in boundary disputes among temples.
Fourth Saturday of January - [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Toka Ebisu
Buy a good luck bamboo branch and pray to Ebisu, the patron deity of commerce for success in business.
January 9th - January 11th [Winter]
Osaka (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
July 14th - [Summer]
Wakayama (Kansai)
Annual Events
Gion Matsuri
Gorgeous floats, sometimes called 'mobile art museums,' parade down the main streets of Kyoto
July 1st - July 31st [Summer]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Tenjin Matsuri
Come and experience the spirit of people born and bred in Osaka, maintaining traditions of 1,000 years ago.
July 24th - July 25th [Summer]
Osaka (Kansai)
Annual Events
Otaue Rice Planting Festival
An ancient event praying for a rich rice harvest with merry dancing and songs
June 14th - [Summer]
Osaka (Kansai)
Annual Events
Takigi O-Noh (Bonfire Noh performance), Kyoto
A graceful musical theater performed at night in a symbolic shrine of Kyoto
June 1st - June 2nd [Autumn]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Omizutori
This event goes back 1,000 years. Buddhist priests draw up healing waters and run about with huge pine torches.
March 1st - March 14th [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
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
Nada no Kenka Matsuri
Portable shrines fiercely jolted against one another produce breathtaking scenes befitting a 'Fighting Festival'
October 14th - October 15th [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
October 22nd - [Autumn]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Jidai Matsuri
A grand ancient-costume procession where the long history of Japan unfolds before the spectators
October 22nd - [Autumn]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
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
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
Sagicho Matsuri
Big floats are ignited with fire one after the other and men wearing make-up dance wildly.
Weekend in mid-March - [Spring]
Shiga (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)