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Special deals and events in Japan

  Description Prefecture(Area)/Category
Yayoi Festival
A parade of beautiful floats respecting ancient traditions at a shrine registered as a World Heritage Site.
April 13th - April 17th [Spring]
Tochigi (Kanto)
Annual Events
Takayama Festival
Splendid parades and artisanship of the 15th Century are revived today.
April 14th - April 15th [Spring]
Gifu (Chubu)
Annual Events
Gishi-sai (Spring)
A festival honoring the forty-seven loyal retainers in Akoh, popular in movies and dramas
April 1st - April 7th [Spring]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
Sanno Matsuri
A procession of 300 people dressed in ancient costumes parades through the heart of Tokyo.
June 7th - June 17th [Spring]
Tokyo (Kanto)
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
Chagu Chagu Umako Horse Festival
Departing from a mountain village, 100 horses parade down to the town in a merry jingling of bells
Second Saturday of June - [Spring]
Iwate (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Kamakura Festival
At the shrine which serves as a symbol of Kamakura, the samurai society of the Medieval Period is revived.
Second Sunday of April - Third Sunday of April [Spring]
Kanagawa (Kanto)
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
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
Dai Himonjiyaki at Aso Fire Festival
The mountain is set ablaze to form the largest Chinese character in Japan. A fire festival held on volcanic Mt. Aso.
Weekend in mid-March - [Spring]
Kumamoto (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events