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Special deals and events in Japan

  Description Prefecture(Area)/Category
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
Tokyo Motorcycle Show

2014/3/28 - 2014/3/30 [Spring]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Others (Events Calendar)
Osaka Asian Film Festival

2014/3/7 - 2014/3/16 [Spring]
Osaka (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
Art Fair Tokyo

2014/3/7 - 2014/3/9 [Spring]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Art Festival
Gishi-sai (Spring)
A festival honoring the forty-seven loyal retainers in Akoh, popular in movies and dramas
2014/4/1 - 2014/4/7 [Spring]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
Yayoi Festival
A parade of beautiful floats respecting ancient traditions at a shrine registered as a World Heritage Site.
2014/4/13 - 2014/4/17 [Spring]
Tochigi (Kanto)
Annual Events
Kamakura Festival
At the shrine which serves as a symbol of Kamakura, the samurai society of the Medieval Period is revived.
2014/4/13 - 2014/4/20 [Spring]
Kanagawa (Kanto)
Annual Events
ECO SLOW MARATHON INBA 2014

2014/4/13 - [Spring]
Chiba (Kanto)
Sports Events
Takayama Festival
Splendid parades and artisanship of the 15th Century are revived today.
2014/4/14 - 2014/4/15 [Spring]
Gifu (Chubu)
Annual Events
Fuji Shibazakura Festival

2014/4/19 - 2014/6/1 [Spring]
Yamanashi (Chubu)
Others (Events Calendar)
Kasumigaura Marathon

2014/4/20 - [Spring]
Ibaraki (Kanto)
Sports Events
ULTRA-TRAIL Mt.FUJI®

2014/4/25 - 2014/4/27 [Spring]
Yamanashi (Chubu)
Sports Events
Mashiko Pottery Fair
PHOTO COURTESY : Mashiko Town Tourist Association
2014/4/26 - 2014/5/6 [Spring]
Tochigi (Kanto)
Others (Events Calendar)
Sumo
May Grand Tournament
2014/5/11 - 2014/5/25 [Spring]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Sports Events
Aoi Matsuri
An ancient festival full of elegance - a magnificent procession dating back 1,000 years reproduced in Kyoto
2014/5/15 - [Spring]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Asakusa Sanja Matsuri
Tokyo's hottest festival of portable shrines taking place in a quarter retaining traditional culture
2014/5/16 - 2014/5/18 [Spring]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
Takigi O-Noh (Nara)
A beautiful and mystic musical theater lit up by bonfires in the evening darkness.
2014/5/16 - 2014/5/17 [Spring]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Shunki Reitaisai (Grand Festival of Spring)
A procession of 1,000 samurai warriors staged at a world heritage site
2014/5/17 - 2014/5/18 [Spring]
Tochigi (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
2014/5/18 - [Spring]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Hamamatsu Festival
A spectacular festival of some 100 large kites flying over sand dunes.
2014/5/3 - 2014/5/5 [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.
2014/5/3 - 2014/5/4 [Spring]
Fukuoka (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Sanno Matsuri
A procession of 300 people dressed in ancient costumes parades through the heart of Tokyo.
2014/6/6 - 2014/6/17 [Spring]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
Sagicho Matsuri
Big floats are ignited with fire one after the other and men wearing make-up dance wildly.
Mid. March - [Spring]
Shiga (Kansai)
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
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