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Special deals and events in Japan

  Description Prefecture(Area)/Category
Otaue Rice Planting Festival
An ancient event praying for a rich rice harvest with merry dancing and songs
2014/6/14 - [Summer]
Osaka (Kansai)
Annual Events
Yosakoi Soran Festival

2014/6/4 - 2014/6/8 [Summer]
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
Annual Events
Gion Matsuri
Gorgeous floats, sometimes called 'mobile art museums,' parade down the main streets of Kyoto
2014/7/1 - 2014/7/29 [Summer]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival
A resplendent and gallant summer festival with men racing through the streets while bearing 1-ton floats on their shoulders
2014/7/1 - 2014/7/15 [Summer]
Fukuoka (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Sumo
July Grand Tournament
2014/7/13 - 2014/7/27 [Summer]
Aichi (Chubu)
Sports Events
Nachi-no-Hi-Matsuri
Huge pine torches weighing 50 kg are waved about in front of the great sacred falls in the mountains
2014/7/14 - [Summer]
Wakayama (Kansai)
Annual Events
Ocean Expo Park Summer Festival

2014/7/19 - [Summer]
Okinawa (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Others (Events Calendar)
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
SAPPORO CITY JAZZ Ezo Groove 2014
Sapporo City Jazz is one of the biggest Japanese Jazz festivals in summer.
It attracts a lot of Japanese and visitors from all over the world.


2014/7/2 - 2014/8/31 [Summer]
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
Music Events
Warei Taisai Festival & Uwajima Ushi-Oni Matsuri
Youths carry portable shrines in the river waters at night and monster-shaped floats parade through the town streets
2014/7/22 - 2014/7/24 [Summer]
Ehime (Chugoku/Shikoku)
Annual Events
Tenjin Matsuri
Come and experience the spirit of people born and bred in Osaka, maintaining traditions of 1,000 years ago.
2014/7/24 - 2014/7/25 [Summer]
Osaka (Kansai)
Annual Events
Fuji Rock Festival

2014/7/25 - 2014/7/27 [Summer]
Niigata (Chubu)
Music Events
Soma-Nomaoi
A 1,000-year-old traditional festival which introduces the code of the samurai of the Warring States Period to the present day.
2014/7/26 - 2014/7/28 [Summer]
Fukushima (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai
The evening sky of oldtown Tokyo is brightly colored with several tens of thousands of fireworks.
2014/7/26 - 2014/7/26 [Summer]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
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)
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)
Sumo
September Grand Tournament
2014/9/14 - 2014/9/28 [Summer]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Sports Events
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
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)