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Special deals and events in Japan

  Description Prefecture(Area)/Category
Yosakoi Soran Festival

2015/6/10 - 2015/6/14 [Summer]
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
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
2015/6/13 - [Summer]
Iwate (Tohoku)
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
Sanno Matsuri
A procession of 300 people dressed in ancient costumes parades through the heart of Tokyo.
2015/6/7 - 2015/6/17 [Summer]
Tokyo (Kanto)
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
Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival
A resplendent and gallant summer festival with men racing through the streets while bearing 1-ton floats on their shoulders
2015/7/1 - 2015/7/15 [Summer]
Fukuoka (Kyushu/Okinawa)
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
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
2015/7/22 - 2015/7/24 [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.
2015/7/24 - 2015/7/25 [Summer]
Osaka (Kansai)
Annual 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.
2015/7/25 - 2015/7/27 [Summer]
Fukushima (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai
The evening sky of oldtown Tokyo is brightly colored with several tens of thousands of fireworks.
2015/7/25 - 2015/7/25 [Summer]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
Wonder Festival

2015/7/26 - 2015/7/26 [Summer]
Chiba (Kanto)
Annual Events
Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri
Gigantic papier-mache dolls decorating the Tohoku night with bright colors.
2015/8/1 - 2015/8/7 [Summer]
Aomori (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Awa-Odori Folk Dance Festival in Tokushima
A seasonal delight of Tokushima in the entire city resounding with festival music and dance.
2015/8/12 - 2015/8/15 [Summer]
Tokushima (Chugoku/Shikoku)
Annual Events
Yamaga Toro Matsuri
A dreamlike Bon odori dance with bright lanterns wavering in the dark night.
2015/8/15 - 2015/8/16 [Summer]
Kumamoto (Kyushu/Okinawa)
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
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri
Gigantic papier-mache dolls decorating the Tohoku night with bright colors.
2015/8/2 - 2015/8/7 [Summer]
Aomori (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Dai-Chochin Matsuri
A festival to ward off evil spirits and pray for a calm sea and a large catch.
2015/8/26 - 2015/8/27 [Summer]
Aichi (Chubu)
Annual Events
Akita Kanto Matsuri
Looming up in the darkness, the kanto bamboo poles waver like ears of rice plants
2015/8/3 - 2015/8/6 [Summer]
Akita (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri
A performance of 10,000 dancers holding hanagasa (flower hats) adorned with safflowers.
2015/8/5 - 2015/8/7 [Summer]
Yamagata (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Sendai Tanabata Matsuri
Renowned as the 'Green City,' Sendai becomes immersed in Tanabata decorations.
2015/8/6 - 2015/8/8 [Summer]
Miyagi (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony
Let us unite in prayer for peace, regardless of race or nationality.
2015/8/6 - [Summer]
Hiroshima (Chugoku/Shikoku)
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
Sapporo Summer Festival
Attracting more than a million visitors to its cavernous beer garden in Odori Park. Bon Odori dance, antique fair, shopping street;, the Susukino Festival, and numerous other events are held together.
End of July - End of August [Summer]
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
Annual Events
Miyajima Kangensai Festival
Medieval nobles' style of entertainment reproduced at Itsukushima Shrine, which is one of the three scenic beauties of Japan.
Late July (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