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Don’t Miss One of the Biggest Music Festivals in Japan This July 2018!

Music festivals are a great way to alleviate stress by listening to your favorite music with other happy, excited people. It’s fun to go a little crazy when you see musicians you love live and be able to sing and dance along with them. Japan has a good amount of music festivals, such as EDC…

Get Amongst the Party in the Mountains at Fuji Rock Festival this Summer!

Fuji Rock Festival is one of the most long-awaited annual festivals in Japan. It’s a three-day event held in summer and is mostly attended by young people who want to gorge themselves with loud rock music and is like a non-stop party hosted by many famous bands from around the world. How the Festival Started…

Check Out the ’Naked’ Man Festival in Snowy Nigata!

There in Japan are at least a dozen festivals that in the eyes of tourists will be considered “eccentric” or “strange” in nature. However, I would like to introduce a “naked man” (or at least close to it) festival that takes place during winter in the small-but-warm town of Minami Uonuma in the Niigata prefecture.…

Tokamachi Snow Festival: Fun Activities and Beautiful Snow Sculptures

Tokamachi is a city with one of highest snowfalls in Japan located in the Niigata prefecture. As the city seems like a perfect location to host this kind of festival, Tokamachi holds their Snow Festival every year. The 2016 Tokamachi Snow Festival is going to be held between February 19 and 21. It is a…

Niigata Wara Art Festival: Come See Giant Straw Beasts Rule Japan

The rice harvest is on the way and usually you would expect a whole bunch of leftover rice straw (wara) are expected to accumulate and be thrown away. But definitely, this would not be the case in Japan. Rather than disposing of them at the end of this season, Niigata and Kagawa prefectures will hold…