Japanese festival (matsuri)

Planning to Join the Gion Festival in Kyoto This 2018? Check Out These Handy Tips!

The Gion Festival, locally known as Gion Matsuri, is one of the most important festivals in Kyoto. With a history of more than 650 years, this festival originated as a part of the purification ritual to appease the god that caused plagues, earthquakes, etc. Author’s photo Today, the Gion Festival continues to be held annually…

Celebrate Summer 2018 in Japan with These 9 Awesome Festivals in the Tohoku Region

Summer in Japan is mostly about festivals. In Tohoku alone, more than 10 summer festivals are celebrated! Sounds fascinating, doesn’t it? Here are some of the best summer festivals in Tohoku that you should not miss. Quick! Jot down the details! 1. Hachinohe Sansha Taisai A float procession, portable shrines, and a tiger dance –…

The Complete Schedule of Kyoto’s Biggest Annual Festival, Gion Matsuri!

In case you did not know, Kyoto’s biggest annual festival, Gion Matsuri, is actually held throughout the whole month of July, with the main parade falling on the 17th. Here is a complete guide to the one-month Gion Festival so that you don’t miss out on the fun! July 1 to 5 From the 1st…

Looking for Something to Do in Tokyo? 3 Fun Events to Join This June 2018!

Tokyo is a vibrant place that celebrates different kinds of events and is home to dozens of festivals every year. The month of June is considered to be a low season for travel as children are normally in school and attractions are not that crowded, making it a great time to visit. If you are…

In Tokyo but Craving Okinawa? Check Out This Festival in June 2018!

Okinawa is a gorgeous group of Japanese tropical islands near Taiwan, famous for its white sand, clean beaches, a warm climate, and great food. Although Okinawa is only a few hours from Tokyo by plane, it isn’t always easy to visit due to schedules or budgets. So how can you get a taste of Okinawa…

Celebrate Summer 2018 in Japan With These 3 Gorgeous Fireworks Festivals

Summer is the season of festivals in Japan. This hot and humid season brings floating shrines, street food, shaved ice, and yukatas. Summer is also the time for spectacular fireworks displays, and festivals crop up all over the country showcasing big, beautiful performances. This season in Japan isn’t complete without enjoying a fireworks show while…

Celebrate the Coming of Summer With These 2 Flower Festivals in Tokyo This 2018

Summer is the season of fireworks, air conditioners, and shaved ice. With the hot, humid, and heavy rainy season comes some of Japan’s best festivals often involving fire or floating shrines. Along with the downpour and the crazy celebrations comes some amazing flowers. Cherry blossom season has already come and gone, but you will be…

10 Wonderfully Weird Japanese Festivals to Look Forward to for the Rest of 2018

Because normal festivals are overrated; because life is too short to be doing the same old stuff. Fortunately, Japan’s inventive and unique culture simply knows no bounds! Japanese people find reasons to celebrate the things that are usually taken for granted in Western societies with festivals, or more commonly known as “matsuri.” Since hanami season…

Don’t Miss These 2 Art and Food Festivals in Tokyo This May 2018!

In Japan this May 2018? Make the most of your time by joining these two interesting activities in Tokyo which can fulfill your passion for art and food. They are both attended by many locals and tourists so you shouldn’t miss them as well! 1. Roppongi Art Night 2018 Roppongi Art Night is a one-night…

Join the Biggest Beer Garden Event at Tokyo’s Hibiya Park This May 2018!

The biggest beer garden event will be held at Tokyo’s Hibiya Park in May 2018. Various kinds of beer and liquor will be served, paired with authentic dishes from different countries. There will also be live music performances as the event aims to provide a comfortable space for people to enjoy drinking delicious alcohol in…
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