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Join the Festivities and See Ten Thousand Lights at a Temple in Tokyo This October

They say that light shines brightest in the darkest of nights. If you want to witness a parade of thousands of lights in Tokyo, the Oeshiki Festival is perfect for you! Held annually in October, the Oeshiki commemorates the death anniversary of Nichiren Shonin. This Buddhist festival is celebrated all over Japan, but the Oeshiki…

Do Not Miss the Enchanting Street Illuminations of Arashiyama, Kyoto This December

Kyoto, being the old capital of Japan, is home to great temples, shrines, gardens, and geishas. This December 2017, Kyoto’s old streets will be adorned with lights and flowers as the Arashiyama Hanatouro is held. Here’s what you need to know about this much-awaited illumination event! Hanatouro “Hanatouro,” which literally translates to “flowers and lanterns,”…

Light Up Your Summer Nights at This Lantern Festival in Kumamoto, Japan!

In Kumamoto, there are three great fire festivals celebrated in the month of August. One of which is the festival that brings light to a dark night called the Yamaga Lantern Festival. Let’s find out more about it! Yamaga Lantern Festival The Yamaga Lantern Festival, also known as the Yamaga Toro Festival (山鹿灯篭まつり), is held…

The Top 5 Most Interesting Japanese Traditions That Never Grow Old

Being a country known to uphold heritage and tradition, it is not surprising to witness tons of events in Japan meant to honor a religious deity or commemorate a historical event. Over the years, many annual celebrations have attracted the attention of both local and international guests for their sheer grandeur. Here are five of…

Experience Edo and Goldfish-Themed Treats at this Event in Tokyo!

Japan is a country brimming with traditional culture alongside the age of modernization. This aspect that the country can proudly boast of is one of the many reasons to visit and experience Japan first-hand. If you want to see a different side of the Japanese summer, you can’t miss the Eco Edo Nihonbashi (ECO EDO日本橋)…

Top 5 Festivals in Tokyo to Visit in Spring

Spring in Japan is well-known for the full bloom of sakura (桜; cherry blossoms). If you are going to visit Tokyo for the cherry blossoms this spring, then you can’t miss some of these popular spring festivals. Festivals, or matsuri (祭り), in Japan are common events. Almost every shrine celebrates their own festival. In Tokyo,…

5 Amazing Winter Snow Festivals to Experience in Northern Tokohu!

Whenever the topic of Japanese festivals (matsuri 祭り) is brought up, the season which usually comes to mind first would be summer when many gather in their yukatas and clogs to visit food stalls selling various delicacies and game stalls offering entertainment for people of all ages. The festivals usually end with fireworks illuminating the…

Fireworks and Lantern Festival in Miyazu, Kyoto

Every year in the month of August, this festival takes place in Tango (Northern Sea-side part of Kyoto) region of Japan. It is a very colorful, warm, bright and festive event that lights up not only the skies but also your life. If you are in Tango by any chance during that time, you do…