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Welcome the New Year by Joining This Fox Parade at the Oji Inari Shrine in Tokyo!

It is said that human beings and foxes lived together in the olden times. Foxes are depicted as intelligent creatures that have the ability to trick others or act as faithful guardians. The latter is the reason why there are many Japanese shrines dedicated to the deity of foxes. One example is Oji Inari Shrine,…

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…

Join This Japanese Festival That Started as a Dream in Aichi Prefecture!

Whenever we sleep, we usually have a dream or two, perhaps even more. Sometimes we remember them, sometimes we don’t. If you do remember your dreams, what do you think they mean? In Japan, what started as a dream became a treasured tradition. Let’s find out more about the Miya Festival! History Miya Festival is…

Don’t Miss Out on These 2 Exciting Japanese Festivals Happening in October!

October is a beautiful month to witness different festivals in Japan as the weather is pleasant and ideal for traveling around the country. Different regions celebrate varieties of traditional festivals. Some of these attract a lot of tourists who are interested in getting to know the country’s culture deeply. Here are two exciting Japanese festivals…

Enjoy Traditional Japanese Dance, Music, and a Parade at This Festival in Tokyo!

Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo’s districts where you can see several major attractions and events. This coming September 23 and 24, 2017, a huge festival will be held in order to bring the community to a festive mood. It is a great opportunity for locals and tourists alike to see an “Omikoshi,” which is a…

Witness the Okawa River Turn Into Milky Way at This Summer Event in Osaka

As the summer months are fast approaching, so are this season’s festivals and colorful events in Japan. In Osaka particularly, an annual event called “Heisei OSAKA Legend of the Milky Way” lights up the Okawa River with little LED balls, making the river look like our galaxy, the Milky Way. Check it out! The Legend…

How Crazy and Sexy Was Halloween 2016 in Japan? Find Out With These 13 Photos!

18 More Photos to Show How Crazy and Interesting Halloween 2016 in Japan Was! Do you know that Halloween is a big crazy event in Japan nowadays? From small parties to gatherings in the streets of big cities – lots of various Halloween events are held and an insane number of people join them. Let’s…

Come See the Historic Parade Floats at Hikiyama Exhibition Hall in Saga!

At some Japanese festivals, it is not uncommon for the festivities to be adorned by beautiful floats being paraded along the streets on certain events. In the city of Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, a small museum known as Hikiyama Float Exhibition Hall houses 14 very old large parade floats which have been kept over a hundred…
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