For 10 days in July, the prestigious Michelin Guide will be hosting a food festival in Yokohama. Restaurants featured in the guide will gather and offer visitors a taste of their signature dishes.
Mitama Matsuri is well known as a famous summer festival in Tokyo, Japan. Each year more than 300 thousand people come to enjoy the display of 30 thousand lanterns and mikoshi (float) events. Let's see what's so special about Mitama Matsuri!
The Hakata Gion Yamasaka is a hugely popular float festival that attracts approximately 1 million spectators every year in Fukuoka City. The festival has a 750-year history and is one of Fukuoka's most prominent. Read on to discover what makes this event so great!
Ocean day, also known as Sea Day, Marine Day or "Umi no Hi" (海の日), is a Japanese national holiday in July. Find out where the origin comes from, it's cultural significance - or lack of, actually! - and special events surrounding Ocean Day, including the Marine Day Odaiba Lantern Festival!
The Odaiba Marine Day Lantern Festival is a great summertime activity in Tokyo. Enjoy the sight of countless paper lanterns on the beach with the Rainbow bridge and traditional boats as the backdrop! Check out the foods and other things to do as well!
Japan's first-ever share kitchen restaurant, re:Dine Ginza, is offering an all-you-can-drink wine or sake buffet that normally costs ¥ 2,800 for just ¥ 1,000, in exchange for a follow on SNS. Previously, only the wine buffet was offered, but a sake buffet has been added for the new promotion!
Sanno Matsuri is one of the three major festivals in Tokyo and in Japan. It is a biannual festival that happens alternately with Kanda Matsuri. Check out this article for more information on Sanno Matsuri!
A nice way to enjoy Japan in June is by going to the Hokkaido Shrine Festival in Sapporo. You'll see an amazing procession of portable shrines, you'll hear traditional and modern music, you'll have the chance to try out some of the best festival foods there is, and you'll see plenty of people dressed in traditional summer kimonos!
For the beginning of the summer 2019 season, Starbucks Japan is launching a new promotion that aims to recreate a nostalgic Japanese coffee house feeling. 20 stores throughout the country will feature a retro sign, and special food and beverage items will be available at all locations!
The festival, held at Yoyogi Park, brings together soba noodles from all over Japan. On top of that, you can also taste 100 varieties of sake.
For the second year in a row, Mister Donut has come up with an irresistible limited-time matcha sweets line-up through a collaboration with Gion Tsujiri, a famous tea manufacturer from Kyoto.
Kick off the Japanese summer season with one of the most interesting dance festivals in Japan: the Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival! Dances are a modern adaptation of the traditional Awa Odori and the moves mimic fishermen hauling their catch. How awesome is that!
On June 7th, 2019 (National Doughnut Day in the U.S.) Krispy Kreme dougnuts is partnering with Gaba English schools to offer a free Original Glazed doughnut to anyone who places their order in English.
After New York, Chicago and Sydney, the Exhibitionism is now in Tokyo bringing selected, historical items, that any Rolling Stones fan must see!
Until the end of May, the Daimaru department store's Tokyo location is presenting a 'Green Sweets Fair' that features more than 30 matcha-infused sweets items at various vendors within the store. Matcha lovers can enjoy a wide range of beautiful delicacies, including some special seasonal items!
At the base of Mt. Fuji, over 800,000 shibazakura plants bloom in pink, white and violet, covering over 24,000 square meters.
Marvel is celebrating the release of Avengers: Endgame by opening a temporary cafe offering limited edition cafe items in Osaka! Fans of the series can enjoy various drinks and food items themed after their favorite Avengers until May 26th!
Part of the 'Kyoto Mirai Matsuri,' festival running since the end of last month, a gourmet event called 'Mirai Matsuri Food Festival' featuring restaurants from around Kyoto will start on Sunday, May 12th in Kyoto's Minami-za theater. Be sure to check it out before the end of the event!
Kamogawa Odori is a sure sign that spring has arrived in Kyoto. It is one of the major Geisha Odori (traditional dance) event of the old capital. If you are in Kyoto in May, consider attending the Kamogawa Odori to get a rare glimpse of true geisha dance performances.
One of Tokyo's most interesting traditional festival has to be the Sanja Matsuri. It is held annually in May on the grounds of the Sensoji Temple. You'll see beautiful ornated floats, geishas, and even shirtless yakuza!