At the base of Mt. Fuji, over 800,000 shibazakura plants bloom in pink, white and violet, covering over 24,000 square meters.
Kamogawa Odori is a sure sign that spring has arrived in Kyoto. It is one of the major Geisha Odori (traditional dance) events 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.
In May, Tokyo will host the Okinawa Matsuri, a festival celebrating the food, music, and art from Okinawa. Come get the good vibes!
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 yakuzas.
Aoi Matsuri is one of the most ancient festivals of Kyoto, dating back to the Heinan period (8th century).
Kurayami Matsuri is one of the oldest festivals in Tokyo, held for seven days from April 30th to May 6th. The main events are celebrated at night, making it an other-worldly experience.
Hataka Dontaku is one of the most traditional festivals in Japan, being celebrated for over 800 years. Every year, during Golden Week, it gathers nearly 2 million people in Fukuoka.
During 10 days, Roppongi Hills Arena will showcase over 110 breweries in a huge event for sake lovers and foodies.
Earth Day in Tokyo is a joyful celebration held annually in April in Yoyogi Park. Go to learn about environmental causes, have unusual festival food and drinks, listen to live music, and enjoy an overall great vibe!
The idea of a penis festival may sound outlandish, but actually, it's a conservative Shinto religious tradition many Japanese folks take seriously. So there's a solemn aspect to it, but you can also have fun there! Here's how to enjoy it.
For anyone wanting to learn about Japanese sake, this is the perfect event! With presentations in English and Japanese, you get to taste 13 different kinds of delectable sakes!
There's going to be a new Pokemon cafe opening in Osaka on September 20th! To celebrate the opening, there will be a special Meowth menu item available at the Osaka and Tokyo locations!
Through the end of October, Mister Donut stores in Japan are offering 5 kinds of sweet potato-flavored donuts that are perfect for the autumn season. Check out the flavors below:
Fireworks are extremely popular in Japan. Most people say that fireworks here are better than anywhere else in the world! Summer is fireworks season, and millions of people throughout the country go to watch fireworks with their friends and family. If you are in Japan this summer, definitely put one of these festivals on your itinerary!
Fireworks festival (Hanabi taikai) is one of the Japanese traditional summer events. Kawasaki-Tawagawa Fireworks Festival and Setagaya-Tamagawa Firework Festival are some of the popular ones. This year, these festivals moved to October due to the weather. Get ready for the late summer fireworks!
You can once again enjoy Komeda's Coffee's Otana-Noir, a seasonal Danish, ice cream, and coffee syrup dessert at every restaurant in Japan from September 4th, 2019.
Yoyogi Park is the venue for the biggest Indian festival in all of Japan. Namaste India 2018 will take place on September 29 and 30. A must go for Indian cuisine and culture lovers!
From the end of July through September 23rd, 2019, the famous ramen chain 'Ippudo' will be offering a very special bowl of chilled tantanmen to help combat the summer heat! If you're in Japan this summer, this special bowl of ramen is definitely worth checking out!
Starbucks Japan is introducing some vividly-coloured early fall apple frappuccinos. Some interesting food items made through special collaborations are also being featured this fall.
Take a moment to indulge in a sublime summer treat at coisof! The famous ice cream shop is now offering a beautiful and refreshing lemon-based parfait from June 6th to September 16th.