May
The best things to do in Japan in May! Our guide to the special events, Japanese festivals (matsuri), and seasonal foods offered at popular restaurants all over Japan. Main Events are Ashikaga Flower Park's wisteria blooms, the Sanja matsuri, and the Kanda matsuri
Events in May 2019

Kamogawa Odori: A Rare Chance To See Real Geishas Performing A Traditional Play

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.

Kyoto City

Join the Hataka Dontaku Festival in Fukuoka

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.

Kanda Matsuri: How To Party Edo Style!

Kando Matsuri is one of the great three shrine festivals in Japan dating back to the samurai era. If you are in Japan in May, this is a must-go event!

Aoi Matsuri: Stunning Festival Of Kyoto From The Heian Era!

If you love the traditional, ancient side of Japan, you will love this festival of the former capital Kyoto!

Kyoto City

Tokyo's Sanja Matsuri 2019: Shinto Floats, Geishas and Yakuzas!

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!

Asakusa

Enjoy the Chill Vibes of Okinawa Matsuri 2019

In May, Tokyo will host the Okinawa Matsuri, a festival celebrating the food, music, and art from Okinawa. Come get the good vibes!

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