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Omizutori: Fire Torch Festival In Nara!

If you are planning to visit Nara prefecture in March, Omizutori is an event you can't miss. Omizutori (お水取り) is a fire torch festival held in Todaji, one of the most famous temples and tourist sites around Nara.

Mar 01, Fri 〜 Mar 14, Thu

Tokyo Marathon: One of the Big Six Major World Marathons!

As the 2020 Olympics are drawing close, the 2019 Tokyo Marathon is the focus in the sports world of the City. The new course for Tokyo Marathon in 2019 symbolizes the past, present and the future of Tokyo. It's always fun to see the Tokyo Marathon for the interesting-looking costumed participants in the course. Check it out!

Mar 03, Sun 〜 Mar 03, Sun

Guide To The Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro - March 2019

The Kyoto Higashiyama Hanatouro illumination festival held in March in is one of the most magical events the capital has to offer in the spring. Here is a guide on things to do to fully enjoy the festival.

Mar 08, Fri 〜 Mar 17, Sun
Kyoto

Osaka's March Grand Sumo Tournament 2019

Essential information about Osaka's most popular Sumo event. Includes dates, how to buy tickets, and arena location.

Mar 10, Sun 〜 Mar 24, Sun
Osaka

AnimeJapan 2019 In Odaiba, Tokyo! Must-Go Event For Anime Fans!

If you love anime and if you're into cosplay, this event should really be on your bucket list. Here's the essential information on Tokyo's biggest anime event.

Mar 23, Sat 〜 Mar 26, Tue
Tokyo Big Sight

Miyako Odori 2019: The Captivating Geisha Dance On Kyoto!

Miyako odori (都をどり) is a traditional dance event performed by geishas and maikos. It is annually held in Kyoto in April, 3 times a day. You can enjoy the beautiful geisha dance and drink the great tasting green teas before the dance starts.

Mar 31, Sun 〜 Apr 27, Sat

Kanamara Matsuri 2019: How To Enjoy The Penis Festival

The idea of a penis festival may sound ludicrous, but actually, it's a 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.

Apr 07, Sun 〜 Apr 07, Sun

Kick Off The Spring Festival Season At Yoyogi Park's Earth Day

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!

Apr 21, Sun 〜 Apr 22, Mon

Kingdom Hearts III's Official Concert From April 2019!

From January 29th at Square Enix' e-store, there is a raffle for the Kingdom Hearts III concert tickets!

Apr 27, Sat 〜 Apr 28, Sun

Tokyo Gay Pride Week! From April 28th to May 5th 2019!

Tokyo Gay Pride is a weeklong celebration held in Tokyo from April 28th to May 6th. The goal of the event is to promote a society where people feel free to be themselves, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Let's have a fun pride week!

Apr 27, Sat 〜 May 05, Sun

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.

May 01, Wed 〜 May 24, Fri

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!

May 09, Thu 〜 May 15, Wed

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!

May 15, Wed 〜 May 15, Wed
Kyoto

At Menya Musashi Again For A Limited Time: "Tsukebab" = Kebab + Tsukemen + Cheese!

Only from May 16th to June 30th at Menya Musashi Iwatora in Ginza, you can try the limited time menu "tsukebab 2018" (Kebab x Tsukemen x cheese)!

May 16, Thu 〜 Jun 30, Sat
Tsukebab 2017

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!

May 17, Fri 〜 May 20, Mon

Gion Matsuri 2019: Kyoto's Traditional Summer Festival!

One of the most popular, traditional and famous festivals in Japan is called Gion Matsuri, which is a summer festival held in Kyoto where they parade with Japanese traditional float called Yamaboko. Let's figure out more together!

Jul 01, Mon 〜 Jul 31, Wed

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