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!
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.
If you love the traditional, ancient side of Japan, you will love this festival of the former capital Kyoto!
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!
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!
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!
Celine Dion fans, brace yourselves, she will be touring Asia this summer, and will be performing in Tokyo on June 26th at the famous Tokyo Dome!
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!
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!
Tenjin Matsuri is one of the biggest natsu matsuri, summer festivals, in Japan. Around 1.3 million people come to watch this energetic event! Check this article for more information on Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka!
Kazurazaka Matsuri takes place in Kagurazaka, Tokyo from July 26th to 29th, 2017! This festival is filled with good food and traditional dance called Awaodori! For those who are curious what this matsuri is about, check out this article!
Fuji Rock Festival is the largest outdoor music festival in Japan, and it is annually held in the Naeba Ski Resort, which is located in Niigata. It is known as the world's cleanest festival as they promote in protecting the environment and bringing music and the environment together. Each year, more than 200 Japanese and international musicians perform throughout the 3 days, so it is a big event that you should definitely check out!
Fireworks is a really popular summer event in Japan, and there are lots of fireworks events happening during summer. Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival is one of the most popular fireworks events! Check this article for more information!
Held at the perfect outdoor venue in Odaiba and with an outstanding lineup, Ultra Japan 2018 is once again the place to be in Tokyo from September 15-17 if you love electronic dance music.
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!