The second edition of the festival will showcase theater performances, musicals, dances, and even opera! All for free!
From January 29th at Square Enix' e-store, there is a raffle for the Kingdom Hearts III concert tickets!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 yakuza!
In May, Tokyo will host the Okinawa Matsuri, a festival celebrating the food, music, and art from Okinawa. Come get the good vibes!
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!
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!
Fireworks are really huge in Japan, especially during summer. It is one of the seasonal events, and people go watch fireworks with their friends and family. If you are in Japan during summer, visit the following fireworks festivals!
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!