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Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri

This is one of the big three festivals in the northern Tohoku region, the other two being the Aomori Nebuta…

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Tsukuda Bon Odori – Folk Dance

This is one of those smaller folk dancing festivals, even though it is recommended by the Japan National Tourism Organization….

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Floating lit lanterns – Chidorigafuchi Toro-nagashi

If you are in Tokyo now, the biggest festival to see is the Mitama Matsuri at Yasukuni Shrine held until…

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Sapporo White Illumination Festival

This holiday I try to visit as many illumination festivals as possible and the Sapporo White Illumination Festival was first…

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Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri – Hydrangea Festival (Hakusan Shrine)

This is a festival I haven’t been to before, the Bunkyo Ajisai Matsuri. Its held at Hakusan Shrine and the…

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Kasukabe Community Matsuri – Taiko, Dance & Fireworks

Not having enough of fireworks this year, I searched for other festivals in the Kanto region. The Japan Tourist Organization,…

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Kameido Tenjin Taisai (Summer festival)

This is the Summer festival of the Kameido Tenjin shrine and is held annually. I wasn’t interested in the Mikoshi…

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Hachioji Matsuri

Ice sculptures in Summer and outside? In Japan, this doesn’t seem too unusual. I’ve seen an ice sculpture exhibition near…

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Mitama Matsuri, Soul Festival of Ikegami Honmonji Temple

Start of my matsuri month, in which I will try to visit as many matsuris (festivals) as possible from the…

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Gujo Odori Festival in Aoyama

  „Odori“ means „dance“ in Japanese and Gujo Odori is a traditional folk dance festival in Aoyama, Tokyo. Gujo Odoris…

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