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Oto Fire Festival —Soul-stirring men’s fire festival with the ancient tradition of Kumano’s yamabushi mountain ascetics Oto Fire Festival is an annual festival held at Kamikura Shrine in Shingu City on Februa...

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Osaka Castle Park is a popular “Ume” viewing spot in central Osaka. As of Jan. 19, most of them are at their bud stage, but some of them are early flowering creating spring color. "Ume" can be enjoyed there from mid January through March.

Event Calendar

February 3rd
Setsubun-e at Daikakuji
February 6th
Oto (torch) Matsuri
February 15th
Dengaku Noh in Mizumi
Early January to mid Fe...
Narcissus Festival
February 25th
Hiwatari Shinji
Last Saturday and Sunda...
Katsuyama Sagicho Matsuri