Event Calendar

Suzuka Balloon Festival
  • Suzuka Balloon Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Late September
  • A number of exciting events including a hot air balloon competition where several balloons engage in...
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Tsu Festival
  • Tsu Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Early October
  • This is a festival that has been held for over 360 years since the second feudal lord, Todo Takatsug...
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Grand Prix of Japan (FIA Formula One World Championship)
Ueno Tenjin Autumn Festival
  • Ueno Tenjin Autumn Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:October 23 to 25
  • This 400-year old autumn festival held by Tenjingu shrine has been designated as an important intang...
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Yabusame Festival (archery on horseback)
Geita Festival
  • Geita Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:December 31st to January 1st
  • At dawn on New Year's Day, this festival features men from throughout the island who use bamboo pole...
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Funadanjiri
  • Funadanjiri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Early January
  • The event represents hopes for a large catch of fish. A colorfully adorned katsuo (bonito) fishing b...
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Yaya Festival
  • Yaya Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:February 1st to 5th
  • This is a festival of bravado displayed by young men, originating in the cry of samurai warriors dur...
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Yuki Jinja Ume Matsuri
  • Yuki Jinja Ume Matsuri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Mid February to mid March
  • The precinct gardens are home to some 250 weeping Japanese plum trees and 80 other Japanese plum tre...
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Spring Kagura Festival
  • Spring Kagura Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:April 5th to 7th
  • Twice a year in the spring and autumn, Kagura music and dancing are performed in an offering for nat...
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