Event Calendar

Light-up Promenade Nara
  • Light-up Promenade Nara
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Mid July to Late September
  • Historically important structures and the like such as World Heritage Sites, including Todaiji and K...
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Fire Festival of Nachi
  • Fire Festival of Nachi
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:July 14th
  • An annual festival of Kumano Nachi-Taisha shrine. A Shinto ritual to purge evil with a giant torch f...
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Kokawa Matsuri
  • Kokawa Matsuri
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Last Saturday and Sunday in July
  • Kokawa Matsuri is one of the three biggest festivals in Wakayama. Various events are held, including...
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Fairy Festival: Sea Turtle Festival
Illumination Town Anan: Light and Mandala
Sakai Oouo Yoichi
  • Sakai Oouo Yoichi
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:July 31st
  • A traditional event staged since the Kamakura Period. Many events including the bidding for fish are...
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Toro Festival
  • Toro Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Late July
  • In 1926, lantern floating was begun in conjunction with the opening of the boating season. It was st...
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Amanohashidate Fire Bridge
  • Amanohashidate Fire Bridge
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Early August
  • With the start of fireworks, 200 torches illuminate Amanohashidate (2.6 km), one of the three most b...
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Lake Biwa Fireworks Festival
  • Lake Biwa Fireworks Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Early August
  • One of the biggest summer night events in the area with about 10,000 fireworks being set off.
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Ishitori Festival
  • Ishitori Festival
  • Category:Annual Events
  • Holding period:Early August
  • Known as a unique festival and the loudest festival in Japan, it features 30 festival floats being p...
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