Japanese Festivals – Festivals in Japan

Japanese Festivals – Festivals in Japan

The following calender covers public holidays, festivals, events and seasonal attractions for all regions of Japan for 2016.


Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkado Japan ( 札幌雪祭り )

One week in early February

Sapporo, Hokkaido

Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Yokote Kamakura 横手かまくら Japan

Yokote Kamakura 横手かまくら

August 2 – 7

Yokote, Akita Prefecture

Yokote Kamakura 横手かまくら in Yokote, Akita Prefecture

Omizutori お水取り Festival Japan

Omizutori お水取り

March 1-14


Omizutori in Nara

Takayama Matsuri 高山祭 Festival Japan

Takayama Matsuri 高山祭

April 14-15 and October 9-10

Takayama, Gifu

Takayama Matsuri in Takayama, Gifu

Aoi Matsuri 葵祭 Festival Japan

Aoi Matsuri 葵祭

May 15


Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto

Kanda Matsuri 神田祭 Festival Japan

Kanda Matsuri 神田祭

Weekend closest to May 15 in odd numberd years


Kanda Matsuri in Kyoto

Sanja Matsuri Festival (三社祭)

Sanja Matsuri (三社祭)

Third full weekend in mid May

Asakusa, Tokyo

Sanja Matsuri in Asakusa, Tokyo

Hakata Gion Yamakasa 博多祇園山笠 Festival Japan

Hakata Gion Yamakasa 博多祇園山笠

July 1-15

Fukuoka, Japan

Hakata Gion Yamakasa 博多祇園山笠 in Fukuoka, Japan

Gion Matsuri 祇園祭

Gion Matsuri 祇園祭



Gion Matsuri in Kyoto

Obon お盆

Obon お盆

August 8月


Obon in Japan

Nebuta Matsuri ねぶた祭り

Nebuta Matsuri ねぶた祭り

August 2-7

Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture

Nebuta Matsuri in Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture

Kanto Matsuri Festival Japan

Kanto Matsuri

August 3-6

Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Kanto Matsuri in Akita City, Akita Prefecture

Awa Odori Festival Japan 「阿波踊り」

August 12-15

Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

Awa Odori in Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture

Nagasaki Kunchi 長崎くんち Japan

Nagasaki Kunchi 長崎くんち

October 7-9

Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki Kunchi 長崎くんち in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Jidai Matsuri 時代祭 Festival Japan

Jidai Matsuri 時代祭

October 22


Jidai Matsuri in Kyoto

Chichibu Yomatsuri Festival 秩父夜祭

December 2-3

Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture

Chichibu Yomatsuri in Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture

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