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.

Festival
Date
Location
Description


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


Nara


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


Kyoto

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


Kyoto

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


July


Kyoto

Gion Matsuri in Kyoto


Obon お盆

Obon お盆


August 8月


Japan

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


Kyoto

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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