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Kochi’s Yosakoi Festival

Have you heard of the “Yosakoi Festival”? It’s a very striking festival, in which dancers with wooden clappers called “naruko” dance along to the beat. The festival was first held over 60 years ago, and it has become such a popular phenomenon both in Japan and worldwide that it is currently held in 18 different locations across the world.
Kochi is the original home of the Yosakoi Festival.

A Festival Representative of Tohoku, “Aomori Nebuta Matsuri”

The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is one of the Tohoku Sandai Matsuri, or the 3 Great Festivals of Tohoku, along with Sendai’s Tanabata Matsuri and Akita’s Kanto Matsuri.“Nebuta,” which are a type of large festival float, and large groups of dancers called “haneto” parade through Aomori City.

“Kyukamura Fuji,” Shizuoka Lodging with a View of Mt. Fuji from Every Room

Do you want to spend time enjoying delicious foods and looking over a gorgeous view in a peaceful place surrounded by nature? This article will be introducing “Kyukamura Fuji,” which is just the place for those things.
Kyukamura Fuji is an onsen (hot spring) hotel on the side of Shizuoka Prefecture’s Lake Tanuki, and every guest room has a view of Mt. Fuji.
Gorgeous, majestic nature surrounds the hotel. However, anything you may need, like meals, is all available at the hotel.
Spend some relaxing time here and forget about the fatigue and pressure of everyday life.

Yamanashi Prefecture - Lake Yamanaka Fireworks Festival

Multiple fireworks festivals are held in August every year at the Fuji Five Lakes. Among those, the top-ranking festival is the Lake Yamanaka Fireworks Festival. The festival is held for consolation of spirits, prayer that no disasters occur, and appreciating the blessings of the lakes.

Okinawa Prefecture – Tropical Fruit Shaved Ice at Fruits Parlor Ryu-Pin

“Nakayukui Market at Onna no Eki” is a Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest area) located in Onna Village in the heart of Okinawa Prefecture.
It is located along Japan National Route 58, known for its stunning view of the coast, and is an extremely popular rest spot packed with souvenirs, local produce, and gourmet restaurants.
Fruits Parlor Ryu-Pin is a shaved ice shop that uses plenty of Okinawan fruits in their products. It is a famous shop that is often featured on TV or in guide books!