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Tokyo Koenji Awa OdoriRead Later
Around 10,000 participants on 150 teams from across the country participate, and around 1 million people fill the area to spectate the events.
“Gekikara Gourmet Festival 2019,” Japan’s largest spicy food festival, is being held in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho! The festival features gourmet spicy dishes from restaurants around the world! This is a must-visit if you like spicy food!
The “Yoshida Fire Festival” is a joint festival held by both Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine and Suwa Shrine, which is located on the former’s grounds. This festival is counted as both one of Japan’s 3 most unique festivals and one of Japan’s 10 great fire festivals.
One of Japan’s Three Great Fireworks Displays. Niigata Prefecture is famous for its production of fireworks. The Nagaoka Matsuri Grand Fireworks Festival sees a total of 20,000 fireworks launched over the two-day period of August 2nd and 3rd every year!
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.
The Japanese version of the famous German beer festival of “Oktoberfest” will be held in Odaiba, Tokyo. You can enjoy real German beer, German sausages, and there is also live music performed by German bands.
Summers in Tokyo are hot, reaching over 30°C. So, this article will introduce a one-day sightseeing itinerary for must-see spots in Tokyo where you can escape the heat and enjoy energy-boosting dishes!
A Round Trip to Saitama Prefecture’s Gyoda for a Visit to Ravishing Ancient Lotuses, Tumulus Clusters and the Historic Castle in One Day!Read Later
It is only a 1-hour train ride from Tokyo’s Ueno Station on the Takasaki Line (JR East) to Saitama Prefecture’s Gyoda, where ancient lotuses are in full bloom! Besides, there are Saitama Kofun (tumuli, ancient burial mounds) Park and Oshi Castle, which are rarely seen in other cities in Japan. Here is an account of my one-day round trip to Gyoda and I hope it could be helpful to you.