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Along with the Aoi Matsuri in May and the Gion Matsuri in July, Heian Shrine's Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages) is considered one of the three greatest annual festivals held in Kyoto.
Japan’s Greatest Evening View, Visited Even by World VIPs! What Is the Secluded “Soni Kogen”?Read Later
I heard that a place said to have “Japan’s greatest evening view” existed in Nara Prefecture’s “Soni Village,” and I had to visit right away!
Osaka-Kishiwada Danjiri MatsuriRead Later
The Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri was founded around 300 years ago from the people’s wishes to have “a bountiful grain harvest.” Many years have passed since its inception, and today this festival also serves to strengthen the bonds between the local people. During this festival, people carry danjiri (decorative portable shrines) around town while letting out powerful cries. Another fun thing to look out for are the plenty of gourmet food stalls set up during the festival.
A Festival that Spans a Full Month with Over 1100 Years of History. This article will introduce “yoiyama” and “yamaboko junko,” two of the top events during the month-long festival. The “Kyoto Gion Matsuri Yamaboko Gyoji” is a registered UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Himeji Yukata Festival is a popular early-summer event in which people, clad in yukatas, gather in the city! There’s plenty to enjoy, including parades, yukata fashion shows, musical events, food stalls, and more!
Osaka has now been chosen as the site of the 2025 international exposition for the first time in 55 years, so be sure to take this opportunity to check out the 1970 Osaka Expo! Don’t forget to also take in the park’s Japanese garden and beautiful seasonal flowers!
This article introduces places around Japan where Trick Art can be seen! Be sure to show your friends the fascinating photos you can take with them!
“Yabusame-shinji,” held at World Heritage Site Shimogamo Shrine, takes place in early May every year. It is held as both a purification ritual and to ensure that Aoi Matsuri, or “Hollyhock Festival,” which is also held in May, can be carried out safely without problems.