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The parade is held over four days on Chuo-dori Street and is comprised of taiko drummers, flautists, singers, dancers, and floats. Sansa is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as being the largest ensemble of taiko drummers playing simultaneously in the world.
Ise-jingu in Mie prefecture is said to be the representative for all Shinto shrines in Japan.
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!
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.
Hokkaido’s Furano City is home to an interesting summer festival, the “Hokkai Heso Matsuri,” or “Bellybutton Festival.” The festival falls on July 28th and 29th every year, and around 4,000 dancers and 70,000 tourists visit over those two days.
Tokyo, Sumida River Fireworks FestivalRead Later
This festival is held every year on the last Saturday of July next to the Sumida River (Asakusa, Mukojima area). It's one of the largest and most famous fireworks festivals in all of Tokyo, attracting massive crowds. If you're lucky, you might even be able to get the fireworks and the Tokyo Skytree in one picture!
Kakunodate Matsuri’s Yama Gyoji is one of 33 “Yama, Hoko, Yatai Gyoji” float festivals chosen to be added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritages.
This festival has over 350 years of history, and is held by Shimei and Yakushido Shrines in the Kakunodate area of Akita Prefecture’s Semboku City.
Jozankei is a hot spring town in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Featuring tourist attractions such as Futami Suspension Bridge, as well Jozankei's forests and gorges, a fantastic light performance taking advantage of the local topography is held here from June to October.