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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.
Yabusame is a type of traditional Japanese archery in which a rider on a running horse shoots arrows at a target. At Kamakura's Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine, Yabusame events are held in the spring during the Kamakura Matsuri and in the autumn at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Reitaisai festivals. As an event where the 800-year-history of samurai can be felt, it attracts a lot of people.
“Sapporo Autumn Fest” is Japan’s largest gourmet festival, held at Sapporo Odori Park in the heart of Sapporo City! Enjoy gourmet dishes made with seasonal ingredients from across Hokkaido here at this festival!
“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!
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!
This exciting fall festival celebrated at Nagasaki City's Suwa Shrine is one you won't want to miss. With a history of over 370 years, it is the most famous festival in Nagasaki. At the Nagasaki Kunchi Festival you can watch dances which incorporate the influence of Portuguese, Dutch, and Chinese culture on the area. While watching the spectacular dragon dance, spectators encouragingly yell "Mottekoi!"which means "Encore!"
Over the weekend in summer, almost everywhere in Japan is rejuvenated by a local festival.Last year, my friends and I visited Iriya Kishimojin (Shingen-ji Temple), where the Iriya Morning Glory Festival was taking place.