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Akita Prefecture’s Event with a History of Over 100 Years! Kamihinokinai’s Paper Balloon FestivalRead Later
This is a winter event representative of Akita Prefecture. Large candlelit paper balloons, painted with warrior pictures and Ukiyo-e styled women, flutter in the winter night sky like shining stars. A total of around 100 paper balloons are released into the night sky.
A total of 48 groups of performers, including “The Flying Dutchman,” “China Acrobatic Art Troupe,” and Tokyo-accredited “Heaven Artists,” will ring in the new year at Saitama Shintoshin with their carefully-polished performances.
Experience Japan’s Most Important Cultural Tradition “Hatsumode” (First Shrine Visit of the New Year)! Kawasaki Daishi New Year’s Pilgrimage.Read Later
For 2017’s hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the new year), I visited Kawasaki Daishi, another name for the temple Heiken-ji. Kawasaki Daishi is the most popular place for hatsumode visits in Kanagawa Prefecture, an area near Tokyo.
Aomori in Winter – Hirosaki City Sightseeing – A Journey With Nebuta, Tsugaru Shamisen, and Gourmet Food!Read Later
You can reach Shin-Aomori Station from Tokyo Station in about 3 hours by taking the “Hayabusa” Tohoku Shinkansen. Switch to the standard train line for about 40 minutes, and you will reach Aomori Prefecture’s Hirosaki. Here I will report on that area in the wintertime.
The “Hagi Jidai Matsuri” is a traditional event with over 290 years of history held in Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Hagi City. During this event, over 200 people take part in the time-honored “Hagi Daimyo Procession” offertory queue that parades through the city.
“Karatsu Kunchi” is a major autumn festival, held November 2nd through 4th every year at Karatsu Shrine. The festival celebrates harvests.“Karatsu Kunchi” has been designated as an Important Intangible Folk Culture Asset of Japan, and in 2016 it was registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage as well.
Enjoy an Autumn of Pleasure Trips and Meals! Travel with the “Toei One-day Pass” to Secret Places in Tokyo!Read Later
Autumn in Japan means beautifully colored trees and pleasantly crisp air, making it the perfect season for walking around the city! Additionally, there are many seasonal ingredients in autumn, so going around trying all the different delicacies is also a great choice. As such, this article will introduce a sightseeing plan for Tokyo in the autumn, featuring delicious gourmet foods and walks through fun tucked-away secret places!
Kagoshima – Ohara MatsuriRead Later
Kagoshima’s Ohara Matsuri is a lively, vibrant festival during which over 20,000 dancers parade through the city to the beat of songs like “Ohara-bushi,” a local folk song.