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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.
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!
In Osaka, a Taste of Luxury in a Bowl of Noodles with Beef, Pork and Chicken Char Sui! Introducing Nikumen Hidamari-anRead Later
In Osaka, there is a ramen shop called, "Nikumen Hidamari-an". It's located 7 minutes on foot from Sakai-Higashi Station on the Nankai Koya Line. I went there to try their lunch, where you can enjoy noodles with lots of meat! It's a sister restaurant to Hidamari-an, a popular steak restaurant in the neighborhood.
To satisfy any cravings you have, there's a huge food event in Tokyo called Manpaku.
Not limited to any one type of food, it offers a wide selection of items on the menu that can be eaten outdoors.
Hirosaki Park in Aomori Prefecture’s Hirosaki City is home to Japan’s oldest Yoshino cherry tree. The park features around 52 different varieties and 2,600 total cherry trees. Over 300 of the Yoshino cherry trees in the park are over 100 years old, and since these trees have branches that extend far to the sides and grow larger flowers, they create an incredible cherry blossom viewing experience.
Popular Curry Restaurants Vie for Dominance in “Hakata,” a Food Battlefield! Large-Scale Food Festival “Super Curry Grand Prix”!Read Later
“Hakata” is a food district that is known as a battlefield for restaurants. That very place is to be the location of the large-scale food event “Super Curry Grand Prix”! Talented “spice masters” from across Japan will gather in Hakata! Also, running at the same time will be the “Gekikara Beer Garden,” another must-see event!
Fukuoka Castle Cherry Blossom FestivalRead Later
Every year a grand cherry blossom festival is held in Fukuoka City’s Maizuru Park, where around 1000 cherry trees bloom beautifully in the spring. During the cherry blossom festival, the park is packed with people coming to look at the flowers, all the way into the night!
One thing that brings to mind the upcoming "Golden Week" (from the end of April through the first week of May) is Niku-Fes, a major food entertainment event. While this popular event always takes place somewhere in Japan, it will be held simultaneously during this year's Golden Week in both Tokyo and Osaka.