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Fukuoka Castle Cherry Blossom Festival

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!

Osaka, Koinobori Festa 1000

In the Koinobori Festa, around 1000 carp-shaped streamers are hung as wishes for children’s health and for protection of the Akuta River, a symbol of Takatsuki City.

UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage! Inuyama Festival

The Inuyama Festival is a religious celebration held at Haritsuna Shrine. It was first held in 1635. 13 enormous antique floats, standing up to 3 stories tall, navigate their way through the streets during this festival. Mechanical doll performances also take place to the beat of music set by flutes and taiko drums.

Chiba Prefecture, Narita Taiko Festival

The Narita Taiko Festival is a grand taiko performance, made up of around 1500 talented performers from 50 groups that gather from across Japan. The festival is held in the area around Chiba Prefecture’s Omotesando Road and in front of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple.