Introducing an Art Exhibit at Mifuneyama Rakuen Park in Saga: TeamLab's Kami-Sama ga Sumao MoriRead Later
- 12/7/2019 - 4/11/2019
Every summer, Mifuneyama Rakuen Park in Saga Prefecture holds an art exhibit, Kami-Sama ga Sumao Mori. This can be translated as "The Forest Where the Gods Live", designed by TeamLab.
- 1/6/2019 - 20/10/2019
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.
Osaka-Kishiwada Danjiri MatsuriRead Later
- 8/9/2019 - 13/10/2019
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.
- 7/10/2019 - 9/10/2019
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!"
- 7/9/2019 - 9/9/2019
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.
- 7/9/2019 - 7/9/2019
Nagano Prefecture’s Lake Suwa is famous for being a great location to launch fireworks. That very lake is where firework creators from across Japan compete in displays using fireworks crafted with innovative ideas and technologies.
- 23/8/2019 - 1/9/2019
The Japanese version of the famous German beer festival of “Oktoberfest” will be held in Odaiba, Tokyo. You can enjoy real German beer, German sausages, and there is also live music performed by German bands.
Kochi’s Yosakoi FestivalRead Later
- 9/8/2019 - 12/8/2019
Have you heard of the “Yosakoi Festival”? It’s a very striking festival, in which dancers with wooden clappers called “naruko” dance along to the beat. The festival was first held over 60 years ago, and it has become such a popular phenomenon both in Japan and worldwide that it is currently held in 18 different locations across the world.
Kochi is the original home of the Yosakoi Festival.