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JOZANKEI NATURE LUMINARIE 〜STAR BRIGHT FOREST〜
Dates:
1/6/2018  -  21/10/2018

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.

Akita Prefecture – Kakunodate Matsuri’s Yama Gyoji
Dates:
7/9/2018  -  9/9/2018

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.

Hokkaido’s 2018 HAKODATE GOURMET CIRCUS is a food event you won’t want to miss!
Dates:
8/9/2018  -  9/9/2018

The HAKODATE GOURMET CIRCUS is the largest food event in Hakodate. Of course you’ll find an impressive array of local Hokkaido specialties, but also local specialties from other cities around Japan with close relations to Hakodate, as well as some food from other countries. This event is a great opportunity to enjoy fresh local seafood and regional cuisine from various areas.

Okinawa Zento Eisa Matsuri
Dates:
31/8/2018  -  2/9/2018

The Okinawa Zento Eisa Matsuri is held every year over the course of 3 days and boasts numbers of around 300,000 attendees. Eisa is one of Okinawa’s traditional performance arts, done to pay respects to and send off ancestors.

Nagano Prefecture – Zenkoku Shinsaku Hanabi Kyogi-Taikai
Dates:
1/9/2018  -  1/9/2018

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. The fireworks, with the craftsmen’s passions built into them, are launched along with messages and music, and the sight is truly a moving work of art. Around 18000 fireworks are planned to be set off over a period of about an hour and a half.

Tokyo Koenji Awa Odori
Dates:
25/8/2018  -  26/8/2018

The Tokyo Koenji Awa Odori will be celebrating its 61st holding in 2017.
Around 10,000 participants on 150 teams from across the country participate, and around 1 million people fill the area to spectate the events.