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Events/Festivals in July , 2019Page: 1/2

JOZANKEI NATURE LUMINARIE 〜SECRET NIGHT PARK〜
Dates:
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.

Gion Matsuri in Kyoto – One of Japan’s 3 Greatest Festivals
Dates:
1/7/2019  -  31/7/2019

A Festival that Spans a Full Month with Over 1100 Years of History. This article will introduce “yoiyama” and “yamaboko junko,” two of the top events during the month-long festival. The “Kyoto Gion Matsuri Yamaboko Gyoji” is a registered UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Hokkaido – Hokkai Heso Matsuri (Bellybutton Festival)
Dates:
28/7/2019  -  29/7/2019

Hokkaido’s Furano City is home to an interesting summer festival, the “Hokkai Heso Matsuri,” or “Bellybutton Festival.” The festival falls on July 28th and 29th every year, and around 4,000 dancers and 70,000 tourists visit over those two days.

Tokyo, Sumida River Fireworks Festival
Dates:
27/7/2019  -  27/7/2019

This festival is held every year on the last Saturday of July next to the Sumida River (Asakusa, Mukojima area). It's one of the largest and most famous fireworks festivals in all of Tokyo, attracting massive crowds. If you're lucky, you might even be able to get the fireworks and the Tokyo Skytree in one picture!

The Tai Matsuri Festival in Toyohama, Aichi Prefecture
Dates:
20/7/2019  -  21/7/2019

Located at the tip of the Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture, Toyohama faces the Ise Bay.
Blessed by the bounty of the sea, this port is famous for its storied summer festival. Known as Tai Matsuri, this festival is held to pray for a good catch and safety on the seas.

Okayama Prefecture – Kurashiki Tenryo Natsu Matsuri
Dates:
20/7/2019  -  20/7/2019

Kurashiki Tenryo Natsu Matsuri is a summer festival that over 3500 dancers gather for! The dancers take the festival seriously, as contests are held as well! A wide variety of events will be held, including music parades, a Kurashiki Tenryo taiko drums performance, daikan bayashi odori, and a rock-style version of the daikan bayashi odori, called “OH! Daikan Bayashi Odori,” performed by children.

Fukuoka Prefecture – Hakata Gion Yamakasa
Dates:
1/7/2019  -  15/7/2019

A Festival Registered as a UNESCO World Intangible Heritage in 2016. It is a powerful festival, where a large number of men carry wheel-less mikoshi shrines on their shoulders throughout Hakata-ku.