Cheapo Calendar

2018

September

Sep 24, Monday: Uneme Festival
Nara

Until the 30th: Light Up Promenade
Nara

All month: Tanbo Art
Aomori

October

Early October: Paantu Festival
Okinawa

Oct 7, Sunday: Connecting the Lines
Osaka

Oct 7, Sunday: Great Tug-of-War
Okinawa

Oct 7, Sunday: Ujicha Ceremony
Kyoto

Oct 6–Oct 7: Otsu Hikiyama Festival
Shiga

Until the 8th: Tanbo Art
Aomori

Oct 9–Oct 10: Takayama Autumn Festival
Gifu

Oct 14–Oct 15: Nada no Kenka Festival
Hyogo

Oct 22, Monday: Kurama no Hi Matsuri
Kyoto

Oct 28, Sunday: Kanazawa Marathon
Ishikawa

Oct 27–Oct 28: Miyazakijingu Festival
Miyazaki

From Late October: Saga Light Fantasy
Saga

November

Nov 3, Saturday: Nigohachi Festival
Shiga

Nov 3–Nov 4: Ube Festival
Yamaguchi

Nov 2–Nov 4: Karatsu Kunchi Festival
Saga

Until the 10th: Gion Odori
Kyoto

Nov 10, Saturday: Arashiyama Momiji Festival
Kyoto

Mid–Late November: German Christmas Market
Osaka

From Late November: Nagasaki Christmas
Nagasaki

From Mid November: Festival of the Lights Osaka
Osaka

From Late November: Sapporo White Illumination
Hokkaido

December

Dec 15, Saturday: Worldwide Eisa Festival
Okinawa

Early–Mid December: Kobe Luminarie 2018
Hyogo

Dec 15–Dec 18: Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri
Nara

Until Late December: Nagasaki Christmas
Nagasaki

Early–Late December: Nankinmachi Lantern Fair
Hyogo

Until Late December: Ramen Expo 2018
Osaka

From Early December: Sendai Pageant of Starlight
Miyagi

Until Late December: Festival of the Lights Osaka
Osaka

2019

January

Until Early January: Saga Light Fantasy
Saga

Early–Mid January: Toka Ebisu Festival
Kyoto

Jan 13–Jan 15: Nozawa Fire Festival
Nagano

Jan 17, Thursday: Miyoshi Bonden Matsuri
Akita

Late January: Wakakusa Yamayaki
Nara

February

Feb 3, Sunday: Heian Jingu Setsubun
Kyoto

Feb 2–Feb 3: Yasaka Shrine Setsubun
Kyoto

Early–Mid February: Tadami Snow Festival
Fukushima

Early–Mid February: Miyajima Oyster Festival
Hiroshima

Feb 11, Monday: Kasedori Festival
Yamagata

Early–Mid February: Namahage Sedo Festival
Akita

Early–Mid February: Iwate Snow Festival
Iwate

Early–Mid February: Otaru Light Snow Path
Hokkaido

Early–Late February: Lake Towada Winter Story 2019
Aomori

Late February: Shigisan Tiger Festival
Nara

From Early February: Souriike Plum Blossom Festival
Aichi

March

Until the 14th: Omizutori Fire Festival
Nara

Early–Mid March: Higashiyama Hanatouro
Kyoto

From Late March: Shizuoka Matsuri
Shizuoka

From Late March: Kitano Odori
Kyoto

April

Until Early April: Shizuoka Matsuri
Shizuoka

Until Early April: Kitano Odori
Kyoto

Early April: Inuyama Festival
Aichi

Apr 14–Apr 15: Takayama Spring Festival
Gifu

Apr 13–Apr 16: Hikiyama Festival
Shiga

Early–Mid April: Kyo Odori
Kyoto

Until Late April: Miyako Odori
Kyoto

Apr 29, Monday: Kemari Festival
Nara

May

May 3–May 5: Hamamatsu Festival
Shizuoka

May 15, Wednesday: Aoi Matsuri
Kyoto

Mid May: Kobe Festival
Hyogo

May 19–May 21: Sakata Festival
Yamagata

Until the 24th: Kamogawa Odori
Kyoto

June

Early June: Horikawa Festival
Aichi

From the 30th: Aizen Festival
Osaka

July

Until the 2nd: Aizen Festival
Osaka

Until the 15th: Hakata Gion Yamakasa
Fukuoka

Early–Late July: July Grand Sumo Tournament
Aichi

Jul 22–Jul 23: Kiso Mikoshi Festival
Nagano

Jul 24–Jul 25: Tenjin Festival
Osaka

Until the 31st: 2019 Gion Festival
Kyoto

From the 30th: Sumiyoshi Matsuri
Osaka

August

Until the 1st: Sumiyoshi Matsuri
Osaka

Early August: Hinokuni Festival
Kumamoto

Aug 3–Aug 6: Akita Kanto Festival
Akita

Aug 6–Aug 8: Sendai Tanabata
Miyagi

Early–Mid August: Nara Tokae
Nara

Aug 15, Thursday: Daimonji Okuribi
Nara

Aug 16, Friday: Gozan no Okuribi
Kyoto

Aug 17, Saturday: Kumano Fireworks Taikai
Mie

Until Mid August: Sapporo Summer Festival
Hokkaido

September

Mid September: Danjiri Matsuri
Osaka