Cheapo Calendar

2019

January

Jan 26, Saturday: Wakakusa Yamayaki
Nara

Jan 27, Sunday: Wakakusa Yamayaki
Nara

February

Feb 3, Sunday: Heian Jingu Setsubun
Kyoto

Feb 2–Feb 3: Yasaka Shrine Setsubun
Kyoto

Feb 8–Feb 10: Namahage Sedo Festival
Akita

Feb 2–Feb 11: Iwate Snow Festival
Iwate

Feb 11, Monday: Kasedori Festival
Yamagata

Feb 23–Feb 24: Katsuyama Sagicho Matsuri
Fukui

Feb 23–Feb 24: Shigisan Tiger Festival
Nara

March

Mar 13, Wednesday: Joan Blue in Osaka
Osaka

Until the 14th: Omizutori Fire Festival
Nara

Mar 8–Mar 17: Higashiyama Hanatouro
Kyoto

From Late March: Shizuoka Matsuri
Shizuoka

From the 25th: Kitano Odori
Kyoto

April

Until Early April: Shizuoka Matsuri
Shizuoka

Until the 7th: Kitano Odori
Kyoto

Early April: Inuyama Festival
Aichi

Apr 14–Apr 15: Takayama Spring Festival
Gifu

Until the 16th: Kyo Odori
Kyoto

Apr 13–Apr 16: Hikiyama Festival
Shiga

Until the 27th: 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

From Early June: Tanbo Art
Aomori

July

Until the 2nd: Aizen Festival
Osaka

Until the 15th: Hakata Gion Yamakasa
Fukuoka

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

All month: Tanbo Art
Aomori

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

All month: Tanbo Art
Aomori

September

Mid September: Danjiri Matsuri
Osaka

Sep 24, Tuesday: Uneme Festival
Nara

Sep 25, Wednesday: RWC 2019: Fiji vs. Uruguay
Iwate

Sep 26, Thursday: RWC 2019: England vs. USA
Hyogo, Kobe

All month: Tanbo Art
Aomori

From Late September: Ramen Girls Festival Osaka
Osaka

October

Oct 2, Wednesday: RWC 2019: France vs. USA
Fukuoka

Early October: Paantu Festival
Okinawa

Early October: Ujicha Ceremony
Kyoto

Early October: Otsu Hikiyama Festival
Shiga

Early October: Great Tug-of-War
Okinawa

Until Early October: Tanbo Art
Aomori

Until Early October: Ramen Girls Festival Osaka
Osaka

Oct 9, Wednesday: RWC 2019: Wales vs. Fiji
Oita

Oct 9–Oct 10: Takayama Autumn Festival
Gifu

Oct 13, Sunday: RWC 2019: USA vs. Tonga
Osaka

Oct 14–Oct 15: Nada no Kenka Festival
Hyogo

Oct 22, Tuesday: Kurama no Hi Matsuri
Kyoto

Late October: Kanazawa Marathon
Ishikawa

From Late October: Saga Light Fantasy
Saga

November

Early November: Nigohachi Festival
Shiga

Early November: Ube Festival
Yamaguchi

Nov 2–Nov 4: Karatsu Kunchi Festival
Saga

Until the 10th: Gion Odori
Kyoto

Early–Mid November: Tochigi Autumn Festival
Tochigi

From Late November: Nagasaki Christmas
Nagasaki

From Late November: ROHM Illumination
Kyoto

From Late November: Ramen Expo 2019
Osaka

From Mid November: German Christmas Market
Osaka

From Early November: Festival of the Lights Osaka
Osaka

December

Early–Mid December: Kobe Luminarie 2019
Hyogo

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

Until Late December: Nagasaki Christmas
Nagasaki

Until Late December: ROHM Illumination
Kyoto

Until Late December: Ramen Expo 2019
Osaka

Until Late December: German Christmas Market
Osaka

Early–Late December: Nankinmachi Lantern Fair
Hyogo

From Mid December: Sendai Pageant of Starlight
Miyagi

Until Late December: Festival of the Lights Osaka
Osaka

2020

January

Jan 8–Jan 12: Toka Ebisu Festival
Kyoto

Until Mid January: Saga Light Fantasy
Saga

Jan 13–Jan 15: Nozawa Fire Festival
Nagano

Jan 17, Friday: Miyoshi Bonden Matsuri
Akita

Jan 25, Saturday: Wakakusa Yamayaki
Nara