Cheapo Calendar

2019

July

Jul 22–Jul 23: Kiso Mikoshi Festival
Nagano

Jul 24–Jul 25: Tenjin Festival
Osaka

Jul 27, Saturday: Kihoku Lantern Festival 2019
Mie

Jul 26–Jul 28: Beppu Fire Sea Festival
Oita

Jul 27–Jul 28: Hita Gion Festival
Oita

Jul 27–Jul 28: Nagasaki Port Festival
Nagasaki

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

Aug 3–Aug 5: 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

Aug 16–Aug 18: Earth Celebration
Niigata

Aug 16–Aug 18: Summer Sonic Osaka
Osaka

All month: Tanbo Art
Aomori

September

Sep 7–Sep 8: Wired Music Festival
Aichi

Sep 14–Sep 15: Orbit Open Air Party
Gifu

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

Until the 6th: Tanbo Art
Aomori

Early October: Ujicha Ceremony
Kyoto

Early October: Otsu Hikiyama Festival
Shiga

Early October: Great Tug-of-War
Okinawa

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

Nov 2–Nov 4: Karatsu Kunchi Festival
Saga

Early November: Ube Festival
Yamaguchi

Until the 10th: Gion Odori
Kyoto

Early–Mid November: Tochigi Autumn Festival
Tochigi

From Late November: ROHM Illumination
Kyoto

From Late November: Nagasaki Christmas
Nagasaki

From Mid November: German Christmas Market
Osaka

From Late November: Ramen Expo 2019
Osaka

From Early November: Festival of the Lights Osaka
Osaka

From Late November: Sapporo White Illumination
Hokkaido

December

Early–Mid December: Kobe Luminarie 2019
Hyogo

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

Until Late December: ROHM Illumination
Kyoto

Until Late December: Nagasaki Christmas
Nagasaki

Until Late December: German Christmas Market
Osaka

Early–Late December: Nankinmachi Lantern Fair
Hyogo

Until Late December: Ramen Expo 2019
Osaka

Until Late December: Festival of the Lights Osaka
Osaka

From Mid December: Sendai Pageant of Starlight
Miyagi

From Early December: Osaka Castle Illuminage
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

February

Feb 2–Feb 3: Yasaka Shrine Setsubun
Kyoto

Feb 3, Monday: Heian Jingu Setsubun
Kyoto

Until Early February: Zao Snow Monster Festival
Yamagata

Early February: Namahage Sedo Festival
Akita

Early–Mid February: Iwate Snow Festival
Iwate

Early–Mid February: Chinese New Year Festivities
Hyogo, Kobe

Feb 11, Tuesday: Kasedori Festival
Yamagata

Early–Mid February: Otaru Light Snow Path
Hokkaido

Late February: Shigisan Tiger Festival
Nara

Until Late February: Lake Towada Winter Story 2020
Aomori

From Early February: Souriike Plum Blossom Festival
Aichi

March

Until Early March: Osaka Castle Illuminage
Osaka

Until the 14th: Omizutori Fire Festival
Nara

Early–Mid March: Higashiyama Hanatouro
Kyoto

Early–Late March: March Grand Sumo Tournament
Osaka

From Late March: Kitano Odori
Kyoto

April

Until Early April: Kitano Odori
Kyoto

Early April: Shizuoka Matsuri
Shizuoka

Apr 14–Apr 15: Takayama Spring Festival
Gifu

Apr 13–Apr 16: Hikiyama Festival
Shiga

Until Mid April: Kyo Odori
Kyoto

Until Late April: Miyako Odori
Kyoto

Apr 29, Wednesday: Kemari Festival
Nara

May

May 3, Sunday: Yabusame Shinji
Kyoto

May 3–May 5: Hamamatsu Festival
Shizuoka

May 15, Friday: Aoi Matsuri
Kyoto

Mid May: Kobe Festival
Hyogo

May 19–May 21: Sakata Festival
Yamagata

Until the 24th: Kamogawa Odori
Kyoto

June

Until Early June: Horikawa Festival
Aichi

Jun 24, Wednesday: Izawanomiya Otaue Festival
Mie

Jun 22–Jun 24: Himeji Yukata Festival
Hyogo

From the 30th: Aizen Festival
Osaka

July

Until the 2nd: Aizen Festival
Osaka

August