Cheapo Calendar

2019

November

From the 22nd: ROHM Illumination
Kyoto

From Late November: Nagasaki Christmas
Nagasaki

December

Dec 6–Dec 15: Kobe Luminarie 2019
Hyogo

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

Until the 25th: ROHM Illumination
Kyoto

Until Late December: Nagasaki Christmas
Nagasaki

Early–Late December: Nankinmachi Lantern Fair
Hyogo

Until the 25th: German Christmas Market
Osaka

Dec 6–Dec 29: Ramen Expo 2019
Osaka

2020

January

Jan 8–Jan 12: Toka Ebisu Festival
Kyoto

Until the 13th: Saga Light Fantasy
Saga

Jan 13–Jan 15: Nozawa Fire Festival
Nagano

Jan 17, Friday: Miyoshi Bonden Matsuri
Akita

February

Until Early February: Zao Snow Monster Festival
Yamagata

Feb 2–Feb 3: Yasaka Shrine Setsubun
Kyoto

Feb 3, Monday: Heian Jingu Setsubun
Kyoto

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

Until Late February: Lake Towada Winter Story 2020
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

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

From Late May: Tanbo Art
Aomori

June

Until Early June: Horikawa Festival
Aichi

Jun 22–Jun 24: Himeji Yukata Festival
Hyogo

Jun 24, Wednesday: Izawanomiya Otaue Festival
Mie

From the 30th: Aizen Festival
Osaka

All month: Tanbo Art
Aomori

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: 2020 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, Saturday: Daimonji Okuribi
Nara

Aug 16, Sunday: Gozan no Okuribi
Kyoto

Until Mid August: Sapporo Summer Festival
Hokkaido

Aug 17, Monday: Kumano Fireworks Taikai
Mie

All month: Tanbo Art
Aomori

September

Early September: Wired Music Festival
Aichi

Mid September: Uneme Festival
Nara

Mid September: Danjiri Matsuri
Osaka

All month: Tanbo Art
Aomori

October

Early October: Paantu Festival
Okinawa

Until Early October: Tanbo Art
Aomori

Oct 9–Oct 10: Takayama Autumn Festival
Gifu

Mid October: Great Tug-of-War
Okinawa

Early–Mid October: Ramen Girls Festival Osaka
Osaka

Oct 14–Oct 15: Nada no Kenka Festival
Hyogo

Oct 22, Thursday: Kurama no Hi Matsuri
Kyoto

Late October: Kanazawa Marathon
Ishikawa

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

Mid–Late November: Tochigi Autumn Festival
Tochigi

December

Dec 12, Saturday: Worldwide Eisa Festival
Okinawa