Celebrating the album ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part Two’, Brit-indie-pop band the Foals will be in Japan for three nights – starting in Nagoya, then Osaka and ending in Tokyo. With six albums under their belts, the foursome have toured extensively since starting in 2005. With the first and second parts of their album released in quick succession in 2019, the 2020 dates will be hot on the heels so it’s a good idea to get familiar with the later releases. The band are strong live performers, having won the Q Award for Best Live Act back in 2013 and nominated twice for NME’s version.
Located at a shrine which alas, does not exist on google maps, this is a very small local festival but has plenty of Geiko and Maiko (Kyoto’s geisha). Taking place in early-to-mid May, the festival begins on the evening of […]
Also known as the Hollyhock Festival, this is one of the city’s biggest events and is a great chance to see traditional costumes on parade from the Imperial Palace to the Kamo shrines. Over 500 people participate, all wearing hollyhock […]
The Mifune Festival takes place on the Katsura River in Arashiyama on the third Sunday of May each year. The festival features traditional boats carrying musicians and performers floating down the river. The name of the festival translates as the […]
The Kobe Festival is a citywide festival that runs over two days. The first day sees separate celebrations in each of the city’s 9 wards. The big parade happens on Sunday along Sannomiya Flower Road starting at 12 noon. For […]