A fantastic chance to explore the atmospheric streets of Higashiyama with soft illuminations – this even takes play in March as it Spring arrives. The 5km route passes Shorenin Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Entokuin Temple, and Hokanji Temple among others, before ending at Kiyomizudera Temple. There are events along the route as well as lanterns, including the Ikebana promenade, Dedication dance of the apprentice Geiko (Maiko) and a dance by the fire watch and Oyahashi music group. The Geisha will dance at Yasaka shrine, at the Kagura Hall.
The Paantu festival takes place on the Okinawa Prefecture island of Miyakojima in the far south of the archipelego. The villagers dress up as ‘Paantu’ – supernatural beings covered in mud and foliage. They also wear long masks. Their aim […]
Continuing a tradition that has taken place at Osawa Pond next to Daikakuji since the Heian era, this event gives you the chance to float on a boat in the pond under a clear autumn moon. If the moon is […]
The home of green tea in Japan, the small town holds a traditional tea-jar opening ceremony on the first Sunday in October each year. Located just between Kyoto and Nara, Uji has long been famous for producing high quality green […]
If you’re in the mood for some kitchen-based souvenirs for your trip to Japan – or need to fill up your kitchen here, then look no further. The Osaka Kitchenware street is holding their annual festival to display the best […]
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