Making the best of the truckloads of snow that cover Hirosaki each winter, the Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival surrounds the quaint little castle with approximately 200 snow lanterns along with numerous kamakura (small igloos) and snow sculptures.
During the day there are concerts and performances. There’s even a giant snow slide for the kids.
Kobe is home to one of only a few “China towns” in Japan. As such, it’s no surprise that the Chinese New Year is a big deal. The festivities in the district of Nankin-machi include a dragon parade, a lion […]
One of the most impressive sights in Japan this January, the Wasakusa Yamayaki sees an entire mountainside in Nara go up in flames as fireworks are launched behind it. Although its origins are unclear, possible explanations include disputes about boundary […]
In order to celebrate the completion of the Itsukushima Shrine restoration, there will be fireworks shot into the sky almost every Saturday in January on Miyajima. This was a welcome announcement since the indefinite cancellation of the Miyajima Underwater Fireworks […]
teamLab: Digitized Fukuyama Castle is a fantastic exhibition created by light from the international art collective teamLab that will take place in Fukuyama. It coincides with the 400th anniversary of the Fukuyama castle. There will be interactive glowing ovoids that […]