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.
As a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19, this event has been postponed. New dates will be announced on the website and social media The first of the annual Geisha performances in Kyoto, the Kitano Odori is performed by Geiko […]
As a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19, this event has been cancelled for 2020. The Shizuoka Festival is Shizuoka city’s biggest Spring festival. The three day event features a Yatai mura (outdoor food village), nebuta floats (see Nebuta […]
One of Japan’s more unusual festivals, here you can watch brave performers balance on a tightrope strung across a 10m-wide valley while wearing a heavy headdress. Held in the grounds of Isenomori Shrine and surrounded by cherry blossom, it’s a […]