This festival celebrates the classic work of Japanese literature Tale of Genji, by 11th century author Murasaki Shikibu.
A parade will feature various characters dressed in Heian period garb – considered to be the height of classical Japanese culture. Genji himself (or is it a woman?) is the highlight of the procession atop a white horse.
Part of the annual peace festival, this display is as famous for its fireworks as it is the beautiful food stalls which are illuminated at night. The event takes place on the Hozu river banks and has paid seats as […]
A ten-day event taking place in Nara, the Tokae sees thousands of candles placed in varying displays and patterns. The shapes include rivers, deer and hearts and some lanterns are used to illuminate the structures of the area. They have […]
Taking place on the banks of the Yoshino River in the Shinmachi neighbourhood of Gojo city, this is Nara Prefecture’s most popular fireworks festival. Not content with a mere 4,000 exploding projectiles, the organisers have added a laser light show […]
Tokushima Awa Odori is rated by many as Japan’s top summer festival. It takes place in Tokushima – a prefecture on the island of Shikoku. The dance festival (odori means dance) has its origins as a summer obon festival. ‘Awa’ […]
6:00pm – 11:00pm