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 those wishing to take part in the parade, dance classes are held for free in Meriken Park on the four Sundays leading up to the festival at 1.30pm.
As a port, Kuchinotsu began to flourish upon the arrival of the European traders. The town owes much to the sea so each year a Marine Festival is held. The festival is now a one-day event with stalls and entertainment […]
Taking place in the picturesque Kiso township of Nagano Prefecture, the Mikoshi Matsuri is an annual event involving approximately 100 wooden mikoshi (portable, shoulder-borne shrines). The mikoshi, weighing up to 375 kilograms, are carried and flipped (!) end over end […]
** 2020 COVID-19 Update: While some of the ceremonial aspects will go ahead, all public events including parades and fireworks are canceled ** Although this is held throughout Japan, the festival that takes place around Osaka Tenmangu shrine is the […]
Also known as the Toyohira River Fireworks, this fireworks festival is regarded as Hokkaido’s most popular fireworks festival.Over the course of the evening, approximately 4,000 fireworks will light up the night sky over Sapporo. The venue for the festival will […]
7:30pm – 8:30pm