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.
The magic word here is samurai. And World Heritage Site. Experience the grandeur of the Shogun’s army in the grounds of the vast and gorgeous Toshogu Shrine. The Shuki Taisai Grand Autumn Festival is the fall counterpart of the Shuki Reitaisai […]
This small but beautiful festival see dozens of lanterns places carefully around the Shrine grounds creating a magical atmosphere. There is traditional entertainment such as music, singing and food stalls to keep you sated during the show. The festival has […]
Bonfires, torches, shrines and gods are all out in the streets for this vibrant Kyoto festival. Taking place in Kurama, a small village north of Kyoto proper, the Kurama no Hi Matsuri is a cultural event rather than a big […]
Dating back to 1650, this is one of Japan’s longest running fireworks festivals. With 18,000 fireworks and 400,000 spectators, it’s also one of the largest in western Japan. The fireworks will be launched from two different locations along the Chikugo […]
7:40pm – 9:10pm