The quiet streets of Arashiyama and Sagano will be beautifully lit each evening, allowing you to explore the traditional town after dark. Temples and shrines will be open during the evenings and this will be an amazing chance to see them at their most beautiful.
The path includes the Togetsukyo Bridge, Tenryu-ji and Horin-ji temples, but this year, due to COVID-19, they won’t be illuninating the bamboo forest.
Nagasaki becomes Kyushu’s party capital in early August, with the Sasebo Seaside Festival. The Festival’s main draw is the island’s largest firework display in the evening on the first day. If summer hanabi isn’t your jam (and if not, why […]
This is a horse race which takes place in Shiojiri City on the grassy Takabocchi Plateau. With around 80 competitors from throughout Japan, organizers claim that it is the highest altitude horse race to take place in Japan. Apart from […]
The Hinokuni Matsuri is a festival that takes place in early August predominantly in and around Sunroad Shinshigai (a covered arcade) in Kumamoto City. The festival will feature various dance troupes and competitions as well as a “Natsu Machi Yokocho” […]
This display takes place on the Northern side of the Lake Biwako at Nagahama Port. There are 10,000 rockets launched above the water and the display is best viewed from the small Ho Park which is close to Nagahama station. […]