An annual festival taking place on the final weekend of July, this event finishes with a display of fireworks launched from a ship in the bay. The nearby beach provides a great vantage point and there are plenty of food stalls, games and festival ceremonies to enjoy if you can make it for the weekend. This year there will be no citizens regatta as the pier was damaged in last year’s typhoon. The fireworks will be held on the evening of the 28th.
The big grass square at the 99 Islands Pearl Sea Resort in Sasebo plays host to a festival of oysters on weekends and public holidays throughout February (and on the first Sunday of March this year). Four hundred grills and […]
A paid-entry illumination event with a very Japanese theme, this is a great way to get festive in Osaka this winter. Taking their inspiration from the Taisho period, the show will take you back to the Japan of a century […]
This winter light-up takes place at five different locations including Odori Park, Sapporo Eki-mae Dori and Minami 1-Jo Dori. All locations switch on the lights on November 22nd, but while Odori Park finishes on Christmas day, Sapporo Station continues until […]
A festival in which locals dress up as demons and scare the bejesus out of young children. There are also bonfires, a dramatic explanation of the reason for the festival, taiko drumming and mochi hurling. While you’re in town, take […]
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