The Nagasaki Tall Ship Festival takes place towards the end of April each year in the spectacular backdrop of Nagasaki Harbor.
Typically the event features a number of square rigged tall ships with their billowing sails providing a romantic glimpse into the bygone days when wind power dominated global shipping.
As part of the festival, there will events on land and at sea including a sail past, races, a chance to go on board the boats while docked, short cruises, evening light-ups of the vessels, markets and fireworks in the evening on the final Saturday and Sunday.
Kobe Luminarie is an annual winter light-up held in memory of the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995. Now running for over 20 years, the event takes place in the vicinity of Motomachi Station on the JR Kobe […]
This festival in Nara prefecture traces its origin back to the 12th century. The name comes from the Wakamiya Shrine – a shrine within the ground of the larger Kasuga Taisha Shrine. This event is really a combination of different […]
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 […]
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 […]