Following last year’s crowdfunded events in Akita and Niigata, John Daub of the Only in Japan YouTube channel is back with another event. This time, it’s Nagano’s turn.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fireworks festivals around Japan have been cancelled for the second year running. As a way to support the struggling traditional fireworks industry and to raise the spirits of an area that was badly flooded after a typhoon in 2019, Only in Japan has crowdfunded another event for 2021.
The fireworks will be launched from the banks of the Chikuma River in Nagano City—the very river that caused so much destruction two years ago.
Featuring the dancers of the Pontocho area, this show has it’s own specially-built theater just off Pontocho called the Kaburenjo theater. The stage is designed to enhance the performance; it curves, allowing for a more immersive experience for the audience. […]
Japan is an anthophile’s dream: chrysanthemums, camellias, wisteria, and the mighty cherry blossom abound, and it seems that every region and city has a gorgeous formal garden landscaped to showcase the bloom of the moment. In Yamanashi Prefecture, the star […]
On the last Sunday of May each year, Higashiomi in Shiga Prefecture hosts a festival in which enormous traditional kites are hauled into the air by teams of up to 100 people. The festival features local kites as well as […]
Walk a mile in Japan and you’ll come across another regional food specialty you just have to try. Running concurrently with the Fuji Shibazakura Festival, and situated at the same location, the Mt Fuji Delicious Food Festival will save your […]
9:00am – 5:00pm
¥600 (on the door)