Coinciding with the annual Golden Week holidays, the Shinkawa Market Festival in the city of Ube, is a celebration of the traditions of the area.
The highlight of the festival is the fox’s wedding parade in which a traditionally dressed “bride and groom” with their faces painted as foxes, are wheeled on a rickshaw through the streets. This happens on the final day – May 5th.
A fantastic opportunity to see one of Kyoto’s most beautiful temples, with stunning plum blossom, tea ceremonies and even Geisha – this is an unmissable event. The grounds are filled with aged plum blossom trees and are celebrated annually, but […]
Featuring more than 15,000 lanterns, the festival originally started as a more simple Chinese New Year celebration. In 1994, the festival expanded from the confines of Nagasaki’s Chinatown to become the Nagasaki Lantern Festival. It takes place over the first […]
February is traditionally known as the month of the tiger. To celebrate this, a tiger festival is held at Chōgosonshi-ji temple – a budhist temple in the city of Ikoma in Nara precture. The main parade takes place between 11am […]
A snowy wonderland appears each winter in this quiet onsen town as hundreds of small snow-houses are built. Illuminated in the evenings, the kamakura are a beautiful sight, and a barbecue inside one can even be arranged. During the day […]
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