Held on the 21st of each month, this is a brilliant way to find unique gifts and souvenirs whilst exploring one of the most impressive temples in Osaka. The will be stalls with Japanese antiques, kimonos and porcelain as well as traditional food. There are plenty of bargains to be found and it’s a bustling introduction to what can be a quiet temple.
Want to see a slice of Japanese history? The Jidai Matsuri—”Festival of Ages”—is one of Kyoto‘s biggest October draws. It commemorates the founding of Kyoto as the Imperial capital by the Emperor Kammu in 794, so this is definitely one […]
The Miyazakijingu Taisai (Miyazaki Shrine Grand Festival) is a traditional festival at one of Miyazaki’s major Shinto shrines with a history of more than 140 years. The festival features a “procession of the gods” on both days from 1pm until […]
The city of Utsunomiya in Tochigi prefecture is renowned for its gyoza—the dumpling of Chinese origin that is a fixture of Japanese ramen restaurants. The festival takes place at Utsunomiya Park in the center of the city and stalls will […]
This civic festival has been held annually in Ube City on the shores of the Seto Inland Sea since 1933. The festival features a parade, a main stage, a street stage, a gourmet zone and a business and study area. […]