Looking for a classier way to ring in the new year than chuhais by the river? The Ritz Carlton is a hosting the high-end party of the year with live jazz, new-year noodles and casino games galore. Aiming for a Western-style celebration, the hotel is opeing up their glamerous Grand Ballroom with an all-you-can-drink bar, a delicious buffet and live music to keep you dancing.
Note that due to Japan’s anti-gambling laws, none of the casino winnings can be exchanged for cash.
Held by Matsubara Swimming Beach, this firework festival is an impressive display of over 10,000 rockets launched over Lake Biwa. Close to Hikone castle and with romantic cruises available, this festival is a great evening out and one of three […]
Officially the “Kobe Port Marine Fireworks Festival”, this event is rated as one the top fireworks festivals in the Kansai region. In past years, approximately a quarter of a million people have gathered to see 15,000 explosive projectiles shot into […]
Whether you’re a runner or more likely to be cheering people on from the side-lines, the Kanazawa marathon is a great day out. The race begins at Hirosaka-dori by the Shiinoki Cultural Complex and will offer 13,000 competitors to see the city […]
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 […]