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.
Take a seat on the Miyakawa river in Ise for one of the three biggest fireworks festivals in Japan. There are over 10,000 fireworks to be launched and pyrotechnicians from across the country attend to show off their skills. This […]
Compared to other festivals around the country, with only 3,000 fireworks, the Nagoya Port Fireworks Festival seems relatively small. Despite this, the scenic location for the event and its proximity to Nagoya attract a spectator audience of approximately 370,000 people.
Hakata Gion Yamasaka is a festival with a 750 year history that features fundoshi (that ever popular festival garment) clad men race elaborately decorated floats that weigh in at 1 ton. The event is one of Fukuoka’s largest with approximately […]
As a port, Kuchinotsu began to flourish upon the arrival of the European traders. The town owes much to the sea so each year a Marine Festival is held. The festival is now a one-day event with stalls and entertainment […]