A horseback archery display between the trees, this is an impressive feat of skill on show in Kyoto once a year. Taking place annually on the third of May, this event takes place in the run up to Kyoto’s Aoi Matsuri. At 1pm, carefully trained archers from the Ogasawara School will race through the forest in full traditional costume.
A paid-entry illumination event with a very Japanese theme, this is a great way to get festive in Osaka this winter. Taking their inspiration from the Taisho period, the show will take you back to the Japan of a century […]
This winter light-up takes place at five different locations including Odori Park, Sapporo Eki-mae Dori and Minami 1-Jo Dori. All locations switch on the lights on November 22nd, but while Odori Park finishes on Christmas day, Sapporo Station continues until […]
A festival in which locals dress up as demons and scare the bejesus out of young children. There are also bonfires, a dramatic explanation of the reason for the festival, taiko drumming and mochi hurling. While you’re in town, take […]
Due to COVID-19, the 2021 event has been scaled back significantly. Many of the more vigorous events will not take place. This fiery celebration takes place in mid-March each year in and around Himure Hachimangu Shrine in the city of […]