A unique festival straight from the world of popular series Hanasaku Iroha, the following for this fiery event grows every year. The town of Yuwaku was used as a model for the town of Yunosagi Onsen and plenty of spots are identical, with fans coming througout the year in a form of pilgrimage. The festival is the big draw however, having started in 2011 – along with the series – and growing year upon year. The lanterns are lit from July to October and visitors can leave nozomifuda (wishing plaques) ready to be burned on the night.
As a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19, this event has been rescheduled to September for 2020. Rebranded as the beers of Japan festival, this event was previously known as the Kyushu Beer Festival. Due to current virus the […]
The Paantu festival takes place on the Okinawa Prefecture island of Miyakojima in the far south of the archipelego. The villagers dress up as ‘Paantu’ – supernatural beings covered in mud and foliage. They also wear long masks. Their aim […]
Continuing a tradition that has taken place at Osawa Pond next to Daikakuji since the Heian era, this event gives you the chance to float on a boat in the pond under a clear autumn moon. If the moon is […]
The home of green tea in Japan, the small town holds a traditional tea-jar opening ceremony on the first Sunday in October each year. Located just between Kyoto and Nara, Uji has long been famous for producing high quality green […]