Events in Japan
June - 7 : Shichi-gatsu
Naritasan Gion is a religious festival held at Naritasan Temple and the nearby area in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. With a history of over 300 years, this traditional festival takes place annually in summer, in the hope of bountiful crops, the welfare of its people and dreams to come true. The highlight of the festival is parading of gorgeously decorated floats and people in traditional dress.
During the 3-day festival, various events are staged on streets in Sawara old town, featuring parading of Dashi floats decorated with giant Samurai dolls, accompanying of traditional festival music "Sawara-bayashi"
One of the largest cosplay events held in Japan. Cosplayers from over 30 countries come to Aichi Prefecture and join this event to compete for the championship.
Yoshida Trail: July 1st(Sun) 2018
Subashiri Trail: July 10th(Tue) 2018
Gotemba Trail: July 10th(Tue) 2018
Fujinomiya Trail: July 10th(Tue) 2018
The trail of crater rim: July 10th(Tue) 2018
At this event, made-in-Australia food including Aussie beef and wine will be enjoyed. Street rugby and marching band performance etc. will also take place.
This event will take place at Ueno Park Tokyo, to celebrate the friendship between Japan and Netherland traced back to Samurai era over 400 years ago. Ninja and Samurai performers will be on stage. Japanese and Dutch food stalls will also be there.
An old/secondhand book exhibition and sale will be held at Kosho Kaikan Building in Kanda. Various kind of books will be sold at this market, including books on Japanese art, academic literature, traditional Manga, and magazine. Goold for those looking for something unique written in Japanese.
A traditional Japanese music concert will take place at a local community center at Umejima in Adachi-ku. This concert is good for local people living in the neighboring area. Admission is free.
An exhibition to promote traditional arts and crafts created in Adachi-ku of Tokyo 23 Wards. The exhibits include Hocho cooking knives, Bonsai scissors, Miniature shrines, Yukata (Casual Kimono dress), Ukiyoe wood printings and more.
Rokucho Museum, a private museum in Adachi-ku, Tokyo, exhibits traditional Japanese artworks that include paintings by renown artists; Uemura Shoen, Ito Shinsui, and Togo Seiji.
A local dance festival will take place at Nishiarai-Daishi, a large temple in north Tokyo. During this festival, 20 dancing teams will perform Yosakoi dance in front of the temple. Yosakoi is an advanced folk dance originally from Kochi Prefecture on Shikoku Island. The feature of Yosakoi dance is to dance lively in a group
During the festival, the street is decorated with bamboos with colorful wishing paper, and various folk arts will be performed there on the weekend.
Hozuki(Japanese lantern plant) Market will be held at the temple in Kakurazaka. A traditional Japanese folk dance will also be performed on the streets there.
One of the largest fireworks festival held in Tokyo. Some 12 thousand of fireworks will be set off. Since this festival is held at the riverbank of the Arakawa River, visitors can sit back and lay on the ground while watching.