Events in Japan
November - 11 : Jyuichi-gatsu
A massive food festival held at Hibiya-koen Park. Over 280 thousand people visit this event to enjoy the tastes of various Japanese hot pot dishes.
A series of traditional performing arts will take place at Bishamonten Zenkoku-ji Temple, Kagurazaka-dori street and the stone-paved alleys of the Kagurazaka district.
Yuru-chara or local mascots created across Japan and some other countries will gather at Hanyu City in Saitama prefecture to compete for the award as the most popular Yuru-chara
Comitia is a large comic book trade show featuring original independent Manga/Comic books, where both professional and amateur comic artists offer their self-published books. Along with this event, Tokyo International Comic Festival is also held.
The race is set on the 3.1km closed circuit in the middle of Saitama city. International top riders who have won classifications of 2017 Le Tour de France and Japanese leading riders will compete.
Yabusame is the art of shooting arrows on horseback, performed as a traditional ceremony that derives from horse riding exercises for Samurai warriors.
KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa will take place in Kanazawa, the city recognized internationally as a city of art crafts or Kogei. Kogei Art Fair Kanazawa will be a platform to showcase the fresh, new values and aesthetic consciousness of Kogei from Kanazawa to the world.
The Dream Yosacoy Festival is one of the largest street dance festivals held in Tokyo, featuring around 6,000 dancers in about 80 teams, some 500,000 people come to see the dynamic performances.
Tokyo Metropolitan Tourism Chrysanthemum Exhibition will take place in Hibiya Park near Imperial Palace, a tourist spot in Tokyo. This open-air exhibition is admission free.
Utsunomiya is known for Gyoza, the food as popular as Ramen. Food stalls will line at Utsunomiya Joushi Park where various types of Gyoza are served at very reasonable price.
Located in Hakone, Hakone-yumoto is an Onsen hot spring resort town with a long history. This event is a parade to re-enact the Daimyo Gyoretsu, the feudal lord's procession done in the Edo Period over 265 years.
Held at the park of Oshijo 忍城, a small but historic castle in Gyoda city, features a parade of people in samurai warrior costumes. The highlight is the performance of harquebusiers.
Torinoichi Fair 酉の市 is an open-air market selling lucky charms called Kumade. It's been said that the Kumade bring people good fortunes and protect from misfortunes.
Sakura 佐倉 is a former castle town located near Narita City in Chiba prefecture.People in traditional costume will act armoured warriors, Samurai, and princesses, will parade along the streets of the castle town. Kobudo or ancient Japanese martial art will also be performed.
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