A local event basically held for people living in Arakawa-ku in Tokyo.
People in traditional Japanese dress and in Samurai costume parade along streets. Dance performance is also held in Shakuji-koen Park.
Tokyo Metropolitan Islands Promotion Corporation holds an event to promote agricultural, forestry, and marine products all from the islands of Tokyo Prefecture. Traditional art performances will also take place at the stage. Admission is free.
Yabusame is the art of shooting arrows on horseback, performed as a traditional ceremony that derives from horse riding exercises for Samurai Warriors.
In this event, the Tokyo Fire Department will put on a performance to demonstrate firefighting in the air and on the sea.
Has a hundred thousand of Azalea flower in 40 different varieties, covers the 35000 square meter garden at Omuroyama Park, Izu.
The Jindai Botanical Gardens (神代植物公園) is one of Tokyo Metropolitan Parks located in Chofu city. The gardens have 5200 roses in 409 different varieties, blooming in spring and autumn.
This is an event held to promote motorsports in Japan. Admission is free.
The largest festival held at Nikko Toshogu Shrine in the historic area of Nikko. This event takes place in spring and autumn. The highlight is Yabusame Horseback Archery put on at the approach to the Toshogu Shrine and the Samurai parade.
With a history of over 700 years, Sanja Matsuri is one of the three great Edo(Tokyo) Matsuri festivals. During the 3-day festival, all the streets around Sensoji temple will be jam-packed with viewers and parade performers and that is the headlight of this festival.
This street festival is held at Komatsubashi Dori Street in the northern district of Asakusa, situated at the back of Sensoji Temple.
Kamakura is a historic town beloved by some renowned Japanese authors such as a Nobel Laureate Kawabata Yasunari, and the Kamakura Museum of Literature exhibits manuscripts by those writers and their belongings.
This is an event to play the scene of a Samurai battle occurred in Yorii area back in 1590. About 500 people in Samurai costume join and perform as warriors.
A traditional festival to celebrate Buddha’s birthday held at Asakusa Sensoji Temple.
One of the largest art events held in Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture.
The largest festival in Odawara City, held in honour of the Hojo Samurai Family, the 5 lords of Odawara Castle who developed the castle town. Having 1700 participants in this festival, people in Samurai costume parade through the town. Ninja performance will also take place.
Boso-no-Mura is an open-air museum operated by Chiba prefecture, has a park with exhibits of Japanese buildings backing to the old Japan of 150 years ago. A number of hands-on events are held during this festival, good for families. Admission: 300 JP Yen/ Adult (Free for children under 15 years old)
A large food festival held at Hibiya Park near the Imperial Palace in Central Tokyo.
One of the largest drum festivals in Japan. A number of drum player groups gather at Narita Shinshoji Temple and show their powerful drumming performance.
Kasama, a historic town known for its pottery production, holds a large garden located on a hilltop, blessed with stunning views of 8500 Azalea trees.