Matsuri, Events and Festivals in Japan, this week

Image Japan Hobby Show 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo ›› More
26th - 28th April, 2018 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo   ›› official web

Image Hida Kamioka Matsuri at Hida City, Gifu Pref. ›› More
28th April, 2018 | at Hida City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image Shunki Kagura Sai - Spring Festival, at Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Ise, Mie ›› More
28th - 30th April, 2018 | Ise-jingu Shrine - Naiku, Ise, Mie   ›› official web

Image Oharame Matsuri, at various places around Ohara, Kyoto ›› More
28th April - 15th May, 2018 | Oharame Matsuri, at various places around Ohara, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Noshiro Takoage Taikai (flying kite event), Noshiro, Akita ›› More
29th April, 2018 | Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Kyokusui-no-en (poem writing), Jonangu, Fushimiku, Kyoto  ›› More
29th April, 2018 | at Jonangu Shrine, Fushimiku, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Hayama Matsuri, Hayama-jinja Shrine, Hayama Park, Kabayama, Mimata-cho, Miyazaki  ›› More
29th April, 2018 | Hayama-jinja Shrine, Hayama Park, Kabayama, Mimata-cho, Miyazaki ›› official website

Image Haru-no Sado Geino-sai - Local folk dances and other local performing arts of Sado Island, Niigata ›› More
29th & 30th April, 2018 | Sado Island, Niigata   ›› official web

Image Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri Festival, Yamagata ›› More
29th April - 3rd May, 2018 | Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Spring Festival at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo ›› More
29th April - 3rd May, 2018 | at the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo   ›› official web

Image Kasama-no-Toensai (Himatsuri), Geijutsu-no-mori Park, Kasama, Ibaraki ›› More
29th April - 5th May, 2018 | Geijutsu-no-mori Park, Kasama, Ibaraki   ›› official web

Image Mibu Kyogen at Mibu-dera Temple, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto ›› More
29th April - 5th May, 2018 | Mibu-dera Temple, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto   ›› official web

Image Arita Ceramic Fair, Arita, Saga ›› More
29th April - 5th May, 2018 | Arita, Saga    ›› official web

Image Takaoka Mikuruyama (Float Parade), Takaoka, Toyama ›› More
30th April - 1st May, 2018 | at Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official web

Image Mikurumayama Matsuri (Parade of Float) Takaoka, Toyama ›› More
1st May, 2018 | Takaoka City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Fujihara Matsuri (Spring Festival) at Hiraizumi, Iwate ›› More
1st - 5th May, 2018 | at Hiraizumi Town, Iwate Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kakeuma Shinji (performing horse riding), Fusimi, Kyoto ›› More
1st - 5th May, 2018 | at Fujinomori Shrine, Fusimi Ward in Kyoto Pref.   ›› official website

Image Manbu Oneri at Dainenbutsuji Temple in Hirano, Osaka ›› More
1st - 5th May, 2018 | at Dainenbutsuji Temple in Hirano Ward, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Spring Market of Hagi pottery ware, Hagi, Yamaguchi ›› More
1st - 5th May, 2018 | Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Nozaki Mairi at Nozaki Kannon Temple in Daito City, Osaka ›› More
1st - 8th May, 2018 | at Nozaki Kannon Temple in Daito City, Osaka   ›› official website

Image ‘Timber’ rafting on Kitayama River, Kitayama village, Wakayama Pref. ›› More
1st May - 30th September, 2018 | Kitayama River, Kitayama village, Wakayama  ›› official website

Long-run Events in this week

Image Miyako Odori (Traditional Spring Dance), at Gion, Kyoto ›› More
1st - 30th April, 2018 | at Gion, Higashiyama, Kyoto   ›› official web

Image Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival), Aomori ›› More
21st April - 6th May, 2018 | Hirosaki, Aomori    ›› official website

April, Uzuki (卯月, "u-no-hana month")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in April
8th April  [Hana Matsuri] 8th April is Buddha's Birthday, celebrated at all Buddhist temples in Japan by devotees placing flowers in the temples and sometimes pouring tea on Buddha's head.
29nd April  [Showa Day] April 29 is the birthday of former Emperor Showa, who died in the year 1989. Until 2006, Greenery Day (see May 4) used to be celebrated on this day.
April 29 to May 5th  [Golden Week] Golden Week is one of the biggest holidays of the year. Many people take a week off from work and go on family vacations or overseas trips.

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May, Satsuki (皐月, "Early-rice-planting Month")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in May
3rd May  [Constitution Day] On this day in 1947, the new post war constitution was put into effect.
4th May  [Greenery Day] Until 2006, Greenery Day used to be celebrated on April 29, the birthday of former Emperor Showa. The day is dedicated to the environment and nature, because the emperor loved plants and nature. Before being declared Greenery Day, May 4 used to be a national holiday due to a law, which declares a day, that falls between two national holidays, a national holiday.
5th May  [Children's Day] Celebrated throughout the nation with families displaying samurai . . .  Check the schedule of this month …

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June, Minazuki (水無月, "Month of Water")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in June
June  [Rainy Season (Tsuyu)] Early summer, most parts of Japan in a rainy season, so called tsuyu . . .  ›› read more

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July, Fumizuki (文月, "Month of Books")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in July
7th July  [Tanabata Festival] celebrated nationwide with people writing their wishes on strips of colored paper or origami, which they attach . . .  ›› read more
Third Monday of July  [Ocean Day] A recently introduced national holiday to celebrate the ocean. The day marks the return of Emperor Meiji from a boat trip to Hokkaido in 1876.

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