Matsuri, Events and Festivals in Japan, this week

Image Kurosaki Gion Yamagasa, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka ›› More
19th - 22nd July, 2019 | Kurosaki, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref. ›› official website

Image Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama  ›› More
19th - 23rd July, 2019 | Kumagaya, Saitama   ›› official website

Image Bunsui Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame, Niigata ›› More
20th & 21st July, 2019 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hien Natsu Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame, Niigata ›› More
20th & 21st July, 2019 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Camping Car Show at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo ›› More
20th & 21st July, 2019 | Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Mifune Matsuri (boat float parade), Kanagawa ›› More
20th & 21st July, 2019 | Oiso Town, Kanagawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Toro Yama Matsuri (tower float festival), Suzu, Ishikawa  ›› More
20th & 21st July, 2019 | Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kendama World Cup in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima ›› More
20th & 21st July, 2019 | Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Sagimai (Heron Dance), Tsuwano Town, Shimane ›› More
20th & 27th July, 2019 | Tsuwano Town, Shimane Pref.   ›› official website

Image Amakusa Hondo Haiya Matsuri, Kumamoto ›› More
20th, 27th & 28th July and 3rd August, 2019 | Amakusa, Kumamoto   ›› official website

Image Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi ›› More
20th July - 18th August, 2019 | Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Abare Mikoshi (act up on float), Kumagaya, Saitama  ›› More
21st July, 2019 | at Yasaka Shrine, Dekishima, Kumagaya City, Saitama  ›› official website

Image Mikoshi Togyo (float parade), Urawa, Saitama  ›› More
21st July, 2019 | Urawa, Saitama   ›› official website

Image Gion Matsuri, Aizu Tajima, Fukushima ›› More
22nd - 24th July, 2019 | Aizu Tajima, Fukushima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Uwajima Bull-Ogre Event, Uwajima, Ehime  ›› More
22nd - 24th July, 2019 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Ehime  ›› More
24th July, 2019 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tenjin Matsuri, Osaka, familiarly known as 'Tenjin-san' ›› More
24th & 25th July, 2019 | Tenmangu Shrine of Osaka   ›› official website

Image Daigakusai (float called Daigaku), Tamade, Osaka ›› More
24th & 25th July, 2019 | Tamade, Nishinari, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Tanabe Matsuri (summer festival), Wakayama ›› More
24th & 25th July, 2019 | Tanabe City, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata ›› More
24th - 26th July, 2019 | Yahiko Village, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kagurazaka Matsuri Festival, Shinjuku, Tokyo  ›› More
24th - 27th July, 2019 | Shinjuku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Shimodate Gion Matsuri (summer fes.), Chikusei, Ibaraki ›› More
25th - 28th July, 2019 | Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yoshida Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame, Niigata ›› More
26th & 27th July, 2019 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Heso Matsuri (Center of Japan Festival), Shibukawa, Gunma ›› More
26th & 27th July, 2019 | in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tsugaru Nebuta Matsuri, First Nebuta in Aomori ›› More
26th - 28th July, 2019 | Tsugaru City, Aomori Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yama-age Matsuri, Nasukarasuyama, Tochigi ›› More
26th - 28th July, 2019 | Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Fuji Rock Festival at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref. ›› More
26th - 28th July, 2019 | at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tobata Gion Oyamagasa, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka ›› More
26th - 28th July, 2019 | Tobata, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Beppu Early Summer Festival, Beppu Spa Beach, Oita ›› More
26th - 28th July, 2019 | at Beppu Spa Beach, Oita Pref.   ›› official website

Image Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)  ›› More
26th and 30th July, 2019 | Atami, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Daimyo's Retinue Festival, Katsuura City, Chiba ›› More
27th July, 2019 | Ubara, Katsuura City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Tokyo ›› More
27th July, 2019 | one of the largest fireworks display in Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Urayasu Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Chiba Pref. ›› More
27th July, 2019 | Urayasu City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image Fukaya Matsuri (summmer festival), Saitama ›› More
27th July, 2019 | Fukaya City, Saitama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Samba Cannibal & Fire Works at Izu-Yugawara, Shizuoka ›› More
27th July, 2019 | at Izu-Yugawara Hot Springs, Shizuoka   ›› official website

Image Abegawa Fireworks Festival, Abe River, Shizuoka ›› More
27th July, 2019 | Abe River, Shizuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hiwatari (fire walking), Kurotaki Village, Nara ›› More
27th July, 2019 | at Houkakuji Temple, Kurotaki Village, Nara   ›› official website

Image Kiyohime Matsuri, Kumano-kodo, Nakahechi, Wakayama ›› More
27th July, 2019 | Nakahechi Town, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Miyoshi Kinsai Festa (summer festival), Hiroshima ›› More
27th July, 2019 | Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Fireworks Festival in Nagaragawa, Gifu Pref. ›› More
27th July & 3rd August, 2019 | Nagaragawa riverside, Gifu Pref.   ›› official website

Image Bandai Matsuri (fire festival), Inawashiro, Fukushima ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | Inawashiro Town, Fukushima   ›› official website

Image Oyama Summer Festival (dance & fire works), Tochigi ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Million of Lantern Festival, Kawagoe, Saitama ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | Kawagoe City, Saitama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kibune Matsuri (boat float festival), Manazuru, Kanagawa ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | Manazuru Town, Kanagawa   ›› official website

Image Japanese Drum Show at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano   ›› official website

Image Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri (riverside festival), Aichi ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | Tsushima City, Aichi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Toyota Oiden Festival, Toyota City, Aichi ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | Toyota City, Aichi   ›› official website

Image Toyoda Oiden Matsuri (Fireworks Festival), Okazaki, Aichi ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | in Okazaki, Aichi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kanbe Ishidori Matsuri (float parade), Suzuka, Mie ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | Suzuka City, Mie Pref.   ›› official website

Image BIRDMAN RALLY 2019 at Lake Biwa, Shiga ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | at Lake Biwa, Hikone, Shiga   ›› official website

Image Ine Matsuri (big fish festival), Ine Town, Kyoto ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | Ine Town, Kyoto Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yonago Gaina Matsuri (summer festival), Tottori ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | Yonago City, Tottori Pref.   ›› official website

Image Paper Festival, Shikoku-Chuo City, Ehime Pref. ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | Shikoku-Chuo City, Ehime Pref.   ›› official website

Image Daijayama Matsuri (summer festival), O-Muta, Fukuoka ›› More
27th & 28th July, 2019 | O-Muta City, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Samurai Warrior Festival, Minami-Soma, Fukushima ›› More
27th - 29th July, 2019 | in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.   ›› official website

Image World Cosplay Summit 2019, Nagoya, Aichi ›› More
27th July - 4th August, 2019 | Nagoya, Aichi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Odorunya Kishu Yosakoi Dance Festival, Wakayama ›› More
27th & 28th July and 3rd & 4th August, 2019 | at Wakayama Catsle, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Abare Mikoshi (act up on floats), Osugi Jinja, Saitama ›› More
28th July, 2019 | Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama Pref. ›› official website

Image Shinano Oiwake Magouta Dochu, Karuizawa, Nagano ›› More
28th July, 2019 | Karuizawa, Nagano Pref.   ›› official website

Image Ushima Deka Hikiyama Junko (big float parade), Ishikawa ›› More
28th July, 2019 | Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.    ›› official web

Image Yoshihiro-gaku (drum dance), Kunisaki, Oita ›› More
28th July, 2019 | at Gakuniwahachimansha Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita ›› official website

Image Hokkai Heso Matsuri (bellybutton festival), Furano ›› More
28th & 29th July, 2019 | Furano City, Hokkaido   ›› official website

Long-run Events in this week

Image Kamo River Summer Terrace beside Kamo River, Kyoto ›› More
1st May - 30th September, 2019 | Kamo River, Kyoto  ›› official website

Image ‘Timber’ rafting on Kitayama River, Kitayama village, Wakayama Pref. ›› More
1st May - 30th September, 2019 | Kitayama River, Kitayama village, Wakayama  ›› official website

Image Ukai (Cormorant Fishing) on Nagara River, Gifu ›› More
11th May - 15th October, 2019 | on the Nagara River, Gifu Pref.   ›› official website

Image Gujo Odori - Folk Dance Meet - at Hachiman-cho, Gujo, Gifu ›› More
July 13-14, 16, 20-21, 27-30 & Aug. 1-5, 7-16, 18-20, 24-25 & 31st -Sept. 1, & 7 2019 | Hachiman-cho, Gujo ›› official website

Image Light-up Promenade in ancient city of Nara  ›› More
13th July - 22nd September, 2019 | in ancient city of Nara    ›› official website

Art Exhibition

Image Four seasons in a glass at FAN Museum(Fujiwara Kei Memorial house), Honami, Bizen City, Okayama ›› More
6th April - 27th October, 2019 | FAN Museum(Fujiwara Kei Memorial house), Honami, Bizen City, Okayama ›› official website

Image The House is Singing; at Kazenosawa Museum, Kurihara, Miyagi ›› More
14th April - 20th October, 2019 | Kazenosawa Museum, Kurihara, Miyagi ›› official website

Image AWAZU Kiyoshi: What Can Design Do, at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa ›› More
18th May - 23rd September, 2019 | 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa ›› official website

Image Abstraction: Aspects of Contemporary Art, at The National Museun of Art, Osaka ›› More
25th May - 4th August, 2019 | The National Museun of Art, Osaka ›› official website

Image NEW YORK Art Scene, Museumn of Modern Art, Wakayama ›› More
8th June - 1st September, 2019 | Museumn of Modern Art, Wakayama ›› official website

Image Styles of Play: The History of Merrymaking in Art at The Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown Galleria, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo ›› More
26th June - 18th August, 2019 | Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown Galleria, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

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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August, Hazuki (葉月, "Month of Leaves")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in August
11th August  [yama-no-hi] Mountain Day is intended “to give opportunities to get close to mountains and to appreciate the benefits of mountains”
mid-August Obon (Festival of the Dead) Annual Buddhist event for commemorating one's ancestors . .  ›› read more

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September, Nagatsuki (長月, "The Long Month")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in September
15th September  [keiro no hi] Respect for the elderly and longevity are celebrated on this national holiday.
23rd September  [Autum Equinox Day] Graves are visited during the week (ohigan) of the Equinox Day.

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