Matsuri, Events and Festivals in Japan, this week

Image Chochin Matsuri (lantern float), Kuki, Saitama ›› More
12th & 18th July, 2018 | Kuki City, Saitama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Chichibu Kawase Matsuri (float in river), Saitama ›› More
19th & 20th July, 2018 | Chichibu City, Saitama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama  ›› More
19th - 23rd July, 2018 | Kumagaya, Saitama   ›› official website

Image Toro Yama Matsuri (tower float festival), Suzu, Ishikawa  ›› More
20th & 21st July, 2018 | Suzu City, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image Sagimai (Heron Dance), Tsuwano Town, Shimane ›› More
20th & 27th July, 2018 | Tsuwano Town, Shimane Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tsuchiura Gion Matsuri (summer fes.), Tsuchiura, Ibaraki ›› More
20th - 22nd July, 2018 | Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tokyo Hula Festa 2018, Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo ›› More
20th - 22nd July, 2018 | Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Gion Daiko (dynamic drums festival) Kokura, Fukuoka ›› More
20th - 22nd July, 2018 | Kokura, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kurosaki Gion Yamagasa, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka ›› More
20th - 23rd July, 2018 | Kurosaki, Kita-Kyushu City, Fukuoka Pref. ›› official website

Image Ueno Summer Festival Parade, Taito, Tokyo  ›› More
21st July, 2018 | Shinobazugaike pond, Taito, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Kurashiki Summer Festival, Okayama ›› More
21st July, 2018 | Kurashiki City, Okayama Pref.   ›› official website

Image Bunsui Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame, Niigata ›› More
21st & 22nd July, 2018 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Hien Natsu Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame, Niigata ›› More
21st & 22nd July, 2018 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Fire Festival at Mt. Asama, Sano City, Tochigi  ›› More
21st July, 2018 | at Mt. Asama, Sano City, Tochigi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kattaka Matsuri (summer festival), Suzaka, Nagano  ›› More
21st July, 2018 | Suzaka City, Nagano Pref.   ›› official website

Image Toro-Nagashi (lanterns in river), Kaga Daishouji, Ishikawa  ›› More
21st July, 2018 | at Kaga Daishouji Temple, Ishikawa   ›› official website

Image Camping Car Show at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo ›› More
21st & 22nd July, 2018 | Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Kendama World Cup in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima ›› More
21st & 22nd July, 2018 | Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Amakusa Hondo Haiya Matsuri, Kumamoto ›› More
21st, 28th - 29th July and 4th August, 2018 | Amakusa, Kumamoto   ›› official website

Image Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi ›› More
21st July - 19th August, 2018 | Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Gujo Odori - Folk Dance Meet - at Hachiman-cho, Gujo, Gifu ›› More
July 21-22, 27-30 & Aug. 1-5, 7-16, 18-20, 24-25 & Sept. 1-2, 8 2018 | Hachiman-cho, Gujo ›› official website

Image Abare Mikoshi (act up on float), Kumagaya, Saitama  ›› More
22nd July, 2018 | at Yasaka Shrine, Dekishima, Kumagaya City, Saitama  ›› official website

Image Mikoshi Togyo (float parade), Urawa, Saitama  ›› More
22nd July, 2018 | Urawa, Saitama   ›› official website

Image Shinano Oiwake Magouta Dochu, Karuizawa, Nagano ›› More
22nd July, 2018 | Karuizawa, Nagano Pref.   ›› official website

Image Yoshihiro-gaku (drum dance), Kunisaki, Oita ›› More
22nd July, 2018 | at Gakuniwahachimansha Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita ›› official website

Image Gion Matsuri, Aizu Tajima, Fukushima ›› More
22nd - 24th July, 2018 | Aizu Tajima, Fukushima Pref.   ›› official website

Image Uwajima Bull-Ogre Event, Uwajima, Ehime  ›› More
22nd - 24th July, 2018 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Ehime  ›› More
24th July, 2018 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Tenjin Matsuri, Osaka, familiarly known as 'Tenjin-san' ›› More
24th & 25th July, 2018 | Tenmangu Shrine of Osaka   ›› official website

Image Daigakusai (float called Daigaku), Tamade, Osaka ›› More
24th & 25th July, 2018 | Tamade, Nishinari, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Tanabe Matsuri (summer festival), Wakayama ›› More
24th & 25th July, 2018 | Tanabe City, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata ›› More
24th - 26th July, 2018 | Yahiko Village, Niigata Pref.   ›› official website

Long-run Events in this week

Image Kamo River Summer Terrace beside Kamo River, Kyoto ›› More
1st May - 30th September, 2018 | Kamo River, Kyoto  ›› official website

Image Toyota Oiden Festival, Toyota City, Aichi ›› More
17th June - 29th July, 2018 | Toyota City, Aichi   ›› official website

Image Light-up Promenade in ancient city of Nara  ›› More
14th July - 23rd September, 2018 | in ancient city of Nara    ›› 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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October, Kannazuki (神無月, "Month of the Gods")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in October
Second Monday of October [Health and Sports Day (taiiku no hi)] Respect for the elderly and longevity are celebrated on this national holiday.

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