December 2017 - Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture

Image Katsurai-sai at Shiogama Jinja Shrine, Miyagi ›› More
1st December, 2017 | at Shiogama Jinja Shrine, Shiogama City, Miyagi Pref.  ›› official web

Image Kencha-kai (Tea Ceremony) at Kitano Tenmangu, Kyoto ›› More
1st December, 2017 | at Kitano Tenmangu, Kyoto   ›› official web

Image Shimotsuki Matsuri (winter festival), Touyama, Iida, Nagano ›› More
1st to 15th December, 2017 | at Touyama Village, Iida City, Nagano Pref.  ›› official website

Image Oshiroi Matsuri (Face Paint Festival), Fukuoka  ›› More
2nd December, 2017 | Asakura-shi, Fukuoka    ›› official website

Image Chichibu Night Festival, Saitama  ›› More
2nd & 3rd December, 2017 | ChiChiBu, Saitama    ›› official website

Image Nagoya Antique Fair at Fukiage Hall, Nagoya City, Aichi ›› More
2nd - 4th December, 2017 | at Fukiage Hall, Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kobe Luminarie (Light Display Festival), Hyogo  ›› More
2nd - 11th December, 2017 | Kobe, Hyogo    ›› official website

Image Koga Chouchin Saomomi Matsuri, Koga City, Ibaragi  ›› More
3rd December, 2017 | at Koga JR Station, Koga City, Ibaragi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Morotabune Shinji (boat festival), Matsue, Shimane  ›› More
3rd December, 2017 | Matsue City, Shimane Pref.    ›› official website

Image Yansa Matsuri (naked festival), Nakatsu, Oita  ›› More
3rd December, 2017 | Nakatsu City, Oita Pref.   ›› official website

Image B-1 Grand Prix (fine food competition) Tokyo ›› More
3rd & 4th December, 2017 | at Towada, Aomori     ›› official web

Image Toshikoshi Matsuri at Horohado, Yonezawa, Yamagata  ›› More
4th December, 2017 | Yonezawa City, Yamagata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Tsururinko Matsuri, at Bandai Atami Ice Arena, Fukushima ›› More
4th December, 2017 | at Bandai Atami Spa Ice Arena, Kouriyama, Fukushima   ›› official web

Image Oguri Hangan Matsuri (parade & festival), Chikusei, Ibaragi ›› More
4th December, 2017 | Chikusei City, Ibaragi Pref.   ›› official web

Image Warai-Kou (Laughing Battle), Hofu, Yamaguchi  ›› More
4th December, 2017 | Hofu, Yamaguchi    ›› official website

Image Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)  ›› More
4th, 11th and 18th December, 2017 | Atami, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri (Fire Festival)  ›› More
6th December, 2017 | Odawara, Kanagawa    ›› official website

Image Daiko-daki (Serving Boiled Radish), Kyoto  ›› More
7th - 8th December, 2017 | at Senbon Shakadou, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image ECO PRODUCTS 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo  ›› More
8th - 10th December, 2017 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center ›› More
9th - 11th December, 2017 | at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Arashiyama Hanatōro (flower & light road), Kyoto  ›› More
9th - 18th December, 2017 | Arashiyama, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image SENDAI Pageant of Starlight, Miyagi  ›› More
9th - 31st December, 2017 | Sendai, Miyagi    ›› official website

Image Ikenoue Purification Ceremony Festival, Gifu  ›› More
10th December, 2017 | Gifu    ›› official website

Image Sumo by masked ladies, Fuigo Festival, at Itoshima, Fukuoka  ›› More
10th December, 2017 | Itoshima, Fukuoka    ›› official website

Image All-Japan Karate Championship at Budokan, Tokyo  ›› More
10th & 11th December, 2017 | Budokan, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Teppo Matsuri (Gun Festival), Ogano, Saitama  ›› More
10th & 11th December, 2017 | at Iida Hachiman Shrine, Ogano-machi, Saitama    ›› official website

Image Hobby World Christmas Festival, Shizuoka  ›› More
10th & 11th December, 2017 | at Shizuoka Hobby Square, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Daito-sai (newly-harvested rice), Chikuma, Nagano  ›› More
10th - 14th December, 2017 | Chikuma City, Nagano Pref.   ›› official website

Image Illusion on the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori Pref.  ›› More
10th - 25th December, 2017 | on the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori Pref.    ›› official website

Image Koto Hajime (Start up for New Year), Gion, Kyoto  ›› More
13th December, 2017 | Gion, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Ako Gishisai Festival, Tokyo and Hyogo  ›› More
14th December, 2017 | Sengakuji, Tokyo and Ako, Hyogo    ›› official website

Image Tori no Ichi Market - a fair that brings LUCK!  ›› More
15th December, 2017 | Higashi-Matsuyama, Saitama    ›› official website

Image Otariya Festival, Utsunomiya-City Tochigi  ›› More
15th December, 2017 and 15th January, 2017 | Utsunomiya, Tochigi   ›› official web

Image Setagaya Boro Ichi (Flea Market), Tokyo  ›› More
15th - 16th December, 2017 | Setagaya, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Akiha Hi-Matsuri (Fire Festival), Shizuoka  ›› More
15th - 16th December, 2017 | Hamamatsu, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Kasuga Wakamiya Festival, Nara  ›› More
15th - 18th December, 2017 | at Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara    ›› official website

Image Ancient court dances, Kamakura, Kanagawa  ›› More
16th December, 2017 | at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kamakura, Kanagawa    ›› official website

Image U-MATSURI Cormorant Festival, Ishikawa  ›› More
16th December, 2017 | at Keta Taisha Shrine, Hakui-City, Ishikawa   ›› official website

Image Daruma Ichi (Dharma Doll Fair), Tsuruoka, Yamagata ›› Information
17th December, 2017 | Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Pref.    ›› official website

Image Daruma Ichi (Dharma Doll Fair), Odawara, Kanagawa ›› Information
17th & 18th December, 2017 | at Iizumi Kannon Temple, Odawara, Kanagawa    ›› official website

Image Jump Festa (Comic Event) at Makuhari Messe, Chiba
17th & 18th December, 2017 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Flea Market 2017 Winter at ATC Hall, Osaka
17th & 18th December, 2017 | at ATC Hall, Osaka    ›› official website

Image Hagoita-Ichi at Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo  ›› More
17th - 19th December, 2017 | Asakusa, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Wild Narcissus Festival, Suzaki Peninsula, Izu Shimoda ›› More
20th December, 2017 - 10th February, 2017 | Suzaki Peninsula, Izu Shimoda  ›› official web

Image Donki Festival (The God Tingou & Fox Festival), Aichi ›› More
20th December, 2017 | at Shimosawaki Choushouji Temple, Toyokawa City, Aichi  ›› official web

Image Hiwatari Matsuri (Firewalking Festival), Ibaraki  ›› More
21st December, 2017 | Sakuragawa-City, Ibaraki    ›› official website

Image Takamatsu Winter Festival, Kagawa Prefecture  ›› More
22nd - 25th December, 2017 | Takamatsu-City, Kagawa Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Beppu Christmas HANABI Fantasia at Spa Beech, Oita  ›› More
23rd & 24th December, 2017 | at Spa Beech, Beppu City, Oita Pref.    ›› official website

Image Snow Carnival at Mt. Ishizuchi, Saijo City, Ehime Pref.  ›› More
25th December, 2017 | at Mt. Ishizuchi, Saijo City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Ice Garden Lantern Festival at Kakeyu Hot Spring, Nagano ›› More
27th December, 2017 - 31st January, 2017 | at Kakeyu Hot Spring, Nagano    ›› official website

Image Shimenawa-Harikae (Change rope of waterfall), Wakayama  ›› More
27th December, 2017 | at Kumano Nachi Shrine, Wakayama    ›› official website

Image FM802 ROCK FESTIVAL, RADIO CRAZY
27th - 28th December, 2017 | at INTEX OSAKA, Osaka    ›› official website

Image Otakiage (open fire) at Narita-san, Narita City, Chiba  ›› More
28th December, 2017 | at Narita-san, Narita City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image COUNT DOWN JAPAN at Makuhari Messe, Chiba
28th - 31st December, 2017 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Naked Festival at Iizume Inari Shrine, Goshogawara, Aomori ›› More
31th December, 2017 | at Iizume Inari Shrine, Goshogawara, Aomori  ›› official web

Image Namahage, or folklore demons in Oga, Akita  ›› More
31st December, 2017 | Oga, Akita    ›› official website

Image Shoureisai (Fire Festival) Mt. Haguro, Tsuruoka, Yamagata  ›› More
31st December, 2017 | at Mt. Haguro, Tsuruoka, Yamagata    ›› official website

Image Akutai Matsuri (Shout Bad things Festival), Ashikaga, Tochigi
31st December, 2017 | at Ouiwa Bishamonten, Ashikaga City, Tochigi    ›› official website

Image Oni-Oi-Shiki (Devil Dance Festival) at Enryakuji, Shiga ›› More
31th December, 2017 | at Enryakuji Temple, Hieizan, Shiga Pref.  ›› official web

Image Okera-Mairi Festival at Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto  ›› More
31th December, 2017 | Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Itsukushimja Shrine Fire Festival, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima  ›› More
31th December, 2017 | Miyajima, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref.    ›› official website

Image Toshi-Don at Koshiki Island, Kagoshima Prefecture  ›› More
31th December, 2017 | at Koshiki Island, Kagoshima Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Ueno Ameyoko Market Year End Big Sale, Tokyo  ›› More
late December, 2017 | at Ameyoko Market, Ueno, Tokyo    ›› official website

Events continued from previous month

Image Wajima Senmaida Aze Mantou (Candle in field), Ishikawa ›› More
8th October, 2017 - 11th March, 2017 | Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.   ›› official website

Image The beautiful colored leaves, Takeo, Saga ›› More
3rd November - 10th December, 2017 | Mt.Mifune, Takeo City, Saga Pref.   ›› official web

Image Kiyomizu-dera (temple), Kyoto in Autumn Light Up ›› More
11th November - 3rd December, 2017 | Myouhouin, Kyoto    ›› official web

Image The Kingdom of Light illumination, Nagasaki ›› More
3rd November 2017 - 6th May, 2018 | Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki    ›› official web

Image Autumn Exclusive Tour of Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple, Myoushinji, Hanazono, Kyoto ›› More
18th November - 3rd December, 2017 | Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple, Myoushinji, Hanazono, Kyoto  ›› official web