April 2018 - Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture

Image Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus), Kawasaki ›› More
1st April, 2018 | at the Kanayama shrine, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Pref.  ›› official web

Image Uwajima Bullfighting Convention, Ehime  ›› More
1st April, 2018 | Uwajima City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Spring Sale of Imari Porcelain at Imari City, Saga Pref.  ›› More
1st - 5th April, 2018 | at Imari City, Saga Pref.   ›› official website

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

Image Hida Ikibina Matsuri (Live Hina-Doll), Takayama, Gifu ›› More
3rd April, 2018 | at Takayama City, Gifu   ›› official web

Image Ose Matsuri (Fishermen's Festival), Numazu, Shizuoka ›› More
4th April, 2018 | at Uchiura fishing port, Numazu City, Shizuoka Pref.   ›› official web

Image Hikiyama Matsuri (Wajima-lacquer float parade), Ishikawa ›› More
4th - 6th April, 2018 | at Wajima City, Ishikawa   ›› official web

Image Watarase Baloon Race at Fujioka Sport Park, Tochigi ›› More
6th - 8th April, 2018 | at Fujioka Sport Park, Tochigi   ›› official web

Image Shingen-kou Matsuri (Takeda SHINGEN), Kohfu, Yamanashi ›› More
6th - 8th April, 2018 | at Kohfu City, Yamanashi   ›› official web

Image Yokosuka Spring Festa at USA Naval Base, Kanagawa  ›› More
7th April, 2018 | at USA Naval Base, Kanagawa   ›› official website

Image Ohanami Taiko (Japanese Drum) at Himeji Catsle, Hyogo ›› More
7th April, 2018 | at Himeji Catsle, Hyogo Pref.    ›› official website

Image Matsue Musha Gyoretsu (Samurai Parade), Matsue, Shimane ›› More
7th April, 2018 | Matsue City, Shimane Pref.    ›› official website

Image OUTDOOR DAY JAPAN 2018 at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo ›› More
7th, 8th April at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo | 21st, 22nd April at Sannomaru Square, Fukuoka | 16th, 17h June at Redbrick Square, Sapporo ›› official web

Image DOUSAN Matsuri (Saito Dousan Festival), Gifu ›› More
7th & 8th April, 2018 | at Gifu City, Gifu   ›› official web

Image Spring Festival at Kashihara Jingu Shrine, Nara ›› More
7th & 8th April, 2018 | at Kashihara Jingu Shrine, Nara   ›› official web

Image Parade of Tokugawa IEYASU, Okazaki City, Aichi ›› More
8th April, 2018 | at Okazaki City, Aichi Pref.   ›› official web

Image Kamakura Matsuri (Parade, Dance & Yabusame), Kanagawa ›› More
8th - 15th April, 2018 | at Kamakura City, Kanagawa   ›› official web

Image Itoigawa Kenka Matsuri (float crash battle), Niigata ›› More
10th & 11th April, 2018 | at Amatsu Shrine, Itoigawa City, Niigata    ›› official website

Image Sanno Festival at Hiyoshi-taisha Shrine, Otsu, Shiga ›› More
12th - 14th April, 2018 | at Hiyoshi-taisha Shrine, Otsu City, Shiga Pref.   ›› official web

Image Tezikara-no-Himatsuri (fire festival) at Tazikarao Shrine, Gifu ›› More
14th April, 2018 | at Tazikarao Shrine, Gifu City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image Flower Dream 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo ›› More
14th & 15th April, 2018 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Tokyo   ›› official web

Image Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)  ›› More
14th & 22nd April, 2018 | Atami, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Mino Matsuri (flower float parade), Mino City, Gifu ›› More
14th & 15th April, 2018 | at Mino City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image Sanno Matsuri at Hie Jinja Shrine, Takayama, Gifu ›› More
14th & 15th April, 2018 | at Hie Jinja Shrine, Takayama City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image Spring Festival (Float Parade) in Handa City, Aichi  ›› More
14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd April and 3rd - 4th May 2018 | in Handa City, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Seto Toso Matsuri (China Ware Market), Aichi ›› More
14th & 15th April, 2018 | at Seto City, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Ohashirisan (mikoshi-portable shrine- run), Yabu, Hyogo  ›› More
14th & 15th April, 2018 | at Yabu Shrine, Yabu City, Hyogo Pref.    ›› official website

Image Yahiko Yukake Matsuri (Hot Water Festival), Niigata ›› More
15th April, 2018 | at Yahiko Village, Niigata    ›› official website

Image Bunsui Oiran Dochu (ladies parade), Tsubame City, Niigata ›› More
15th April, 2018 | at Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.    ›› official website

Image Haruhime Dochu (Spring Queen Parade), Nagoya, Aichi ›› More
15th April, 2018 | at Nagoya City, Aichi    ›› official website

Image Kutami Matsuri (dolls on float parade), Yaotsu, Gifu ›› More
15th April, 2018 | at Yaotsu Town, Gifu Pref.   ›› official website

Image Toka-sai (spring dance festival), Miyajima Shrine, Hiroshima  ›› More
16th - 18th April, 2018 | at Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima   ›› official website

Image Fire Festival at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hiroshima  ›› More
15th April, 2018 | at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima  ›› official website

Image Hanamorisai (flower festival) at Nifutuhime Jinja Shrine, Katsuragi, Wakayama ›› More
16th April, 2018 | at Nifutuhime Jinja Shrine, Katsuragi, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Marumage Matsuri (parade with old hair stayle), Toyama ›› More
17th April, 2018 | at Himi City, Toyama Pref.   ›› official web

Image Nagashi-bina Festival in Mochigase, Tottori  ›› More
18th April, 2018 | along the Sendaigawa River in Mochigase, Tottori Pref.   ›› official website

Image TECHNO-FRONTIER 2018, at Makuhari Messe, Chiba  ›› More
18th - 20th April, 2018 | Makuhari Messe, Chiba ›› official website

Image Okoshi Daiko (Furukawa Festival), Hida City, Gifu ›› More
19th - 20th April, 2018 | at Keta-Wakamiya Jinja Shrine, Hida City, Gifu Pref.   ›› official web

Image Japan Flower & Garden Show at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa ›› More
20th - 22nd April, 2018 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.    ›› official website

Image Yokohama Antique Fair at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa
20th - 22nd April, 2018 | at Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa   ›› official web

Image Ushibuka Haiya Matsuri (Dance Festa),Amakusa, Nagasaki  ›› More
20th - 22nd April, 2018 | at Amakusa City, Nagasaki Pref.    ›› official website

Image Asakusa Yabusame at Sumida park, Tokyo ›› More
21st April, 2018 | at Sumida Park, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Negi-no-mai, Tenso-jinja Shrine, Ota-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
21th April, 2018 | at Tenso-jinja Shrine, Ota-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Taishi Shotoe festival of lights, at Eifukuji Temple, Saihoin Temple and Taishi Nagomi Park in Taishi, Osaka ›› More
21st April, 2018 | Eifukuji Temple, Saihoin Temple and Taishi Nagomi Park in Taishi, Osaka ›› official web

Image Renge-e-mai (Kabuki dance), Oki-no-shima Island, Shimane  ›› More
21th April, 2018 | at Oki-Kokubunji Temple, Oki-no-shima Island, Shimane   ›› official website

Image Glass Fair at Sumida-ku, Tokyo ›› More
21st & 22nd April, 2018 | at Sumida-ku, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Earth Day Tokyo at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo ›› More
21st & 22nd April, 2018 | Yoyogi Park, Tokyo ›› official web

Image Yatai Matsuri (Mikoshi Float Festival) at Otawara, Tochigi ›› More
21st & 22nd April, 2018 | at Otawara, Tochigi Prefcture    ›› official website

Image Sale Event of Tobe-yaki pottery, Ehime  ›› More
21st & 22nd April, 2018 | at Tobe Town, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Yasukuni-jinja Shunki Reitaisai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
21th - 23rd April, 2018 | at Yasukuni-jinja, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

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

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

Events continued from previous month

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

Image Bokutei Sakura Matsuri, Sumida Park, Sakurabashi Bridge and others, Sumida-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
17th March - 10th April, 2018 | Sumida Park, Sakurabashi Bridge and others, Sumida-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image TOKYO HARUSAI; Spring Festival in Tokyo — Tokyo Opera Nomori 2018, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan & other places in Tokyo  ›› More
16th March - 15th April, 2018 | Tokyo Bunka Kaikan & other places in Tokyo ›› official website

Image Ueno Sakura Matsuri, Cherry Blossom Festival at Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
21st March - 8th April, 2018 | at Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom), Tokyo ›› More
24th March - 11th April, 2018 | Koto-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Kitano Odori (Traditional Dance) by Kamishichiken, Kyoto  ›› More
25th March - 7th April, 2018 | by Kamishichiken Kabukikai, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Interpets 2018, at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo ›› More
29th March - 1st April, 2018 | Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.   ›› official website

Image Chiyoda-no-Sakura Matsuri, Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, Chidorigafuchi and others, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo  ›› More
30th March - 1st April, 2018 | Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, Chidorigafuchi and others, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Shizuoka Matsuri (Spring Festival), Shizuoka ›› More
30th March - 1st April, 2018 | at Shizuoka   ›› official web

Image Antique Grand Fair at Pulse Plaza, Fushimi, Kyoto
30th March - 1st April, 2018 | at Pulse Plaza, Fushimi, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Beppu Hot Spring Festival, Beppu City, Oita Pref.  ›› More
30th March - 3rd April, 2018 | Beppu City, Oita Pref.    ›› official website

Image Ougi Mountain Burning Ritual (Fire Festival), Beppu, Oita ›› More
30th March - 3rd April, 2018 | Beppu City, Oita Pref.   ›› official website

Image Kan-ou-no-Yube at Sankei-en, Yokohama, Kanagawa  ›› More
31st March - 8th April, 2018 | at Sankei-en, Yokohama, Kanagawa  ›› official website

Art Exhibition

Image Travelers: Stepping into the Unknown, at The National Museum of Art, Osaka ›› More
21st January - 6th May, 2018 | The National Museum of Art, Osaka ›› official website

Image Ohtematic 2018, at KIRISHIMA Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima ›› More
27th February - 15th April, 2018 | KIRISHIMA Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima ›› official website

Image Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials, at Tokyo Station Gallery ›› More
3rd March - 6th May, 2018 | Tokyo Station Gallery ›› official website

Image YAYOI KUSAMA - ALL ABOUT MY LOVE, at MATSUMOTO CITY MUSEUM OF ART, Nagano ›› More
3rd March - 22nd July, 2018 | MATSUMOTO CITY MUSEUM OF ART, Nagano ›› official website

Image Edo Kaiga Festival - Paintings from Edo - at Fuchu City Museum of Art ›› More
10th March - 6th May, 2018 | Fuchu City Museum of Art ›› official website

Image Beauty & Technology of SAGA, at Saga Prefectural Art Museum ›› More
17th March - 15th May, 2018 | Saga Prefectural Art Museum ›› official website

Image Genichiro Inokuma's World: Dear Cats, at Bunkamura, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo ›› More
20th March - 18th April, 2018 | Bunkamura, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image The 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Period: Making and Designing Meiji Arts and Crafts, at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto ›› More
20th March - 20th May, 2018 | The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto ›› official website

Image OEDO EXHIBITION NAGASAKI, at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum ›› More
24th March - 27th May, 2018 | Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum ›› official website

Image Abundant Flowers in Bloom: Painting in 18th and 19th Century Japan, at Chiba City Museum of Art ›› More
6th April - 20th May, 2018 | Chiba City Museum of Art ›› official website

Image Neko - CATs - Everyday, at SHIZUOKA CITY MUSEUM OF ART ›› More
7th April - 20th May, 2018 | SHIZUOKA CITY MUSEUM OF ART ›› official website