May 2018 - Kinki (Kansai) area

Image Enma-do Kyogen at Senbon Enma-do Temple, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto ›› More
1st - 4th May, 2018 | at Senbon Enma-do Temple, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 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 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 Kamo River Summer Terrace beside Kamo River, Kyoto ›› More
1st May - 30th September, 2018 | Kamo River, Kyoto  ›› 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

Image Kameoka Mitsuhide Matsuri (spring event), Kameoka, Kyoto ›› More
3rd May, 2018 | Kameoka City, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Migochi Hikiyama Matsuri (float parade), Yosano, Kyoto ›› More
3rd & 4th May, 2018 | Yosano Town, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Spring Festival at Numashima Island, Minamiawaji, Hyogo ›› More
3rd & 4th May, 2018 | at Numashima Island, Minamiawaji City, Hyogo   ›› official website

Image Iwashimizu Touryouka (Light-up event), Yawata, Kyoto ›› More
3rd - 5th May, 2018 | at Yawata-no-Hachimansan Shrine, Yawata City, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Fireworks at Shinoda Shrine, Oumihachiman, Shiga ›› More
4th May, 2018 | at Shinoda Shrine, Oumihachiman City, Shiga Pref.   ›› official website

Image Iba-no-Sakakudashi Matsuri (rolling float), Higashiomi, Shiga ›› More
4th May, 2018 | Higashiomi City, Shiga Pref.   ›› official website

Image Makura Matsuri as colorful carp banners, Izumisano, Osaka ›› More
4th & 5th May, 2018 | at Hine-Jinja Shrine, Izumisano City, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Kamo Kurabe-Uma at Kamigamo-jinja Shrine, Kita-ku, Kyoto ›› More
5th May, 2018 | at Kamigamo-jinja Shrine, Kita-ku, Kyoto Pref.  ›› official website

Image Jishu-jinja Reitaisai, Jishu-jinja Shrine and others, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto ›› More
5th May, 2018 | at Jishu-jinja Shrine and others, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto ›› official website

Image Unoha Shinji (holy ceremony), Sumiyoshi Shrine, Osaka ›› More
11th May, 2018 | at Sumiyoshi Shrine, Osaka   ›› official website

Image Himeji Oshiro Matsuri at around Himeji Castle, Himeji City, Hyogo ›› More
11th - 13th May, 2018 | around Himeji Castle, Himeji City, Hyogo  ›› official website

Image Miyazu Matsuri (Float Parade with Drum), Miyazu City, Kyoto ›› More
13th - 15th May, 2018 | Miyazu City, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Taimadera Nerikuyo-Eshiki (stage event), Katsuragi, Nara ›› More
14th May, 2018 | Taimadera Temple, Katsuragi, Nara   ›› official website

Image Raigou-e-siki at Tokushouji Temple, Arida City, Wakayama ›› More
14th May, 2018 | Arida City, Wakayama   ›› official website

Image Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto, the world's oldest festival ›› More
15th May, 2018 | at the Kamigamojinja and Shimogamojinja shrines, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Jewellery Show 2018 at Kobe Exhibition Hall, Hyogo ›› More
16th - 18th May, 2018 | at Kobe International Exhibition Hall, Hyogo   ›› official website

Image Takigi Noh (Open-air Noh performances), Kofukuji, Nara ›› More
18th & 19th May, 2018 | at Kofuku-ji and Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara   ›› official website

Image Uchiwamaki (Fan Throwing Festival), Toshodaiji in Nara ›› More
19th May, 2018 | at the Toshodaiji Temple in Nara   ›› official website

Image Mifune Matsuri (parade of ancient boats), Arashiyama, Kyoto ›› More
20th May, 2018 | Ooi River, Arashiyama, Kyoto   ›› official website

Image Kobe Festival, Kobe, Hyogo ›› More
20th May, 2018 | Kobe, Hyogo   ›› official website

Image Aion Pe-Ron Matsuri (fireworks & festival), Aioi, Hyogo ›› More
26th & 27th May, 2018 | Aioi City, Hyogo   ›› official website

Events continued from previous month

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

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 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