December 2018 - Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture

Image Katsurai-sai at Shiogama Jinja Shrine, Miyagi ›› More
1st December, 2018 | at Shiogama Jinja Shrine, Shiogama City, Miyagi Pref.  ›› official web

Image Koga Chouchin Saomomi Matsuri, Koga City, Ibaragi  ›› More
1st December, 2018 | at Koga JR Station, Koga City, Ibaragi Pref.    ›› official website

Image Kencha-kai (Tea Ceremony) at Kitano Tenmangu, Kyoto ›› More
1st December, 2018 | at Kitano Tenmangu, Kyoto   ›› official web

Image Yansa Matsuri (naked festival), Nakatsu, Oita  ›› More
1st December, 2018 | Nakatsu City, Oita Pref.   ›› official website

Image Shimotsuki Matsuri (winter festival), Touyama, Iida, Nagano ›› More
1st to 15th December, 2018 | at Touyama Village, Iida City, Nagano Pref.  ›› official website

Image Kichirei kaomise Kougyo (kabuki All Stars), at Minami-za Theater, Kyoto ›› More
1st - 26th December, 2018 | at Minami-za Theater, Kyoto    ›› official web

Image Tsururinko Matsuri, at Bandai Atami Ice Arena, Fukushima ›› More
2nd December, 2018 | at Bandai Atami Spa Ice Arena, Kouriyama, Fukushima   ›› official web

Image Kohata no Hata Festival, Nihonmatsu, Fukushima ›› More
2nd December, 2018 | Nihonmatsu, Fukushima   ›› official web

Image Oguri Hangan Matsuri (parade & festival), Chikusei, Ibaragi ›› More
2nd December, 2018 | Chikusei City, Ibaragi Pref.   ›› official web

Image Warai-Kou (Laughing Battle), Hofu, Yamaguchi  ›› More
2nd December, 2018 | Hofu, Yamaguchi    ›› official website

Image Oshiroi Matsuri (Face Paint Festival), Fukuoka  ›› More
2nd December, 2018 | Asakura-shi, Fukuoka    ›› official website

Image Chichibu Night Festival, Saitama  ›› More
2nd & 3rd December, 2018 | ChiChiBu, Saitama    ›› official website

Image Morotabune Shinji (boat festival), Matsue, Shimane  ›› More
3rd December, 2018 | Matsue City, Shimane Pref.    ›› official website

Image Toshikoshi Matsuri at Horohado, Yonezawa, Yamagata  ›› More
4th December, 2018 | Yonezawa City, Yamagata Pref.   ›› official website

Image Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri (Fire Festival)  ›› More
6th December, 2018 | Odawara, Kanagawa    ›› official website

Image ECO PRODUCTS 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo  ›› More
6th - 8th December, 2018 | at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Teppo Matsuri (Gun Festival), Ogano, Saitama  ›› More
7th & 8th December, 2018 | at Iida Hachiman Shrine, Ogano-machi, Saitama    ›› official website

Image Daiko-daki (Serving Boiled Radish), Kyoto  ›› More
7th & 8th December, 2018 | at Senbon Shakadou, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center ›› More
7th - 9th December, 2018 | at Tokyo Ryutsu Center, Heiwajima, Tokyo   ›› official website

Image Kobe Luminarie (Light Display Festival), Hyogo  ›› More
7th - 16th December, 2018 | Kobe, Hyogo    ›› official website

Image Ikenoue Purification Ceremony Festival, Gifu  ›› More
8th December, 2018 | Gifu    ›› official website

Image All-Japan Karate Championship at Budokan, Tokyo  ›› More
8th & 9th December, 2018 | Budokan, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Hobby World Christmas Festival, Shizuoka  ›› More
8th & 9th December, 2018 | at Shizuoka Hobby Square, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Arashiyama Hanatōro (flower & light road), Kyoto  ›› More
8th - 17th December, 2018 | Arashiyama, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Illusion on the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori Pref.  ›› More
8th - 24th December, 2018 | on the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori Pref.    ›› official website

Image Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)  ›› More
9th and 16th December, 2018 | Atami, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Daito-sai (newly-harvested rice), Chikuma, Nagano  ›› More
10th - 14th December, 2018 | Chikuma City, Nagano Pref.   ›› official website

Image Koto Hajime (Start up for New Year), Gion, Kyoto  ›› More
13th December, 2018 | Gion, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Ako Gishisai Festival, Tokyo and Hyogo  ›› More
14th December, 2018 | Sengakuji, Tokyo and Ako, Hyogo    ›› official website

Image SENDAI Pageant of Starlight, Miyagi  ›› More
14th - 31st December, 2018 | Sendai, Miyagi    ›› official website

Image Tori no Ichi Market - a fair that brings LUCK!  ›› More
15th December, 2018 | Higashi-Matsuyama, Saitama    ›› official website

Image Otariya Festival, Utsunomiya-City Tochigi  ›› More
15th December, 2018 and 15th January, 2018 | Utsunomiya, Tochigi   ›› official web

Image Setagaya Boro Ichi (Flea Market), Tokyo  ›› More
15th - 16th December, 2018 | Setagaya, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Akiha Hi-Matsuri (Fire Festival), Shizuoka  ›› More
15th - 16th December, 2018 | Hamamatsu, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Kasuga Wakamiya Festival, Nara  ›› More
15th - 18th December, 2018 | at Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara    ›› official website

Image Ancient court dances, Kamakura, Kanagawa  ›› More
16th December, 2018 | at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kamakura, Kanagawa    ›› official website

Image Donki Festival (The God Tingou & Fox Festival), Aichi ›› More
16th December, 2018 | at Shimosawaki Choushouji Temple, Toyokawa City, Aichi  ›› official web

Image U-MATSURI Cormorant Festival, Ishikawa  ›› More
16th December, 2018 | at Keta Taisha Shrine, Hakui-City, Ishikawa   ›› official website

Image Daruma Ichi (Dharma Doll Fair), Tsuruoka, Yamagata ›› Information
17th December, 2018 | Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Pref.    ›› official website

Image Daruma Ichi (Dharma Doll Fair), Odawara, Kanagawa ›› Information
17th & 18th December, 2018 | at Iizumi Kannon Temple, Odawara, Kanagawa    ›› official website

Image Hagoita-Ichi at Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo  ›› More
17th - 19th December, 2018 | Asakusa, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Wild Narcissus Festival, Suzaki Peninsula, Izu Shimoda ›› More
20th December, 2018 - 10th February, 2018 | Suzaki Peninsula, Izu Shimoda  ›› official web

Image Hiwatari Matsuri (Firewalking Festival), Ibaraki  ›› More
22nd December, 2018 | Sakuragawa-City, Ibaraki    ›› official website

Image Jump Festa (Comic Event) at Makuhari Messe, Chiba
22nd & 23rd December, 2018 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Snow Carnival at Mt. Ishizuchi, Saijo City, Ehime Pref.  ›› More
23rd December, 2018 | at Mt. Ishizuchi, Saijo City, Ehime Pref.    ›› official website

Image Beppu Christmas HANABI Fantasia at Spa Beech, Oita  ›› More
23rd & 24th December, 2018 | at Spa Beech, Beppu City, Oita Pref.    ›› official website

Image Shimenawa-Harikae (Change rope of waterfall), Wakayama  ›› More
27th December, 2018 | at Kumano Nachi Shrine, Wakayama    ›› official website

Image FM802 ROCK FESTIVAL, RADIO CRAZY
27th - 28th December, 2018 | at INTEX OSAKA, Osaka    ›› official website

Image Ice Garden Lantern Festival at Kakeyu Hot Spring, Nagano ›› More
27th December, 2018 - 31st January, 2018 | at Kakeyu Hot Spring, Nagano    ›› official website

Image Otakiage (open fire) at Narita-san, Narita City, Chiba  ›› More
28th December, 2018 | at Narita-san, Narita City, Chiba Pref.   ›› official website

Image COUNT DOWN JAPAN at Makuhari Messe, Chiba
28th - 31st December, 2018 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Naked Festival at Iizume Inari Shrine, Goshogawara, Aomori ›› More
31th December, 2018 | at Iizume Inari Shrine, Goshogawara, Aomori  ›› official web

Image Namahage, or folklore demons in Oga, Akita  ›› More
31st December, 2018 | Oga, Akita    ›› official website

Image Shoureisai (Fire Festival) Mt. Haguro, Tsuruoka, Yamagata  ›› More
31st December, 2018 | at Mt. Haguro, Tsuruoka, Yamagata    ›› official website

Image Akutai Matsuri (Shout Bad things Festival), Ashikaga, Tochigi
31st December, 2018 | at Ouiwa Bishamonten, Ashikaga City, Tochigi    ›› official website

Image Oni-Oi-Shiki (Devil Dance Festival) at Enryakuji, Shiga ›› More
31th December, 2018 | at Enryakuji Temple, Hieizan, Shiga Pref.  ›› official web

Image Okera-Mairi Festival at Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto  ›› More
31th December, 2018 | Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Itsukushimja Shrine Fire Festival, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima  ›› More
31th December, 2018 | Miyajima, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref.    ›› official website

Image Toshi-Don at Koshiki Island, Kagoshima Prefecture  ›› More
31th December, 2018 | at Koshiki Island, Kagoshima Prefecture    ›› official website

Image Ueno Ameyoko Market Year End Big Sale, Tokyo  ›› More
late December, 2018 | at Ameyoko Market, Ueno, Tokyo    ›› official website

Events continued from previous month

Image The Kingdom of Light illumination, Nagasaki ›› More
20th October 2018 - 21st April, 2019 | Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki    ›› official web

Image Snow Story Event, Otaru City, Hokkaido ›› Information
1st November, 2018 - 17th February, 2019 | Otaru City, Hokkaido    ›› official website

Image The beautiful colored leaves, Takeo, Saga ›› More
2nd November - 9th December, 2018 | Mt.Mifune, Takeo City, Saga Pref.   ›› official web

Image The Temple of Maple Leaves, Kyoto ›› More
3rd November - 2nd December, 2018 | Eikando Zenrin-ji, Kyoto    ›› official web

Image Kobe Illuninaju at Kobe Fruit Flower Park, Hyogo
3rd November 2018 - 11th February, 2019 | at Kobe Fruit Flower Park, Hyogo    ›› official web

Image Osaka Hikari-Renaissance, illuminated walk along  ›› More
4th November, 2018 - 31st January 2019 | Nakanoshima & Midousuji Osaka  ›› web

Image Ishiyama-dera on Light-up with autumnal leaves ›› More
16th November - 2nd December, 2018 | Otsu-City, Shiga    ›› official web

Image German Christmas Market, Osaka ›› More
16th November - 25th December, 2018 | Umeda, Osaka    ›› official web

Image Kiyomizu-dera (temple), Kyoto in Autumn Light Up ›› More
17th November - 2nd December, 2018 | Myouhouin, Kyoto    ›› official web

Image Autumn Exclusive Tour of Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple, Myoushinji, Hanazono, Kyoto ›› More
17th November - 2nd December, 2018 | Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple, Myoushinji, Hanazono, Kyoto  ›› official web

Image Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens, Tokyo ›› More
17th November - 9th December, 2018 | at Rikugien Gardens, Tokyo    ›› official web

Image Sapporo White Illumination, Hokkaido ›› More
22nd November - 25th December, 2018 | Sapporo, Hokkaido    ›› official web

Image German Christmas Market in Sapporo, Hokkaido ›› More
22nd November - 25th December, 2018 | Sapporo, Hokkaido    ›› official web

Image Ritsurin Garden (Fall Illumination), Kagawa ›› More
23rd November - 2nd December, 2018 | at Kase Riversite, Saga    ›› official web

Image Karuizawa Winter Festival 2018  ›› More
23rd November 2018 - 23rd February 2019 | Karuizawa, Nagano    ›› official website

Art Exhibition

Image Sapporo Art Stage, Sapporo, Hokkaido ›› More
1st November - 2nd December, 2018 | Sapporo, Hokkaido ›› official website

Image MINGEI -Another Kind of Art at 21_21 Design Sight, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo ›› More
2nd November, 2018 - 24th February, 2019 | 21_21 Design Sight, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image New Wave: Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1980s at The National Museum of Art, Osaka ›› More
3rd November, 2018 - 20th January, 2019 | National Museum of Art, Osaka ›› official website

Image Ueno Artist Project 2018: “Contemporary SHO — See, Know and Feel Today’s Calligraphy”at TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› More
18th November, 2018 - 6th January, 2019 | TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Tokyo ›› official website

Image Yoshimura Yoshio: Beyond Hyper-realism at Tokyo Station Gallery, just outside the ticket gates at JR Tokyo Station's Marunouchi North Exit ›› More
23rd November, 2018 - 20th January, 2019 | Tokyo Station Gallery, Marunouchi, Tokyo ›› official website

Image In the Country of Fans, Japan at SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART, Tokyo Midtown Galleria, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo ›› More
28th November, 2018 - 20th January, 2019 | SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART, Tokyo Midtown Galleria, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo ›› official website