Map: World Heritage and Festivals in Japan

Map of festivals in Japan. Dates may differ each year, but should be indicative:

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Winter

  • February 7-13: Sapporo Snow Festival
  • February 17-22: Hachinohe Emburi
  • March 1-14: Shunie (Omizutori)

Spring

  • April 14-15: Takayama Festival (1 of 2)
  • May 3-4: Hakata Dontaku
  • May 3-5: Hamamatsu Festival 浜松まつり (website) – also referred to as the kite festival 凧祭り (たこまつり)
  • May 15: Aoi Festival
  • May, 3rd week: Sanja Festival

Summer

  • July 1-15 Hakata Gion Yamagasa Festival
  • Jun 7-17: Sanno Festival (Sanno Matsuri山王祭 (千代田区)
  • July 25-25: Tenjin Festival
  • July 1-31 (highlights: July 15-17): Gion Festival
  • August 2-7: Aomori Nebuta
  • August 3-6: Akita Kanto Festival
  • August 5-7 Yamagata Hanagasa Festival
  • August 9-12 Yosakoi Festival
  • August 12-15: Awa Odori 阿波踊り (website)
  • September 1-3: Owara Kaze-no-bon
  • September 3-5: Okinawa Zento Eisa Festival 沖縄全島エイサーまつり (website)

Fall

  • September 19-20: Kishiwada Danjiri 岸和田だんじり祭
  • October 7-9: Nagasaki Kunchi
  • October 9-10: Takayama Festival (2 of 2)
  • October 22: Jidai Festival
  • December 1-6: Chichibu Yomatsuri (night festival)

 

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