Explore Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture
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Celestial Geisha Night
Eat, drink, play with Geisha on a Buddhist mountain
One of the dance performances
Category: Culture, Festivals, Sightseeing
Held on Mount Mitake west of Tokyo, Celestial Geisha Night is an entertaining event with geisha dance performances and traditional games for guests to enjoy.

Fujikawaguchiko Herb Festival
Hiking at the Foot of Fujisan
Seas of lavender at the Fujikawaguchiko Herb Festival
Category: Culture, Museums, Trekking, Historic sites, Festivals, Sightseeing
There's a multitude of things to see around Lake Kawaguchiko, including the annual summer herb festival, the Music Forest Museum and the Kachikachi-yama Ropeway.

Gozan no Okuribi (Mountain Bonfire)
A ritual of love, gratitude and respect
The Kanji character symbolising "Large" being set ablaze on the Daimonji mountain.
Category: Culture, Festivals
Believed to be dated back to the 13th century, Gozan no Okuribi is an annual traditional event that takes place annually on August 16th to mark the end of the Obon Festival (Festival of the Ancestors). The event places emphasis on setting giant bonfires on each of the five mountains that surround Kyoto city; meant to guide the souls of ancestors who returned to the mortal world during the Obon period back to their world that lies beyond.

Sunset Live
Fukuoka's 3-day summer outdoor music and art festival
Home Grown is one of the many top acts of Japanese reggae featured at Sunset Live
Category: Culture, Festivals, Night life, Food
Fukuoka's top outdoor summer music and art festival comes each September at Keya Beach. 15,000 attend the three-day annual event.

EuroFest in Yoyogi Park
Sample cultures from across Europe at Yoyogi Park
Getting into the fun of it
Category: Culture, Festivals, Food
EuroFest, a two-day festival held in Tokyo's Yoyogi park, has a wealth of food, drinks, and entertainment from all across Europe, and it's pretty authentic!

Photographer's Lotus Heaven, Fukui
Let's go crazy at Lotus park/field in Echizen, Fukui!
Lotus flowers in different life stages
Category: Culture, Trekking, Historic sites, Festivals, Sightseeing, Hot springs
The lotus park/field in Minami Echizen, Fukui, is a heaven for tourists, nature lovers, and photographers. You can enjoy these vast lotus fields!

Ogose Summer Festival
Obon matsuri in Ogose, Saitama
How could this not make you smile?
Category: Culture, Festivals
The Ogose Summer Festival is an annual event with fireworks, floats, and fun for everyone. Held in late July in Saitama, the festival combines small town charm with the joys of summer.  

Morioka's Sansa Odori
The world's largest drum and dance parade
Over three thousand parading drummers break a world record in style
Category: Festivals
The Morioka Sansa Odori is held every year August 1st-4th. In addition to being the world's largest taiko drum gathering, it also features thousands of dancers and musicians parading through Chuo-Odori each evening. 

Summer Festival in Honmoku Yokohama
Ouma-nagashi ritual of Honmoku Shrine
The turtle-like figures are brought from the Shrine.  Start of Ouma nagashi ritual
Category: Culture, Historic sites, Festivals, Sightseeing
Yokomama Summer Festival: Honmoku's traditions have been passed down from generation to generation for more than 500 years.  

Shinbashi Koichi Festival
Yukata beauty contest, dancing, drumming & fun for all
The yukata beauty contest begins on the main stage at SL Plaza
Category: Culture, Festivals, Food
Shinbashi Koichi Festival in Tokyo, an annual summer party with delicious food, drinks, drumming and dancing. Not to mention a Yukata Beauty contest. Something for everyone!

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