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Shitamachi Tanabata Matsuri 2018

Stretching from Ueno to Asakusa, Shitamachi Tanabata features countless decorations, dancing, food and streets and live performances. It's a great way to soak in the summer in the streets of Old Tokyo.

Okayama's Naked Man Festival

One of Japan's most masculine driven festivals. Held in Okayama Cities Saidaiji Kannon-in Temples and in 2012 celebrated its 500 year anniversary. Be brave or go home.

Wazuka - Japanese Tea Town

Wazuka is a traditional Japanese tea town, with picturesque scenery and mind-clearing, heart-warming Japanese tea. Its tea industry dates back more than 800 years with 300 families making tea today. There is a teatopia festival each November, and it makes a great day trip from Kyoto or Nara. Why not try its tea flavoured soba.

Akita Kanto Festival

The Kanto Matsuri is also known as the pole lantern festival. It is a Tanabata related celebration in Akita City held annually from August 3rd to 6th.

Hitachi Seaside Park

A perfect day outside Tokyo at Hitachi Seaside Park, a seaside park with gardens and an amusement park. It is a great place to see the fall colors.

Osaka Tenmangu Shrine

Osaka Tenmangu, or 'Tenjisan' as it's known by the locals, is the most famous of all the tenjin/tenmangu shrines throughout Japan. It is also home to Osaka's biggest festival, the Tenjin Matsuri, which is held each July. It is one of the three greatest festivals in Japan, and the world's greatest boat festival.