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Overview of summer festivals in Japan.

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Yodogawa Fireworks Festival

Yodogawa Fireworks Festival

Mid Aug

Firework viewing, called hanabi in Japanese, at Yodogawa River is a real crowd pleaser. One of top ten ways to spend your summer..

Osaka 1 Free
Beppu Fireworks Festival

Beppu Fireworks Festival

Late Jul

The Beppu Fireworks Festival is a must-see summer event. It is held annually on either the last weekend of July or first weekend..

Oita 2 Free
Enshu Hamakita Flying Dragon Festival

Enshu Hamakita Flying Dragon Festival

Late May

A festival held in honor of the dragon god of the Tenryu River, in Hamakita in Japan's Shizuoka prefecture. The culmination..

Shizuoka Free
Morito no Hama bon Dance Festival

Morito no Hama bon Dance Festival

Mid Aug

Morito no Hama's yearly summer beach festival and dance competition on the shores of Morito beach in Hayama, Kanagawa prefecture...

Kanagawa 1 Free
Tejikara Summer Fire Festival

Tejikara Summer Fire Festival

Mid Aug

The Tejikara Summer Fire Festival is an event held every second Sunday of August along the banks of the Nagara River in Gifu.

Gifu 2 Free
Kintaikyo Fireworks Festival

Kintaikyo Fireworks Festival

Early Aug

Beautiful, colorful and fun - a great way to enjoy one of Japan's most famous & historical bridges enjoying one of Japan's..

Yamaguchi 1 Free
Miyajima Fireworks Festival

Miyajima Fireworks Festival

Late Aug

Hiroshima's most famous fireworks display. 60 minutes of amazing, colorful bursts shot from the water in front of the huge red..

Hiroshima 2 Free
Kure Fireworks Festival

Kure Fireworks Festival

Late Sep

The Kure Fireworks Festival takes place every August by the city port. Spectators here will enjoy an hour of pyrotechnics over the..

Hiroshima Free
Minato Kobe Marine Fireworks Festival

Minato Kobe Marine Fireworks Festival

Late Oct

Minato Kobe Fireworks Festival offers beautiful fireworks without the crowds. Check out my favorite spots to watch and enjoy.

Hyogo 1 Free
Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

Mid Sep

The Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri is the largest, if not greatest, danjiri matsuri (float festival) in Japan. Celebrating 300 year..

Osaka 5 Free
Yatsuo Hikiyama Festival

Yatsuo Hikiyama Festival

Monday - May 3rd

Lantern covered floats roll their way through the old streets of Yatsuo, at the Hikiyama Festival.

Toyama 2 Free
Edogawa Fireworks Festival

Edogawa Fireworks Festival

Late Oct

Edogawa Fireworks Festival - a summer night filled with lights and laughter.

Tokyo 1 Free
Lake Yamanaka Fireworks Festival

Lake Yamanaka Fireworks Festival

Early Aug

Four simultaneous firework displays lasting one hour at the Firework Festival at Lake Yamanaka, one of the Five Fuji Lakes in Yamanashi..

Yamanashi 2 Free
Sendai Tanabata Fireworks Festival

Sendai Tanabata Fireworks Festival

Early Aug

16,000 fireworks light up the sky over the Hirose River every August 5th evening. This is the kickoff for 3 days of Tanabata F..

Miyagi 3 Free
Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival

Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival

Saturday - Oct 23rd

The Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival around the Tokyo Skytree is one of Japan's major summer fireworks displays, held each year..

Tokyo 10 Free
Nagaoka Festival

Nagaoka Festival

Early Aug

Nagaoka Festival and Fireworks a tradition since 1946 to commemorate victims of war and earthquakes.

Nagano 1 Free
Okazaki Fireworks Festival

Okazaki Fireworks Festival

Early Aug

Fireworks Festivals or Hanabi-kai are some of the most spectacular festivals in Japan. Okazaki is one of those places which hosts..

Aichi Free
 Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition

Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition

Early Nov

The Tsuchiura Fireworks Competition is one of the top three fireworks displays in Japan. Come and witness the freshest new display..

Ibaraki 4 Free
Akita Kanto Festival

Akita Kanto Festival

Early Aug

The Kanto Matsuri is also known as the pole lantern festival. It is a Tanabata related celebration in Akita City held annually from..

Akita 1 Free
Adachi Fireworks

Adachi Fireworks

Late Jul

Annually over 600,000 people assemble to watch one of the most popular firework festivals by the Arakawa river in Tokyo's Adachi..

Tokyo 1 Free
Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri

Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri

Mid Aug

The Fukagawa Hachiman Matruri is one of the three biggest festivals held in Toyo. Nicknamed mizu-kake matsuri, literally water throwing..

Tokyo Free
ULTRA JAPAN

ULTRA JAPAN

Mid Sep

ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is Japan's largest EDM festival. The world's greatest DJ's unite and battle in Tokyo's Odaiba..

Tokyo 1 ¥15,000
Hamaori-sai

Hamaori-sai

Late Jul

Every year on Marine's Day, about 40 omikoshi will leave from the shrines around the city of Chigasaki and bath into the ocean...

Kanagawa 3 Free
Fuji Rock Festival

Fuji Rock Festival

Late Aug

The biggest outdoor music festival in Japan, Fuji Rock Festival takes places in Naeba, Niigata prefecture each summer.

Niigata ¥18,000
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