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Hatsumode in Asakusa

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Spend a Japanese-style New Year in the heart of Tokyo
Venue: Sensoji Temple When: Jan 1st - Jan 3rd 2020 , 12:00am - 11:59pm
The first visit to the shrine or temple in the new year is called Hatsumode, and it attracts quite some crowds every year, and I think it is a great way to sta...

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Daikoku Matsuri

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Venue: Kanda Myojin Shrine When: Jan 18th - Jan 19th 2020 , 10:00am - 4:00pm
This annual festival in mid-January honours Daikoku, the deity of fortune, and is held close to Japan's Coming of Age Day the same month. Daikoku Matsuri looks to attract those seeking additional good luck...

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Kiyomizu-dera Autumn Illumination

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Enjoying The Lit Up Splendour Of Autumn Foliage
Venue: Kiyomizu-dera Temple When: Nov 16th - Dec 1st 2019 ,  5:30pm - 9:00pm
 
Kiyomizu-dera is without a doubt one of Kyoto's most famous temples. As a result of it being one of the most popular tourist destinations, it is often crowde...

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Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival

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Amazing Flower Displays Of Ibaraki's Chrysanthemums
Venue: Kasama Inari Shrine When: Oct 19th - Nov 24th 2019
Chrysanthemums are Japan's most popular autumn flower and there are many festivals celebrating their beauty. Kasama's Kiku Matsuri is certainly one of the country's most impr...

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Niimi City Samurai Parade

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A 300-Year-Old Tradition
Venue: Funakawahachimangu When: Tuesday - Oct 15th 2019 ,  1:30pm - 3:30pm
Located at the north part of Okayama Prefecture and bordering Tottori Prefecture, Niimi City is prone to cold weather in the winter season but once springs kicks in you can see the spr...

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Hiroshima Food Festival

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A massive two-day eat-up. Stretch pants required
Venue: Around Hiroshima Castle When: Oct 26th - Oct 27th 2019 ,  10:00am - 5:00pm
 
Hiroshima holds a huge two-day food festival at the end of October every year.
 
Hiroshima loves to eat, and this gathering is a chance for the entire ...

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Shinagawa Shukuba Matsuri

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A festival for the first post town of the Tokaido Road
Venue: Tokaido Shinagawa-shuku When: Sep 28th - Sep 29th 2019 ,  10:00am - 6:00pm
The Shinagawa Shukuba Matsuri celebrates the tradition and cultural heritage of Shinagawa as the first post along the former Tokaido Road—the main ...

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Uonuma no Jin Rice and Sake Festival

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Enjoy some of Uonuma's best products at Urasa Station
Venue: Urasa Station When: Sunday - Sep 22nd 2019 ,  10:00am - 6:00pm
The Uonuma region of Niigata Prefecture experiences heavy winter snowfall, and the pure snow melt water nurtures two of their most famous exports - sake and ric...

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Jozenji Street Jazz Festival Sendai

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Calling all music lovers!
Venue: Sendai City When: Sep 7th - Sep 8th 2019 ,  10:00am - 6:00pm
I understand jazz music is not everyone’s cup of green tea, so it was quite a shock to discover that the Jozenji Street Jazz Festival is one of Sendai’s biggest annual events. Starting back ...

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Anamori Inari Shrine Lantern Festival

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Handmade lanterns light up a summer evening
Venue: Anamori Inari Shrine When: Aug 23rd - Aug 25th 2019 ,  6:00am - 10:00am
Every year in late August, the parishioners of Anamori Inari Shrine In Ota City join the priests and their attendants to light handmade lanterns, asking Inari-sa...

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