When September dawns in Japan, what typically comes to mind? Perhaps the sweltering heat or the subtle embrace of autumn’s arrival. Yet, would you believe it includes a nationwide sumo wrestling showdown, captivating natural landscapes, and vibrant Matsuri festivals? This September, an array of exceptional events awaits, and we’re here to guide you through the top 8 unforgettable experiences taking … Read More
Immerse yourself in Japan’s rich Matsuri culture, where over 300,000 festivals are celebrated annually, ranging from small local events to grand Shinto Shrine gatherings. These Matsuri festivals come in different sizes and styles, ranging from tranquil and intimate to energetic and lively. Delve into this captivating culture and discover some of Japan’s unique and unusual Matsuri celebrations with our list … Read More
Japan’s matsuri (祭り) festivals are an incredibly important part of traditional Japanese culture. Matsuri are typically dedicated to Shinto Shrines and their divine deities, and because there are over 8,000 different recognized deities, matsuri come in all shapes and sizes! Some matsuri are very quiet, intimate affairs, while other matsuri are notoriously lively and high-energy. Here is our list of some … Read More
The month of November is a beautiful time of transition in Japan. The leaves change colors for several weeks throughout the nation, and the festivals begin to shift from the harvest-centered events to colorful festivals featuring autumn foliage and LED illumination.From gorgeous maple festivals, to entire theme parks lit by millions of LED lightbulbs, here are our top 10 festivals … Read More
Festivals (matsuri , 祭り in Japanese) are an integral part of Japanese culture. Every year in Japan, there are thousands of festivals held all across the country, and they come in many different varieties. Fire festivals in particular are incredibly beautiful, powerful, and lively, and are definitely worth checking out if you visit Japan! Here is a list of the 10 top … Read More
Every year in June, along with the rainy season, pretty clusters of colorful hydrangea flowers bloom across Japan. The beautiful flowers are called ajisai (あじさい、紫陽花) in Japanese. Some places are even famous for the incredible number and variety of hydrangea flowers. Here are 10 popular hydrangea-viewing spots in Japan!
The end of cherry blossom season is certainly not the end of flower festivals in Japan! Every year, following the cherry blossoms, lush purple wisteria flowers arrive in Japan, blooming from April to May. The beautiful purple flowers are called fuji (ふじ, 藤) in Japanese. Here are the Top 10 wisteria-viewing spots in Japan!
November in Japan is when the leaves reach their peak autumn beauty, and the first cold winds remind you that winter is not far away! November is full with a variety of autumn parades, an international carnival in Okinawa, and even a famous World Character Summit in Saitama! Here are the top 10 things to do in Japan in November … Read More