Events & Festivals

Gion Festival in Narita

by Hideaki
I guided an American family from Michigan to Naritasan Shinshoji temple,  located in just ten minutes by train from Narita airport. On that ...

A Big Parade of 1000 people will be held at Nikko World Heritage Area on May 18 & Oct. 17

by Yoko
A big parade with more than 1000 people will be held at Nikko this Saturday.   They dress like they did when they had the Shoguns funeral i...

Yosakoi Dance festival Harajuku Omotesando: August 24-25

by Yumi
Yosakoi dance is very popular local dance, and  at this festival, many various arranged dances are performed by many teams. You will enjoy ...

The Sanja Festival at Asakusa from May 17 to 19

by Yumi
SANJA MATSURI, which is one of the Three Great Festivals of EDO (now Tokyo), is held on  May 17 and 19 at Asakusa Shirne . The three large  ...

KANDA Festival : May 11-12

by Yumi
https://www.kandamyoujin.or.jp/what/Kanda matsuri Festival is one of the three most famous festivals (the Sunno Matsuri and Fukagawa Matsuri...

Beatieul float of Ibi Festival

by Koki
beautiful!! its around 300 years history festival in ibi town, gifu pref. what a beautiful float and childlens kabuki play on the stage ...

Rugby World Cup 2019

by Hideaki
Rugby World Cup 2019 will be held in Japan this coming September and October. I took a couple from New Zealand to the main stadium. They kno...

Azalea Festival at Nedu shrine

by Yumi
There are 100 varieties and 3000 plants of Azaleas, so colorful and wonderful.  The festival held from April 6th to May 6 th.

Amazing food replica in Gujo Hachiman city

by Koki
Is this a real shark fin? Is this a real Beijing Duck? Is this a real beer? Eveveything is food replica isnt it! Lets try in my Disc...

Donald Trump awarded Sumo champion in Tokyp

by SHIN
Sumo championship tournament took place in Tokyo Sumo statdium.  It is first time to conduct Ameican Presidential Cup to give the winner. ...

Takayama festival

by Mao
Yesterday and today was the Takayama Festival! Yesterday was rainy so the parade was canceled. But the whether was recovered today! We could...

Sapporo Lavender spots

by Shinobu
If you want to watch lavenders in Japan, what town do you imagine?  Of course, Furano and Lake Kawaguchi Area are so popular. But, you can ...

Tomamu Ice Village

by Shinobu
Hoshino Resort Tomamu is famous for winter skiing and sea of the cloud in summer. But it also has a popular Ice Village.  This one started ...

Cherry blossom viewing at Inui Street in the Imperial Palace

by Yumi
From March 30, 2019 to April 7, 2019, Inui Street in the Imperial Palace is open to the public. This is one of the rare chances to enter th...

Ume plum flower festival in Kyoto. Japanese Apricot flower garden.

by SHIN
Plum flower,Japanese Apricot flower, festival takes place in a shrine in Kyoto. 2000 pieces trees, 50 kinds of varieties beauty are showing...

Finally, Cherry trees bloomed in Tokyo.

by Toru
Cherry trees in Tokyo bloomed on Mar. 21 this year, according to Japan Meteorological Agency.  It was five days earlier than a normal year. ...

Re: Shinto Dedication to the Worship of Sugawara no Michizane (天神講)

by Yoshi
Feb., 25 in 903 AD on the old calendar is a death anniversary of Michizane (菅原 道真), who was said to be a nobleman and also an established sc...

TOKYO MARATHON 2019

by Yumi
Tokyo marathon will start at 9:10  on March 3rd. We will see runners at every famous sightseeing places in Tokyo and enjoy supporting event...

A Buddhist Memorial Service at Around The Renowned Hot-spring Hotel of Onoe Onsen (尾上温泉)

by Yoshi
We had a Buddhist Memorial Service (法事) today. After remembering the deceased, we had a complimentary dinner at around the renowned hot-spri...

BONSAI Exhibition at Ueno park from Feb.9 to 17

by Yumi
Are you interested in BONSAI ? Bonsai is a miniature potted plant dwarfed in a shallow pot by artificial methos of culture, such as pruning...