June 12, 2021
Hanabi: Japanese Fireworks
Fireworks are more than a spectacular light show in Japan. The art of Hanabi dates back centuries and today, firework festivals are a major attraction.
March 29, 2021
The Best 8 Sakura Viewing Spots In Japan And How To Get There
The Sakura season is upon us and Japan is turning many shades of pink and purple. We’ve picked 8 spots across the country that make for the best Sakura viewing and enjoyment.
January 25, 2021
Summer Festivals In Japan The Expert Guide
Summer is the perfect time to visit Japan and enjoy the country’s most colourful and spectacular traditional festivals. Get ready for fun in the sun!
November 12, 2020
Showa Day: A National Holiday Of Reflection
Experience Showa Day, the annual day on April 29 that honours the birthday of Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) in Tokyo.
June 22, 2020
Tsukimi: Japan’s Autumn Moon Festival
Japan’s Harvest Moon Festival, Tsukimi, is held every autumn across the country and dates back more than 1,000 years.
May 23, 2020
The Tanabata Festival For Star Crossed Lovers
One of the fun festivals found right around Japan is the ancient Tanabata Festival, often referred to as the Star Festival.
May 17, 2020
Experiencing The Gion Matsuri Festival In Kyoto
Lighting up the city of Kyoto each July is Gion Matsuri, one of the most famous festivals in Japan and Seeing the Gion Festival is a great experience for visitors to Kyoto.
March 22, 2020
Does Japan Celebrate Easter?
Every year, Easter is getting bigger in Japan. Following in Christmas and Valentine’s footsteps, Easter celebrations are becoming more popular and widespread across the country - with a unique Japanese twist.
July 10, 2021
Obon Festival: Celebrating The Spirits Of Japan
Learn everything about the Japanese Obon festival (including dates). Its origins and meaning, what to do during Obon, where to go and how to travel during Obon.
December 16, 2019
Top 12 Festivals In Japan To Visit
Japan has many seasonal and local festivals. With limited time on your hands, its key to find the best festival in Japan. Here is our top 12 best festivals in Japan.