Events

15JAN
OKINAWA

Cherry Blossom at Mt. Yaedake, Okinawa

This is actually the very first location in Japan where you can see the first Cherry Blossom of the year.

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Cherry Blossom at Mt. Yaedake, Okinawa
14JAN
OSAKA

Shittenoji Doyadoya Festival

This “Naked Festival” is held to pray for an abundant crop. Boys wearing loincloths and headbands scramble to gather evil-warding charms.

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Shittenoji Doyadoya Festival
9JAN
KOBE

Toka Ebisu Festival at Hyogo's Nishinomiya Shrine

For wishing business prosperity, more than 1 million people visit the shrine from all over the country in search of God's blessing of business.

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Toka Ebisu Festival  at Hyogo's Nishinomiya Shrine
2JAN
TOKYO

Emperor's New Year Greeting

Twice a year, the inner precincts of the Imperial Palace are opened to the general public, who turn up in a flag-waving mass to catch a glimpse of the Emperor and his family.

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Emperor's New Year Greeting
1JAN
YOKOHAMA

Art Rink in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

One of the favorite winter events in Yokohama is back! The outdoor ice skate rink “Art Rink” will appear in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse for limited time only!

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Art Rink in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
1JAN
NAGOYA

Hatsumode at Nagoya's Atsuta shrine

Hatsumode is the first Shinto shrine visit of the Japanese New Year. Some people visit a Buddhist temple instead.

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Hatsumode at Nagoya's Atsuta shrine
1JAN
KYOTO

Nijo Castle Garden Special Opening

It is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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Nijo Castle Garden Special Opening
15DEC
OKINAWA

Sumo Kyokai Tour in Okinawa

Whatever impression you may have, your chance to witness and experience authentic sumo wrestling is coming soon.

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Sumo Kyokai Tour in Okinawa
8DEC
KYOTO

Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro Illumination 2018

In 2018 winter, Kyoto Hanatouro illumination will be held in Arashiyama area on 8th December and the event last for 10 days till 17th December.

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Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro Illumination 2018
7DEC
KOBE

Kobe Luminarie 2018

Kobe Luminarie is an annual winter light-up held in memory of the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995.

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Kobe Luminarie 2018