Nagoya Festivals

Osu Street Performers’ Festival

Sep 07, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

October brings the Nagoya Festival, a massive parade throughout the city celebrating three great warriors and historical leaders connected to the city: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu. However, this is by no...[ Click to read more ]

Stepping Back in Time at the Arimatsu Float Festival

Aug 20, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Sometimes when you visit festivals, with everyone dressed in their finest kimono or yukata, the street stalls lining the streets, and the local historical curiosities paraded around the town, if...[ Click to read more ]

Going Potty over the Setomono Matsuri

Aug 20, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Although Japan has one of the oldest ceramic traditions in the world, with earthenwares being created as early as the Jōmon period (10,000–300 BCE), as a heavily wooded country most...[ Click to read more ]

July Festivals Around Nagoya and Beyond

Jun 13, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Though the air is getting hot and sticky and permanently filled with the perma-drone of cicadas, July is perhaps one of the best months in Japan (and not just because...[ Click to read more ]

Things are Hotting up at Toba no Himatsuri Fire Festival

Jan 28, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Aichi sees a fair number of harvest festivals around the start of the Chinese New Year, with communities praying that their crops in the coming year will be bountiful and...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya’s January Festivals 2019

Dec 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

In Japan, there is always something to celebrate, and around the country, there are thousands of festivals every year. While the summer is the traditional festival season, just because there is...[ Click to read more ]

Free Places to Visit During the Nagoya Festival

Sep 27, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Nagoya has a long and rich history, and The Nagoya Festival is a great time to celebrate this great city in which we live. Of course, the parade through the...[ Click to read more ]

Toyohashi Fire Festival: Things are about to go off!

Aug 29, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

While there are many, many fireworks festivals in Japan throughout the summer months, there are very few that match Toyohashi's Hono-no-Saiten for sheer spectacle. And danger. About Hono-no-Saiten The Hono-no-Saiten...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Summer Yukata in Nagoya

Jul 27, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

If you have been to any of this summer's fireworks festivals around Nagoya and Aichi you may have noticed many people wearing traditional Japanese dress and wondered what was going...[ Click to read more ]

Sake’ing it to ya, at the Nayabashi Sake Festival in Ngaoya

Feb 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

Forget Asahi, Kirin or Strong Zero, there can be no doubt that the national drink of Japan is sake. ‘Nihonshu’, to give it its proper title (with ‘sake’ being a term...[ Click to read more ]