Nagoya Festivals

Tanabata Star Festivals Around Nagoya

Jun 22, 2016 By Ray Proper

The Tanabata Festival is celebrated annually on either July 7 or August 7, depending on where you are in Japan. The festival celebrates the legend of two lovers, represented by the Altair...[ Click to read more ]

Tsushima Tenno Festival – Japan’s Most Spectacular Summer Festival

May 28, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

If Kyoto’s Gion festival is the biggest of the summer festivals, the Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri in Aichi is perhaps the most spectacular thanks to its beacon of shining lights...[ Click to read more ]

Hiwatari Shinji – A Buddhist Fire Walking Ritual

Nov 27, 2014 By Mark Guthrie

Winter in Japan can get a touch on the chilly side, can’t it. So, what’s the best way of warming up? Sitting under a kotatsu? Attaching hot kairo heat pads...[ Click to read more ]

The Floating Mikoshi of Miya Festival

Sep 29, 2014 By Mark Guthrie

  Miya Festival 2014 The Miya Festival is held annually on the third or fourth Sunday of October in Gamagori, Aichi Prefecture.  In 2014, this festival will take place on Sunday,...[ Click to read more ]

Want to take part in a traditional Japanese festival?

Sep 26, 2014 By Mark Guthrie

No matter where in Japan you go, there always seems to be some festival or another going on. They vary in size from gatherings of hundreds of thousands of people...[ Click to read more ]