Tagged: festival

Yasukuni Sakura Matsuri

During the end of March until the beginning of April you can enjoy the Yasukuni Sakura Matsuri. The Yasukuni Shrine is one of the most popular spots to enjoy Sakura. There are about 400 Sakura Trees around the area. When all of them are in full bloom it creates a...

Mitama Obon Matsuri

Mitama Matsuri (みたままつり) is a popular Obon festival in Tokyo. Obon is a commemorative festival to celebrate one’s ancestors in which Japanese believe the souls of the departed return home for a brief while. During the Mitaka Obon Festival you can find about 30,000 lanterns, lining the path from the...

Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

One of the bigger Tanabata Festivals. With the Tanabata Festival they celebrate the reunion of  Orihime and her husband on the 7th day of the 7th month . However, it is said that if it rains on Tanabata, they cannot meet and have to wait another year. The streets in Hiratsuka are...

Kawasaki Halloween Parade

Kawasaki Halloween Parade is the biggest Halloween parade in Japan with more than 3.000 attendees dressed up in the most amazing costumes! Besides the usual creepy witch and zombie costumes, you’ll find cute Red Riding Hood, Spiderman, Mario as well – pretty much anything goes. The cosplayers will dance and...