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Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, Shiga, Wakayama, Check out event schedules, hidden events, local and traditional festivals in the Kansai area.

     
May 15 – Jun 30 all-day Ofusa Kannon Temple
In spring and autumn when the temple’s roses are in full bloom, Visitors can enjoy about 2,300 varieties of roses and smell their fragrances while strolling through the temple grounds. Date : Every Year May 15 to June 30 and October 19 to November 30 Open: 7:00 to 17:00 Admission : Free Location : Ofusa…
Jun 1 – Jul 8 all-day Mimuroto-ji Temple
Mimuroto-ji temple in Uji is a quiet place outside of Kyoto city – The main garden has 10,000 hydrangeas in various pink, purple, blue and white hues and a path that snakes right through them. Open : Usually the early June to the early July Hours : 8:30 to 16:30 Fee : 800 yen Access…
Jun 16 – Jul 16 all-day Sanzen-in Temple
You can see over 1000 various kinds of hydrangeas beautifully bloom from mid-June to mid-July at Sanzen-in Temple Date : 17 JUN to 13 JUL Hours : 8:30 to 17:00 Fee : 700 yenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter…
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day Aizen-do Temple
The Aizen Festival prepares for the hot summer ahead with a parade of women wearing cool and attractive yukata. The Aizen-Matsuri 「愛染祭り」is Osaka’s first summer festival of the year. This festival is believed to have originated when women wearing yukata(summer kimono) from the entertainment quarter visited the temple on a palanquin called kago. Every year…
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day Shijo-karasuma area
During the Heian period (794-1185), Kyoto suffered a series of natural disasters and plagues. As a form of appeasement to Mother Nature, a thousand years ago during a famine, purification ceremonies called “gouy-e” came into practice. Traditional spears were gathered from all over Japan as well as portable mikoshi (shrines) and offered to pay respect…
Jul 1 – Aug 31 all-day Ofune Kannon Temple
Over 2,500 wind chimes, one of the features of Japanese summer are hung throughout the temple grounds. Their gentle sound with a summer breeze make you forget summer heat. It allows visitors to enjoy a pleasantly cool atmosphere.  You can purchase the wind chimes around the country. Date : July 1 to August 31 every…
Jul 1 – Aug 15 all-day Kibune Shrine
Every year, there are illuminations from July to mid-August at Kibune Shrine in Kyoto. Tanabata is a mythical tale of literal star-crossed lovers take place all over Japan. Orihime and Hikoboshi – the lovers – were separated by the Milky Way but are allowed to reunite on July 7th. The shrine and the area, Tanabata…
Jul 1 – Sep 23 all-day Arashiyama
Ukai is a traditional fishing method in which trained cormorants (large diving birds) are used to catch fish such as sweet fish (Ayu). This type of fishing has history over 1300 years across Japan. Visitors can watch the event either from the river banks or get a seat on a boat. Hours : JUL, AUG…
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day Shitennou-ji Temple
If you are wondering where to experience Tanabata, Osaka’s Shitenno-ji temple would be a great choice. Every year, the temple grounds are filled with people of all ages attaching their wishes to the large bamboo display, eating summer festival fare – takoyaki, baby castella, fried noodles, shaved ice – and enjoying a drink or two.…
Jul 7 @ 19:00 – 21:00 Tenmabashi area
July 7 is the official day of tanabata festivals, when celebrations of a mythical tale of literal star-crossed lovers take place all over Japan. Orihime and Hikoboshi – the lovers – were separated by the Milky Way but are allowed to reunite on July 7th. The Tenmabashi and Nakanoshima areas of Osaka are commemorating the…
Jul 7 @ 20:00 – 21:00 Inukami river bank
Takanomiya Noryo Fireworks festival is the first fireworks of the year in Shiga. It announces the coming of summer in the east side of Lake Biwa A number of fireworks : 4,000 Date : 7 JUL Hours : 20:00 to 21:00 Fee : Free Access : 20-minute walk from Minami-Hikone station on the JR Tokaido…
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day Ikukunitama shrine
Visitors can enjoy some performance in the shrine and various food stalls around the shrine. Shishimai, a lion dance and Mikoshi, portable shrine procession start in the  evening.  The festival’s main event is a procession of Makura Daiko drum with worshippers wearing red caps. Location : Ikutama Shrine JUL 11 Makura Daiko Musical performance 枕太鼓…
Jul 21 – Jul 22 all-day Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
This two days festival is a lively. Thousands of lanterns in the ground and Mt. Inari are lit up for celebration.  Starting from the evening of Yoi-miya, thousands of stone and wood lanterns all over Mt. Inari will be lit up, and donated lanterns will also be hung on the paths throughout the shrine. Throughout…
Jul 21 @ 19:45 – 20:30 Shioashiya Beach
Visitors can enjoy various stage events and food stalls under the sun, and after sunset, A unique and novel fireworks displayed over the Beach will color the summer night sky brilliantly. A number of fireworks : 6,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 130-m (Size-4) Date : 21 JUL Hours : 19:45 to 20:30 Access…
Jul 22 @ 20:00 – 21:00 Wakayama Port, Nakafuto, Nishihama
A fireworks festival in Wakayama City, Wakayama Pref. It was started in order to pray for the port’s safety, and also to bring interest to the port itself. A number of fireworks : 3,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 320-m (Size-10) Date : 22 JUL Hours : 20:00 to 21:00 Fee : Free Access…
Jul 24 all-day Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
Tenmangu is a shinto shrine – founded in 949 – is popular with locals praying for academic success since it is devoted to the deity of learning: “Sugawara no Michizane”. The main celebration is held on the second day, July 25th and includes a land procession with “mikoshi” (portable shrines), a river procession with festival…
Jul 25 @ 19:30 – 21:00 Sakuranomiya Park
Enjoy the sight of 100 ships with bonfires under the fireworks. It’s the festival with the biggest number of spectators in the Kansai area. A number of fireworks : 5,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 60-m (Size-2.5) Date : 25 JUL Hours : 19:30 to 21:00 Fee : Free Access : JR Sakuranomiya Station…
Jul 27 @ 19:30 – 20:30 Nagahama Port
The fireworks not only shoot up into the sky but also side to side above Lake Biwa. A gigantic, golden willow firework will take your breath away. The fireworks mirrored in the lake is also beautiful. A number of fireworks : 10,000 Date : 27 JUL Hours : 19:30 to 20:30 Fee : Free Access…
Jul 28 @ 19:30 – Jul 29 @ 20:45 Himeji Port
About 5,000 colorful fireworks are launched from the boats 300 meters away from the view point.  The water starmine is beautiful and, Shakudama (10-sized) fireworks are dynamic. A number of fireworks : 5,000 The largest diameter of fireworks : 320-m (Size-10) Date : JUL 28 Hours : 19:30 to 20:45 Access : 25-minute walk from…
Jul 30 – Aug 1 all-day Sumiyoshi-Taisya Shrine
The Sumiyoshi Festival is held over three days. A highlight of this festival is the nagoshi-harai-shinji ritual on the middle day. The nagoshi-harai-shinji ritual involves women and children in the Muromachi period (14-16th century) costume going through a large straw ring. You can also join in this ritual to wish for good health. The Mikoshi…