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

     
Jan 9 – Jan 11 all-day Nishinomiya Shrine
Nishinomiya-jinja Shrine is the home of the god of commerce. The Toka Ebisu Festival, which takes place on the 9th, 10th, 11th of January each year, is always a lively event with many visitors and merchants to get sacred bamboo branches decorated with lucky items in hopes for the success of their businesses. Access :…
Jan 9 – Jan 11 all-day Imamiya-ebisu Shrine
Imamiya Ebisu-jinja Shrine is known for “Ebessan” , the god of commerce.  The To-ka Ebisu Festival held on the 9th, 10th and 11th of January each year. It gathers more than a million “merchants” from business owners to company employees wishing for prosperous business. Visitors can just enjoy food stalls around the shrine. Access :…
Feb 2 – Feb 4 all-day Yoshida-jinja Shrine
This festival is held on the day of setsubun (2, 3 or 4 February), which marks the last day of winter in the Japanese lunar calendar. Events are held at shrines around the country.   Yoshida-jinja Shrine, on the west slope of Yoshida-yama is one of the famous place for Setsubun festival. People gather to throw…