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

Oct
19
Sat
Ofusa Kannon Rose Festival/ Nara (Yearly)
Oct 19 – Nov 30 all-day
Ofusa Kannon Rose Festival/ Nara (Yearly) @ Ofusa Kannon Temple | Kashihara-shi | Nara-ken | Japan

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 : May 15 to June 30 and October 19 to November 30 every year

Open: 7:00 to 17:00

Admission : Free

Location : Ofusa Kannon Temple

Access : 10-minute walk from Unebi station on the JR Sakurai line or 25-minute walk from Yamato-Yagi station on the Kintetsu Osaka line

 

Oct
26
Sat
Kyoto Kitayama Halloween
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day
Kyoto Kitayama Halloween @ Garden of Fine Arts | Kyoto | Kyoto Prefecture | Japan

Kyoto’s biggest Halloween celebration is on around the Kitayama area with pumpkin carving, a costume parade and craft market, game and food stalls. This is family-friendly event, so everyone is welcomed.

Schedule

OCT 26 : 9:30 to 21:00,  OCT 27 : 9:30 to 17:00

Admission : Free

The costume parade starts from 13:00 to 15:00 on OCT 28 (SUN)

You need to register in advance, if you want to take part in the parade.

Participation : 1,000 yen for adults or 500 yen for children

Access : 3-minute walk from Kitayama station on the Subway Karasuma line

Oct
31
Thu
Japanese Ceramics and Pottery market/ Himeji, Hyogo
Oct 31 – Nov 4 all-day
Japanese Ceramics and Pottery market/ Himeji, Hyogo @ Otemae park | Himeji-shi | Hyōgo-ken | Japan

The annual Himeji Pottery Market gathers japanese traditional pottery and ceramics from across the country to display their wares for sale. You can find famous Japanese potteries cheaper than the market price, such as Kiyomizu(Kyoto-style pottery), Arita, Karatsu, Shigaraki, Imari and others.

Hours :10:00 to 17:00

Access : 10-minute walk from JR Himeji station

Nov
3
Sun
Shitenno-ji Wasso Festival/ Osaka
Nov 3 @ 10:30 – 17:00
Shitenno-ji Wasso Festival/ Osaka @ Naniwa-no-miya Palace | Ōsaka-shi | Ōsaka-fu | Japan

Shitennoji wasso is festival of Osaka that reproduced early cultural exchange and trade between Japan and ancient East Asian neighbors. Visitors can enjoy the parade of more than 1000 people in ancient costumes, music and food stalls at the remains of Naniwa-no-Miya Palace,located in the south of Osaka Castle.


 Hours : 10:30 to 17:00

 : The Parade starts : 13:30

 Admission : Free

Access : 5-minute walk from Morinomiya station on the JR loop line or Tanimachi-4chome station on the subway Tanimachi line and Chuo line

 

Jul
1
Wed
Ofusa Kannon Wind Chime Festival/ Nara (Yearly)
Jul 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Ofusa Kannon Wind Chime Festival/ Nara (Yearly) @ Ofune Kannon Temple | Kashihara-shi | Nara-ken | Japan

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 year

Admission : Free

Location : Ofusa Kannon Temple

Access : 10-minute walk from Unebi station on the JR Sakurai line or 25-minute walk from Yamato-Yagi station on the Kintetsu Osaka line

 

Aug
16
Sun
Daimonji Gozan Okuribi – Kyoto
Aug 16 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Daimonji Gozan Okuribi - Kyoto @ Kamogawa river bank | Kyoto | Kyoto Prefecture | Japan

“Daimonji Gozan Okuribi” is the Buddhist festival of the feast of our ancestors. Known as “the Bon festival”, it is held on the evening(20:00 P.M) of August 16th. Gigantic Kanji characters and other motifs are lit on the five mountains surrounding the city of Kyoto. Now It is a famous as the Kyoto summer image. This Buddhist custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to their family’s ancestral places. Once there, they visit and clean their ancestors’ graves for when the spirits of their ancestors revisit earth. These Bon fires are intended to see off the spirits as they return to the other world.

To see the character “dai”「大」 at Daimonji, go to the Kamo-gawa River bank

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Date : 16 AUG

Access : A short walk from Demachiyanagi station on the Keihan line

Hours : 20:00 to 21:00

Fee : Free

Oct
19
Mon
Ofusa Kannon Rose Festival/ Nara (Yearly)
Oct 19 – Nov 30 all-day
Ofusa Kannon Rose Festival/ Nara (Yearly) @ Ofusa Kannon Temple | Kashihara-shi | Nara-ken | Japan

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 : May 15 to June 30 and October 19 to November 30 every year

Open: 7:00 to 17:00

Admission : Free

Location : Ofusa Kannon Temple

Access : 10-minute walk from Unebi station on the JR Sakurai line or 25-minute walk from Yamato-Yagi station on the Kintetsu Osaka line

 

Jul
1
Thu
Ofusa Kannon Wind Chime Festival/ Nara (Yearly)
Jul 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Ofusa Kannon Wind Chime Festival/ Nara (Yearly) @ Ofune Kannon Temple | Kashihara-shi | Nara-ken | Japan

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 year

Admission : Free

Location : Ofusa Kannon Temple

Access : 10-minute walk from Unebi station on the JR Sakurai line or 25-minute walk from Yamato-Yagi station on the Kintetsu Osaka line

 

Aug
16
Mon
Daimonji Gozan Okuribi – Kyoto
Aug 16 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Daimonji Gozan Okuribi - Kyoto @ Kamogawa river bank | Kyoto | Kyoto Prefecture | Japan

“Daimonji Gozan Okuribi” is the Buddhist festival of the feast of our ancestors. Known as “the Bon festival”, it is held on the evening(20:00 P.M) of August 16th. Gigantic Kanji characters and other motifs are lit on the five mountains surrounding the city of Kyoto. Now It is a famous as the Kyoto summer image. This Buddhist custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to their family’s ancestral places. Once there, they visit and clean their ancestors’ graves for when the spirits of their ancestors revisit earth. These Bon fires are intended to see off the spirits as they return to the other world.

To see the character “dai”「大」 at Daimonji, go to the Kamo-gawa River bank

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Date : 16 AUG

Access : A short walk from Demachiyanagi station on the Keihan line

Hours : 20:00 to 21:00

Fee : Free

Oct
19
Tue
Ofusa Kannon Rose Festival/ Nara (Yearly)
Oct 19 – Nov 30 all-day
Ofusa Kannon Rose Festival/ Nara (Yearly) @ Ofusa Kannon Temple | Kashihara-shi | Nara-ken | Japan

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 : May 15 to June 30 and October 19 to November 30 every year

Open: 7:00 to 17:00

Admission : Free

Location : Ofusa Kannon Temple

Access : 10-minute walk from Unebi station on the JR Sakurai line or 25-minute walk from Yamato-Yagi station on the Kintetsu Osaka line