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Ofusa Kannon Wind Chime Festival

Over 2,500 wind chimes, one of the features of Japanese summer are hung throughout Ofusa Kannon temple's grounds in Nara to make you forget summer heat.

Ukai Cormorant Fishing in 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…

Nara Daimonji Fire Festival

An enormous Chinese character 「大」which represents for the universe, is set alight on Mt. Takamado above the city. Visitors can see the sight from Nara Park.

Arashiyama Floating Lantern Event

You can see the sight of burning Chinese characters on the mountains and the sight of many lanterns floating mysteriously from here, Arashiyama.

Daimonji Gozan Okuribi

"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)…

Moon Viewing Festival “Kangetsu-no-Yube”

At Daikaku-ji Temple, you can enjoy moon-viewing from a floated boat on the Osawa-no-ike Pond on the night of the full moon nearest the Autumn Equinox.

Himeji Castle Moon Viewing

Visitors can see beautiful Himeji Castle lit-up under the brilliant full moon in the night sky while having a picnic meal and a few drinks with friends.

Japanese Ceramics and Pottery market

The annual Himeji Pottery Market gathers japanese traditional pottery and ceramics from across the country to display their wares for sale at Otemae Park.