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To step into the past in such a way is something that few societies can offer in their celebrations. Japanese festivals bring out some of the oldest traditions and are often unique to each area. Because of the different traditions, styles and atmosphere of each region, prefecture and town, every festival you come across is an exciting new experience.

Tokyo Edo Week : Wattention reports

Last week Tokyo organized a new event called the Tokyo Edo Week to promote traditional Japanese dress. There were definitely more people out in kimono than usual and Wattention was there to catch them all...

Wind Chime Festival : Enmusubi Furin

A fairly new festival in Japan, Enmusubi Furin has proven to be very popular and is refreshing newcomer amidst all the loud and busy Japanese summer festivals. The festival is held at the Kawagoe...

Tokyo Edo Week

The kimono is making a comeback with a modern twist and both young and old are wearing it more than ever. Tokyo wants to encourage you to try this timeless garment by organizing the Tokyo...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Iwate Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Iwate Iwate Prefecture 11 ~ 18  11 Hachimantai (八幡平) in Hachimantai   [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d1529.9716487989074!2d140.97379700042603!3d39.92028510899429!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0xcd94d06a071cd338!2z44GV44GP44KJ5YWs5ZyS44Kk44OZ44Oz44OI5bqD5aC0!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1475460745457&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of September Color Peak: Beginning of October Event: Hachimantai Sanzoku Festival Date: October 15th (Saturday) – October 16th...

Awa Odori: Japan’s Biggest Dance Festival

Awa Odori Festival Japan "It's a fool who dances and a fool who watches! If both are fools, you might as well have fun dancing!" The lyrics to the Awa Odori's thematic "Fool's Song" are a fitting...

A full day of adventure at the Yoshida Fire Festival & Fuji Q Highland

The Yoshida Fire Festival held every year on August 26 and 27 is considered by many Japanese to be one of the great three unique festivals in the country. It takes place at Kitaguchi...

Join the Kase-dori Festival and bring in a prosperous year

If you happen to visit Yamagata prefecture during February, don’t miss the Kase-dori Festival held in Kaminoyama City. Yamagata, one of the northern prefectures of Japan, is known for its snow laden climate and great...

New Year Japanese Style in Saitama

New Year is often associated with countdown parties, midnight fireworks and endless drinking. But Saitama offers more than just that. Many valuable traditions passed down for hundreds of years are still being practiced here...
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The Hina dolls of Murakami

Located in the north of Niigata-ken lies Murakami-shi, a once powerful jokamachi ( 城 下 町 , castle town) back in the Edo period. Its legacy can still be seen and even felt till...

WAttention Tokyo 31 TOKYO Hot News

Bringing you the latest hot news Spring 2019 Hundred-year-old tea shop making its presence in Omotesando Kaneju Farm, a centur y old Japanese tea legacy of Shizuoka’s Makinohara City, is popular with tea lovers for growing...