Oct

12

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri Festival


In the Kishiwada Danjiri Festival local craftsmen, intercommunity solidarity, and Osaka's spunk are all on display. Pulling large, 4 ton wooden floats lovingly carved by the loc...

Oct

26

Miyazaki Shrine Festival

Miyazaki 1.5 hour(s)

The Miyazaki Shrine Grand Festival which will be held from October 25th to October 27th (2019) in Miyazaki city, Miyazaki prefecture, is the biggest local festival in the prefec...

Oct

01

Miare Festival

Fukuoka 2.0 hour(s)

200 boats leave the Oshima Port for the “Miare Festival,” a 700 year old tradition in Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu. This ritual occurs annually and invites the goddess of Oshima t...

Oct

05

Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival

Fukushima 3.0 hour(s)

Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival has been taking place every autumn for the past 350 years in Fukushima prefecture. With it's rich history, floats from 7 towns gather to parade Nihon...

Sep

23

Fude Brush Festival

Hiroshima 1.5 hour(s)

The brushes made at Kumano have a long and rich history of over 150 years and the Fude Brush Festival has been held every year since 1935 to commemorate it's globally famous bru...

Oct

02

Sake Festival

Hiroshima 2.0 hour(s)

Saijo in Hiroshima is known to be one of Japan’s top sake brewing districts, and each year at the beginning of October the “Sake Festival” takes place. At the central park “Sake...

Sep

23

Tsukurimon Festival

Toyama 1.5 hour(s)

Tsukurimon Festival, where animal figures like elephants, little towns and other objects such as boats etc are made with real vegetables fruits and flowers has a rich history of...

Oct

12

Onomichi Akari Festival

Hiroshima 3.0 hour(s)

Onomichi Akari Festival is a paper lantern festival held during October every year in Onomichi, Hiroshima prefecture. Around 34,000 lanterns made by local school children and de...

Sep

18

30th Anniversary of the Painting Kazuro Fujita Original Picture Exhibition 60th Anniversary of Weekly Shonen Sunday (Fukuoka)

Fukuoka 1.5 hour(s)

Weekly Shonen Sunday's 60th Year Anniversary Project : Fujita Kazuhiro Exhibition Commemorating 30 years as a Manga Artist is a joint event that celebrates the work of Fujita Ka...

Oct

31

Saga International Balloon Festival

Saga 3.0 hour(s)

The Saga International Balloon Fiesta is one of the largest sky sport events in Asia. This huge hot balloon bonanza is carried out in one of the most unlikely, yet perfect spots...

Oct

07

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Nagasaki 1.0 hour(s)

Nagasaki Kunchi is a festival held at Suwa Shrine in Nagasaki, and has a rich history going back over 380 years. The festival incorporates Chinese and Dutch cultures, which have...

Sep

18

Poo Museum

Kanagawa 2.0 hour(s)

The world's first poo museum!! Opened for a limited time only in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture.  Called the Unko Museum in Japanese, with Unko meaning "poo", this unique and co...

Feb

25

Warabi Naked Festival

Chiba 2.0 hour(s)

The Warabi Naked Festival is one of Japan's intriguing hadaka matsuri (naked festivals). It is held in Yotsukaido City, Chiba Prefecture and involves lightly clad men fighting i...

Oct

12

Shimada Obi Festival

Shizuoka 1.5 hour(s)

Japan is famous for having some strange traditions and festivals, and the Shimada Obi Festival is definitely one of them, and one of the major three odd festivals in Japan. This...

Oct

26

Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition

Ibaraki 2.5 hour(s)

The Tsuchiura All Japan Fireworks Competition in Ibaraki Prefecture is said to be the oldest running fireworks competition in Japan. It was started by a Buddhist priest in 1925 ...

May

16

Sanja Festival

Tokyo 2.0 hour(s)

With a hundred portable shrines being carried through the streets, Sanja Matsuri Festival is one of the largest of such parades moving across Tokyo. Either praying for the good ...

Sep

18

Cats are just cute Exhibition (Kanagawa)

Kanagawa 1.5 hour(s)

Cats are just cute Exhibition is the dream exhibition for all cat lovers out there. This whole exhibition is solely dedicated to cat and kitten cuteness, with a plethora of pro...

Oct

19

Yatsushiro National Fireworks Competition

Kumamoto 2.0 hour(s)

In the spirit of friendly competition, the Yatsushiro National Fireworks Competition in Kumamoto prefecture allows pyrotechnics from all over Japan to show off their proficiency...

Sep

18

THE DORAEMON EXHIBITION OSAKA 2019

Osaka 2.0 hour(s)

THE DORAEMON EXHIBITION OSAKA 2019, set to start on July 12th and open everyday until September 23rd (total of 74 days) at the Osaka Cultural Center in Tempozan, Osaka celebrate...

Sep

18

ECO EDO Nihonbashi Art Aquarium 2019

Tokyo 1.5 hour(s)

Held between July 5th - September 23rd at Tokyo's Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall, the ART AQUARIUM exhibition will host the largest ever collection of Kingyo (goldfish), witharound 10,0...

Sep

18

Apallusion 2019

Niigata 1.0 hour(s)

Apallusion 2019 is a special event that brings you into an digitally composed art illusion wonder world with 360° of lights and special sound effects. This magical illusion wo...

Nov

23

Special Exhibition The Mammoth (Fukuoka)

Fukuoka 2.0 hour(s)

Woolly mammoths, one of the greatest species to walk this earth and are believed to have gone extinct around 10,000 years ago. However, with global warming on the rise, there ha...

Sep

18

Gustave Moreau: Salomé and the femme fatale (Osaka)

Osaka 2.0 hour(s)

An exhibition featuring masterpieces, sketches, and letters from Gustave Moreau.   Learn more about  Moreau through the displays that include Moreau’s Beloved Women, The Femme ...

Oct

01

Gustave Moreau: Salomé and the femme fatale (Fukuoka)

Fukuoka 2.0 hour(s)

An exhibition featuring masterpieces, sketches, and letters from Gustave Moreau.   Learn more about  Moreau through the displays that include Moreau’s Beloved Women, The Femme ...

Sep

18

The Matsukata Collection: A One-Hundred-Year Odyssey

Tokyo 2.0 hour(s)

Experience Matsukata’s century-long artistic voyage as the museum celebrates its 60th anniversary.  View 160 unique artworks that are displayed from various famous artists that...

Sep

18

Special Exhibition The Mammoth (Tokyo)

Tokyo 2.0 hour(s)

Woolly mammoths, one of the greatest species to walk this earth and are believed to have gone extinct around 10,000 years ago. However, with global warming on the rise, there ha...

Oct

19

Cats are just cute Exhibition (Shizuoka)

Shizuoka 1.5 hour(s)

Cats are just cute Exhibition is the dream exhibition for all cat lovers out there. This whole exhibition is solely dedicated to cat and kitten cuteness, with a plethora of pro...

Sep

18

Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation

Tokyo 1.5 hour(s)

Takahata Isao: A Legend in Japanese Animation is an event honoring the work of the late acclaimed animation director Takahata Isao. Often regarded as of the great pioneers of ...

Sep

18

Timeless MUCHA: Mucha to Manga - The Magic of Line (Tokyo)

Tokyo 2.0 hour(s)

This event is all about Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), an influential artist who continues to influence the world to this day despite passing away 80 years ago! Famous for being t...

Sep

18

Legendary Kyoto Painting From Maruyama Okyo To The Modern Era

Tokyo 2.0 hour(s)

Maruyama Okyo was famously known for his artwork that depicted the real life versions of a wide array of different objects in Kyoto during the 18th century. These objects includ...

Sep

18

Aichi Triennale 2019: Taming Y/Our Passion

Aichi 1.5 hour(s)

Aichi Triennale 2019: Taming Y/Our Passion is the most recent edition of the Aichi Triennale art event held every three years, and being one of the biggest international art fes...

Sep

18

All About Mariano Fortuny

Tokyo 1.0 hour(s)

This exhibition event is all about Mariano Fortuny. Fortuny is a designer who was born in Granada, Spain and based in Venice, Italy. He is most well known for his creation and v...

Sep

18

Masterpieces of Impressionism: The Courtauld Collection

Tokyo 1.5 hour(s)

This exhibition brings viewers in Japan the chance to see exclusive artworks from London’s Courtauld Gallery. British man and industrialist Samuel Courtauld, founded the gallery...

Sep

18

The Dinosaur Expo 2019

Tokyo 1.0 hour(s)

The Dinosaur Expo 2019 held at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo is a dinosaur lover paradise. With special exhibitions and never before seen real fossils as w...

Sep

18

RHYTHM OF TRIBE MANGEKYO

Tokyo 1.5 hour(s)

RHYTHM OF TRIBE MANGEKYO is a super energetic and exciting entertainment event that revolves around acrobatic Japanese Taiko drumming performances that mix tradition with innova...

Oct

04

Takefu Chrysanthemum Doll Festival

Fukui 1.5 hour(s)

Carried out in Fukui prefecture from the beginning of October through to the beginning of November, The Takefu Chrysanthemum Doll Festival is a unique Japanese festival that you...

Nov

23

Ainokura Gassho Zukuri Village Light-up

Toyama 1.0 hour(s)

Ainokura Gassho Zukuri Village is famously known for its gassho-zukiru houses that are pocketed throughout a lush mountain scenery. There are a total of 23 houses making this a ...

Sep

18

Leo Lionni for everyone

Tokyo 1.5 hour(s)

Leo Lionni for everyone is an exhibition all about the life and art of Leo Lionni and his journey. Leo Lionni was based in Italy and the USA working in graphic design. He then f...

Nov

02

Monster Jam 2019 in Japan

Saitama 7.5 hour(s)

「MONSTER JAM®」is a thrilling monster truck motor show featuring gigantic monster trucks over 5 meters tall and weighing around 5 tons, with giant tyres over 160cm tall and carry...

Jul

15

Amanohashidate Machi Akari Light-up

Kyoto 0.5 hour(s)

Amanohashidate Machi Akari Light-up is an annual summer night light up event in Kyoto, held in the Monju area just south of the Amanohashidate sandbar. The area is already renow...

Dec

15

The cro-magnons

Niigata

A circuit that took the new album “PUNCH” and took it all over the country!

Oct

29

Miracle Canned Goods Festival

Tokyo

This is an event where you can try some of the local gourmet canned goodies Dr. Canned Goods Mr. Kurokawa Hayato has chosen along with some sake to wash it down!

Dec

20

Matsuda Seiko Christmas Dinner Show 2019

Aichi

Enjoy some premium time at the Annual Christmas Dinner Show with Matsuda Seiko. 

Dec

21

Kanda Matunojo : Storytelling and Travel Sketches vol. 3

Niigata

Kanda Matsunojo, kicks up a storm on media platforms for sold-out performances, but the elusive storyteller makes an appearance in Niigata for a solo performance!