Nishiarai Daishi Wind Bell Festival

Mid Jul 〜 Mid Aug 2022
Over 400 different types and designs of wind chimes are gathered from all over the country and displayed…

Yokohama Minato Mirai Bon Odori

Mid Aug 2022
The 10th year of the Minato Mirai Bon Odori. A slightly smaller scale event than some of the…
This event has been canceled

Tokushima Awa Odori

Aug 12Aug 15
There are hundreds of Awa Odori festivals that take place over the summer in Japan, but the Tokushima…

Kiyose Sunflower Festival

Mid 〜 Late Aug 2022
Annual display of over 100,000 sunflowers in the fields of Kiyose. The area is well known for farming…

Okutama Noryo Fireworks Festival

Mid Aug 2022
Small scale fireworks festival (奥多摩納涼花火大会) near Okutama Station with just 1,000 fireworks released (versus upwards of 13,000 for…

Nara Chugen Mantoro

Aug 14Aug 15
More than 3,000 lanterns are lit at Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara twice a year—on 3 February for…

Ota City Peace Fireworks

Mid Aug 2022
Ota City Peace Fireworks Festival (大田区平和都市宣言記念事業) is a fireworks event held along the Tama River, typically in mid…
This event has been canceled

Chichibu Ondo Dance Festival

Aug 14 / 4:30 PM9:30 PM
The Chichibu Ondo Dance Festival (秩父音頭まつり) is held on the 14 August every year and sees approximately 70…

Nagasaki Spirit Boat Procession

Aug 15 / 5:00 PM10:00 PM
Bon Festival celebrations welcoming back ancestors from the spirit world

Gozan no Okuribi

Aug 16 / 8:00 PM9:00 PM
Daimonji Gozan no Okuribi (also known as the “Daimonji Festival”) is a bonfire festival held on 16 August…

A calendar of all the major events and festivals in Japan. Wherever possible, the link to the event’s official website is provided and visitors are advised to confirm scheduling details on the official website before attending to ensure there have not been any last minute changes.