All dates for events and festivals listed in this events calendar are taken from the official websites. In the case of some recurring events and festivals, future listings are based on the scheduling of prior year events because dates are not usually officially announced by the organisers until one month before. I make efforts to regularly check the official websites, but if you do notice an error in the scheduling or details please let me know and I will correct as soon as possible.
See here for the full Japan events and festivals calendar.This calendar lists all major events and festivals in Kansai. This includes trade and technology shows which may be of interest to members of the public.
Kyoto Gion Festival
Sunday, Jul 1 — Tuesday, Jul 31
Nachi Fire Festival
Saturday, Jul 14 | 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Nara Chugen Mantoro 2018
Tuesday, Aug 14 — Wednesday, Aug 15
Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2018
Saturday, Sep 15 — Sunday, Sep 16
Kurama Fire Festival 2018
Tuesday, Oct 2
Nara Setsubun Mantoro 2019
Feb 3, 2019 | 5:30 PM — 8:30 PM