Passed down from their ancient tradition of worshiping the natural phenomena, Japanese festivals liven up summer in Japan. Here are the Japan’s top 3 summer festivals you shouldn’t miss this Summer 2018.
Azabu Juban Noryo Matsuri
Enjoy live music, entertainment and endless food stalls popular among 300,000 annual visitors!
— たいたん (@taitan26) May 24, 2018
Schedule: 2018/08/25 (Saturday) – 2018/08/26 (Sunday)
Asagaya Tanabata Festival
Enjoy over-sized and colorful decorations in this festival that boasts of 830,000 annual visitors!
Schedule: 2018/08/03 (Fri) ~ 2018/08/07 (Tue)
Location: Near Asagaya Station
Fukagawa Hachiman Festival
Prepare to get wet for this festival known for the scenes of water being thrown at the mikoshi carriers by visitors.
— 北篠サキ (@YamaTaka418) August 13, 2017
Schedule: 2018/08/11 (Saturday, Holiday) ~ 2018/08/15 (Wed)
Start: 09:00 (Procession starts around 07:30)
Location: Around Tomioka Hachiman Shine
Boasting of an annual visitor of 200,000 people, this festival is something to look forward to with more than 30,000 large and small lanterns coloring the night beautifully!
— kazutan3 (@kazuracing) August 12, 2017
— kazutan3 (@kazuracing) August 10, 2016
Schedule: 2018/07/13 (Friday) to 2018/07/16 (Monday)
Remarks: The lights on the lanterns are from the evening
Location: Yasukuni Shrine
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