Top 5 Most Beautiful Japanese Festivals in December

Top 5 Most Beautiful Japanese Festivals in December

While December is famous for the Christmas celebrations in the majority of the countries, the non-Christian countries, such  as Japan have their own holidays and festivals. Definitely the celebration of New Year is the most significant event of the month all around The Land of the Rising Sun. Shogatsu, the Japanese New Year is celebrated between the 31rd of December and January the 2nd; but on 31 December there are other festivals as well. The most interesting Japanese festivals in Decem... [ read more ]

Most Popular Japanese Festivals in August

Most Popular Japanese Festivals in August

One of the most popular Japanese traditions is the traditional celebration. These festivals are collectively called Matsuri and thousands of people participate on such events. All Japanese festivals are vivid, colorful and full of joy, even though some commemorations are also included and turned into festivals. August, the last month of the hot summer has its own festivals as well. This month has hundreds of festivals, not only traditional ones, but cultural and musical events, too. Visiting ... [ read more ]

Best Japanese Festivals in July

Best Japanese Festivals in July

Festivals, or Matsuri are vital parts of Japanese culture. Dozens of events are celebrated monthly and millions of tourists visit these wonderful festivals. All of Japan's festivals are equally significant and important, but not all of them are as colorful, vivid and energetic as the others. More than 30 Japanese festivals are held and celebrated only in July; therefore this is the richest month of the year from the point of view of festivals. For tourists, it is kindly recommended to vis... [ read more ]

Most Interesting Japanese Festivals in June

Most Interesting Japanese Festivals in June

Although the majority of Japan's festivals are held during summer, June has very few traditional matsuri. Compared to July or August, this month is quite poor from the point of view of festivals; but these few events are really enjoyable and interesting. The most important Japanese festivals in June take place in Toyko, Yokohama, Kyoto, Osaka, but smaller cities, such as Iwate or Hamamatsu give home to very popular events as well. Undoubtedly, the Takigi Noh festival from Kyoto is the mo... [ read more ]

Most Beautiful Japanese Festivals in May

Most Beautiful Japanese Festivals in May

Many Japanese festivals have their origin in Chinese culture, but during the centuries they have changed a lot. These festive occasions are very significant for local people and for tourists as well. Some festivals are celebrated all around Japan, but there are other festivals which characterize only a particular area of the country or a city. May is one of the most beautiful months of the year: the cherry blossoming is just finished and the nature is becoming more and more green. Many J... [ read more ]

Japanese Festivals in April

Japanese Festivals in April

In Japan the fourth month of the year is famous for the large number of festivals which are held all around the archipelago. April is the most beautiful month in Japan: the Sakura or the cherry blossoming is one of the most important spring events of the country. Besides Sakura, the other events are beautiful and interesting as well. Most of the festivals are related to the fertility of both nature and of humans. These occasions are perfect representatives of the colorful and interesting ... [ read more ]

Japanese Festivals in March

Japanese Festivals in March

Japan is a country which has dozens of great festivals. They are eye-catching not only for Japanese people, but for tourists as well. Japanese festivals combine traditional values with local customs. Some of these have their origins in Chinese culture, but by the time they had changed a lot. It is important to mention March, the third month of the year, if we are talking about Japanese festivals. As every month, it also has some very interesting traditional Japanese festivals. Some of the... [ read more ]

Japanese Festivals in February

Japanese Festivals in February

Japanese culture has a very large number of festivals. All these have traditional backgrounds and they are considered to be important events of the calendar. Japanese festivals usually celebrate life and death, but most of them are resounded joyfully. February, the second month of the year is symbolizing the approaching spring. Though everyone in Japan is waiting for the springtime, the February air is still cold and carries snow. February festivals are good ways for forgetting the crue... [ read more ]