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Japan’s Best Matsuri Festivals and Fireworks during Summer 2019 July-August

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

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6. July. 2019

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Despite the hot temperatures, summer in Japan is a time to celebrate, with a variety of unique cultural festivals and incredible fireworks displays. To help plan your trip, we’ve put together a list of some of the best matsuri (“festivals”) not to miss, whether you want to dance, be entertained or see the night sky illuminated in dazzling colors!

Japan’s Best Matsuri Festivals and Fireworks during Summer 2019 July-August

Index

  • Gion Matsuri (祇園際), Kyoto
  • Nachi no Ogi Matsuri (Nachi Fire Festival: 那智の火祭り), Wakayama
  • Yasukuni Shrine Mitama Matsuri (靖国神社みたままつり), Tokyo
  • Adachi Fireworks (足立の花火), Tokyo
  • Tenjin Matsuri (天神祭), Osaka
  • Sumida River Fireworks Festival (隅田川花火大会), Tokyo
  • The Tohoku Region's Summer Festivals
  • Aomori Nebuta Festival (青森ねぶた祭), Aomori
  • Hirosaki Neputa Festival (弘前ねぷた祭), Aomori
  • Sansa Odori Festival (さんさ踊り), Morioka
  • Akita Kanto Festival (秋田竿燈まつり), Akita
  • Yamagata Hanagasa Festival (山形花笠まつり), Yamagata
  • Sendai Tanabata Festival (仙台七夕まつり), Miyagi
  • Waraji Matsuri (わらじ祭り), Fukushima
  • Nagaoka Fireworks Festival (長岡まつり大花火大会), Niigata
  • Lake Biwa Great Fireworks Festival (びわ湖大花火大会), Shiga
  • Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Festival (なにわ淀川花火大会), Osaka
  • Lake Suwa Fireworks Festival (諏訪湖祭湖上花火大会), Nagano
  • Yosakoi Festival (よさこい祭り), Kochi
  • Awa Odori Festival (阿波踊り), Tokushima
  • Gujo Odori Festival (郡上おどり), Gifu
  • Koenji Awa Odori (高円寺阿波踊り), Tokyo
  • Omagari Fireworks Festival (大曲の花火), Akita

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