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Kanda Matsuri Tokyo

The Kanda Matsuri is one of the greatest festivals in Tokyo and one of the best festivals that represents Edo. It only happens every other odd year (for example 2015, 2017). The Kanda Matsuri is the festival of the Kanda Myojin Shrine which honours three deities: Daikokuten(one of the Seven Lucky Gods of good fortune), Ebisu(god of fishermen and luck), and Taira no Masakado- a feudal lord of the 10th century who was worshipped and deified. The portable shrines are paraded through the streets to bring good fortune and blessing to local residents. It is followed by hundreds of musicians, dancers and floats.

2 Days
Fukuoka Pref.

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

The Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri (岸和田だんじり祭), held in Kishiwada, Osaka. It is one of the most famous Danjiri Matsuri in Japan.

3 Days

Kitamoto Neputa Matsuri

A festival held in Kitamoto City, Saitama-Pref. every year on the fourth of November.

1 Day

Ohara Hadaka Matsuri

More than ten portable shrines are carried into the sea all at once, and they shove and push above the angry waves, which is called “Shio-fumi.”

2 Days

Owara Kaze-no-bon Festival

This festival is held as Yasaka Shrine and takes place over the course of a month, making it one of Japan’s three largest festivals.

2 Days
Chiba Ken

Shodoshima Taiko Matsuri

As a festival to appreciate the harvest, the autumn Taiko festival was held in the Shodoshima and Teshima Islands.

10 Days