Seasonal Events

10 Flower Festivals near Tokyo April-May 2022!

Spring in Japan is a magical time for flower viewing and what better way to do it than with a flower festival? Check out 10 of Japan's best spring flower festivals held in 2022!

What is White Day in Japan?

Everyone knows that Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated all over the world. But have you heard of White Day? Find out more about what this Japanese holiday is all about!

What is Hinamatsuri? How to Celebrate Girl’s Day in Japan 2022

March 3rd is Hinamatsuri Festival, which is often translated as Girl's Day or Doll's Day in Japan. Here we explain what it is, how to celebrate it and where to see gorgeous Hina dolls in Japan!

What is Tanabata? Traditional Japanese Summer Events

July 7th is Tanabata, an annual event celebrated in Japan. Here we explain its history, sad story of two lovers, customs and the famous tanabata festivals!

Traditional Japanese Events: What is Obon Week?

Obon week in mid August is a annual holiday where people remember their deceased ancestors. It is also one of Japan's three major holiday seasons. Here we explain everything you need to know about Obon week!

10 Best Summer Fireworks Festivals in Japan in 2022

In summer there you can see stunning firework displays almost every weekend in Japan. Here we have listed the best and most beautiful fireworks festivals in Japan!
Travel tips

When is Golden Week in Japan 2022?: Travel Tips for Long Weekends

Golden Week is a long holiday week in Japan in May. It's the best time to travel around Japan, but it's better if you know the tips to travel efficiently!

How to Celebrate Children’s Day in Japan

On May 5th, it's Children's Day in Japan. It is deeply connected to Shinto and traditional custom wishing for a good health and happiness for children.

Koenji Awa Odori Festival And Related Events

Koenji Awa Odori Festival is a popular 2-day festival taking place in August. In this article we'll explain the history of the event and explain how you can learn the Awa Odori yourself!

The Three Great Festivals Of Japan

Japan held a ton of festivals each year. Here’s a quick rundown of the three major festivals of Japan and how you can enjoy them.
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