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Fireworks in Takayama, Japan (free public event) - in traditional Japanese style, deployed from handheld bamboo cylinders = Shutterstock

Fireworks in Takayama, Japan (free public event) - in traditional Japanese style, deployed from handheld bamboo cylinders = Shutterstock

Photos: Major summer festivals in Japan!

From July to August, Japan is extremely hot except for Hokkaido and some mountainous areas. So basically, I can't really recommend summer trips to Japan except Hokkaido and so on. But if you like festivals, then it might be fun to come to Japan in the summer. There are many amazing summer festivals in Japan. I will introduce some of them here!

Aomori Nebuta Festival

In Aomori City, a parade to pull huge lantern floats called "Nebuta" is held = Shutterstock

In Aomori City, a parade to pull huge lantern floats called "Nebuta" is held = Shutterstock

Aomori Nebuta Festival

Venue: Aomori City, Aomori Perfecture
Date: August 2nd-7th

 

Hirosaki Neputa Festival -August 1st-7th

In Hirosaki, Aomori, an old castle town, giant lantern floats are called "Neputa" = Shutterstock

In Hirosaki, Aomori, an old castle town, giant lantern floats are called "Neputa" = Shutterstock

Hirosaki Neputa Festival

Venue: Hirosaki City, Aomori Perfecture
Date: August 1st-7th

 

Akita Kanto Festival

At the Akita Kanto Festival, people march with huge lanterns hanging on their heads or shoulders =Pixta

At the Akita Kanto Festival, people march with huge lanterns hanging on their heads or shoulders =Pixta

Akita Kanto Festival

Venue: Akita City, Akita Perfecture
Date: August 3rd-6th

 

Sumida River Fireworks Festival

Every year around Asakusa in Tokyo, a fireworks display is held on the bank of the Sumida River =Pixta

Every year around Asakusa in Tokyo, a fireworks display is held on the bank of the Sumida River =Pixta

Sumida River Fireworks Festival

Venue: Taito-ku, Tokyo
Date: Last Saturday in July

 

Nagaoka Fireworks Festival

The fireworks display in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture is the largest in Japan = AdobeStock

The fireworks display in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture is the largest in Japan = AdobeStock

Nagaoka Fireworks Festival

Venue: Nagaoka City, Nigata Prefecture
Date: August 2nd and 3rd

 

Hida Takayama Tezutsu (hand-held) Fireworks Display

Fireworks in Takayama, Japan (free public event) - in traditional Japanese style, deployed from handheld bamboo cylinders = Shutterstock

Fireworks in Takayama, Japan (free public event) - in traditional Japanese style, deployed from handheld bamboo cylinders = Shutterstock

Hida Takayama Tezutsu (hand-held) Fireworks

Venue: Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture
Date: August 9th

 

Gion Matsuri Festival

The Gion Festival is held in Kyoto every July for one month = Shutterstock

The Gion Festival is held in Kyoto every July for one month = Shutterstock

Gion Matsuri Festival

Venue: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Date: July 1st-31st

 

Gozan Okuribi (Daimonji Festival)

Gozan okuribi and lantern floating festival in Kyoto, Japan = Adobe Stock

Gozan okuribi and lantern floating festival in Kyoto, Japan = Adobe Stock

Gozan Okuribi (Daimonji Festival)

Venue: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Date: August 16th

 

Awa Dance (Awa Odori)

Awa Odori has a course where tourists can also participate = Shutterstock

Awa Odori has a course where tourists can also participate = Shutterstock

Awa Danca (Awa Odori)

Venue: Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture
Date: August 12th-15th

 

Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival

The contrast between the Torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine and the fireworks is beautiful =Pixta

The contrast between the Torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine and the fireworks is beautiful =Pixta

Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival

Venue: Miyajima Island, Hiroshima Prefecture
Date: Late August

 

 

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