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Festivals of the Summer Season

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Festivals in Japan are popular tourist attractions. Check out this list of festivals before you plan a trip to Japan. Here are some major ones held during the summer months.

June - August

  • Atsuta Matsuri (Atsuta Jingu Shrine, Nagoya-city, Aichi)
  • Hyakumangoku Festival (Kanazawa-city, Ishikawa)
  • Sanno Festival (Hie Jinja Shrine, Tokyo)
  • Hakata Gion Yamakasa (Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka)
  • Tanabata Festivals (across the country)
  • Kyoto Gion Matsuri (Yasaka Jinja Shrine, Kyoto-city)
  • Osaka Tenjin Matsuri (Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, Osaka-city)
  • Kawagoe Hyakumantou Summer Festival (Kawagoe-city, Saitama)
  • Lake Ashi Summer Festival (Hakone-town, Kanagawa)
  • Aomori Nebuta Matsuri (Aomori-city, Aomori)
  • Akita Kanto Festival (Akita-city, Akita)
  • Yamagata Hanagasa Festival (Yamagata-city, Yamagata)
  • Yosakoi Festival (Kochi-city, Kochi)
  • Awa Odori (Tokushima)
  • Kyoto Gozan Okuribi (Kyoto-city, Kyoto)
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