There are over 200,000 festivals every year in Japan ranging from quiet and introspective to wild and dangerous. Festivals are held at shrines and temples along with local and national festivals. There are dance festivals, snow festivals, rife festivals, performance festival, religious festivals and many more. Festivals often show strength, endurance and bravery that are are considered a rite of passage. Japanese festivals provide an opportunity to interact with the locals and to participate in the lighthearted side of Japanese culture.
The following list are considered the biggest and best festivals Japan has to offer.
|Title||Prefecture||City||Event Start Date||Event End Date|
|Adachi Fireworks 足立||Tōkyō||Adachi||Finished 2017/07/22 Sat|
|Big Kite of Zama||Kanagawa||Zama||2018/05/04||2018/05/05|
|Edogawa Fireworks 江戸川||Tōkyō||Edogawa||Finished 2017/08/05 Sat|
|Ichikawamisato Fireworks 市川三郷||Yamanashi||Ishikawa||Finished 2017/08/07 Mon|
|Itabashi Fireworks 戸田橋||Tōkyō||Edogawa||Finished 2017/08/05 Sat|
|Katsushika Fireworks 葛飾||Tōkyō||Katsushika||Finished 2017/07/25 Tue|
|Kawaguchi Lake Fireworks 河口湖||Yamanashi||Kawaguchiko||Finished 2017/08/05 Sat|
|Koto Fireworks 江東||Tōkyō||Koto||Finished 2017/08/01 Tues|
|Sagami Giant kite Festival||Kanagawa||Sagamihara||2018/05/04||2018/05/05|
|Sumida River Fireworks 隅田川 Spot 1 of 2||Tōkyō||Sumida||Finished 2017/07/29 Sat|
|Sumida River Fireworks 隅田川 Spot 2 of 2||Tōkyō||Sumida||Finished 2017/07/29 Sat|
|Tokyo Olympics 2020||Tōkyō||Tokyo||2018/07/24||2018/08/09|