Events

Beer in Yokohama

Yokohama Oktoberfest

Held over two weeks at Akarenga Sōkō in early October, this festival features over 100 beers and much carousing in the spirit of the German festival.
Cultural in Fuji-Yoshida

Yoshida no Himatsuri

This annual festival is held to mark the end of the climbing season and to offer thanks for the safety of the year's climbers. The first day involves a mikoshi procession and the lighting of bonfires on Fuji-Yoshida…
Cultural in Nikkō

Tōshō-gū Grand Festival

Nikkō's most important annual festival features horseback archery on the first day and a 1000-strong costumed re-enactment of the delivery of Ieyasu's remains to Nikkō on the second.
Cultural in Narita

Narita Gion Matsuri

This festival has been going strong for over 300 years. Including a parade with a mikoshi (portable shrine) from Narita-san Shinshōji and large floats, it draws around 400,000 visitors.
Cultural in Nikkō

Tōshō-gū Autumn Festival

Slightly scaled-down autumnal version of May's Tōshō-gū Grand Festival, with horseback archery and a reenactment of Ieyasu's final journey to his tomb.
Cultural in Kamakura

Kamakura Matsuri

A week of celebrations held from the second Sunday to the third Sunday in April. It includes a wide range of activities, most of which are centred on Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū.
Cultural in Kamakura

Reitai Matsuri

On 14 September there's a procession of mikoshi (11am to 1pm), and on 16 September a display of horseback archery from 1pm.
Beer in Yokohama

Great Japan Beer Festival Yokohama

Held in mid-April and mid-September, this festival features around 200 craft beers from across Japan.
Cultural in Nikkō

Yayoi Matsuri

Procession of mikoshi held at Futarasan-jinja.
Cultural in Kamakura

Bonbori Matsuri

From 6 or 7 to 9 August, hundreds of lanterns are strung up around Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū.