Beer in Yokohama

Yokohama Oktoberfest

Held over two weeks at Akarenga Sōkō in early October, this festival features dozens 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 (portable shrine) procession and the lighting of bonfir…
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

Going strong for over 300 years, this festival features a parade of mikoshi (portable shrines) and large floats, embarking from Narita-san Shinshōji and drawing crowds of around 450,000.
Cultural in Kamakura

Kamakura Matsuri

A week of celebrations held from the second to the third Sundays in April. It includes a wide range of activities centred on Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, including yabusame (Samurai-style horseback archery) on the final …
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

Reitai Matsuri

At Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū on 14 September there's a procession of mikoshi (portable shinto shrines, 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 over two days, the Yokohama editions of this multi-city booze fest feature around 200 craft beers from across Japan at locations around the city.
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.