Cultural in Inuyama

Inuyama Matsuri

A government-designated Intangible Cultural Asset, this festival features a parade of 13 three-tiered floats strewn with 365 lanterns. Atop each float, elaborate karakuri ningyō (marionettes) perform to music. The f…
Cultural in Nagoya

World Cosplay Summit

If you're in Nagoya in July or August, be sure to see if your stay coincides with some of the events of this truly unique visual feast, when cosplayers (costume players) and anime (Japanese animation) fans from arou…
Parade in Nagoya

Nagoya Matsuri

Nagoya's big bash takes place in Hisaya-ōdōri-kōen (Central Park). Celebrating Nagoya's 'three heroes', the lively procession includes costumes, karakuri ningyō (marionette) floats, folk dancing and decorated cars.
Parade in Nagoya

Minato Matsuri

Held around 'Ocean Day' (the third Monday in July), this street festival in Nagoya Port features a parade, dancing, fireworks and a water-logging contest dating back to the Edo period.
Cultural in Nagoya

Atsuta Matsuri

The largest and most auspicious celebration held at Atsuta-jingū, with parades, martial-arts displays and fireworks.
Fireworks in Inuyama

Nihon Rhine Matsuri

Culminating in fireworks, this festival is held on the banks of the river.