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Tenjin Matsuri

This is one of Japan's three biggest festivals and is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, the Japanese deity of scholarship and learning. Try to make the second day, when processions of mikoshi (portable shrines) and p…
Cultural in Osaka

Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri

Osaka's wildest festival, held over the 3rd weekend in September, is a kind of running of the bulls except with danjiri (festival floats), many weighing over 3000kg. The danjiri are hauled through the streets by hun…
Music in Osaka

Summer Sonic

Held over two days in August, this annual music festival attracts an impressive line-up of international and Japanese bands. Past acts include Teenage Fanclub, Weezer, Radiohead, Beyonce, Beat Crusaders and the Pixi…
Cultural in Osaka

Tōka Ebisu

Crowds of more than a million people flock to the Imamiya Ebisu-jinja to receive bamboo branches hung with auspicious tokens.