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National Fireworks Competition “Omagari Hanabi”

  • Akita

The Omagari Hanabi fireworks festival boasts the top tradition and advanced techniques i…

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National Fireworks Competition “Omagari Hanabi”

Yokote Kamakura Festival

  • Akita

The Yokote Kamakura Festival is one of the Michinoku Godai Snow Festivals (five major sn…

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Yokote Kamakura Festival

Imoni Festival

  • Yamagata

Imoni is a traditional Tohoku stew of taro and meat. It is particularly popular in Yamag…

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Imoni Festival

Ouchijuku Snow Festival

  • Fukushima

Ouchijuku was a flourishing post-town in the 17th century. Today the town’s tradit…

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Ouchijuku Snow Festival

Kokuseki-ji Temple Somin-sai Festival

  • Iwate

The Kokuseki-ji Temple Somin-sai Festival is a so-called “hadaka matsuri” (n…

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Kokuseki-ji Temple Somin-sai Festival

Inukko Festival

  • Akita

The Inukko Festival is a folk event of the Yuzawa region that is said to have a history …

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Inukko Festival

Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Akita

Kakunodate Town in Senboku, Akita Prefecture, is also known as the “Little Kyoto o…

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Kakunodate Cherry Blossom Festival

Katakai Festival

  • Niigata

This fireworks festival sees the launch of many large spherical fireworks, including the…

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Katakai Festival

Chagu Chagu Umakko Festival

  • Iwate

Held on the second Saturday of June each year, the Chagu Chagu Umakko Festival is one of…

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Chagu Chagu Umakko Festival

Paper Balloon Festival of Kamihinokinai

  • Akita

Each year on February 10, massive paper balloons with drawings of warriors, beautiful wo…

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Paper Balloon Festival of Kamihinokinai

Sendai Tanabata Festival

  • Miyagi

The Sendai Tanabata Festival has been passed down as a traditional event since the age l…

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Sendai Tanabata Festival

Akita Kanto Festival

  • Akita

The Akita Kanto Festival is one of the three great festivals of Tohoku along with the Ao…

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Akita Kanto Festival

Aizu Erosoku Festival (Aizu Painted Candle Festival)

  • Fukushima

Aizu Erosoku (painted candles) are one of Aizu’s traditional crafts. The candles a…

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Aizu Erosoku Festival (Aizu Painted Candle Festival)

Nishimonai Bon Odori Dance

  • Akita

The Nishimonai Bon Odori in Ugo Town, Akita Prefecture, is one of the three most popular…

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Nishimonai Bon Odori Dance

Taimatsu Akashi Festival

  • Fukushima

The Taimatsu Akashi is one of Japan’s three major fire festivals that has been con…

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Taimatsu Akashi Festival

Nagaoka Festival

  • Niigata

The Nagaoka Festival Grand Fireworks Show is considered to be one of Japan’s three…

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Nagaoka Festival

Fukushima Waraji (Straw Sandals) Festival

  • Fukushima

The Fukushima Waraji (Straw Sandals) Festival takes place in early August each year and …

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Fukushima Waraji (Straw Sandals) Festival

Mt. Osore Grand Festival

  • Aomori

Mt. Osore is Japan’s foremost sacred ground, located at the center of the Shimokit…

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Mt. Osore Grand Festival

Nebuta House Wa Rasse

  • Aomori

Main Facility OverviewVisitors can learn about the history of the Nebuta Festival and ho…

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Nebuta House Wa Rasse

Historic Site Osarizawa Mine (Kazuno City, Akita Prefectur…

  • Akita

Historic Site Osarizawa Mine, which is recognized as a Heritage of Industrial Modernizat…

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Historic Site Osarizawa Mine (Kazuno City, Akita Prefectur…

Iwaki Fireworks Festival

  • Fukushima

Adding colour to Iwaki in summer, the Iwaki Fireworks Festival is a rarity in Japan beca…

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Iwaki Fireworks Festival

Ishinomaki Kawabiraki Festival

  • Miyagi

The Ishinomaki Kawabiraki Festival was started as a festival to give thanks to Kawamura …

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Ishinomaki Kawabiraki Festival

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Aomori

Hirosaki Park is home to about 2,600 cherry trees of 52 different types, which are in fu…

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Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

Matsushima Oyster Festival

  • Miyagi

Along with Amanohashidate in Kyoto and Miyajima in Hiroshima, Matsushima Bay is known fo…

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Matsushima Oyster Festival

Aizu Festival

  • Fukushima

The Aizu Festival is Aizu’s largest festival and is held in late September each ye…

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Aizu Festival

Shinjo Festival

  • Yamagata

The Shinjo Festival of Shinjo in Yamagata Prefecture has a history of more than 260 year…

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Shinjo Festival

Soma Nomaoi

  • Fukushima

Soma Nomaoi, a ritual dating back over a thousand years, takes place in northern Hamador…

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Soma Nomaoi

Hitaka Hibuse Festival

  • Iwate

With sights resembling that of a splendid large picture scroll, the Hidaka Hibuse Festiv…

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Hitaka Hibuse Festival

The Dondendaira Lily Garden, the largest in eastern Japan

  • Yamagata

The wide sky and verdant forest. The Iide Dondendaira Lily Garden, the largest lily gard…

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The Dondendaira Lily Garden, the largest in eastern Japan

Row of cherry trees on Mt.

  • Aomori

Hirosaki City is home not only to the Hirosaki Park Cherry Blossom Festival, but also to…

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Row of cherry trees on Mt.

Murayama Tokunai Festival

  • Yamagata

The Murayama Tokunai Festival takes place in Murayama city in Yamagata prefecture over t…

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Murayama Tokunai Festival

Bunsui Oiran Dochu Parade

  • Niigata

The diversion of the Shinano River at Okozu near Bunsui in Niigata prefecture is lined w…

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Bunsui Oiran Dochu Parade

Tono Furusato Village

  • Iwate

When you enter Tono Furusato Village, you will be surrounded by the retro scenery of a J…

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Tono Furusato Village

Fukushima Flower Gallery

  • Fukushima

Fukushima City is dotted with many famous flower spots that charm visitors, including Ha…

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Fukushima Flower Gallery

Tsuruoka Tenjin Festival (Ghost Festival)

  • Yamagata

The Tsuruoka Tenjin Festival is a ritual taking place annually on 25 May at Tsuruoka Ten…

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Tsuruoka Tenjin Festival (Ghost Festival)

Rokugo no Kamakura (Takeuchi)

  • Akita

Rokugo no Kamakura is a little New Years event with over 700 years of history, held annu…

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Rokugo no Kamakura (Takeuchi)

Jupia Land Hirata Shibazakura Festival

  • Fukushima

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Jupia Land Hirata Shibazakura Festival

Tsugaru-han Neputa Village

  • Aomori

Visitors can experience the charms of Tsugaru in its entirety through exhibitions of Hir…

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Tsugaru-han Neputa Village

Namahage Sedo Festival

  • Akita

The Namahage Sedo Festival is one of the Michinoku Godai Snow Festivals (five major snow…

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Namahage Sedo Festival

Hanawabayashi

  • Akita

This lively festival is lauded for its festival music, which is said to be the best in J…

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Hanawabayashi
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