Two of the top category events in the summer in Japan, the Aomori prefecture “Nebuta” festival and the Akita prefecture “Kantō” festival. Come with us into the hot summer night to experience a vision of Japan dyed in vivid colors of the tradition.
We will be exploring everywhere from Tōkyō in Kantō to the Chūbu region of Japan. Also, you will be able to witness one of the traditional methods of fishing through the use of cormorants (ukai).
This is a trip perfect for all those fascinated with ninjas and samurais! A tour packed with different experiences relating to them, but there is a little twist with the introduction of the “Zen” concept.
So, you've decided to come to Japan and wish to experience „something Japanese“ in essence. This is where „Matsuri“ (Japanese festival) comes in. Even though Japan is considered to be an extremely quiet country, passion of the people that have joined the Matsuri might paint Japan in a completely different light for you.
Although the festivals are the main focus of this category, there are a lot of limited-time events that are hosted throughout the year, each of them brimming with their own personality. Joining one of them will surely become an experience that you will remember for life.
In Japan, there is a religion called “Shinto” Once a year, there is a festival in a Shinto shrine, worshiping Shinto gods.
Originally, these festivals stem from a tradition through which gratitude towards gods is expressed in the time of the harvest for the good crops. Nowadays, it is celebrated in many different ways: from those festivals where men shoulder portable Shinto shrine while walking though the city to those of Aomori prefecture where there is a huge parade float being dragged by the Matsuri goers; there is a great variety of Matsuri styles to be experienced. Japanese people really love participating in Matsuri! It might be best to consider Matsuri as something out of the ordinary and you could possibly liken it to your decision to take a trip to Japan. During the time of the festivals, many tourists come to see it and mix in with the crowd.
Just like the Matsuri, these limited-time events exist throughout Japan in different areas and in various flavors. We highly suggest you try joining one of them. And remember: whichever you decide to choose eventually, you can't go wrong!
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