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3 Hot Tokyo Fireworks Festivals

Summer is always an eventful time in Tokyo. During July and August, there are countless summer firework festivals to see!

Hoof It to Soma-Nomaoi Festival in Fukushima

Head down to the Soma region of Fukushima to witness a thousand-year-old festival that's still a barrel of fun today.

The Sendai Tanabata Star Festival

We're seeing stars at the Sendai Tanabata Star Festival!

Shoryudo: See More, Do More, Travel Smarter

Not sure where to go in Japan and only have a short time to visit? Why not do it all in central Japan? Get a major dose of culture, food, shopping, history and fun, all of which can be found in the Shoryudo region.

Nishimonai Bon Odori

While Japan's Bon Odori dances may be symbolic of the summer, if you want to really learn the dance, you'd better start in winter!

Furubira's Dazzling Demon Dance Fire Festival

These stunning photographs truly capture the beauty of Hokkaido's Tengu no Hiwatari Festival.

Capturing Tohoku's Summer Passion

In 2017, All About Japan sent a team up to Tohoku to capture some this northern region's summer vibe. From its craggy coasts and crater lakes to plunging falls and samurai festivals, there was plenty of energy to go around!

Japan vs. China — Preserving Traditional Roots

Japan and China share traditional roots, but Japan preserves those roots to the present day.

Noge: Yokohama's Hub for Cheap Drinks

With some 500 drinking establishments just 10 minutes south of Minato Mirai, the Noge area is 'the' spot to hit for a cheap drink in Yokohama.

4 Awesome Fireworks Festivals Outside Tokyo

Tokyo may be the heart of Japan, but to see amazing fireworks this summer, you'll need to venture out of the capital.

Japan's Most Amazing Summer Fireworks Festival

Fireworks festivals are a staple in Japanese summer. We'll take you to the biggest firework festival in Japan, Omagari Firework Festival, where you can bear witness to 20,000 fireworks by masters from all over Japan shot over the course of an evening.

Travel to Toyama for a 300-Year-Old Festival

The most popular festival in Hokuriku, the beautiful Owara Kaze-no-Bon festival has been held for 300 years to appease the typhoon winds and ask for bountiful crops.

The 5 Biggest Snow Festivals in Tohoku

Check out Tohoku's Five Great Snow Festivals and see how the region's long history of culture and tradition brings the frozen to life!

10 Incredible Places to Visit in Hida Takayama

If you want to visit a place in Japan with true traditional and rural elements, then you should go to Takayama. It's one of the rare cities in Japan with a wonderfully preserved old town.

Final Fantasy Snow Sculpture Heats up Hokkaido

Hokkaido's Snow Festival seems to outdo itself every year, but this sculpture featuring characters from 'Final Fantasy XIV'—complete with a project mapping light show—takes the cake, kupo!

Hanagasa Matsuri: Grab Your Flower Hat!

While Yamagata Prefecture may be locally known as the land of cherries, it's also home to a rather unique flower hat festival!

Undiscovered Japan: Fukushima & Miyagi

While Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures were both badly hit by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the region has now largely recovered, and is looking to see travelers flock in once again.

Takayama Autumn Festival

One of the three largest festivals in the country, the Takayama Autumn Festival is not to be missed!

Must-See Art Festivals After Summer

Summer festival season is winding down, but there are still fantastic ways to appreciate art around the country through to New Year's!

Gifu's Colorful Hydrangea Road

The rainy season, known as 'tsuyu,' is well-known for its gloomy days and the beautiful hydrangea that brighten the misty days with their flashy pops of purple.

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