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Festivals and Events

Nagoya Festival
The Nagoya Festival, which takes place annually in mid-October, is one of the greatest autumn festivals in Nagoya. The entire city is filled with a festive air, celebrating its past, present, and future.  If you love Japanese festivals and want to experience the vibrant energy and a mix of entertainment, culture, and history, this event...
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Autumn Leaves in Nagoya
It has been getting colder in Nagoya over the past couple of weeks, and autumn is finally here. It is one of the most beautiful seasons for a visit to Japan, and depending on who you ask maybe even better than spring! While September, the official start of autumn can still be quite hot and...
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Yattokame Street Kabuk
Nagoya hosts throughout the year multiple exciting annual events, seasonal festivals, Samurai parades, and special cultural events for all kinds of audiences. During autumn, one of the greatest cultural festivals is the Yattokame Culture Festival. The Yattokame is a journey through Japan’s traditional performing arts, history, and culture. In 2020, it will be held from...
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Okazaki Fireworks
Finally, summer is here! And with the arrival of the hot weather, we are ready to have some fun! Summer inspires some of the great festivals around Japan and provides fantastic opportunities to experience culture, music, art, drinks and food. The Japanese summers are synonymous with great festivals, Obon dances, and spectacular fireworks displays.  Everyone...
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Domatsuri 2019
The Nippon Domannaka Festival, commonly known as Domatsuri, is one of the most energetic and vibrant festivals all around Japan. It is held in Nagoya, at the end of August, when the summer heat reaches its peak.  Domatsuri is a 4-day-festival that fills Nagoya city and its surroundings with hundreds of Yosakoi dancers coming from...
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Tanabata festival streamers
A fairy tale might not have been what you were expecting when you opened this blog post, but we will tell you one anyway. It is a story of gods and love. Orihime, the sowing princess and daughter of the Sky King, was sowing beautiful clothes by the Heavenly River, known in our modern understanding...
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World Cosplay Summit 2019
Cosplay — the art of dressing up as characters from anime, manga, video games, TV shows or any other media — has become a global phenomenon over the years. Once dressed in their cosplay, cosplayers may attend conventions, take photos, enter competitions, perform theatrical routines or simply gather with other cosplayers while walking down the...
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