EVENTS

Gion Festival

EVENTS

There are so many events in Japan running all throughout the year and right across the country. Coffee Festival? Don’t mind if we do! Gay Pride? Absolutely! Or perhaps something a little more traditional? Good news, the summer season is full of them, such as the Obon dance festival and countless neighbourhood matsuri. From the Sapporo Snow Festival to Kyoto’s Gion Matsuri, no matter where you are, there’s bound to be something exciting happening. Read on for more information about some of our favourite events in Japan.

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