Festivals and Events

Festivals and Events

Kimono fitting

It is commonly said that you will always find a festival somewhere in Japan.
In Japan, festivals are usually sponsored by a local shrine or temple.

We can offer a variety of Japanese festival tours.

Popular Festivals

Karate

Sapporo Snow Festival (Hokkaido)

This is one of the largest festivals of the year for the city of Sapporo, held in February for one week. This event attracts over two million people from around the world every year. About 1 dozen large sculptures are built for the festival along with around 100 smaller snow and ice sculptures.

Maiko

Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

Lake Shikotsu is the northernmost ice-free lake which is 363 meters deep. This festival features a moss-covered cave, which has evergreen draped on the inside and is covered in ice. This festival is held from late January to mid February. This festival features ice sculptures, small and large. At night the sculptures are illuminated by different colored lights. There is a fireworks show during the festival as well.

sumo stable

Sumo Stable

Sumo is the national sport of Japan.
The Sumo wrestlers, wearing only broad belts - called Mawashi, fight in a raised ring made of clay. The rules are simple. They lose the match, if they are forced outside the ring or if any part of their body touches the ground. Most of the sumo stables where wrestlers train, sleep and eat start their day in the wee hours with some of the most rigorous training imaginable.

Tuna auction

Tuna Auction in Tsukiji

Tsukiji fish market is playing a role in distribution of perishable foods for the Tokyo Metropolitan citizens. Tuna auction starts from very early morning. You enjoy exciting trading scene of Big Tuna fish. Auctioneer of wholesale asks in a loud voice while many buyers bid against each other.Tsukiji handled 2,880 tons, or 450 kinds of Fish a day.

Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony

The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the tea ceremony.

Yoga

Yoga

Yoga refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India.
Yoga is really famous in Japan. No matter where you are in Japan, you can find yoga lessons.

Soba noodle

Soba Noodle Making

Soba noodle is a type of thin Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour.
It is served either chilled with a dipping sauce, or in hot broth as a noodle soup.
In Japan, soba noodles are served in a variety of situations. They are a popular inexpensive fast food at train stations throughout Japan and are served by exclusive and expensive specialty restaurants.