Gion Matsuri
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Gion Matsuri

The Gion Matsuri is one of the 3 well known and important annual festivals in…

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Gion Matsuri
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Gion Matsuri

One of the most important festivals of the year, and one that takes over the…

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Summer dining on Kamogawa
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Summer dining on Kamogawa

Summer along the Kamogawa river in Kyoto is always busy. The Gion festival with its…

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Aoi Matsuri
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Aoi Matsuri

The Aoi Matsuri is one of the three main festivals held in Kyoto each year…

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Hoshi Matsuri
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Hoshi Matsuri

Hinamatsuri, Doll Festival
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Hinamatsuri, Doll Festival

Hina Matsuri, Girls Days is coming up soon (March 3) and the displays are out…

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Summer Matsuri
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Summer Matsuri

Ueno Park, Sakura
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Ueno Park, Sakura

Ueno Park was Japan's first public park, opened in 1873. It has many attractions including…

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Bonden Festival, Akita
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Bonden Festival, Akita

The Bonden Festival is held in various parts of Akita-ken. I attended this one in…

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Japanese Ramen
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Japanese Ramen

Doll Festival
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Doll Festival

Japan Festival Food
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Japan Festival Food

There are often mini festivals on in Japan around the station area. This one was…

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Sakuragaoka-cho Matusri
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Sakuragaoka-cho Matusri

Another day, another matsuri (festival), this time in Sakuragaoka-cho (桜丘町), Shibuya. This was just a…

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Shibuya Tanabata
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Shibuya Tanabata

Team Shibuya CENTER-GAI is helping Shibuya to celebrate the Tanabata Matsuri by decorating the entrance…

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Sakura in Sakuragaoka-cho
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Sakura in Sakuragaoka-cho

With the cold weather, the Sakura have taken a while to come out. Most years…

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