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Japan EDITOR'S PICKS
Japan's Must-See Summer Festivals in 2019
Spirited drumming, food stalls abound with local delicacies and merry people in happi coats and yukata everywhere. Japanese festivals, collectively known as "matsuri," are a must when you're visiting the island country any time between July to September.
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    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Dance to the rhythms of powerful taiko drums and cheer along as Aomori presents its famous gigantic Nebuta floats. Don't miss one of Japan's biggest summer festivities by watching or dressing in traditional Haneto clothes.

    From USD233.87

    Daily
    19 - 21 hour(s) (afternoon)
  2. Discover the beauty of contemporary art on the islands of Setouchi, such as Shodoshima, Teshima and Oshima. Created by independent and internationally renowned artists, enjoy wonderful exhibits with convenient boat transfers from Takamatsu.
    English Available
    Meal Provided
    Special

    From USD94.32

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    7 - 8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Spend your summer at one of Japan's much awaited festivals in Akita! See rows of Japanese lanterns lit up as professional performers showcase their moves while balancing the colossal bamboo poles before you.

    From USD196.33

    Daily
    20 hour(s) (afternoon)