Sanja Matsuri

Sanja Matsuri, one of the three biggest festivals in Japan, is celebrated at Asakusa Tokyo's Sensouji Temple on the third weekend in May to honor the three men who established and founded Sensouji Temple. Over that Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a number of events including singing and dancing are held, however, the main part of … Continue reading Sanja Matsuri

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Hino Shinsengumi Festival

Every year the city of Hino, Tokyo hosts a two day festival celebrating the Shinsengumi!! The town gets all decked out, and there is a competition to decide who gets to play the main members of the Shinsengumi in the parade on Sunday and a "Kimono Queen" contest besides a number of performances that take … Continue reading Hino Shinsengumi Festival

Osaka Castle – Its Always a Party!

Osaka - the second biggest city in Japan, and well known for being the city with the most eccentric personality, and for Osaka Castle. Osaka Castle, the only traditional Japanese building breaking up a skyline of skyscrapers and the place the last shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, fled to after abdicating his position of shogun, is one … Continue reading Osaka Castle – Its Always a Party!