Best Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) In Kanto

Here're best Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) in Kanto. We released a ranking of reviews about Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Kanto.

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1

Address:1-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo

Access:5 min walk from Meguro Station. By car or taxi, 15 min from Shinagawa Station, 20 min from Tokyo Station, or 25 min from Haneda Airport.

Tel:03-3491-4111

Hyakudan-kaidan' (one hundred steps) is a wooden architecture and a tangible cultural property of Tokyo. It was built in the beginning of Showa era as a banquet room. The interiors of the seven Japanese rooms are worth seeing! During summer, the collaboration exhibition with lights like Japanese festivals and artistic lights wins popularity. Some people wear yukata, summer kimono, and enjoy it.

2

Address:1-6, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan

Access:Around Minatomirai Station

At the dome in Shinko Central Square, you can see the illuminations from the inside, and you can experience a new sensation as if you are surrounded by light. The illumination seen from the outside is also beautiful, but the outside world seen from the inside is also glittering.

3

Address:10-1 Nishi-machi, Koga-shi, Ibaraki

Access:Walk: 20min from JR Koga Station, or 5min from Shin-koga Station of Tobu Railway. Car: 20min from Tatebayashi IC of Tohoku Speedway.

I introduce this summer's most moving fireworks display in Koga! It's finale was emblazoned by 'Saishoku Senrin' a kind of Japanese skyrocket. It was shot off in the sky far above the Koga town, and the thousands of small flowers blooming in the night sky are awesome! Please come to see them on this spot next year!

4

Address:1-5 Ayame, Itako-shi, Ibaraki

Access:3 min walk from JR Itako Station. 80 min by car from Mito city. Parking area is available.

Though it can be seen only in iris season, the traditional marriage boat made me very moved. Everyone said 'congratulations!' here and there, and the bride thanked them with smile.◎You can see the bride, Wednesday: 11:00, Saturday: 11:00, 14:00, 19:00, and Sunday: 11:00, 14:00.

5

Address:2-11-3 Miyashita-machi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama

Access:10 min by bus from JR Kawagoe Station to the shrine. By car, 40 min from Saitama city.

Tel:049-224-0589

Photos taken on July 6th. The annual summer event 'Enmusubi Furin'. I wore Yukata, and came to Kawagoe on the first day of this event. Waking around the path of wind bells, and feeling the comfortable winds, I felt refreshed so much, though the weather forecast was rainy. You can see the beautiful scenery of green leaves and colorful wind bells.

6

Address:4066-2 Ootaki, Chichibu-shi, Saitama

Access:40 min by bus from Seibu Chichibu Station to Misotsuchi, then 5 min walk. 120 min by car from Oomiya Station.

The spring water run down on the walls of mountains become icicles! What's more, they're lighted and make the otherworldly atmosphere! It appears as a stunning winter scenery in various media.

7

Address:2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Access:5 min walk from Asakusa Station. By car or taxi, 30 min from Shinagawa Station, 20 min from Tokyo Station or 50 min from Hanada Airport.

Tel:03-3842-0181

Hours:6:00-17:00

The annual event held as a last fair of the year (in 2016, 3days on 12/17,18,19) at the site of Senso-ji Temple. People buy this gorgeous Oshie Hagoita for good health and fortune of the next year, and for talisman. Very crowded every year.

8

Address:4-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Tel:03-3432-1431

Hours:9:00-17:00

The Tanabata Festival at Zōjoji Temple and the candle night of Japanese paper are fantastic and beautiful enough to be seen all the time. The work of turning on the lights one by one is also impressive. Collaboration with Tokyo Tower is also good.

9

Address:605−4 Onuma-aza Mawatari, Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki

Access:Bus: 29min from JR Katsuta Station, or 10min from Ajigaura Station. Get off at 'Kaihin Koen Nishiguchi'. Car: get off the speedway at Hitachi Kaihin Koen IC.

Tel:029-265-9001

Hours:9:30-17:00

During the illumination event of green Kochia, you can enjoy various night-entertainments such as 'Gourd Lantern Exhibition', and foods good to eat while walking around.

10

Address:1 Tokiwa-cho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki

Access:Bus: 20min from JR Mito Station, get off at 'Kairakuen-mae'. Car: 20min from Mito IC.

Tel:029-244-5454 

Hours:6:00-19:00,7:00-18:00

During Plum Blossom Festival, the lighted blossoms describe the fantastic scenery in the Kairakuen Garden. The illuminations are took place everyday till 3/21, from sunset to 21:00.

11

Address:18-1 Abekura, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa

Tel:046-853-3688

Hours:9:00-19:00 9:00-17:00

Closed:Mon

The rainy season lends charm to purple sweet flags. You can enjoy seeing the colorful sweet flags in lots of kinds. A water wheel going around calmly and an appearance of a hana-tsumi musume (a girl gathering withered flowers) make us feel the landscape of old times somehow.

12

Setoyashiki

2 Review

Address:1336 Kanaishima Kaisei-machi, Ashigarakami-gun, Kanagawa

Tel:0465-84-0050

Hours:10:00-17:00

Closed:Mon

In an old house built 300 years ago, over 7000 hanging dolls and sitting hina dolls are very imposing! Possessed carefully since Edo period, 300 years old 'Kyoho Hina' and Japanese dolls with full of human touch are the display for a peach blossom's seasonal festival that paints Ashigara Village.

13

Address:Nagatoro-machi Nagatoro, Chichibu-gun, Saitama

At Nagatoro in Saitama, they hold the illumination of Japanese maple trees annually. Trees dressed with autumn colors come out beautifully in the dark, which is the very moving scene.

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Art Aquarium

8 Review

Address:15th Floor, COREDO Muromachi, 2-2-1 Nihombashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Access:Just near the A6 Gate of subway station ’Mitsukoshi-mae'

Only in summer at Nihombashi, Art Aquarium make its appearance. Specializing on goldfish, many artistic aquariums to evoke the Japanese spirit get together. 'The superb beauty and experience of underwater' that presented by pioneers of water-art, shouldn't be missed.

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Otori Shrine

1 Review

Address:3-18-7 Senzoku, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Tel:03-3876-0010

Otori Shine is the birth place of Tori-no Ichi Festival that is hold at the Cock days (one of the twelve daily signs) of November. Many people visit the shrine for rakes that gather the good fortunes and money in the coming year. Energetic hand-clapping and shouting 'business success' make me feel that I can really gather the good fortunes!

16

Address:2-6-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Access:Soon, from Tochomae Station

7 / 22.23.24 The Tanabata Sky Lantern Festival is being held. Impressed by the lanterns that fly all at once. You can adjust the length to your liking by connecting with a thread. Above all, it's indoors so I'm happy that I don't have to worry about the weather. The main is the sky lantern, but there are many arcades and food stalls, so you can enjoy the festive mood. Scheduled to be held next month in Kobe and Kyoto.

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Address:15-7 Saiwai-cho, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama

Access:10 min walk from Honkawagoe Station. 15 min by car from Kagagoe IC.

As an autumn special thing, Kawagoe Festival has some large floats parade the streets of tasteful historical town. It's worth seeing in daytime, but the night becomes more exciting! When the floats meet each other, they display their showy lanterns.◎Though there're some toll parking area, they get very crowded every year. It's better to use public transportation such as JR, Toubu Tojo Line, or Seibu Shinjuku Line.

18

Address:1837-2 Ougishima, Katori-shi, Chiba

Access:20 min by bus from JR Sawara Station to Waterside Plants Botanical Garden, then 5 min walk. 70 min by car from Chiba city. Free parking area is available.

You can enjoy seeing irises in Sawara from a boat going in the park. 'Marriage Boat' is, in other words, Japanese June bride. I really long for a couple in a boat surrounded with many irises! ◎Parking area is available. During the Iris Festival, a shuttle bus from Sawara Station (please check the latest information). If you come by your car, Suigo Ayame Itako Garden is close from here, it'll be nice to make the rounds. Though you need to pay the admission fees and take bus from the nearest station, you can enjoy flowers enough, such as seeing from boats and walking in the large park, at Suigo Sawara Iris Garden.

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Address:8-54 Hachiman-cho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki

Access:10 min by bus from Mitohachiman-guchi. By taxi or car, 10 min from Mito Station. Free parking area is available.

Mito Hachiman Shrine is believed as a god for farming, industry, business, and talisman, children growing, and a genius for people born in the years of the Dog in Chinese astrology. On a day for Oharae in June, there was Chino-wa (a circle made of dry grass) used for an occasion. Surrounded with many greens, you can feel peace in your mind.

20

Address:Shimogokan, Annaka-shi, Gunma

Access:20 min by car from JR An'naka Station, beside the prefectural road. Parking space is available.

The uncultivated place beside the prefectural road was once dense with weeds, but the local people take the movement to recover the bustle to the town, and grew poppies. The poppy field makes my heart warm. ◎20 min by car from JR An'naka Station. No admission fee.

21

Address:Hashimoto Sports Park, Joso-shi, Ibaraki

Access:15 min walk from Mitsukaido Station. 80 min by car from Mito city. Free parking area is available.

It's a great firework festival opened in the side of Kinugawa Lake in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, which gathers over 100 thousand people every year. Because almost all of the great firework makers in Japan show their fireworks, you must be satisfied this summer festival so much.◎Access: 15 min walk from Mitsukaido Station of Kanto Railway Joso Line. They prepare toll observation seats you can buy on the very day of the firework festival.

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Address:Arakawa Riverside Kawara-cho, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama

Access:5 min walk from the South gate of JR Kumagaya Station. By car, 30 min from Higashi Matsuyama IC.

A summer event in Kumagaya. The biggest size of firework is No.10 (a firework ball 30 centimeters in diameter), and the number of firework is about 10 thousand. It's a biggest festival in Kanto Region, so about 450 thousand audiences come to see it from inside and outside the city every year.◎Access: 5min walk from South Gate of Kumagaya Station. You should use the public transport.

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Fireworks Festival

Koga Fireworks Festival

2 Reviews

I introduce this summer's most moving fireworks display in Koga! It's finale was emblazoned by 'Saishoku Senrin' a kind of Japanese skyrocket. It was shot off in the sky far above the Koga town, and the thousands of small flowers blooming in the night sky are awesome! Please come to see them on this spot next year!

Joso Kinugawa Firework Festival

1 Reviews

It's a great firework festival opened in the side of Kinugawa Lake in Joso, Ibaraki Prefecture, which gathers over 100 thousand people every year. Because almost all of the great firework makers in Japan show their fireworks, you must be satisfied this summer festival so much.◎Access: 15 min walk from Mitsukaido Station of Kanto Railway Joso Line. They prepare toll observation seats you can buy on the very day of the firework festival.

Kumagaya Firework Festival

1 Reviews

A summer event in Kumagaya. The biggest size of firework is No.10 (a firework ball 30 centimeters in diameter), and the number of firework is about 10 thousand. It's a biggest festival in Kanto Region, so about 450 thousand audiences come to see it from inside and outside the city every year.◎Access: 5min walk from South Gate of Kumagaya Station. You should use the public transport.

Illuminations

Ashikaga Flower Park

13 Reviews

Now is a good time to visit Ashikaga Flower Park, because it passed the peak of busiest December. You can look the illuminations leisurely, and early spring flowers such as Botan (peony) and Rōbai (Chimonanthus praecox) are beautifully decorated with illuminations.

Yokohama Minatomirai

7 Reviews

At the dome in Shinko Central Square, you can see the illuminations from the inside, and you can experience a new sensation as if you are surrounded by light. The illumination seen from the outside is also beautiful, but the outside world seen from the inside is also glittering.

The Misotsuchi Icicles

2 Reviews

The spring water run down on the walls of mountains become icicles! What's more, they're lighted and make the otherworldly atmosphere! It appears as a stunning winter scenery in various media.

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Ibaraki

Address:1-5 Ayame, Itako-shi, Ibaraki

Access:3 min walk from JR Itako Station. 80 min by car from Mito city. Parking area is available.

Though it can be seen only in iris season, the traditional marriage boat made me very moved. Everyone said 'congratulations!' here and there, and the bride thanked them with smile.◎You can see the bride, Wednesday: 11:00, Saturday: 11:00, 14:00, 19:00, and Sunday: 11:00, 14:00.

Tokyo

Address:1-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo

Access:5 min walk from Meguro Station. By car or taxi, 15 min from Shinagawa Station, 20 min from Tokyo Station, or 25 min from Haneda Airport.

Tel:03-3491-4111

Hyakudan-kaidan' (one hundred steps) is a wooden architecture and a tangible cultural property of Tokyo. It was built in the beginning of Showa era as a banquet room. The interiors of the seven Japanese rooms are worth seeing! During summer, the collaboration exhibition with lights like Japanese festivals and artistic lights wins popularity. Some people wear yukata, summer kimono, and enjoy it.

Gunma

Address:Shiromachi, Tatebayashi-shi, Gunma

Access:10min by car from Tatebayashi IC. 20min walk from Tobu Tatebayashi Station.

At Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture, about 4000-5000 carp streamers are raised at four places in the city! The main palace Tsuru'uda River, there're amazing 4000 carp streamers swimming in the sly! This festival from 3/25 to 5/6.◎At Tsuru'uda River (in front of the city hall), the carp streamers are lit up from 18:00-22:00. Access: 20min walk from Tobu Tatebayashi Station, or take bus from Tatebayashi Station.

Ibaraki

Suigo Ayame Itako Garden

3 Reviews

Though it can be seen only in iris season, the traditional marriage boat made me very moved. Everyone said 'congratulations!' here and there, and the bride thanked them with smile.◎You can see the bride, Wednesday: 11:00, Saturday: 11:00, 14:00, 19:00, and Sunday: 11:00, 14:00.

Koga Fireworks Festival

2 Reviews

I introduce this summer's most moving fireworks display in Koga! It's finale was emblazoned by 'Saishoku Senrin' a kind of Japanese skyrocket. It was shot off in the sky far above the Koga town, and the thousands of small flowers blooming in the night sky are awesome! Please come to see them on this spot next year!

Mito Hachiman Shrine

3 Reviews

Mito Hachiman Shrine is believed as a god for farming, industry, business, and talisman, children growing, and a genius for people born in the years of the Dog in Chinese astrology. On a day for Oharae in June, there was Chino-wa (a circle made of dry grass) used for an occasion. Surrounded with many greens, you can feel peace in your mind.

Tokyo

Meguro Gajoen

6 Reviews

Hyakudan-kaidan' (one hundred steps) is a wooden architecture and a tangible cultural property of Tokyo. It was built in the beginning of Showa era as a banquet room. The interiors of the seven Japanese rooms are worth seeing! During summer, the collaboration exhibition with lights like Japanese festivals and artistic lights wins popularity. Some people wear yukata, summer kimono, and enjoy it.

Senso-ji Temple

13 Reviews

The annual event held as a last fair of the year (in 2016, 3days on 12/17,18,19) at the site of Senso-ji Temple. People buy this gorgeous Oshie Hagoita for good health and fortune of the next year, and for talisman. Very crowded every year.

Edogawa Firework Festival

1 Reviews

It's very impressive from the opening! I couldn't take my eyes off from the fireworks to the finale.

Gunma

Tsuru'uda River

1 Reviews

At Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture, about 4000-5000 carp streamers are raised at four places in the city! The main palace Tsuru'uda River, there're amazing 4000 carp streamers swimming in the sly! This festival from 3/25 to 5/6.◎At Tsuru'uda River (in front of the city hall), the carp streamers are lit up from 18:00-22:00. Access: 20min walk from Tobu Tatebayashi Station, or take bus from Tatebayashi Station.

Maebashi Firework Festival

1 Reviews

Starmine means consecutive rapid-fired fireworks. I enjoyed 'hot summer night' for the fireworks and the excitement of the audience. I want to come again next year, too.◎Location: Tone-gawa Riverside, Owatari Bridge. Parking area: free for 6200 cars. Access: 15min by bus from JR Maebashi Station to Iwagami Elementary School, then 10min walk. By car, from Kan'etsu Speedway Maebashi IC, 15min via 17th National Road and 105 Prefectural Road.

Tamamura Firework Festival

1 Reviews

The expansive rice fields were filled up with the excitement of fireworks and audience. I want to visit again neat time.◎25min by bus from JR Shinmachi Station to Tamanura City Hall, then walk 20min. Or 35min by bus from JR Takasaki Station to Tamanura City Hall, then walk 20min. Starmine: consecutive rapid-fired fireworks Shakudama: a firework ball which is 30 centimeters in diameter

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