Japan's most famous festival takes place in downtown Kyoto, lasts for a month and includes the spectacular Yama-boko Junko parade of 30 floats on...
This annual summer sumo wrestling tournament in Nagoya is very popular and attracts large crowds.
Noh theatre and bon-odori dancing are held in the castle grounds in the evening, and there are food and games stalls.
Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.
Holidays falling on Sunday are observed the following Monday. When there is a single day between two national holidays, it is also taken as a holiday.
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