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Osaka Festivals & Events
Osaka Festivals: see a listing of festivals in Osaka throughout the year from January to December including the Tenjin Festival and the Danjiri Matsuri.
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Tenjin Matsuri (Tenjin Festival) Osaka
Tenjin Matsuri (天神際) is one of Osaka's largest and most colorful festivals. Tenjin Festival takes place annually on July 24 and July 25 around Tenjin Shrine.
Danjiri Festival Kishiwada Osaka
Danjiri Festival: read a guide to the history and traditions of the Danjiri Festival in Kishiwada, south of Osaka.
Kyocera Dome in Osaka
Osaka, the rebel, is an unusual city: the Kyocera Dome is one of the most flagrant example!
At sunset, one day in early August, when the the cicadas wrap the twilight in their sweet ballad, after the intense heat of the day, the sky shines brightly over the Yodogawa River.
Sakura no Toorinuke
An unusual visit, the cherry-tree-lined driveway of the banknote factory of the Japan Mint (government agency), however offers some of the finest flowers every year.
For bountiful harvests, nothing beats a dance and some songs! Discover the secrets of traditional rice planting at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine in Osaka.
Himeji Yukata Matsuri
They say it is the largest festival of its kind in Japan. Three days during which the colorful yukata replace jeans and gray suits.
Kishiwada Minato Matsuri
At the end of July, Osaka Harbor welcomes one of the largest firework displays in the city. Kishiwada Bay lights up with stardust.
Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri
A wave of screams and rainbow colors sweeps the streets of Kishiwada. Welcome to the festival of this small neighboring city of Osaka.
Osaka's Tenjin Matsuri remains one of the three biggest festivals in Japan. A celebration that lasts two days where parades, floats and other illuminations are in the spotlight.
Summer is synonymous with festivities in the country of the rising sun.
Danjiri Festival Kishiwada
Danjiri Festival Kishiwada, Osaka. Read about the September Danjiri Festival held in Kishiwada, Osaka.
Sakai Festival Osaka Prefecture
Sakai Festival: takes place on the third Saturday and Sunday of October. Look out for a bicycle parade, a flea market in Xavier Park and a tea ceremony.
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