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In a land where the old contrasts so starkly with the new,
festivals in Japan help to bridge the gap between ancient tradition
and modern culture. Below is a selection of Japanese festivals you
can experience during your trip to Japan. For more information on
additional Japan festivals, celebrations and events, please contact
your Travel Specialist.
The Gion Matsuri is celebrated in Kyoto in July. Large floats
carry musicians and revelers through the streets, and everything
looks a couple of centuries out of place.
Takayama hosts two Japanese festivals for which it is
justifiably famous. In April the Sanno Matsuri Festival marks the
planting season, and in October the Hachiman Matsuri Festival
celebrates the harvest.