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Japanese Summer Events

June 11th, 2014 by Vincent Penez

Fireworks (Hanabi) In July and August, hundreds of fireworks festivals are held throughout Japan. It’s one of the few things you can enjoy for free in the country; so don’t miss it! Fireworks are a real institution. They last between 1 and 2 hours; with short breaks to introduce sponsors. On the other hand, fireworks are usually displayed on river banks, so you might have…

Sapporo Snow Festival

November 23rd, 2012 by Jeff Aasgaard

After a long and hot summer, let’s think about a nice plan for this winter. The Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri) is the most popular winter festival in Japan. Every year about 2 millions visitors join this event. Hundreds snow statues are built every year in February. In 2013, the festival will be held from February 5 through February 11. Snow Festival in Sapporo…