Visitors can participate in the Nagasaki Kunchi festival, the swordfish festival and the Kyoto Kurama Fire Festival.
In addition to the beautiful natural scenery, Japan has many festivals that visitors should not miss.
Kunchi Nagasaki Festival
Dances are performed at the festival. Photo: Travel At Nagasaki.
The event is held from October 7 to 9 every year in Nagasaki. The most remarkable activity of the festival is the dance from the local districts. Each district only participates every 7 years, so the dances are always fresh and attract visitors.
The festival dates back to 400 years ago, originating from the dancing of two female artists to the gods at the Suwa shrine. In addition, when coming to the festival, visitors will witness the procession of the procession of the god to Otabi Sou temple, also known as Okudari (procession of god down the mountain). During the festival, visitors should not miss dances like the Tosen Matsuri, Ja Odori or the Oranda mune, which recreates the trading history of Japan and the Netherlands from the 17th century.
Japanese saury festival
Each year, the saury festival will be held in different cities. Photo: Hubber Japan.
Saber fishing activities take place around September and October every year. Therefore, the festival is held on the first Sunday of September, to introduce visitors to Japan’s specialty mackerel. Coming to the festival, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the grilled saury on the charcoal. Every year, more than 6,000-7,000 mackerel will be grilled at the festival, serving visitors.
Kyoto Kurama Fire Festival
Bright torches were brought back to Yuki Shrine during the night of the festival. Photo: Regex.
Held on the night of October 22 every year, the festival is meant to give thanks to the god Yukimyojin for protecting Kyoto from natural disasters and chaos. During the Heian period, the god was worshiped at Yuki Jinja Shrine, Heian Palace. After that, the temple was transferred to Kurama temple and the fire festival is held annually by the locals.
When dusk falls, men will perform parade and procession mishoki processions around the village before returning to Yuki Shrine. Today, women are also participating in the festival due to the shrinking population in the village.
In addition to participating in the autumn festival in Japan, visitors should not miss activities such as enjoying fruit, watching Kokia grass changing colors at Kawaguchiko Park, Yamanashi Prefecture or immersing in nature and ancient atmosphere. of the ancient capital of Kyoto.